Why Cuba has decided to pull 8,000 doctors out of Brazil

According to the Cuban government, 20,000 doctors attended 113 million Brazilians in the last five years.

Why Cuba has decided to pull 8,000 doctors out of Brazil

Posted: 29 Nov 2018 – Caribbean News Now.

SAO PAOLO, Brazil — Thousands of Brazilians could be left without healthcare as Cuba begins pulling out 8,400 doctors who have been stationed in the country’s smallest and remotest towns for the past five years. In an official statement dated November 14, Havana announced it will end its agreement with Brazil as a response to […]

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  • guyaneseonline  On December 5, 2018 at 1:40 am

    Brazil’s Bolsonaro is no hero, but he’s right to end Cuban doctors’ slave-labour programme

    I’m not a fan of Brazil’s ultra-right wing president-elect Jair Bolsonaro, but his decision to nix the programme whereby more than 8,000 Cuban doctors have been working in Brazil as virtual slaves deserves unqualified international support.

    What’s more, the international community should use the occasion and condemn the Washington-based Pan American Health Organization, a branch of the U.N.’s World Health Organization. PAHO has supervised the Cuban doctors’ programme in Brazil since its inception in 2013.

  • guyaneseonline  On December 5, 2018 at 1:48 am

    Cuban Doctors Who Bolted Brazil Sue Pan-American Health Organization

    Brazil’s president-elect is accusing the Cuban government of treating Cuban doctors who work in Brazil as “slave labor.” Cuban doctors who’ve fled Brazil said Friday they’re suing the hemispheric organization that brokered their contracts to work there.

    More than 8,000 Cuban doctors work in Brazil to help fill a severe doctor shortage there. But Brazilian President-elect Jair Bolsonaro insists the Cuban government should not be allowed to take some 80 percent of what Brazil pays those doctors.

    Bolsonaro says Cuba is essentially trafficking those doctors for profit. In Doral, a group called Cuban Doctors Human Rights Litigation said it’s suing on behalf of the Cuban doctors who have managed to escape the Brazilian program.

    The target of the suit is the Pan-American Health Organization, or PAHO, based in Washington D.C. That’s because it was the PAHO that brokered the deal between Cuba and Brazil. And because, according to the suit, the PAHO itself takes a cut of the Cuban doctors’ pay.

    The suit was filed in federal court in Miami. The PAHO denies the accusation. Cuba, meanwhile, says it intends to pull the Cuban doctors out of Brazil in retaliation against Bolsonaro’s comments.

    • Emanuel  On December 5, 2018 at 3:41 am

      It is time to end communism in the region and advance Cuba 🇨🇺 to the 21st century. Free the people of Cuba at long last. Communism is a dead concept.

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