Oh Cuba!

Posted: September 24, 2008 in Politics, World

U.S. offers storm-hit Cuba $6.3 million more aid

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States has offered another $6.3 million in hurricane relief aid to Cuba, U.S. officials said on Monday, even though a similar offer was previously rejected.

The latest U.S. offer, made on Friday, is composed of family emergency shelters and building kits to respond to the Cuban government’s plea for construction materials following hurricanes Gustav and Ike, U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez said in a statement.

“Reports from news agencies and relief organizations that have visited the island indicate that as many as 2.5 million Cubans remain without homes,” Gutierrez said. The materials the U.S. has offered would help house 48,000 Cubans, he said.

“We hope the Cuban government will consider our genuine offers of assistance and that the best interests of the Cuban people will come before political differences,” Gutierrez said. (more…)

Now if Cuba is in such dire straits, why/how…?

From Radiojamaica.com

The Cuban government has donated a shipment of medical supplies to Jamaica as part of its contribution to the Tropical Storm Gustav recovery and relief effort.

The supplies which will be flown into the island are scheduled to arrive at the Norman Manley International Airport Monday morning. (more…)

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