Gunmen rushed through the streets, murdering people and invading homes, businesses and hotels. Hospitals shut down and Haitian doctors ducked for cover. Gunshot victims bled in the streets. But there was one place where the wounded could go: The Cuban medical clinic in Port-au-Prince.
Cuban doctors and nurses were the only ones who kept tending to patients at the height of the violence.
Growing up fast
Gunshot victim at a hotel
Gunshot victim sprawled at a building entrance
Gunshot victim made it to the Cuban clinic under her own power
Cuban doctor examines the Haitian patient
Cuban doctors tend to gunshot victim shot in the torso
Cuban doctors bandage wounded foot
Cuban flag hangs outside the Cuban doctors' living quarters
It's hard to escape Cuban politics even in Haiti. This display was near the doctors' clinic.
The Haitianization of Cuba would be tragic. For now, Cuba is nothing like Haiti.