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Will the Castro regime’s “doctor diplomacy” (i.e. human trafficking) finally be exposed/denounced?

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The Cuban doctor defecting in Brazil is not defecting quietly:

Ramona Matos Rodríguez, the Cuban doctor who left the “More Doctors” program in Brazil, has opened a Pandora’s Box.

After leaving the doctor’s office where she had been located in the remote Pacajás municipality in the northern Brazilian state of Pará, the Cuban sought protection in the heart of Brazilian politics, the capital Brasilia.

Politicians of the Partido Democratas (DEM), in opposition to the government of President Dilma Rousseff, immediately gave their support to the doctor, seeking the advantages in politics these types of cases tend to provide, especially in an election year.

Matos, who remains hosted on the premises of the Chamber of Deputies, was presented to the parliament, and her case taken to an emergency meeting with the Minister of Justice, the Brazilian Lawyers Association and the Public Ministry, besides receiving considerable media attention.

Beyond the individual suit by Matos, the opposition party plans to present a class action suit against More Doctors, the banner program of Rousseff in the field of public health. This suit would cover all Cuban doctors, forcing the Brazilian government to reimburse them the full value of their wages.

More on this story here.

Alas, I fear much of the "media" mentioned above have been bestowed Havana Bureaus. Recall how the Paya murder and the attendant crimes to cover it up--despite containing all the ingredients for a blockbuster movie drama-- fizzled out both legally and popularly.

Recall how, given his "expertise" (i.e. links to agencies of the murdering regime,) Phil Peters accurately called it on the Paya case.

I suspect that given her "expertise" (i.e. links with both Brazilian and Cuban intelligence agencies) Cuba "expert" Julia Sweig will be a good source of "inside info" on this issue.

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2 comments to Will the Castro regime’s “doctor diplomacy” (i.e. human trafficking) finally be exposed/denounced?

  • asombra

    It's SO ironic that Brazil's ruling party is the "Workers' Party." Of course, East Germany was officially called the German Democratic Republic.

  • asombra

    I'd point Julia in the direction of Ellen, who's apparently getting a divorce, but she's not femmy enough. I'm not sure she even knows what a lipstick is for.