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Asylum to any Cuban national who asks for it: Brazil's Bolsonaro

Devdiscourse News Desk | Updated: 15-11-2018 01:02 IST | Created: 15-11-2018 00:43 IST
Asylum to any Cuban national who asks for it: Brazil's Bolsonaro

Brazilian President-elect Jair Bolsonaro said on Wednesday that he will grant asylum to any Cuban national who asks for it, escalating tensions with the Caribbean island after it ended a program placing its doctors in rural Brazil.

Far-right legislator Bolsonaro described the Cuban medical program as "slave labor," as doctors based in Brazil do not keep all of their salaries, with much of the crucial foreign income going to the Cuban government. Bolsonaro added that Cuba's decision to pull the program was unilateral.


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