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Join our Friendshipment Caravan this July - See Cuba for Yourself and Challenge the US Blockade!
This year, through an exciting educational and cultural program, we will celebrate the 24th Friendshipment Caravan to Cuba and 25th anniversary of Pastors for Peace. Read more >
Here are excerpts from a recently published article by Glenn Ellis, a Philadelphia-based health writer. He outlines the tremendous accomplishments Cuba has achieved in the medical field,. He spoke with IFCO and Dr. Melissa Barber, a US graduate of Cuba's Latin America School of Medicine and effectively points to many of the historical benefits of Cuba's health care system and the ways it far exceeds US-based health care. Read more >
Havana, Cuba -- A group of 20 U.S. students from across the country began their studies at the Latin American School of Medicine in Havana, Cuba this week. The group joins 104 students from the U.S. already enrolled in the school and thousands of students from around the world. The students will take preliminary Spanish and pre-med courses before beginning an intensive six-year program in medicine. Read more >
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Chiapas and Central America
The Medical School Program
Latest news from the program at the Latin American School of Medicine, in Havana, Cuba. IFCO coordinates the participation of students from the US.