Cuneo Gilbert & LaDuca, LLP and Dubbin & Kravetz, LLP are representing Cuban Doctors in their human rights litigation against the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).
Doctors from the “Mais Medicos” program in Brazil have filed a federal lawsuit against PAHO for its role in trafficking thousands of Cuban doctors and other health care professionals. They were sent to Brazil as part of a “foreign medical mission,” under conditions that violate U.S. and international laws against forced labor.
PAHO paid the Cuban Doctors only a small fraction of the wages paid by the Brazilian government for the Doctors’ work, while doctors from other countries received the full amountpaid by Brazil for the same work, which violates Brazilian law, World Health Organization rules, as well as other laws. The Plaintiffs are seeking damages under the Trafficking Victims Protection Act and the Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.