The Cuban leader, Fidel Castro, revealed on November 26 that Cuba will send an additional 300 doctors, nurses and health technicians to Haiti, in response to an appeal by Valerie Amos, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, which has so far raised less than ten percent the $164 million needed. In a further note on November 27, he reported that there had not been a single cholera death in seven days within the 37 treatment centres being run by the Cuban Medical Mission in Haiti.
Note: Valerie Amos was the first Black woman Cabinet Minister in the UK Government and went on to become Leader of the British House of Lords and UK High Commissioner to Australia. Baroness Amos was born in Guyana.
Haiti: Underdevelopment and Genocide, Reflections by Fidel Castro
Just a few months ago, on July 26, 2010, Lucius Walker, the head of the American organization Pastors for Peace, at an encounter with Cuban intellectuals and artists, asked me what the solution for Haiti’s problems would be…