Castro rebuffs aid despite rising death toll, damage

July 13, 2005

Miami Herald- Frances Robles

Hurricane Dennis caused about $1.4 billion in damage and killed 16 people in Cuba, but the government there will refuse any aid from Washington or Europe, Fidel Castro has announced.

Castro's decision to rebuff aid came as reports of Dennis' mayhem in the Caribbean kept climbing. Four days after the Category 4 storm pummeled the islands, a total of 41 people are now confirmed dead -- 16 in Cuba and 25 in Haiti.


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