PAHO Helps Cuba Violate ILO Norms
at 10:15 AM Thursday, August 22, 2013
Brazil has signed an agreement with the Pan-American Health Organization
(“PAHO”), for 4,000 Cuban doctors to be sent by the end of the year.
Under the agreement, Brazil’s government will pay PAHO a monthly salary
of 10,000 Brazilian reals ($4,098) for each Cuban doctor — totaling
over $208 million.
In turn, PAHO will channel the money to Cuba’s regime.
Brazil’s Minister of Health, Alexandre Padilha, said he ignores what
percentage of the salary will actually be paid to the Cuban doctors.
Let’s help him.
The Castro regime pays its doctors about $25 per month. When serving
overseas, they get an additional $50-per-month stipend — both paid to
their dependents while they’re abroad. This is to lessen the
possibility of defection.
Note that Cuban doctors are forbidden from working outside their state
position. Moreover, they have no say in their assignments, salaries,
hours or work conditions.
Thus, each Cuban doctor will receive around $75 per month out of the
$4,098 per month Brazil will channel to Cuba’s government through PAHO.
That’ a 98% profit margin for the Castro brothers — or $203 million
(out of $208 million in net profit).
This is clearly in violation of international legal norms, including the
Trafficking in Persons Protocol and the International Labor
Organization’s (“ILO”) Convention on the Protection of Wages.
Source: “Capitol Hill Cubans: PAHO Helps Cuba Violate ILO Norms” –