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Cuba’s doctors are in high demand

Professor Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal talks to The Economist about Cuba exporting doctors to pay sovereign debt

Capitol Building, Havana

The Economist reports that the coronavirus pandemic has boosted the communist island’s main export - doctors. Before the pandemic Cuba was in financial trouble: in October it missed debt payments to creditor countries. One creditor is Italy, which might have accepted medical help as in kind debt payment, says Rodrigo Olivares-CaminalProfessor of Banking and Finance Law at Queen Mary University in London.

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