Skip to comments.Over 3,000 Cuban doctors defected from Venezuela in 2013
Posted on 12/30/2013 4:38:24 PM PST by Nachum
Over the last 12 months some 3,000 Cubans, mostly doctors, have arrived in the United States after deserting one of the Venezuelan government´s social programs they staff. This accounts for a 60% increase as compared with 2012. In 2012 there were about 5,000 refugee Cuban doctors and nurses in the United States coming from all over the world. Through December 1, 2013 this figure had surged to 8,000, 98% of them came from Venezuela. These are estimates by Dr. Julio Cesar Alfonso, head of the South Florida group Solidarity Without Borders Inc. (SWB), which helps Cuban medical professionals who try
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We’re going to need them.
Quick, put them to work in Obamacare clinics before they get away!
Maybe they could try to import some North Korean doctors now?
Obamacare will entice them to go back. Maybe Obama is doing something about runaway immigration.
They will be leaving the US because of Obamacare soon.
DeBlasio ... Ha Ha Ha oh, my belly hurts. Deblasio hhaaaa!
I would be more than happy to utilize one of them - after 12 years of medical school...
They may be a sensitive barometer of how bad it is relative to the outside world. When they go, it’s like the proverbial dead canary in the mines.
You can fit three times as many North Korean Doctors on a plane than any other nationality.
In flight meals, one bag of peanuts would be appreciated greatly.
Cuban doctors are actually pretty good. It’s not their fault there are few medical supplies, but they are educated well.
Yup, now we know where the replacements for all the American doctors opting out are coming from. ¿Cómo se dice camarada?
I suspect I’ve just been assigned to one of them.
Wonder where American doctors will be able to defect to when Obama Care is in full swing and our health system becomes a twin of Cuba’s and Venezuela’s?
Please don't take this as snarkiness, but on what basis do you assert that? I've no reason to believe that medical education in Cuba is any better than the care delivered to Cubans.
If you can understand your doctor .. you can't keep your doctor .. PERIOD !!
RE: “Cuban doctors are actually pretty good.”
Just ask Hugo Chavez.
Because over the years I have met tons of them. Many in my family included. Cuban medicine has long been far in advance of every other L A country and was pretty close to par with the United States from the 1920’s through 1950’s.
I wish we had more of this type of immigration.
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