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Over 3,000 Cuban doctors defected from Venezuela in 2013
El Universal [Caracas, Venezuela] ^ | 12/30/13 | FRANK LÓPEZ BALLESTEROS

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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TOPICS: Cuba; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: asylum; cuba; cuban; defected; doctors; flee; medicine; obamacare; physicians; venezuela
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1 posted on 12/30/2013 4:38:24 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

We’re going to need them.


2 posted on 12/30/2013 4:40:07 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Nachum

Quick, put them to work in Obamacare clinics before they get away!


3 posted on 12/30/2013 4:41:02 PM PST by proxy_user
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To: Nachum; KC_Lion

Maybe they could try to import some North Korean doctors now?


4 posted on 12/30/2013 4:42:37 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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Quick, put them to work in Obamacare clinics before they get away!

Obamacare will entice them to go back. Maybe Obama is doing something about runaway immigration.

5 posted on 12/30/2013 4:42:57 PM PST by chopperman
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To: Pearls Before Swine

They will be leaving the US because of Obamacare soon.


6 posted on 12/30/2013 4:43:04 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (From time to time the.tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots.)
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To: Nachum

DeBlasio ... Ha Ha Ha oh, my belly hurts. Deblasio hhaaaa!


7 posted on 12/30/2013 4:43:34 PM PST by sefarkas (Why vote Democrat Lite?)
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To: Nachum

I would be more than happy to utilize one of them - after 12 years of medical school...


8 posted on 12/30/2013 4:44:42 PM PST by Dogbert41 (Up yours NSA !)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

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.


9 posted on 12/30/2013 4:45:05 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: GeronL

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.


10 posted on 12/30/2013 4:46:55 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: GeronL

Cuban doctors are actually pretty good. It’s not their fault there are few medical supplies, but they are educated well.


11 posted on 12/30/2013 4:46:57 PM PST by Tea Party Terrorist (Why work for a living when you can vote for a living?)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Yup, now we know where the replacements for all the American doctors opting out are coming from. ¿Cómo se dice camarada?


12 posted on 12/30/2013 4:47:50 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

lol


13 posted on 12/30/2013 4:48:16 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Nachum

I suspect I’ve just been assigned to one of them.


14 posted on 12/30/2013 4:52:17 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Nachum

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?


15 posted on 12/30/2013 4:57:30 PM PST by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: Tea Party Terrorist
Cuban doctors are actually pretty good. It’s not their fault there are few medical supplies, but they are educated well.

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.

16 posted on 12/30/2013 4:58:03 PM PST by BfloGuy ( Even the opponents of Socialism are dominated by socialist ideas.)
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Mastador1;" Yup, now we know where the replacements for all the American doctors opting out are coming from.
¿Cómo se dice camarada? "

If you can understand your doctor .. you can't keep your doctor .. PERIOD !!

17 posted on 12/30/2013 5:02:19 PM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: Tea Party Terrorist

RE: “Cuban doctors are actually pretty good.”

Just ask Hugo Chavez.


18 posted on 12/30/2013 5:08:01 PM PST by zeestephen
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To: BfloGuy

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.


19 posted on 12/30/2013 5:09:21 PM PST by Tea Party Terrorist (Why work for a living when you can vote for a living?)
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To: Nachum

I wish we had more of this type of immigration.


20 posted on 12/30/2013 5:10:39 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Rededicaton to the Principles of the U.S. Constitution...)
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