Opportunities offered by Cuba's vast consumer market are looking increasingly attractive for neighbors in the Caribbean.
Despite talk of regional and economic integration, the
English-speaking Caribbean until recently had little to do with
the biggest Caribbean island of all: Cuba.
|A Cuban market teems with eager
But this aversion is lessening as Jamaica and Trinidad &
Tobago deepen ties with the Castro regime, and as former
British colonies from Belize to Guyana are lured by the promise
of Cuban doctors in exchange for better relations.
Also strengthening links with Cuba is Haiti, where over 700
Cuban physicians are bringing health care to some of the most
desperately poor people in the Western Hemisphere.
"We cannot afford to anger our big neighbor and benefactor,
the United States," says Raymond Joseph, Haiti's ambassador in
Washington. "But at the same time, we wonder whether the Cuban
people should still be suffering for the sins of Mr.
Compared to Haiti, Cuba is a wealthy country. In fact, the
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