Cuban doctors, slavery in Mexico

The Cuban dictatorship has kept the unfortunate island in oppression, ruin and misery for 62 years, being the most atrocious tyranny that has ever existed in Latin America, and one of the longest in global history – only comparable to North Korea. His survival tools are efficient and ruthless; They include brutal repression, persistent communist indoctrination, intelligence and police action, use of civilian hordes to quell public dissent, neighborhood espionage through the sinister Committees for the Defense of the Revolution, forced exile, total annihilation of political freedoms and expression, and migratory pulses to selectively relax foci of dissidence. The dictatorship was financed for decades by the Soviet Union, which it survived, and later by the Chávez and Maduro regime in Venezuela. He literally lives on remittances from Cubans who fled abroad, on food and medicine sent by the United States (yes, the United States), on morbid tourism, on rum and tobacco, and on the export of some minerals. Cuba does not produce anything else, it is an unproductive and desolate economy after having been one of the most advanced countries in Latin America in the 1950s – along with Argentina and Uruguay – and a prodigious immigration magnet. The North American embargo (“blockade”) is only an alibi for the regime, since Cuba can trade with Europe, China, Latin America, and more than 160 countries. His supposed achievements in education and health are falsehoods; if education on the island were of quality, Cuba would be a prosperous, modern, free and productive country, and it is quite the opposite. No one is going to get medical care in Cuba, medicine is primitive and precarious. It is a crutch for the regime, since, to sustain itself, it resorts to slavery and the exploitation of doctors sent to various unwary countries.

Cuban doctors suffer from exploitative working and living conditions, as well as miserable salaries. They suffer from payment withholding, illegally long working hours, and lack a contract. The Cuban dictatorship receives the money from the host governments and pays doctors only about 5%. Once in the receiving country, Cuban doctors lack freedom of movement and interaction with local society, and are watched by political commissioners of the dictatorship. A communist ideological primer is imposed on them that they have to promote in the towns and neighborhoods where they operate. If they dissent or give up slave labor, they are sentenced to three to eight years’ imprisonment, they are considered deserters, they are not allowed to return to Cuba for eight years, and their relatives who remain on the island are subject to repression and harassment. Their properties are confiscated and they are separated from their families and children, over whom they are stripped of parental rights.

Forced labor, human trafficking, and labor exploitation constitute a contemporary form of slavery, according to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. It violates ILO Conventions No. 29 and 105 on forced labor, and the General Law to Prevent Trafficking in Persons. The Mexican government has paid more than 146 thousand pesos a month for each “doctor” to the Cuban dictatorship, and a total of 255 million pesos, while Mexican doctors are paid an average of 17 thousand pesos a month. It is a shameless illegal financing of the dictatorship.

On the other hand, the importation of Cuban doctors violates the General Education Law. Cuban doctors do not revalidate studies or accredit professional licenses to be able to practice medicine, which constitutes usurpation and a crime. They also violate the Regulatory Law of Article 5 of the Constitution Relating to the Exercise of Professions, since they lack a license to practice. Additionally, the importation of Cuban doctors violates the Migration Law in its Articles 10 and 11 and the right of migrants to the preservation of the family unit, as well as to due process in the procurement and administration of justice and to file complaints regarding human rights. Also, Article 17 is violated, which states that only the Mexican immigration authorities may retain the documentation of migrants; the Cuban dictatorship retains the immigration documents of the doctors. In the same way, a crime is incurred according to Article 159 when Cuban doctors enter the country without the corresponding documentation and for reasons of trafficking.

It is essential to investigate and punish the internment in Mexico of Cuban slave doctors, and the issuance of precautionary measures and the immediate suspension of government actions to once again hire slave doctors from the unfortunate island.


Gabriel Quadri of the Tower

Civil Engineer and Economist

Serious Green

Mexican politician, liberal environmentalist and researcher, he has served as a public official and activist in the private sector. He was the candidate of the Nueva Alianza party for President of Mexico in the 2012 elections.

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