Monday, March 06, 2006

Cuban Doctors

There is an interesting article in the Miami Herald about the thousands of Cuban doctors that are working in a number of Latin American countries, like Venezuela and Guatemala. It appears that while these doctors are bringing much-needed medical attention to rural areas in very poor countries, they are also engendering controversy in those countries and resentment from neglected Cuban patients. Lots of interesting dynamics going on here.


Blogger Thomas said...

NYTimes had an article a few months ago how Cuban doctors are sent to Africa to bolster regimes like Mugabe's of Zimbabwe - but the Cuban doctors complained they were paid very poorly and were separated from their families.

It's all part of Castro's pathetic PR campaign.

3/06/2006 1:37 PM  

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