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Both Cuba, Venezuela reap benefits from medical program

by Pat Coate | January 13, 2007
"It's not the Peace Corps, but it's the same idea. In fact, it is exactly the same: sending people abroad to sow goodwill."
- William LeoGrande, American University professor

Havana, Cuba - Roberto Andrade sat in a hospital waiting room beside rows of patients, each with a bandage on one eye, and explained why he considers himself a diplomat of sorts.

The Salvadoran bus driver had cataract surgery on both eyes, courtesy of the Cuban and Venezuelan governments.

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