US denies Cuban health minister visa

(VOVWORLD) - The US Department of State has announced that the Trump administration denied the Cuban health minister a visa to attend a Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) meeting in Washington.

In recent months, the  US Government has taken repeated actions against Cuban medical services, a major source of earnings for the island nation.

As of late July, Washington imposed visa restrictions on Cuban officials associated with international medical services.

The Cuban government condemned Washington’s actions, describing them as inhuman, and said that the move aims to tarnish the Cuban health service which  has long been a model of cooperation between nations.