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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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To: proxy_user
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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To: Mastador1
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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To: Nachum

Obama must be very disappointed.


21 posted on 12/30/2013 5:16:55 PM PST by armydawg505
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To: 3Fingas
These 3rd world Physicians will gladly work for 40K a year. My prediction going back 4 years is that Obunga will twist arms to get qualifications relaxed to allow these people to butcher Americans.
22 posted on 12/30/2013 5:20:13 PM PST by DAC21
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To: Nachum

Bump


23 posted on 12/30/2013 5:26:28 PM PST by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: Tea Party Terrorist
Cuban medicine has long been far in advance of every other L A country <<

lol...If u like your butcher...u can keep your butcher!...Period!

24 posted on 12/30/2013 5:33:52 PM PST by M-cubed
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To: DAC21

I think you underestimate the ability of these doctors. With modern medical equipment and other learning resources, I think most them will eventually qualify under US standards. If they show the same drive of earlier Cuban immigrants, they will also make good US citizens.


25 posted on 12/30/2013 5:38:45 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Rededicaton to the Principles of the U.S. Constitution...)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
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.
Great, doing the health care Americans won't do. /s Thanks Nachum.
26 posted on 12/30/2013 5:42:03 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: Nachum

More Obama voters.


27 posted on 12/30/2013 5:42:49 PM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: Nachum

I said Obama would get Cuban Doctors for Obamacare


28 posted on 12/30/2013 5:46:21 PM PST by molson209 (Hillary Clinton)
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To: proxy_user

#3. “Quick, put them to work in Obamacare clinics before they get away!”

Hey, why do you think the fled Venezuela? They were “working” in Obamacare-lite clinics and could see what was coming down the road right at them.

One bitten, twice shy!


29 posted on 12/30/2013 5:54:03 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Nachum

Cuban quacks from Venezuela... WHAT A CONCEPT...
Calling... Phil Robertson pick up the white phone in the lobby..


30 posted on 12/30/2013 6:09:46 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Nachum

Damn, what luck, His Arrogance stepped in it again and comes out no worse than a cowboy walking through a coral filled with Bill Maher .... all those doctors trained in communist medicine, familiar with death panels, used to economic slavery, etc. ready for CommieCare!


31 posted on 12/30/2013 6:26:00 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (Some people might call it a confidence game or swindle, others call it ObamaCare!)
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To: Nachum

It’s a lot easier to sneak out when you’re not stuck on an island, I suppose.


32 posted on 12/30/2013 7:01:58 PM PST by Boogieman
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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.

... cough.. Where did that information come from? There schools haven't got the latest technology or the latest medical equipment, and why should they, the vast majority of hospitals are so ill equip for any modern procedures.. My wife interviewed many as possible staff in her clinic, and that's what they admitted..

That is not saying that they have no skills, or aren't trainable, but the facts are as they are..

33 posted on 12/30/2013 7:51:50 PM PST by carlo3b (Corrupt politicians make the other ten percent look bad.. Henry Kissinger)
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To: carlo3b

bump


34 posted on 12/30/2013 7:53:06 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Tea Party Terrorist; carlo3b
The Real Cuba


The Emergency Room


35 posted on 12/30/2013 7:56:40 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: 3Fingas

http://www.therealcuba.com/Page10.htm


36 posted on 12/30/2013 7:57:10 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: GeronL

One of my wife’s interviewees, told her he was ashamed of the facilities he had to sever his patients.. Most of the patient became ill from staph and numerous other serious maladies, acquired the hospitals themselves..


37 posted on 12/30/2013 8:41:23 PM PST by carlo3b (Corrupt politicians make the other ten percent look bad.. Henry Kissinger)
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To: carlo3b

did they also lack soap and sponge?


38 posted on 12/30/2013 8:46:11 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Tea Party Terrorist

I think we should keep a eye on you my Friend, you sound interesting, indeed.. This garbage you are passing, is right out the the DUmmie playbook.. I have presented evidence, as has others that utterly disproves your BS, and with a quick search any kid could have found it.. See you around..


39 posted on 12/30/2013 8:58:33 PM PST by carlo3b (Corrupt politicians make the other ten percent look bad.. Henry Kissinger)
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To: GeronL

He said the hospital labs were nothing more than home kitchens, only filthier, lacking the most primitive sterilization.. She said he broke down in the interview..

The wife gave the guy a job as a lab assistant, so he could return to school and get the additional training he lacked, which he did..


40 posted on 12/30/2013 9:05:28 PM PST by carlo3b (Corrupt politicians make the other ten percent look bad.. Henry Kissinger)
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To: Nachum

“Most Cubans who have defected complain about low salaries, late payment, increased workload”

Wow, with Obamacare getting ready to kick in, talk about jumping from the frying pan into the fire.


41 posted on 12/30/2013 9:51:29 PM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: carlo3b

did they teach him how to use mop, bucket, sponge and pine-sol?

//sarcasm


42 posted on 12/30/2013 11:09:07 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: GeronL

If that’s an ER, it was previously an autopsy room. Those are autopsy tables.


43 posted on 12/30/2013 11:11:19 PM PST by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: VanShuyten

in a sane country


44 posted on 12/30/2013 11:15:14 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: GeronL

Thanks for the link. It is very informative, if somewhat disturbing.

I suppose that is what we have to look forward to with Obamacare.

As for the individual Cuban doctors and their level of training, I frankly don’t know. Their system of health care on that island is predictably bad.


45 posted on 12/31/2013 3:22:20 AM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Rededicaton to the Principles of the U.S. Constitution...)
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To: Nachum

Why would they leave the world’s greatest medical system? Hmmmm... What would Michael Moore say?


46 posted on 12/31/2013 3:28:00 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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If that’s an ER, it was previously an autopsy room. Those are autopsy tables.

It saves time...

47 posted on 12/31/2013 3:38:33 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: BfloGuy

Hey, Cubans can be some pretty sharp operators. I don’t know any Cuban doctors but I have known a Cuban refugee from right after Castro took over. This guy was talented engineer and a fantastic cartoon-drawing artist.


48 posted on 12/31/2013 3:55:48 AM PST by Recompennation (Constitutional protection for all not just selectively for Democrats.)
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To: Nachum

bm


49 posted on 12/31/2013 5:39:11 PM PST by Para-Ord.45 ( Americans, happy in tutelage by the reflection that they have chosen their own dictators.)
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To: Recompennation
Hey, Cubans can be some pretty sharp operators.

It was certainly not my intention to insult Cubans' intelligence. I just harbor doubts that their Communist-provided education, given the shortages of technology and medicine, itself, is quite what it's cracked up to be.

50 posted on 01/01/2014 4:17:36 PM PST by BfloGuy ( Even the opponents of Socialism are dominated by socialist ideas.)
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