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Four Cuban "commodity" doctors managed to escape their trader master when he sent them to work for peanuts in Chile.Four Cuban Medics Defect in Chile
Latin American Herald Tribune - Four Cuban Medics Defect in Chile
EFE, November 19, 2010
SANTIAGO – Four members of a Cuban medical delegation that went to Chile on an aid mission after the Feb. 27 earthquake left the group to remain in the Andean nation, Chilean Foreign Minister Alfredo Moreno said Friday.
The defectors belonged to the Henry Reeve Medical Brigade, made up of 72 volunteers who worked in field hospitals in Rancagua and Chillan, and who this Friday returned to the island.
The four Cubans “have not sought asylum or protection, they have simply chosen to stay here to try and work in Chile,” Moreno said.
The Chilean government and the Cuban doctors that defected are being extremely careful not to label this a defection, but when somebody escapes from a dictatorial regime nevertheless it is defection.