Published on: 2/19/2010.
by RICKEY SINGH
THE CARIBBEAN nation that has done and continues to do the most for Haitians in the vital area of medical assistance - before and since the devastation of the January 12 earthquake - is undoubtedly Cuba. But it is difficult to know about this if you depend on news coverage from the leading media networks of the USA in particular.
The Cuban government, as a matter of policy, is not in the habit of competing with others in trumpeting its assistance - in health, education, engineering and agriculture - to countries of the Caribbean and Latin America.
However, as the economy in this hemisphere most brutally affected by the embargo imposed by America for some 48 years, Cuba has distinguished itself by its significant aid contributions to Caribbean Community states, including Haiti.
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February 19, 2010
Posted by Annalee Davis