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Cuba to pull thousands of doctors from Brazil in Bolsonaro row: Official

AFP , Wednesday 14 Nov 2018

Cuba announced Wednesday it will pull thousands of its doctors out of Brazil in response to President-elect Jair Bolsonaro's "contemptuous and threatening" remarks about the program.

"In the light of this unfortunate reality, the ministry of public health of Cuba has decided to discontinue its participation in the program," which sends thousands of doctors to work in rural areas of Brazil, a ministry statement said.

The statement said Bolsonaro had "questioned the qualification of our doctors and has conditioned their permanence in the program to a process of validation of their titles."

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