"We will establish, with the utmost urgency, a modern and efficient doping control laboratory that will cooperate with the countries of the region that require it. Likewise, as we have done in the field of medicine where we are also a major force, we will not only contribute to the development of sports through cooperation with Cuban specialists but are also seriously considering the establishment of a Latin American and Caribbean school of physical education and sports, so that these nations will have their own specialists to promote this noble and healthy activity in their own countries".

References to the original: Conclusive on the second TV Special Program on the National and International Sports Movement, September 3, 1999

"There can be no highly developed education or medicine, or even well developed sports, without the support of science".

References to the original: Speech givenat the celebration of the 40th anniversary of INDER and the dedication of the International School of Physical Education and Sports, February 23, 2001

"Never have we stolen the intelligences of other peoples. On the contrary; in Cuba we have trained tens of thousands of doctors and other top-level professionals, for free, in order to send them back to their own countries".

References to the original: A brilliant and courageous statement, July 3, 2011

"The medical staff that is ready to go to any region to save lives, even at the risk of losing their own, is the best example of solidarity that human beings can offer, particularly if they are not moved by any material interest".

References to the original: The time of duty, October 17, 2014

"Nowadays men of science occupy a place of honor at research centers, laboratories and in factories producing medicines destined for human health, to overcome distances, concentrate energies, perfect investigation equipment so that it can function on earth and in space".

References to the original: The Human Species’ Uncertain Fate, 8 October 2016