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About that defecting Cuban doctor in Brazil….

... ABC Spain has a few more details:  (whole story HERE, in Spanish)


Dr. Ramona Matos Rodrigues

Cuban slave doctor asks for asylum at Brazilian parliament

Ramona Matos Rodrigues, one of the 4,000 Cuban slave doctors sent to remote corners of Brazil, broke free from her servitude with the help of a Brazilian congressman and is asking for asylum.

Matos, 51, has done more than simply ask for her freedom. Thanks to the help she is receiving from congressman Ronaldo Caiado – whose Democratic party opposes the socialist policies of Dilma Rouseff’s government – Matos is publicizing the sheer injustice of the slave doctor deal Castrogonia has made with Brazil.

Among the many revelations being made by Matos, these stand out:

Cuban slave doctors are not allowed to bring their families to Brazil, even though they were promised they could. Matos had to leave her daughter behind in Castrogonia.

Cuban slave doctors are paid only 300 Euros a month ($ US 450) – Ten times LESS than other foreign doctors working in Brazil. About the same amount is deposited in Castrogonia for safe keeping while the doctors are in Brazil. The rest of the money being paid by Brazil for each doctor -- about $4,000 -- is skimmed by the Castro regime.

Though she was told that her low salary would be more than enough to live comfortably in Brazil, she discovered immediately that it didn’t go very far, given the country’s cost of living.

Cuban slave doctors are under constant surveillance, have their phones tapped, and are prevented from leaving their posts by the Brazilian federal police.

Cuban slave doctors cannot travel within Brazil without the permission of their Castrogonian supervisors.

“I feel betrayed by Cuba,” said Matos.

The first question that such a statement raises is this: Why it has taken this long for a 51 year-old Cuban who has been practicing medicine for 27 seven years to discover that her government is capable of betrayal? She has been a slave her whole life. Maybe it’s being able to live among people who are truly free that has made her see the true nature of her condition and of her government’s evil ways?

Who knows? Castrogonia is not just a strange place, it’s another dimension, an alternate universe, a psychological and spiritual black hole. It survives in this condition thanks to three factors: its repressive rulers, the tourists and returning exiles who fund it, and its own people (the vast majority of whom are in a stupor and many of whom willingly harass dissidents).

Up until now, Doctor Ramona Matos has been among those who willingly or passively supported the Castro dynasty. Now that she has left the gravitational pull of the black hole of Castrogonia and sampled life in the free world – even in one of its poorest corners – she seems to have come to grips with the sad truth of her situation.

Like the escapee from Plato’s allegory of the cave, she has seen the light. Unlike the escapee from Plato’s cave, who returns and tries to tell his fellow cave mates about the real world beyond the cave, Doctor Ramona Matos is not likely to return. But even if she returned it would make no difference. Think of the 300,000 Cuban exiles who visited Castrogonia last year, loaded with goodies and dollars. What difference did they make?

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