In Cuba, eight Americans have become the first class of US graduates from Havana's Latin American School of Medicine.

The students are among twenty-one hundred people from twenty-five countries in the tuition-free, six-year program. All eight say they plan to practice medicine with underprivileged communities in the United States.

Graduating student Carmen Landau:

We should take advantage of our position coming from this medical background to try to promote more the possibility of creating a universal health-care system, a single care system in the U.S. I know that California is potentially looking towards that. It's a wonderful idea.

More than one hundred Americans will be enrolled in Cuba's medical school this fall. The students are allowed to study there under an exception to the US embargo.

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