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Cuban doctors in Nicaragua are assisting population hard hit by Hurricane Felix
Cuban doctors offering their medical services in Nicaragua's Caribbean coast are ready to aid in any emergency situation that Hurricane Felix can provoke, according to the head of the brigade, Dr. Luis Carlos Avila.

In statements to Prensa Latina News Agency in Puerto Cabezas some 536 kilometers northeast of Managua, Avila said that the 8 Cuban health professionals located in this city were evacuated with their patients.

He added that in Waspam to the north and also a target for Hurricane Felix there is another 40 Cuban doctors. The arrival of Hurricane Felix forced the evacuation of some 10 000 people.

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega who cancelled his official visit to Panama, urged the population to remain calm and guaranteed government support for the people affected by the hurricane.

Source: Radio Habana Cuba

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