Healthcare workers on foreign assignments have to hand over much of their pay to the Cuban government.
Those who join the “medical brigades” abroad enjoy higher wages, a more comfortable lifestyle and access to superior goods. At the same time, they have to surrender at least 50 per cent of their income to their government.
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