Caribbean Report 10-02-1992

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Caribbean Report 10-02-1992

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Title: Caribbean Report 10-02-1992
Author: Crosskill, Hugh (anchor); Quayle, Dan (interviewee); Helton, Arthur (interviewee); Snyder, Joseph (interviewee); Rangel, Charles (interviewee); Fraser, Tony (correspondent); Dookdeen, Roderick (interviewee); Dyer, Howard (interviewee)
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1. Headlines (00:00-00:39)
2. Report on the allegations of persecution of Haitian refugees by the U.S. coast guard and interview about the issue with Arthur Helton of the New York based lawyers committee for Human Rights (00:40- 03:55)
3. Report on the denial by the U.S. that any evidence has turned up to indicate any kind of brutality against returning Haitian refugees, while vice President Dan Quayle defends the U.S. classification of Haitian refugees as economic while speaking at a news conference in Geneva. He also insisted that the Haitian 'boat people' were different to the Vietnamese refugees from Hong Kong who were being repatriated by the British government (03:56-04:32)
4. U.S state department defends its decision to ease the trade embargo against Haiti's military backed regime, and interview with Joseph Snyder, state department spokesman, on whether the reason to ease up on the embargo was a show of frustraion with the OAS and its failure to negotiate a solution to Haiti's political crisis (04:33- 07:17)
5. Report on the great sadness expressed by Charles Rangal, US democratic congressman, over the relative silence including that of CARICOM countries on the forced repatriation of Haitian refugees and airing of his views (07:18-10:16)
6. Report on the cholera bacteria found in a stream in West Trinidad and Tony Fraser reports on the infected stream of water which is the only source of water for many. Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Roderick Dookdeen is interviewed on the possibility of risk for the spread of the bacteria (10:17-12:26)
7. Report on the preparedness of the regional office of the Pan-American health organisation (PAHO), on the possibility of any cholera outbreak and interview with PAHO regional director, Dr. Howard Dyer on measures for keeping cholera at bay (12:27-14:58)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/13174
Date: 1992-02-10


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