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Rene Preval awards Cuban Medical Brigade for services in Haiti

Rene Preval awards Cuban Medical Brigade for services in Haiti

Here is a picture of the devoted Cuban Medical Brigade as they are arriving in Haiti.

Cuban Medical teams have been making a major difference in Haiti since 1998, since the government of Jean-Bertrand Aristide. They have been all over haiti providing necessary medical services to the population. The 2010 Haiti earthquake has made their presence even more important in Haiti.

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The Creole Choir of Cuba celebrate the history of their Haitian descendants

The Creole Choir of Cuba celebrate the history of their Haitian descendants

Here is a picture of the famous group by the name of Creole Choir of Cuba. They are Cubans of Haitian descendant comprised of: Rogelio Torriente, Fidel Miranda, Teresita Miranda, Marcelo Luis, Dalio Vital, Emilia Diaz Chavez, Yordanka Fajardo, Irian Montejo, Marina Fernandes and Yara Diaz..

For decades, thousand of Haitians fled to the isles of nearby Cuba, and today the seeds have borne musical fruit. The Creole Choir of Cuba is made up of 10 members who are more than eager to show off their Creole and Haitian heritage. The passion for Haitian sounds was kicked into gear when, in 1996, they visited the neighboring country to take in their first Haitian festival. Since then they have been infusing their cuban ancestral beats with those of the country of their descendants.

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Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 1994, Operation Sea Signal

Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 1994, Operation Sea Signal

In 1994, the United States put Operation Sea Signal into action due to the the problem of mass migration of Cuban and Haitian refugees attempting to gain asylum in the United States.

Back in 1994, following a massive migration of refugees from Haiti and Cuba, the United States started Operation Sea Signal, in which these refugees were rescued by Navy and Coast Guard personnel and brought to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Within the next 2 years, more than 5,000 refugees were looked after under the program. The migrants from both nations were kept separate and the segregation continued between single men, unaccompanied minors, dangerous refugees and families. Called Camp X-Ray, there were many instances of assaults within its confines.

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Sophia, Michel Martelly and Laurent Lamothe at ALBA meeting on Ebola

Sophia, Michel Martelly and Laurent Lamothe at ALBA meeting on Ebola

Here is a picture of First Lady Sophia, Michel Martelly and Laurent Lamothe at an ALBA meeting in Cuba regarding the Ebola Epidemic. This took place on Monday, October 20, 2014.

ALBA or Alianza Bolivariana para los Pueblos de Nuestra América was formerly known as 'Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America'. It was founded initially in 2004 on the ideology of Simón Bolívar, a 19th-century South American independence leader, well remembered for his contribution to integrate the social, political and economic issues of the Latin American and Caribbean countries. Its recent Extraordinary Meeting was held in Cuba on October 20th with a single agenda--" Development of a coordinated response to the Ebola epidemic". The meeting was attended by the Haitian President Martelly accompanying the First Lady Sophia Martelly and the Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe. While addressing the attendees, the Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro rightly emphasized on the necessity for immediate actions to confront the epidemic crisis. A message from the U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon conveyed its appreciation of the solidarity offered by the ALBA member countries with a special mention for Cuba's extraordinary contribution towards the epidemic issue.

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Jose Marti Square in Cap-Haitian

Jose Marti Square in Cap-Haitian

In January, Michel Martelly placed a wreath at the base of a monument to Jose Marti, who gained freedom for Cuba in the 1900s.

Martelly spoke of the alliance between Cuba and Haiti, saying Marti began ". . . the genesis of cooperation between Haiti and Cuba . . . that still develops for the benefit of Haiti and Cuban citizens."

In 1895, Marti inhabited a house in Cap Haitien, which has revered his memory with a marble plaque, marking the historical time he spent there.

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Raul Castro and Michel Martelly

Raul Castro and Michel Martelly

Here is a picture of the Cuban President Raúl Castro with the Haitian President Michel Martelly during the funeral of Nelson Mandela.

Recently, on the occasion of the 210 anniversary of Haitian independence and also the 55th anniversary of the revolution, Raul Castro stated that Cuba will never leave the Haitian people alone and that we can always count on their modest collaboration

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Historic handshake between Obama and Raul Castro

Historic handshake between Obama and Raul Castro

Here is a picture quite memorable, the historic handshake between Barack Obama and Raul Castro.

This day is historic in many ways: one it is the day of the funeral for one of the greatest leaders in world, Nelson Mandela. It is also the day so many leaders in the world are gathered in one place. However, one of the events that will be in the news media for a while is this historical handshake. Is this the handshake that finally mark the end of the cold war?

I think Raul Castro was as surprised as the next person to the unexpected gesture of President Barack Obama. He smiled when Barack Obama shook hands on his way to the podium at the Soccer City Stadium of Johannesburg

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2013 Global Peace Index, Haiti improved from 107 to 92 position

2013 Global Peace Index, Haiti improved from 107 to 92 position

Here is an improvement that can help Haiti to move forward with tourism. According to the 2013 Global Peace Index, Haiti improved from 107 to 92 position in the world. Basically is becoming safer and safer.

Haiti is the Caribbean island that has made greater improvement since the last report. We are safer than the Dominican Republic and Jamaica; at the exception of Cuba. Here is the actual ranking for 2013:
Cuba: 65 position out of 107
Haiti: 92 position out of 107
Dominican Republic: 94 position out of 107
Jamaica: 117 position out of 107

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The Life of Adrien Sansaricq

The Life of Adrien Sansaricq

Born in Jeremie on August 16, 1936, Adrien Sansaricq lives most of his life in cuba. He is a true believer of fighting for the powerless.

Adrien studied between 1951 and 1955 in St. Louis de Gonzague School in Port au Prince. He devoted himself to help others

Adrien Sansaricq studied Medicine to address the human suffering of the Haitians. He studied in Mexico for first five years at the School of Medicine.

He arrived in Cuba in 1962, after participating in a delegation to the eighth World Festival of Youth and Students in Helsinki

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Haitian President Rene Preval And Leaders Of Latin America

Haitian President Rene Preval And Leaders Of Latin America

Preval in a picture with several leaders of Latin American nations. Under the government of Rene Preval, there were many economic opportunities created for Haiti. Preval took it on himself to initiate friendly and cooperative relationships with countries such as Cuba, Venezuela, Bahamas, Panama and Bolivia.

Under his government, many economic and medical agreements were signed. The Cuban government increased the number of medical doctors providing services to the Haitians. Venezuela under Hugo Chavez provided financial and energy cooperation. The issue regarding immigration was managed to a certain extent

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