As Ernesto Londoño pointed out in a 2017 Whatsapp Mobile Number List New York Times article on Cuban doctors in Brazil, an agreement between the Cuban and Brazilian authorities in 2013 allowed each doctor to receive, after the Whatsapp Mobile Number List Cuban government removed it, 2,900 reais per month (equivalent to to $1,400 in 2013 and $908 in 2017). This was a truly extraordinary amount compared to the 60 dollars a month they could earn in Cuba, even after the big salary increase. Whatsapp Mobile Number List which was registered in Cuba in March 2014.
The number of doctors reached 18,000. In Whatsapp Mobile Number List addition to earning much more money than on the island, an issue not mentioned by Londoño is that Cuban health personnel in Brazil, as well as in Whatsapp Mobile Number List other countries, also gained access to a wide range of consumer goods not available in Cuba. Physicians can take those goods home upon their return. This is Whatsapp Mobile Number List a good example, if anything, of people voluntarily submitting to exploitative conditions for lack of alternatives.
The Cuban government, and its supporters Whatsapp Mobile Number List abroad, often justify the 75% wage cut by pointing out that this is a fair way of reimbursing the State for the expenses invested in their training, in a system in which education is free. . However, the government itself considers that Whatsapp Mobile Number List Cuban doctors have "paid for" their free education after completing their "social service", to which they contribute, immediately after graduation, with their newly acquired skills for a period of two years full time. (three years for men when combined with their Whatsapp Mobile Number List military service) wherever the government assigns them.