Cuba calls Haiti situation a shame

January 29th, 2010 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS  

Havana, Jan 29 (IANS) The situation in Haiti after the devastating earthquake Jan 12 is a shame for humankind, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez has said.
The Cuban minister said the abject poverty caused by colonialism, foreign occupation and plundering of Haiti’s natural resources were causing the current serious social situation, Prensa Latina reported Friday.

Rodriguez added that it was the responsibility of governments and the UN to carry out Haiti’s reconstruction.

He said the first and the only medical emergency service that was working in the first hours following the earthquake was in a Cuban medical facility.

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