A U.S. Federal Court rejected a motion on Wednesday by the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) to dismiss a lawsuit brought by Cuban former slave doctors who accuse the U.N. body of helping the communist regime traffic them.
Experts believe Cuba makes about $11 billion a year selling doctors and other health workers to allied nations, according to the Wall Street Journal. Cuba cuts deals with these nations, most of them developing countries with socialist governments, in which it sends its medical experts and receives millions of dollars. The doctors do not receive salaries directly; the Cuban communist regime is supposed to pay them from the money they receive from the host nations. Defecting doctors have consistently reported that they receive a barely-livable stipend and that much of their work is not medical, but ideological: pressuring locals to support the governments hosting them.
Cuba signed an agreement with Brazil under the tenure