Naw, not at all. In relief situations, qualified and licenced medical doctors are welcome. Here's how I think it went :Good Morning Jacques-Hammer,
I never heard about the rejection Cuba's offer of sending 100 doctors to assist in relief efforts after Hurricane Katrina, but my hunch is that it involved beaurocratic red-tape. Primarily that the foreign MD's were not licensed to practice medicine stateside, therfore they were unqualified to asssist in such a delicate capacity.
Cuba made the offer as a great publicity coup. Cuba knew the U.S. would refuse, just as the U.S. would send those Illushyins packing with their blankets. However, had the U.S. taken up Cuba on the offer, Castro had the doctors on hand and could've come through, no problem. But it was a a publicity thing, of course, designed to embarrass the U.S. govt. As far as I know, it didn't work.