Managua, Dec. 10. -A group of 33 Nicaraguans who completed medical school in Cuba arrived in Managua on Thursday, and were welcomed and congratulated by Health Minister Sonia Castro.
The health minister thanked Cuba for providing medical training for Nicaraguan young people, who then return home as doctors ready to assist their fellow citizens.
Cuban Ambassador Eduardo Martinez Borbonet, along with the Cuban medical team coordinator in Nicaragua, Alfredo Rodríguez, and other officials, also took part in the welcoming ceremony.
A total of 35 Nicaraguans have graduated as doctors this year in Cuba, and more students from this Central American nation are studying at the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM).
ELAM, opened by Fidel Castro in November 1999, has graduated in the past ten years 8,585 doctors from nations. Currently, there are students from 55 countries studying medical sciences in the Havana-based school.