Palin visits Haiti's cholera epidemic victims

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The Independent US

Sarah Palin has embarked on a tightly stage-managed visit to Haiti, visiting cholera clinics but avoiding crowds and the press.

Ms Palin, who travelled in part by helicopter, provided access solely to the US cable network Fox News. No Haitians interviewed had heard of Ms Palin, but when told she is a US politician, they said her visit was welcome. "It would be good if she came, because we could tell her that we need medicine and jobs," said Roseline Frederique, 21, a cholera patient.