FILM: Baseball in the Time of Cholera
Available online as of July 12.
As the Cholera epidemic rages in Haiti, the UN still denies responsibility for introducing the disease despite glaring evidence its Peacekeepers are to blame. Baseball in the Time of Cholera is the story of Joseph, a young baseball player, and a Haitian Lawyer fighting for compensation for the victims. As the epidemic spreads, the two stories intersect in the struggle for survival and justice.
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The cholera epidemic appears to have spread to Cuba:
http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/health/2012/07/09/cuba-scrambles-fight-rare-cholera-outbreak/SoYI4C4sdDRcqjHIJZHC9H/story.htmlBoston Globe July 10, 2012
Cuba scrambles to fight rare cholera outbreak
HAVANA (AP) — Authorities in eastern Cuba are in full prevention mode to contain a rare cholera outbreak amid fears that it may have spread to the capital, distributing chlorine and water purification drops and quarantining hospital patients with diarrhea until they are checked for the disease....
The Manzanillo outbreak happened in poor outlying neighborhoods that rely on wells for their water. Cuba’s Health Ministry said in its announcement last week that it was collecting samples from the wells, sealing off tainted water supplies and disinfecting hydraulic systems.