New Latin American Medical School in Cuba
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- Central America
- South America
- Health and Medicine
- 06 / 15 / 2007
The students will soon begin classes for their formation as doctors, and will be a great support to their country since the department of Santa Cruz is the largest in the country.
The student body includes about a hundred indigenous youths and the school has 15 classrooms, computer laboratories, comfortable dormitories, a theater and emergency health facilities.
ELAM is named in honor of Reinaldo Naranjo Leyva, an airport worker who died trying to control, with his body, the explosion of a grenade placed by terrorists attempting to hijack a plane in flight.
This is the third school of its kind in Cuba, for a total enrollment of 364 students from seven countries that include Venezuela, Ecuador, Honduras, Saint Lucia and Bolivia.
Source: Prensa Latina