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Americas Foreign doctors help poor Brazilians get a leg up

The Mais Medicos program has brought thousands of doctors from Spain, Russia, Cuba, and elsewhere to underserved regions in Brazil.

By Staff writer / April 14, 2014

Ueslei Marcelino / Reuters

Just three months ago, the public clinic near Maria Selma Dos Santos’s home didn’t have a single doctor on staff. Prior to that, she could schedule an appointment weeks in advance, only to show up and discover the doctor hadn’t come in that day.