Brazil’s Foreign Minister Defends Slave Trade
Ay... Totally unrepentant, totally shameless. Read on. Notice, please, that Cuban slaves are seen as "ready" to work for nothing, under deplorable conditions. Yes, as ready as all slaves ever have been to enrich their masters.
Best possible outcome here? : All 4,000 Cuban doctors defect and are granted asylum in Brazil.
Ultimate poetic justice?: Brazil will be stuck with 4,000 doctors who don't know how to deal with diabetes, hypertension, tuberculosis, or even something as routine as childbirth. And... they will have to be paid as much as Brazilian and Austrian doctors.
Brazil defends plan to import Cuban slaves
Brasilia, Aug 22 (EFE).- Brazil's foreign minister on Thursday denied that the government's plan to hire 4,000 Cuban doctors to work in isolated areas has any "ideological aspect."
The decision "was taken to improve public services and has no ideological motivation of any kind," Antonio Patriota told a congressional committee.
The aim is to offer medical services in places where Brazilian professionals do not want to go, he said.
"There are many Cuban doctors ready to do that type of work and perhaps not many Austrian doctors, for example, who want to do it," Patriota said....
..Opposition lawmakers took advantage of the public hearing to say that the hiring of the Cuban doctors was a type of payment for the Cuban government's decision to allow Brazilian companies to take part in projects like the renovation of the port of Mariel.
"No. There is no exchange of this kind and it never went through anybody's head that it was to pay for access to investments. They are initiatives that obey totally different logics," Patriota responded.
The National Federation of Physicians complained that the Cuban doctors will work in Brazil under conditions similar to slavery and that the agreement will only serve to help finance the Cuban government.
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