Algeria currently pays Cuba $70 million annually for the services of 890 Cuban doctors, but these doctors claim they receive only a fraction of their promised wages, have their passports confiscated, and live in squalid conditions.

US Bill Against Cuban ‘Doctor Trafficking’ Could Impact Algeria
Cuban doctors take part in a farewell ceremony before departing to Italy to assist, amid concerns about the spread of COVID-19. Havana, Cuba, March 21, 2020. Photo: REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini
Morgan Hekking holds a BA in International Relations from Hobart & William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York.