- There are only two US media outlets that have reported
on Cuba's response to the deadly 7.0 earthquake that hit Haiti. One was
Fox News, which claimed, wrongly, that the Cubans were absent from the
list of neighboring Caribbean countries providing aid. The other was the
Christian Science Monitor (a respected news organization that recently
shut down its print edition), which reported correctly that Cuba had dispatched
30 doctors to the stricken nation.
- The Christian Science Monitor, in a second article, quoted
Laurence Korb, former assistant secretary of defense and now based at the
Center for American Progress, as saying that the US, which is leading the
relief efforts in Haiti, should "consider tapping the expertise of
neighboring Cuba," which he noted, "has some of the best doctors
in the world--we should see about flying them in."
- As for the rest of the US media, they have simply ignored
- In fact, left unmentioned is the reality that Cuba already
had over 400 doctors posted to Haiti to help with the day-to-day health
needs of this poorest nation in the Americas...
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