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Posted: Tuesday, August 29, 2017. 9:32 a.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: The Embassy of Cuba led by Ambassador H.E. Lissette B. Pérez Pérez opened its door on Friday, August 25 to students and representatives of the various ministries for a farewell ceremony for 13 young Belizeans who will be traveling to Cuba.

The students on this trip are venturing out to pursue studies in Medicine, Dentistry and Health Technologies as part of the CUBA – CARICOM program through which Cuba provides scholarships to citizens of its sister nations in CARICOM.

In a press release sent out earlier this week it was noted that: “More than sixty Belizeans are currently studying in Cuba at the Latin American School of Medicine through a project created by the late Cuban leader Fidel Castro almost twenty years ago. Students from Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean have benefited from the program which serves as an example of what can be achieved by cooperation among third world countries.”

The Ministry of Education thanked Perez and the country of Cuba for all the support and opportunities given to Belize.

The ministry also extended gratitude to the parents and students taking on the challenge.

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