80 Cuban Doctors Desert Venezuela, Await US Visas in Bogota

Some 180 Cuban doctors, up to now part of their island’s medical mission in Venezuela, have deserted that country and are now waiting in Bogota in hopes the United States will provide them with visas.
Q24N – Some 180 Cuban doctors, up to now part of their island’s medical mission in Venezuela, have deserted that country and are now waiting in Bogota in hopes the United States will provide them with visas, their spokesman told EFE.
The doctors’ problems multiplied last Jan. 12 when then-US President Barack Obama suspended the Cuban Medical Professional Parole (CMPP or Parole), a special program providing US visas to Cuban medical personnel who desert their missions abroad.
The Parole program was created in 2006 during the government of George W. Bush to rescue

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