78 Cuban doctors repatriated from Haiti for the kidnapping of a doctor

78 Cuban doctors repatriated from Haiti for the kidnapping of a doctor

One of the criminal groups that control Port-au-Prince, the Haitian capital, kidnapped the Cuban doctor Taimara Heles Jeres Alavedra on January 13, public this Tuesday Vant Bef Info. “The kidnappers are demanding $100,000 in exchange for their release,” said Fred Jasmin, director of Notre Dame hospital in the southwestern city of Petit-Goave, where Jeres works.

The utility was intercepted by armed men in the commune of Martissant, south of the Haitian capital, a source confirmed to the Sputnik news agency.

In protest at the kidnapping of the utility, businesses and schools in Petit-Goave closed this Wednesday. The protesters demanded Jeres’ release; while another group of protesters formed barricades with tires that they set on fire and blocked National Route 2 with trucks, the only road that connects the town with the south of the country.

The utility was intercepted by armed men in the commune of Martissant, south of the Haitian capital, a source confirmed.

The Government of Cuba, meanwhile, decided to reduce the delegation of doctors deployed in that country and repatriated 78 health workers, according to reports Free Haiti. This information was replicated in social networks by other means such as TAK509 and by the former first lady Michele B Duvalier, who also stressed that the Cuban government is not going to pay the ransom.

Two days after Jeres’s kidnapping, the Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry recognized that the armed gangs extended their domains, which is why kidnappings and massacres in popular neighborhoods increased. According to official records, at least 1,000 people were deprived of their liberty in 2021.

In mid-December of last year, Cuban engineers, Andrik Alfredo Abad Reinosa and Enides Galano Silva They were kidnapped when they were on their way to do paperwork at the Immigration Office in the Haitian capital. At that time it was reported that the Autoplaza company was negotiating with the kidnappers and, according to the Sputnik agency, their release was recently achieved.

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