PBS News Hour Story featuring US Medical Students in Cuba
Dear friends and supporters
Yesterday we received a special unanticipated holiday gift: the Latin American School of Medicine was featured last night on the PBS News Hour! Ray Suarez did a piece about the international focus of Cuba's health care system; he interviewed 2nd-year US student Pasha Jackson and Academic Vice-Rector Dra. Maritza Gonzalez. You can see the video for yourself at this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptFqmKlSHPQ
As 2010 draws to a close, we want you all to know that we at IFCO/Pastors for Peace are SO VERY PROUD of the extraordinary young people who have chosen (and been chosen) to study at the Latin American School of Medicine! We are SO honored to have the responsibility for administering this groundbreaking program in the US! We are SO excited about our next Friendshipment caravan to Cuba! We are SO impressed by the excellent work being done by dozens of community-based projects under IFCO's sponsorship -- and we are so full of gratitude for all the extraordinary support we have received in this challenging year, especially since the passing of our beloved founding director Rev. Lucius Walker, Jr.
Our year-end newsletter will be arriving in your mailbox very soon -- and we hope you will remember us as you plan your year-end tax-deductible donations. (If you don't receive our mailings, you may not be on our snail-mail list -- in which case, please do send us your address!)
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We wish you many blessings at the holidays and in the new year.
In gratitude and solidarity,
Ellen Bernstein and Rev. Tom Smith,
Acting Co-directors --
and all of us at IFCO/Pastors for Peace:
Manolo de los Santos