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What They're Saying
February 20th, 2011 11:46AM

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"They didn't give them food. They couldn't sleep and they were guarded by armed guards."

-- Dr. Yves Jean-Bart, the president of the Haitian soccer federation, on how the Haitian U-17 national team players were treated by Jamaican authorities at the U-17 Concacaf championship after some became ill with a fever that was later determined to be malaria. Jean-Bart said team members were placed in quarantine and armed guards "blocked the exit." Haiti was forced to withdraw from the competition. On Saturday, thousands of Haitians took part in a three-hour protest march in Port-au-Prince demonstrating against what they called Jamaica's discriminatory and humiliating treatment of the Haitian team. (Miami Herald)



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