J. Romero-Teruel, M.D.,
September 13, 2002

Dear Editor

The straw poll was an interesting idea and an excellent and precise result.

Now, we expect that the Ministers of Health, who actually are voting, consider the capacity and experience of Dr Mirta Roses as the voters in your poll did. Besides, this is an excellent opportunity to have a woman in this position at PAHO, for the first time.

The great majority of South America and the Caribbean are suporting this. Isn't it amazing that the North American countries and European countries (except UK) are going in a separate way, using a more "political" criteria rather than a technical one, different from the Latina American countries?

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