“Guantanamo is just 200 miles from Port-au-Prince,” notes Jonathan Hansen in Sunday’s New York Times. “Even as the United States works to close the prison, it should use the base for humanitarian intervention.”

What Hansen didn’t note — and I didn’t think about when I read his piece — is that if Guantanamo is that close to Haiti’s devastated capital, so is Cuba, on whose eastern tip the naval base sits. So why haven’t we heard of relief efforts from that country?