Doctors reap in billions as Cuba’s top export

Friday, June 21, 2013

HAVANA: Cuba is out to boost its top export, an ever-more critical pillar of its economy. And it’s not sugar: hired-out Cuban doctors earn the Communist government over six billion dollars a year.

Medical services exports “are now the leading source of hard-currency income for the nation, and have great potential to keep growing,” Foreign Trade Minister Rodrigo Malmierca said at a recent event.

Source: Business Recorder (link opens in a new window)

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