Castro, Inc. exchanges slave labor for Algerian oil

Slave doctors

Castro, Inc. has been sending slave doctors to Algeria since 1963, and currently has 1,000 of them working over there.

It has now struck a new deal with Algeria to send even more of them.

Once again, not a single news media outlet is mentioning the fact that this is human trafficking.

The setup is the same as always: doctors sent to Algeria will only receive a small percentage of their real salary.

The only thing that seems different in this case is that instead of collecting their wages in currency, Castro, Inc. will be accepting payment in crude oil.

Another twist is the fact that the additional slave doctors will be working as scabs, replacing Algerian doctors who are on strike.

So, don’t let anyone fool you about slavery having ended in the 19th century or early 20th century.

Slavery is very much alive and thriving wherever Castro, Inc. sends its slave doctors.

From Middle East Monitor:

Algeria is set to receive more doctors from Cuba in return for suppling crude oil in helping to offset a steep decline in oil shipments from Cuba’s key ally Venezuela.

The agreement was signed between the two countries in which Algeria will supply Cuba with oil supplies for three years, according to the Cuban news agency Prensa Latina.

Algeria exported 2.1 million barrels to Cuba last year and will do the amount this year according to an official from Sonatrach, Algeria’s main oil and gas provider.

The Communist-run Island of Cuba has relied heavily on Venezuela for crude supplies in recent years but has experienced a drop in subsidised oil imports from Venezuela following the economic meltdown.

This has had a detrimental effect on Cuba’s economy over the last few years forcing it to ration fuel and electricity.

Algeria and Cuba have enjoyed a close relationship since Algeria’s war of independence mainly in the medical and education fields. The first Cuban health mission arrived in Algeria in May 1963, a year after independence, with 56 Cuban doctors as part of the countries’ health agreement.

Currently more than 1,000 Cuban medical practitioners work in health fields across Algeria as part of the ongoing agreement.

Algeria suffered from a shortage of medical professionals following the declaration of its independence. Currently it is facing mass strikes by doctors as a result of government’s decision to impose compulsory civil service of 4-5 years on new graduates.