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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: EWN.]

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday criticised South Africa and Qatar for accepting doctors from Cuba to battle coronavirus, accusing the communist island of profiting from the pandemic.

Cuba’s globe-trotting doctors have long been a source of diplomatic soft power and pride for Havana, but Pompeo said the medical workers only benefited their government and he encouraged them to defect.

Pompeo applauded leaders in Brazil, Ecuador, Bolivia, and other countries for what he called “refusing to turn a blind eye to abuses by the Cuban regime”.

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South Africa at a Glance
59 620 000 (mid 2020 estimate)
2.2% y/y in June 2020 (CPI) & +0.5 y/y in June 2020 (PPI)
-2.0% q/q (1st quarter of 2020)
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