Are Cuban doctors being sent overseas as slaves?

No, because they go voluntarily on those missions and get paid for it.
6% (2 votes)
No, because the Cuban government paid for their education and found them those jobs.
0% (0 votes)
Yes, because the Cuban government keeps 75-90 percent of their wages.
16% (5 votes)
Yes, because the Cuban government keeps their passports and diplomas and threatens them with prison if they don't return.
78% (25 votes)
Total votes: 32

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As long as they are not allowed to decide on their own how to invest the entire amount according to the work performed, it is a form of limitation of rights. Maybe slavery is a lot to say, slaves received only food and beatings. However 10% I think it was not enough for food and accommodation in the foreign country, or maybe at the minimum cost of living. Which is what slavery is all about.
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The modern concept of slavery has several aspects. Among them, I will emphasize, first of all, the belonging (appropriation) of a person to another person. In this case, it is actually about the slave's lack of his / her self, that is, the ability to make decisions independently, the possibility of freedom to choice. In that aspect, Cuban doctors, I think, can be considered slaves of their own government. Even if these people received a doctor's degree in Cuban universities and signed up for a mission to other countries on their own. Because of the economic conditions in Cuba, doctors simply have no choice. They need work with an appropriate level of remuneration to meet not only physiological needs. In addition, I agree with Adrian Istrimschi: getting 10% of the real amount of accrued wages is slave working conditions.
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On the one hand, the Cuban government is paying for education and finding jobs for future doctors. But on the other hand, they violate human rights, because they threaten doctors, and limit them when they take their diplomas and passports, and limit their salary. This is a serious problem that needs immediate resolution. It is necessary to change the organization of work of doctors or to create a certain organization that will protect their rights.
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How do think Cuba can solve this crisis? But pay attention using actual national rules. Do you think is possible without a regime change?
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Based on an article posted in February 8, 2017 by Rob Waiters, doctors are not only considered slaves for the Cuban system but also they are underpaid and the highest salary that they can earn is only $67 a month. As many other countries from Europe that were communist in the past, Cuba is still one of them since 1959. And this means that people are still very limited in their own country, having food with portion as we had when Nicolae Ceaușescu was our president in Romania. Unfortunately, many doctors in Cuba are “forced” to leave their country because of the poor situation that they are living in and for the imposibility to save any money for their families. Jose dos Santos, a Cuban Journalist is one of the people with health problems who needs regular treatment for his diabetes. “We produce talent, and it makes sense that that talent is acknowledged and rewarded.” he said. A phrase that is says a lot about how well prepared are doctors in Cuba. But not paid for their knowledge acquired over time with hundreds of hours of study. Source: https://www.statnews.com/2017/02/08/cuba-doctors-meager-pay/
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I believe that the Cuban gov. doesn't have the right to decide what the doctors or any citizen decide to work or to do. In the case of doctors, even of the state paid for their educations and found them the jobs, they shouldn't keep 'their passports and diplomas and threatens them with prison if they don't return' because the gov. doesn't have the right over the life of the citizens. Talking about the education, the state is the able institution to provide free education for the citizens (even until the highschool on after university) because they have an private budget at which all the citizens contribute.
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I think the situation in Cuba is pretty bad, but we must not forget that we are talking about a communist regime. Yes, for us this is a violation of human rights and we find it unacceptable; also, we consider that the government should offer free education, provide jobs and so on, just because we are talking (and living) about 'democracy'.
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Cuban doctors have one employer — Cuba-no matter where in the world they work. Only Brazil pays Cuba $3620 (97 thousand UAH) a month. - GPU) for one doctor. The Cuban government takes almost all the funds. It also prohibits taking children with you when traveling abroad to work. 150 doctors have rebelled and are suing Cuba and Brazil. If the medics return home, the Cuban government will arrest them. Those who started the legal fight are cut off from their families. For example, the Soviet Union restricted the movement of its citizens, but the stories of those who were able to see other countries were passed down from generation to generation. This happened to Cuban doctors, who were sent by the state to work for the benefit of their country.
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The fact that the Cuban government keeps doctors passports and diplomas is a strong indicator of modern-day slavery. The exploitation of people in communist regimes was a common practice in the history of the last century. It is very sad that even today in so many parts of the world we see the violence of basic human rights.
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From this recordings it seems thay yes, because the Cuban government being comunist, keeps their passports and diplomas and threatens them with prison if they don't return. Such a practice nowadays seems outrageous, but it still can happen in many countries.
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