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Former Uruguayan President Mujica values Cuba’s vaccine for Covid-19

Montevideo, May 14 (Prensa Latina) The former Uruguayan President, Jose Mujica, valued today that the development in Cuba of vaccines against Covid-19 will allow progress with immunization in the Latin American region.

Mujica praised the production of the vaccine candidate Soberana 02 in the third phase of testing during an interview with the Argentine radio station Radio 10, was broadcasted here again.

‘Now the Cuban vaccine appears, from a country punished and surrounded by a great power and that shows that we Latin Americans can do important things’, he said.

For the veteran leader, the Cuban vaccines ‘will remember the poor people of Haiti and Central America,’ of whom he said that none of the dominant pharmaceutical companies ‘talk about them because they are not good business.’

When asked about the legal problem to release vaccine patents, he pointed out that the powerful companies are going to put all kinds of obstacles, but ‘the siege is being broken.’

Mujica stressed the importance of public health and education systems, favoring science, taking care of its people and advocated that ‘the State should multiply resources to make scientific-technical training massive, which is the substantive engine of societies.’

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