From our Bureau of Socialist Slave Labor
It doesn’t take much intelligence to recognize that Castro, Inc.’s slave doctor scam is “forced labor.” Unfortunately, the majority of news outlets around the world seem highly deficient in brain power…. or simply love to be willfully blind on this issue.
Well, a human rights organization has just done what most journalists have refused to do: it has called Castro, Inc’s medical missions a “contemporary form of slavery.” Will this change anything? Probably not. But the gesture should at least be acknowledged and applauded.
Loosely translated from Marti Noticias
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) indicated to the Havana regime that its “medical missions” could qualify as forced labor.
The section on Cuba of the 2020 annual report of that continental body indicated that “the allegations related to Cuban personnel abroad could be raised as manifestations of forced or compulsory labor.”
“United Nations mechanisms have expressed concern about the alleged exploitation of Cuban medical personnel abroad, and that they could constitute forced labor,” said the IACHR in reference to the November 6, 2019 report sent to the Government of Cuba by the Rapporteur Special Report on Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, and by the Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Slavery, Including its Causes and Consequences.
“Among the facts gathered by the rapporteurs are” the payment by the medical personnel of between 75% and 90% of their salary to the Cuban Government “; “working hours of up to 64 hours a week”; “sexual harassment against female doctors”; as well as “punishment for ‘desertion’ from the mission for three to eight years in prison,” the multilateral entity continued.
Continue reading HERE in Spanish