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By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman

  VARADERO, Cuba, June 3, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The communist government of Cuba has reaffirmed its opposition to euthanasia, according to media reports.

  The statement, made at the Fifth International Symposium of the Network for the Definition of Death last month in the resort city of Varadero, ratified the government’s “position against euthanasia and defends the medical principles of curing, alleviating, or accompanying the patient,” according to the government’s National Information Agency.

  The purpose of the symposium was to discuss brain death, organ donation, and end of life issues.

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