Haiti Students Home from Cuba to Help

HAVANA TIMES, Jan. 20 — Some 50 Haitian fifth year medical students studying at Cuba’s Latina American Medical School (ELAM) arrived in Port au Prince on Tuesday to join the relief effort to a large extent organized by the Cuban physicians and specialists.

The Cuban brigade over 400 strong —a permanent fixture in Haiti for most of the last decade—, is also reinforced by a similar number of Haitians graduates from ELAM, founded in 1998.

The Cuban News Agency reported that the med students arrived in Haiti along with a tent hospital and other materials to work at several points in the capital and outlying areas.