‘Doctor diplomacy’: Cuba seeks to make the mark in Europe amid Covid-19 crisis

Italy’ s worst-hit areas encouraged medical brigades, but critics state they are being exploited by Cuba’ s authoritarian regime

They have jetted in to some of the most horrifying calamities in current history, clutching the red, whitened and blue flag of their little island home.

Earthquakes in Philippines and Pakistan; a cholera break out in Haiti; plus the Ebola epidemic in west Africa , where they won international plaudits for their hazardous, frontline work.

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