By Maya Lester KC & Michael O’Kane

US State Department imposes travel ban on Cuban medical programme officials

The US State Department has imposed a travel ban on Cuban officials who run Cuba’s overseas medical missions programme under Section 212(a)(3)(C) of the Immigration and Nationality Act. Reportedly, these programmes consist of “certain exploitative and coercive labour practices” for doctors, including “long work hours without rest, meagre wages, unsafe housing, and restricted movement”, the withholding of passports, and surveillance …

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Michael is Senior Partner at Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP. He has acted in many of the most high profile and sensitive business crime cases of the last 25 years, at Peters &...

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