State Security prison officials in Cuba earn more than doctors and hospital directors

From our Bureau of Socialist Social Justice

Torcuato Pirulí y Cucurucho, our resident expert on socialist social justice has been extremely busy lately due to the many “adjustments” being made to the Castrogonian economy. And it looks like he’ll be busy for a while, as every day brings to light several stories about the effects of these “adjustments.”

One huge issue that has caught the attention of Cubans trapped on the island is that of salaries. Today we learn that Castro, Inc. has decided to pay more to State Security prison officials than to doctors, even though all that is required to become a Castronoid jailer — officially known in Orwellian-Castronoid newspeak as “penal educators”– is a ninth-grade education and five months of training.

So it goes. In a socialist society stifling dissent and brainwashing is much more important than healing the sick because the central premise of socialism is so inhumane that it naturally gives rise to resistance and dissent, which, in turn, makes violent repression an absolute necessity.

The so-called “free” healthcare is also a necessity, to ensure that there are enough healthy slaves to keep the oligarchy in power and to give it an excuse for repression, but the doctors themselves are no different from all the other slaves when it comes to the value assigned to their work.

Slavery is what it is, regardless of the name given to it.

Combinado del Este prison, Havana: “Educational facility”

Loosely translated from CiberCuba

A job offer from the Ministry of the Interior (MININT) to be a prison officer, or “penal educator”, raised controversy among several Cubans who are amazed at the high salary, even higher than that of doctors.

“A doctor, a six-year career, plus a lifetime study, earns 4,610 pesos recently graduated, while a person with a ninth grade, with a preparation of only five months, goes on to earn more than 6,000 pesos. We are going to invest the money! pyramid, they said! “, said the independent journalist Jancel Moreno on Twitter.

The announcement of the Directorate of Penitentiary Establishments of the MININT, published on January 15, offers a basic salary of 6,690 pesos to men who pass the “Havana Penal Educator” course. That remuneration may go up due to “other payments for working conditions, military rank and seniority.”

During the training as “professionals of the Penitentiary System”, which will take only five and a half months, students will receive a stipend of 4,000 pesos, according to the announcement, published by official media.

Those who pass the course will be promoted to noncommissioned officer and then they will be able to “opt for other professional improvement courses”. They will also receive benefits such as “adequate accommodation conditions, enjoy vacations with their relatives in the MININT Recreational Villages. As well as medical care in hospitals and military clinics, among others.”

Former congressman Luis Ángel Adán Robles, who is studying Medicine, criticized the salaries that “criminal educators” will receive. “That I will never win, being a doctor (after having studied for six years and after doing a specialty for four years), what’s more, the 6,000-odd not even the Director of the Municipal Hospital earns.”

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2 thoughts on “State Security prison officials in Cuba earn more than doctors and hospital directors”

  1. All perfectly reasonable, or certainly logical. Prison officials are primarily concerned with upholding the prime directive, i.e., backing up the regime’s power, while health care workers are a kind of window dressing–except the ones rented out to foreign countries, who generate serious revenue for Castro, Inc. The regime has its priorities VERY straight and never, EVER puts anything above the prime directive.

  2. It’s really quite simple: prison goons are more important to Castro, Inc. than doctors for ordinary Cubans.

    Besides, if doctors made a good living in Cuba, why would they ever want to go on “foreign missions”?

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