Cuba, ALBA send aid directly to Haiti
Posted: Wednesday, April 7, 2010
By W. T. Whitney Jr.
At a recent 136-nation UN conference, focused on reconstruction in Haiti, pledges from 59 nations and organizations came to $5.3 billion due within two years and $9.9 billion in ten years. The United States promised $1.15 billion, the European Union, $1.6 billion. The eight ALBA nations (Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America) pledged aid worth $2.42 billion over six years, most of it from Venezuela.
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