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Fidel Castro Praises Doctors Fighting Ebola; Laments Assassination of YoungVenezuelan Lawmaker

 The leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro praised the Cuban doctors and nurses who traveled to Sierra Leone to combat the epidemic of Ebola and invited doctors from countries with more resources to join this effort.

A group of 165 Cuban doctors and nurses traveled to Sierra Leone on Wednesday, part of a total of 461 health workers from Cuba, who volunteered several weeks ago to go to Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea.

“The delivery of the first medical brigade to Sierra Leone … is an example of which a country can be proud of” said an article authored by the Cuban leader and published Saturday in the official Communist Party newspaper Granma.

“May the example of Cuban’s march to Africa also be in the hearts and minds of other physicians in the world, especially those with more resources,” added…

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