The Center for the Opening and Development of Latin America (CADAL) offered a welcoming tribute to Dra. Hilda Molina, Cuban neuro surgeon who since June 14 is staying in Buenos Aires visiting her family. A reduced group took part of the gathering including CADAL's board members, collaborators, sponsors and friends.
During the meeting, Hilda Molina referred to the situation in her country and then answered to the questions of those present.
Writer Marcos Aguinis, Hilda Molina and National Representative Fernando Iglesias.
Hilda Molina and Czech Ambassador in Argentina, Stepan Zajac.
Hilda Molina with Verónica Repond, editor of her blog http://www.hildamolina.blogspot.com/
Fernando Ruiz, author of the book "Otra grieta en la pared: Informe y testimonios de la nueva prensa cubana", Hilda Molina and Susana Mansilla.
Emilce Grimi, Treasurer of CADAL, Hilda Molina and Hernán Alberro, Programs Director of CADAL.
Virginia Arhex, Executive Coordinator of CADAL; Adrián Lucardi, Associated Researcher of CADAL; Hilda Molina; Catalina Bontempo, voluntary of the Group ProCubaLibre; and Analía Pastrán, in charge of Cuba in the Observatory of dictatorships, part of the Project Puente Democratico of CADAL.
Historian Ricardo López Göttig, member of the Academic Council of CADAL, and Dra. Hilda Molina.
Journalists Gonzalo Peltzer and Tristán Rodríguez Loredo with Hilda Molina.
Hilda Molina was born in Camagüey, on May 2nd, 1943. She holds a Doctorate in Medicine, with the first expedient in her Course at Universidad de La Habana. She is specialized in Neurosurgery, with Excellent expedient at Instituto Nacional de Neurología y Neurocirugía. More over she specializes in neurological recovery. Researcher at Academia de Ciencias de Cuba. She accomplished a Medical Mission as neurosurgeon in Algeria (1980-83). At Instituto Nacional de Neurología y Neurocirugía se was Chief of the Service of Vascular Neurosurgery and Under Director Profesor. She introduced into Cuba, with the advances achieved by international scientific community and her links with it, the new field of neurological recovery. She was founder of Escuela Cubana y Latinoamericana de Restauración Neurológica. By her initiative, the Centro Internacional de Restauración Neurológica (CIREN) is created, being designed, established, founded and manager by her, achieving great national and international prestige. She is author of several scientific works, published by national and international specialized publications. She participated as speaker in scientific events, work visits and academic exchange as a professor for conferences and seminars in universities and institutions in United States, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Sweden, England, among other European and Latin American countries. She was named Honored Citizen of Kansas City, United States. She received the most significant decorations given to scientists and women in Cuba. Because of her scientific merits she was elected member of the Cuban Parliament in 1993. In 1994, after a long process of discussion with the ruling authorities, she resigned by her own decision to everything that linked her to the Cuban regime, including to her condition of representative. She resigned because the government wanted to turn the Medical Center she created into an institution only for foreigners who paid in dollars, with the subsequent discrimination towards Cuban patients. Also, in protest, she returned all the decorations she had received.