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    Four Cuban Medics Defect in Chile

    Four Cuban Medics Defect in Chile
    Latin American Herald Tribune - Four Cuban Medics Defect in Chile

    EFE, November 19, 2010

    SANTIAGO – Four members of a Cuban medical delegation that went to Chile on an aid mission after the Feb. 27 earthquake left the group to remain in the Andean nation, Chilean Foreign Minister Alfredo Moreno said Friday.

    The defectors belonged to the Henry Reeve Medical Brigade, made up of 72 volunteers who worked in field hospitals in Rancagua and Chillan, and who this Friday returned to the island.

    The four Cubans “have not sought asylum or protection, they have simply chosen to stay here to try and work in Chile,” Moreno said.
    Four Cuban "commodity" doctors managed to escape their trader master when he sent them to work for peanuts in Chile.

    The Chilean government and the Cuban doctors that defected are being extremely careful not to label this a defection, but when somebody escapes from a dictatorial regime nevertheless it is defection.

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    Re: Four Cuban Medics Defect in Chile

    Quote Originally Posted by Sandokan View Post
    Four Cuban "commodity" doctors managed to escape their trader master when he sent them to work for peanuts in Chile.

    The Chilean government and the Cuban doctors that defected are being extremely careful not to label this a defection, but when somebody escapes from a dictatorial regime nevertheless it is defection.
    Many believe that the United States is the only goal for those people trapped in Cuba but in fact fact they will attempt escape to anywhere. There are many of them here in Central America also.

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    Re: Four Cuban Medics Defect in Chile

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Many believe that the United States is the only goal for those people trapped in Cuba but in fact fact they will attempt escape to anywhere. There are many of them here in Central America also.
    Many of the Cuban doctors that accept to work overseas do so as a way to escape from the miserable life in the island. But in many of those countries the doctors find out they are imprisoned in their new assignments. They are send to work in remote communities and restricted means of transportation, and under surveillance all the time. If there are changes in their plans not consistent with the regime guidelines would normally lead to involvement of the police. Because they live their lives in servitude to work in those countries, many doctors in such medical missions defect to freedom. About 8,000 health workers, many of them physicians, have left Cuba in the last ten years.

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    Re: Four Cuban Medics Defect in Chile

    Supposedly the Cuban health workers volunteer for those assignments. The term volunteer has different meanings in different countries. In a free society it means to give of oneself without expecting much in material returns. In the Castro brothers’ regime, a police stated, the meaning is do what is expected of you or else. I remember when Fidel Castro would line people who disagreed with him up against the wall. The left should keep that in mind, do not ignore history.

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    Re: Four Cuban Medics Defect in Chile

    Quote Originally Posted by Sandokan View Post
    Supposedly the Cuban health workers volunteer for those assignments. The term volunteer has different meanings in different countries. In a free society it means to give of oneself without expecting much in material returns. In the Castro brothers’ regime, a police stated, the meaning is do what is expected of you or else. I remember when Fidel Castro would line people who disagreed with him up against the wall. The left should keep that in mind, do not ignore history.
    How about when the U.S. endorsed regime immediately preceding castro shoved hot irons into woman's vaginas? Come on. "The left should keep that in mind". Like we are all conformists and approve of the same regimes or something? lol?!
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    Re: Four Cuban Medics Defect in Chile

    Quote Originally Posted by Z3n View Post
    How about when the U.S. endorsed regime immediately preceding castro shoved hot irons into woman's vaginas? Come on. "The left should keep that in mind". Like we are all conformists and approve of the same regimes or something? lol?!
    Have you ever seen a herd of leftists stampeding across the land? A cloud of dust behind them, and a cliff before them.

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    Re: Four Cuban Medics Defect in Chile

    Wait just a damn minute, this must be a mistake. I wold have sworn that Michael (who won't fit in a normal sized car) Moore said the Cuba has a great universal health system that is the best ever. Why would anyone ever want to leave such a lovely place with such a medical establishment?

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    Re: Four Cuban Medics Defect in Chile

    Quote Originally Posted by Z3n View Post
    How about when the U.S. endorsed regime immediately preceding castro shoved hot irons into woman's vaginas? Come on. "The left should keep that in mind". Like we are all conformists and approve of the same regimes or something? lol?!
    This is a very serious accusation. Can you prove it?

    The Cuban regime can do the job for ways less than Doctors Without Borders. Without over head to pay for doctors, and keeping 90% of their earnings, how can it lose? When you want to buy something you have to work to pay for it. Anyone that takes that money away from you without fair compensation means you've been working against your will, that you’re enslaved. I wonder if Michael Moore, self appointed champion of the little man, would do something about this.

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    Re: Four Cuban Medics Defect in Chile

    the US shouldn't sanction Cuba so much, these doctors wouldn't lead such miserable lives.
    There's plenty for all.

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    Re: Four Cuban Medics Defect in Chile

    Quote Originally Posted by commy View Post
    the US shouldn't sanction Cuba so much, these doctors wouldn't lead such miserable lives.
    The Castro brothers shouldn't sanction Cuba's doctors so much, these doctors wouldn't lead such miserable live. Cuban doctors are paid $25 per month, which don’t cover their basic needs. Because of the low salaries they seek jobs in those places that offer the opportunity to earn dollars, like the tourism industry. Since a great number of doctors are working oversees and others have quit their profession for more lucrative jobs, there is an actual shortage in the island.

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