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Cuba: Brazilian City Offers Health Secretariat to Cuban MD

A small city in southern Brazil has offered a Cuban doctor to fill the position of local health secretary to avoid leaving the country, after the Cuban government announced the end of its participation in the cooperation program “Mas Medicos” in the South American giant, reported dpa.

According to the newspaper “Folha de Sao Paulo”, the mayor of the southern city of Chapada, Carlos Alzenir Catto, offered the position to Richel Colazo Cruz, 36, the only Cuban doctor who practiced in the municipality of 9,597 inhabitants.

“We would like him to continue here, he was very accepted by the community. He is a great doctor and very committed, “said Catto, who has not yet received Cruz’s response to his proposal.

The mayor also presented a project at the City Council to change the law of the municipality, which allows only Brazilians to lead institutions in the city.

Colazo Cruz arrived in Chapada in 2014, he was very well received by the local community and two years later he married a resident of the city, noted “Folha”.

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