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US medical students in Cuba may be forced to leave

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 01 July 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:14
  1. Jeanne Lenzer
  1. New York

    Eighty underprivileged US medical students studying at Cuba's Latin American School of Medical Sciences may not be able to finish their courses because of a new ruling by President Bush.

    As part of Bush's plan to “hasten Cuba's transition” to a “post-Castro, democratic existence” US citizens will no longer be allowed to enjoy “fully hosted” stays in Cuba—in other words, where the Cuban government funds their living and tuition costs.

    Molly Millerwise, spokeswoman for the US Treasury Department, said that the ruling is part of “another round of crackdowns of Cuba related sanctions.”

    The students, recruited from …

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