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    Posted February 11, 2014 by
    Brasilia, Brazil

    Federal Government Slavery in Brazil


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    The Brazilian President Dilma Roussef, in an effort to reduce the health crisis in the country, recently acquired a few thousand doctors from Cuba. She notices that the European volunteers were very expensive (basically they wanted market salary to work) so she decided, on a visit to Cuba, negotiate a batch of doctors.
    The deal is simple. The Brazilian Federal Government pays the Cuban Government a monthly fee for every Cuban doctor on the Brazilian Ground working, and would assure that they will have food and housing in the location they work. Payments would be minimal for the acquired doctors, just to mask the slavery deal.
    This is so embarrassing for anyone in the health sector. When we try to fight slavery at all levels in the world, 2 Governments decide where and how highly qualified professionals will work in exchange for housing and food and one government pays the other for the rent of these “slaves”. How can we combat modern slavery if governments are establishing it on their own private agendas? Please help raising this issue globally and exposing the two leaders that came out with such a horrendous deal on humans’ faith. This is as unacceptable as any other slavery saturation.
    As well knows, slaves will always try to run away if they can. Two of them are already trying to request asylum in other countries, since they cannot request it in Brazil (the slave owner – it would not make any sense).
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