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Some Cuban Doctors Working In Brazil Sue Cuban Government To Be Released From Contracts

New York Times: Cuban Doctors Revolt: ‘You Get Tired of Being a Slave’
“In a rare act of collective defiance, scores of Cuban doctors working overseas to make money for their families and their country are suing to break ranks with the Cuban government, demanding to be released from what one judge called a ‘form of slave labor.’ … [T]he lawsuits in Brazil represent an unusual rebellion that takes aim at one of Cuba’s signature efforts. Sending doctors overseas is not only a way for Cuba to earn much-needed income, but it also helps promote the nation’s image as a medical powerhouse that routinely comes to the world’s aid…” (Londoño, 9/29).

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