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US prepares Gitmo for 1000s of Haitian migrants

by EdHannigan / January 21, 2010 2:26 AM PST
This is interesting.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/01/20/AR2010012005470.html

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba -- The U.S. has begun preparing tents at Guantanamo Bay for Haitians migrants in case of a mass migration spurred by the earthquake, a senior official at the base said Wednesday.

About 100 tents, each capable of holding 10 people, have been erected and authorities have more than 1,000 more on hand in case waves of Haitians leave their homeland and are captured at sea, said Navy Rear Adm. Thomas Copeman.

Authorities have also has tested the latrine facilities and gathered cots and other supplies, said Copeman, the commander of the task force that runs the detention center for terrorism suspects at Guantanamo, where the U.S. holds nearly 200 men.

The Haitian migrants would be held on the opposite side of the base as the detention center, separated by some 2 1/2 miles of water across Guantanamo Bay, and would have no contact with the prisoners.

I wonder who will live in better conditions.
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