HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- A second contingent of Cuban doctors has arrived in four Brazilian cities to provide medical services in rural areas.
Brazilian authorities were waiting for the arrival of 650 doctors in the cities of Brasilia, Vitoria, and Fortaleza, while other groups of doctors continued to arrive this week to complete a total of 2,000 physicians, 750 of them in Vitoria, 500 in the capital city, 300 in Fortaleza and 450 in Belo Horizonte.
The first 400 Cuban doctors that arrived in Brazil in August will go to rural zones described as low human development areas, as well as to outskirts of different cities.
The doctors are specialists in primary health care, most of whom have participated in international missions in other nations of the world.
Along with the Cubans, another 532 doctors from 11 countries will join the Brazilian health program launched by President Dilma Rousseff.
This piece suggests that per capita income -- that is, the number that results from the division of national income by population -- isn't as good an indicator of the standard of living of people, as it is an indicator of the standard of living of the rich people.
Choose your indicator carefully.
In regard to standard of living of the peoples, in Latin America and the Caribbean, the Cuban people are easily number one in health care, education (1 out every 10 Cubans has a college degree), nutrition (that's the good ole ration card), housing (a field where Cuba's lead is less dramatic), and employment (providing essential social services in lieu of part of wages is common).
Brazil, the richest country in Latin America and the Caribben, hires Cuban doctors to help raise the standard of living of the Brazilian people ... not just the standard of the rich Brazilians, even though per capita income in Brazil is more than a hundred times higher than per capita income in Cuba.