Yesterday, Uruguay’s Ministry of Social Development (MIDES) announced it would not be renewing the contract it has with the Cuban government for work through Uruguay’s National Center for Technical and Technological Aid (CENATT).
The Global Liberty Alliance (GLA), which has spent close to two years has used various legal tools, including freedom of information laws and human rights litigation, to hold to account officials who authorized the Cuban Medical Brigade programs in Uruguay and other nations. GLA issued the following press release in response to yesterday’s important events.
NEWS ALERT: GLA Files Criminal Complaint in Uruguay for Use of Cuban Medical Brigades, Continued Exploitation of Forced Labor
On July 26, GLA counsel in Uruguay filed a criminal complaint with the Attorney General’s office regarding Uruguay’s continued exploitation of forced labor via Cuban medical brigades.
On June 17, 2021, U.S. Senators Bob Menendez (D-NY) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) re-introduced legislation to strengthen accountability measures regarding the Cuban regime’s exploitation of Cuban doctors and other medical professionals.
On May 26, the Global Liberty Alliance sent a letter to Uruguay's Ambassador to the United States thanking Uruguay for its efforts in unmasking forced labor practices by the Cuban Communist Party Medical Brigade programs.