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Cuba Forecasts $8.2 Billion From Doctors Abroad This Year

Cuba’s government forecasts it will receive $8.2 billion from sending doctors and nurses abroad this year as it announced plans to raise salaries for medical personnel on the Caribbean island.

The revenue from workers abroad, paid by the countries hosting them, accounts for about 64 percent of Cuba’s service industry, according to a report today in state-controlled newspaper Granma. The communist country’s gross domestic product was about $68 billion in 2011, according to World Bank.