Cuba to send doctors to Mexico

Cuban doctors at a favela in Rio de Janeiro. Still photo: PAHO

CUBA STANDARD — Scoring a breakthrough for Cuba’s medical exports in difficult times, the health ministry of Mexico announced it signed a cooperation agreement under which it would contract an unspecified number of Cuban doctors.

During a visit to Cuba earlier this month, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Cuba could send more than 500 doctors. If Mexico pays fees similar to Brazil a decade ago, the agreement could produce a revenue stream of close to $25 million a year for Cuba.

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