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Cuba’s military dictatorship sent Ramona Matos Rodriguez to Brazil in September 2013 as part of its foreign “medical missions.” Posted to the Amazonian state of Pará, Dr. Matos Rodriguez was to be paid by Brazil for her services. But she says she received only about 10% of the salary Brazil allocated.

Cuba’s government accused the Trump administration on Wednesday of orchestrating the end of the island’s medical missions to several Latin American countries in order to cut one of the country’s main revenue sources.

Ramona Matos viveu sem documentos e vigiada o tempo todo por seus superiores, e foi forçada a falsificar estatísticas e jogar fora medicamentos na privada.

Até que, decepcionada com as mentiras do governo cubano, resolveu cruzar a Amazônia e desertar do “negócio que são as missões médicas de seu país”.

Médicos cubanos admitieron este viernes haber recibido presión de las autoridades venezolanas para que chantajearan a sus pacientes e influyeran en ellos a fin de que votaran por el fallecido presidente Hugo Chávez.

U.S. says Cuban medical missions are trafficking doctors

ELLEN WULFHORST, Trust

September 26, 2019

NEW YORK, Sept 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – United States officials on Thursday called on all nations to stop using Cuba’s medical missions, which send doctors around the world, saying that Cuba refused to pay the medical staff and held them against their will.Cuba’s international medical missions are a form of human trafficking and modern slavery, U.S. State Department officials told a news conference in New York.

Doctors who defected from the Cuban regime’s medical slave labor program told journalists Thursday the regime forced them to falsify the number of patients they treated and “prescribe” medicine to those non-existent patients to make the program appear more productive than it was.

The United States sanctioned Raúl Castro and his close family members on Thursday for their involvement in “gross violations of human rights,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Twitter. “The Cuban regime’s disregard for human rights and use of violence to prop up the former Maduro regime are responsible for the ongoing crises in Cuba and Venezuela,” he added.

 

Médicos cubanos que formaron parte de misiones en Venezuela, Brasil y Bolivia denunciaron este jueves en Nueva York las prácticas laborales abusivas a que fueron sometidos, en algunos casos por los gobiernos de esos países con la anuencia de La Habana, y en otros casos directamente por el gobierno cubano.

En una conferencia de prensa organizada por el Departamento de Estado norteamericano, los médicos ofrecieron testimonios que evidencian acoso, intimidación y violación de sus derechos.

Médico cubana desertora, asegura que fue enviada a Venezuela sin información de la misión que iba a cumplir y precisó que la mandaron a “lugares recónditos con una presión terrible, donde no se podía tener relaciones con los nacionales”.

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Aseguró que fue enviada a lugares recónditos con una gran presión por parte de los coordinadores, que eran agentes también de nacionalidad cubana.

Médico cubano: ”En Venezuela nos obligaban los representantes del gobierno a hablarle a los pacientes de las cosas buenas que tenía el gobierno de Maduro e influir en la mentalidad del pueblo para que votaran a favor de Maduro o Chávez”.

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En los mares de Cuba, Santidad, además de plástico, yacen los restos de los muchos cubanos que han muerto ahogados tratando de escapar de la gran cárcel en la que los Castro convirtieron mi país.

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The Global Freedom Alliance (GLA) filed a complaint this Monday with the Attorney General of Uruguay in which it denounces the continuous exploitation and forced labor to which the Cuban medical brigades are subjected in that country

Cuban activists and supporters rally outside the US Capitol in Washington, DC on July 27, 2021. - Human rights groups accuse Cuba's rulers of using censorship and fear tactics to repress historic anti-government demonstrations -- the biggest protests since the revolution that brought Fidel Castro to power in 1959. (Photo by Olivier DOULIERY / AFP) (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images)

On July 11, demonstrators launched an anti-government protest in San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba, a small town 22 miles from Havana, that quickly spread to almost every city in Cuba.

Emigres in Little Havana wave American and Cuban flags as they react to reports of protests in Cuba against the deteriorating economy, in Miami, Florida, U.S., July 11, 2021.   REUTERS/Maria Alejandra Cardona

En los mares de Cuba, Santidad, además de plástico, yacen los restos de los muchos cubanos que han muerto ahogados tratando de escapar de la gran cárcel en la que los Castro convirtieron mi país.

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The South Africa’s unemployed education graduates should not fret about the importation of Cuban teachers for the Department of Basic Education.
This as they are not hired for day-to-day classroom teaching but for boosting the Maths and Science division.

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Los senadores cubanoamericanos Bob Menéndez (Demócrata) y Marco Rubio (Republicano) presentaron nuevamente este jueves un proyecto de ley que busca combatir la trata de médicos cubanos, la principal fuente de financiamiento del régimen de la isla, de acuerdo con cifras oficiales.

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El Parlamento Europeo aprobó una resolución en la que condena las condiciones de explotación que padecen los médicos cubanos enviados al extranjero a través de las misiones.

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Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis (NY-11) led her colleagues House Committee on Foreign Affairs Ranking Member Michael McCaul (TX-10), Congressman Carlos Gimenez (FL-26), and Congresswoman Maria Elvira Salazar (FL-27) in introducing H.Res.440, commending Lithuania for refusing to ratify the European Union’s (EU) Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement (PDCA) with Cuba.

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Cuban doctor Elisandra del Prado Torres, a specialist in Comprehensive General Medicine, studied for a Diploma in Physical and Occupational Therapy to join the medical mission in Venezuela and also took the Communist Party’s political course.