Cubas Science Institutes: a bastion of humanity and peace
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- Science and Technology
- 09 / 30 / 2006
Cuba is the only country in the underdeveloped world that carries out technology transfers to highly industrialized nations, made possible thanks to the concepts applied by Fidel Castro in the science related institutions.
Because this truth is painful to the US, the Bush administration has done everything possible to discredit Cuba by saying that research centers in Havana are producing biological weapons. This ridiculous accusation was rebuked by the delegates at the 19th Congress of the Cuban Workers Federation (CTC) as they cited many examples of how science in Cuba is committed to humanist and pacifist ideals.
Dr. Luis Herrera, general director of the Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Center, pointed out the success of new measures designed to increase productivity and worker discipline and reduce costs.
Marta Cabrisas, general secretary of the Science Workers Trade Union, spoke about the cohesive role of the union in the countrys research centers.
Dr. Jose Miyar Barruecos, secretary of the Council of State, pointed out how Fidel Castros vision of the central role of human capital in the economic and social development of the nation has proven to be very fruitful. He noted that Cuban research centers have developed biotechnology to its highest level and market several products including vaccines.
PUT LOVE FIRST
The example demonstrated by the more than 30,000 Cuban healthcare workers cooperating in more than 70 nations, is one of the strengths of the humanist spirit of the Cuban Revolution, said Dr. Juan Carlos Dupuy, head of the Henry Reeve International Medical Brigade that assisted earthquake victims in Pakistan.
Dupuy told the workers congress that this army of white robes that cure the sick and save lives in the most diverse latitudes of the world was sent a very special salute by the delegates to the CTC congress.
"Only a people, a government and a commander in chief like ours are capable of generating men and women that put love before money and unselfishness before greed," said Dr. Juan Carlos Dupuy, head of the Henry Reeve International Medical Brigade that assisted earthquake victims in Pakistan.