Agence France-PresseOctober 30, 2013 00:17
On a beach outside Havana stands the crown jewel of Cuba's renowned international program of medical education, training 13,000 students from around the world free of charge.
"Studying medicine was my life's dream. But for a poor family like mine, that was impossible," 18-year-old Merady Gomez of Honduras told AFP at the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM).
"Here, I am making my dream come true, and I have high hopes of being able to help my country. This school is a blessing."