Brazil fails to replace thousands of doctors who left after Cuba spat

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Government said it filled vacancies after Jair Bolsonaro’s comments sparked exodus – but 2,439 replacements failed to show up for work

Brazil has failed to replace nearly one third of the thousands of Cuban doctors who exited the country after a diplomatic spat, as many new recruits failed to turn up for work, the health ministry has said.

Brazil’s president-elect, Jair Bolsonaro, had criticized Cuba’s involvement in a government healthcare program, saying that Cuban doctors were being used as “slave labor” because Havana took 75% of their salaries.

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