The medical spy brigades of the Castro dictatorship began in May 1963 when the island was already exporting ideologues, military trainers, intelligence agents and “solidarity guerrillas” to countries in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. According to data from the Cuban Ministry of Health, the medical brigades have served in 165 countries with more than 605,698 “collaborators.”
Although for decades the Cuban brigades were seen as a “humanitarian” model, in recent years that mask has come crashing down. The Vice President of the European Parliament, Dita Charanzová, stated that the transfer of Cuban doctors represents a kind of modern slavery that violates human rights. She “Violates international labor legislation and perpetuates a system of exploitation and separation of families.” The parliamentarian indicated that more than 80% of the “solidarity” money ends up in the hands of the island’s regime, which has been in power for 63 years and not a single free election.
On the other hand, in 2020, the United Nations also ruled on the forced labor of the “voluntary brigades”. It should be noted that the 1926 Slavery Convention, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (art. 4), the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (art. 8), and ILO Convention 105 extensively address the prohibition of slavery, the slave trade and forced labor in all its manifestations.
It takes two to tango. White coat diplomacy has grown thanks to a regime that exploits the labor rights of its citizens and another that is willing to finance the strategies of the oldest dictatorship in the Americas.
The Cuban people also pay the price. Finding a medical specialist in Cuba is like finding a needle in a haystack. There are none, all or almost all are gone. The Castro-Canel dictatorship sends all its best doctors and specialists around the world and leaves its people to slowly die and languish. An unforgivable scoundrel.
A stab at our doctors. By importing doctors from the island, we not only financially oxygenate a criminal and anti-democratic regime, but we close the doors to our own doctors who need jobs, decent wages and training in new areas of health specialization.
Upside down priorities. In supposedly “socialist” countries like Nicaragua and now Honduras, Cuban doctors continue to be prioritized over the poorly paid national doctors. During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, dictator Daniel Ortega bought Cuban and Russian vaccines not approved by the WHO to prioritize his militant ideological agenda, putting the health and well-being of the second-poorest country in the world at risk. Americas.
Each shipment of Cuban doctors is part of Castro’s diplomacy that for more than 60 years has served to perpetuate the myth or urban legend that the best doctors on the planet are on the island. Fake. Some of these amazing stories from the Communist Manual include the cure against cancer, the first vaccine against COVID and of course the first vaccine against HIV-AIDS, because Cuba is a paradise and the model of the perfect society… for the revolutionaries who they don’t live there.