Monday, July 16, 2007

My, oh my....

I wonder what Michael Moore would say about this? Unfortunately, this story is in video form only. Basically, Cuba has shipped out about 20% of its doctors (according to this site) to Venezuela in return for Venezuelan oil. This is a good deal for Cuba, since they pay their doctors a very low wage. (Only $15 a month according to the Fox News story, although I would imagine that they are provided living quarters as well.) Now that those doctors are in Venezuela, many of them are slipping across the border into Columbia in an attempt to get asylum in the US.

I figure this is all for the good. This way we can bring the benefits of Cuba's socialist medical system to the USA, one $15/month doctor at a time!

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