Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Fidel Castro says UN should pay Haitians for cholera

The Times of India, October 24, 2012 HAVANA: Cuban leader Fidel Castro on Wednesday sided with Haitians seeking reimbursement from the United Nations after a 2010 cholera outbreak in Haiti, saying it would be “fair.” “The United Nations is aware it has the responsibility to pay $100,000 to every one of the Haitian victims of the cholera epidemic that has caused the death of more than 7,000 people in Haiti, who were infected by the Nepalese (UN) contingent,” Castro, 86, wrote in an editorial published on Cubadebate.cu. Castro, who left his home and was seen in public Saturday for the first time in more than six months, said he thought the money Haitian victims and US attorneys were seeking “seems fair” since an investigation showed the strain that infected Haitians was “exactly the same one that exists in Nepal.” But Castro said […]

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