During a visit to the Comprehensive Diagnosis Center (CDI) of Gato Negro, in the parish of Sucre, Machado said that Cuba will help Venezuela in whatever way is possible, Prensa Latina news agency reports.

He noted that all Cuban cooperation brigades in Venezuela were ordered to remain at the service of the local authorities to assist them in this emergency.

“That was the decision and that’s what has been done,” he said after meeting with the Cuban health professionals working at the CDI, one of the more than 500 of this kind that exist in the South American nation.

The Cuban high-ranking official pointed out that the heavy rains of last November and December destroyed thousands of houses in nearly a dozen Venezuelan states, which led the government to open some 950 shelters to receive 133,000 people.

Machado Ventura arrived in Venezuela last Sunday from Brazil, where he participated in the swearing-in ceremony of the new Brazilian president, Dilma Rousseff.

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