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Health Group Sued Over Illegal Trafficking of Cuban Doctors

Dec. 3, 2018, 8:36 PM

The Pan American Health Organization allegedly has collected more than $75 million since 2013 by allowing illegal human trafficking of Cuban doctors in Brazil, according to a new lawsuit.

The doctors were allegedly paid a fraction—10 percent or less—of the fees the Brazilian government paid to PAHO for their services, while PAHO paid at least 85 percent to the Cuban government, and retained a 5 percent brokerage fee for itself, the lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida said.

PAHO has allegedly received and deposited over $1.5 billion in fees from Brazil since 2013,...

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