Nov 15, 2006

Nikon Corp. embargoes Cuban boy in UN contest

13 year old boy, Raysel Sosa Rojas, from Cuba was the Latin & South American regional winner for the 2006 International Children's Painting Competition on the environment organized by the UNEP.

One of the prizes for each winner was a digital camera from Japanese company Nikon, which all the other kids received EXCEPT young Raysel.

Why?

Nikon refused to hand over the first prize to Raysel because apparently the camera consisted of US-made parts which Nikon CEOs construed as violation of the US blockade against Cuba.

Nice going Nikon. You broke that little boy's spirit and heart. Good thing all this was done under the auspices of the UN, and a fine example of unity and brotherhood was set for these children and all children around the world.

Yeah, right.
Sources: 1, 2, 3

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