Former Haitian President Jean Bertrand Aristide with Fidel Castro of Cuba
You are looking at two leaders being closely watched by US policy makers. Former Haitian President Jean Bertrand Aristide being welcomed by the leader of Cuba, Fidel Castro
Jean Bertrand Aristide, former President of Haiti, has always been amenable to working with the Cuban Government. During his Presidency, educational services and health programs launched by Aristide and the Lavalas party had been undertaken with assistance from their Caribbean neighbor. Haiti and Cuba began a humanitarian relationship in 1998 through which Haitian doctors received training in Cuba, and doctors from Cuba moved to work in the rural parts of Haiti. Throughout the years up until the January 2010 earthquake, nearly 600 Haitian doctors had been trained in Cuba.