Allegations about political activities of Cuban Doctors are
totally false, 22 January 2006
The Government of Timor Leste categorically denies the allegations
published on the 20th January 2007 in the newspaper Timor Post
about alleged political activities of Cuban doctors in the country.
The story in the front page of the Timor Post is totally false.
No person named Rodrigues Peralta exists in the country, working
in a Cuban Medical team or in any other activity. In fact, the
official records of the Ministry of Health show that there is
no Cuban citizen in Timor-Leste with that name.
A statement from the Embassy of the Republic of Cuba confirms
that much. In a press conference in Dili, the Cuban Embassy informed
that no such person exists working in Timor-Leste and considered
the allegation of political activities by Cuban Doctors a "dirty
calumny and stupid lies".
The Government of Timor-Leste strongly protests against such
irresponsible attitudes that spreads lies for political purposes.
The Government appeals to the public to be aware of all political
maneuvering that are based in lies.
Cuban doctors and other foreign nationals living in Timor Leste
make an important contribution to the devellopment of our country
and the Government stresses that all irresponsible actions that
hinders the progress and the confidence of the Timorese society
and economy should be avoided.
The Government of Timor-Leste reaffirms its firm commitment to
contribute to the stability of the country and to strengthen the
confidence of the public in the efforts being made to overcome