Chief of medical mission in Bolivia released by police

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The Chief of the Cuban Medical Brigade in Bolivia, Dr. Yoandra Muro Valle, and the other Cuban aid workers detained by the Bolivian police have been released and have returned to the mission headquarters, the Minister of Public Health of Cuba, Dr. José Ángel Portal Miranda reported Friday evening.

Cuba denounced Friday to the international community her arrest.

Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez condemned the unjustified detention on Twitter, and he said that a vehicle outside her house had a license plate 28-CD-17 belonging to the US Embassy, and accused that diplomatic mission of participating in the police operation to arrest Doctor Yoandra Muro.

In a tweet, Cuban president Miguel Diaz-Canel demanded an end to the worsening of irresponsible anti-Cuban and hateful expressions, lies, defamations, and incitements to violence against Cuban aid workers, who have made their solidarity contribution to the health of this brotherly Bolivian people.

“Cuba denounces the harassment and mistreatment of our doctors in Bolivia.  In the name of no political ideology, hatred can harm those who have devoted themselves to giving life and health to the humble,” Diaz-Canel wrote.

Earlier on Friday, Cuba announced it would be withdrawing all of its aid personnel from Bolivia.

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