Medical Brigade among Candidates to 2012 Prince of Asturias
HAVANA, Cuba, March 13 (acn)
The Cuban Medical Brigade working in Haiti was nominated to
the 2012 Prince of Asturias Prize on International
Cooperation for its intense and selfless humanitarian work
in that country.
says the nomination was announced Monday by the Cuban
Academy of Language, which is among special guests by the
sponsoring the annual award offered by Spain.
The Cuban Academy based its proposal, unanimously approved
by the members
of the institution and its president Roberto Fernandez
Retamar, on the
fact that the brigade has been leading an intense work in
1998, following heavy hurricanes, a devastating earthquake
and a cholera
epidemic that hitted the neighbouring country.
The Prince of Asturias Prize was established on 24
September, 1980 by the
Prince of Asturias, heir to the throne of Spain, to
encouraging and promoting scientific, cultural and
humanistic values that
form part of mankind's universal heritage.
The awards are presented in Oviedo, the capital of the
Asturias, at a ceremony presided by Felipe, Prince of
sculpture, expressly created for the prize by Spanish
sculptor Joan Miró,
is presented yearly to the recipients of the prize.