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Haiti's New President Facing Specter of de Facto 'Housing Apartheid'

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Georgianne Nienaber

For Haiti, it might not matter who wins the presidency, but how the new president will address the mammoth challenges facing the nation.

The Shell Game of Haiti's Reconstruction

Mark Schuller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mark Schuller

NGOs need to be more transparent and accountable, and the ongoing political crisis should not be an excuse to prevent aid from being delivered or life-saving water contracts renewed.

Former President Aristide Back in Haiti -- a Risk of Instability or an Opportunity for Healing?

Nicolas Rossier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nicolas Rossier

Days after the arrival of former dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier in Haiti, Jean-Bertrand Aristide wrote an official letter to the South African authorit...

Law in the Time of Cholera: Violations of the Right to Water in Haiti

Beatrice Lindstrom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Beatrice Lindstrom

Port-au-Prince, Haiti -- On a Sunday afternoon in Camp Kasim, water is nowhere to be found. Once the Oxfam-supplied tanks run dry for the weekend, th...

Haiti: Pointing Fingers and Embracing Failure

Tom Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tom Murphy

Many have been quick to point fingers and assign blame for the slow speed of recovery in Haiti. This can dangerously lead to a poorly-informed public and a skewed set of incentives for donors and NGOs.

Haitian Priorities Must Drive International Reconstruction Efforts

Rep. Barbara Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rep. Barbara Lee

Today, we have an opportunity to assess the progress that we have made in rebuilding Haiti, the extraordinary challenges that remain, and the areas in which improvement is greatly needed.

Cholera In Haiti: A Look From The Trenches

Erin N. Marcus, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Erin N. Marcus, M.D.

To learn more about the current health situation in Haiti, I recently spoke with Dr. Andre Vulcain, co-director of the Justinien Hospital family medicine residency training program in Cap Haitien.

Learning From Shattered Haiti's Year of Struggle

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michelle Chen

No one knows where Haiti is headed, but the nation has survived other shock waves. The quake opened the next historical chapter, which began over two centuries ago when the black resistance made European empires tremble.

Not enough colère against cholera

Jane Regan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jane Regan

Now they are saying we have 3,481 killed by cholera. It is doubtless many more... But in any case, these are just numbers to newspaper readers and ra...

A Problem Worse Than Cholera

Joseph B. Treaster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Joseph B. Treaster

Cholera and the bigger problem are cousins. Both are forms of diarrhea. But the more common forms of diarrhea are far more widespread and far more deadly.

Nigerian Cholera Epidemic: Over 1,500 Killed

The Guardian | David Smith and Agencies | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

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"Ayiti Kale Je" Video Offers Fearless Look at Haiti's Christmas Cholera

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Georgianne Nienaber

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Wikileaks Show Why Washington Won't Allow Democracy in Haiti

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mark Weisbrot

It is clear that any information which sheds light on U.S. "diplomacy" is more than useful. It has the potential to help save millions of human lives.

The Poor Always Pay: The Electoral Crisis in Haiti

Beverly Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Beverly Bell

The electoral debacle appears to have one other beneficiary besides whoever wins the presidency. It is the boys who, for once in this super-dense city with almost no recreational spaces, have had endless open streets on which to play soccer.

New Haiti Cholera Warning, Vaccine Questions, and "Squatters" Vulnerable

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Georgianne Nienaber

Residents of some camps are being given enough aid to keep them alive, but with no permanent sanitation and infrastructure, while everyone is vulnerable to cholera. Cholera will be the great equalizer in the "good camp" "bad camp" debate.

Reading the Pictures: Palin Does Haiti Cholera: How's My Hair? (and, Did AP Lend a Curl?)

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2010-12-12-imagepull.jpgIf I find the fantastically clever Sarah Palin to be one of the shallowest political celebrities I've ever seen, it doesn't stop me from taking pause upon seeing these AP shots from the cholera treatment center in Haiti.

Haiti's Candidate Michel Martelly Talks About the Election, Fraud, and the Future

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Georgianne Nienaber

During a forty-minute interview, Haitian presidential candidate Michel Martelly discussed the election, the results of which are to be announced today by the country's Permanent Electoral Council.

Haiti Struggles to Prevent Cholera's Spread

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Angeleno wears rubber boots, thick gloves and a blue medical gown as he piles rubbish under the hot, Haitian sun. Beads of sweat appear around his f...

Open Sewers Challenge Cholera Treatment Efforts in Haiti

Emily Schmall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Emily Schmall

2010-12-02-haiti.jpgThere is no sewage treatment plant in all of Haiti, and until this changes, the threat of cholera and other infectious diseases shows no signs of abating.

Haiti Elections: A Sham in the Time of Cholera

Isabel Macdonald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Isabel Macdonald

In the midst of a cholera epidemic that has killed a reported 1,300 Haitians, the U.S., Canada and the United Nations insisted that Haiti's elections go ahead today, as scheduled.

Haiti Elections -- Is This What Democracy Looks Like?

Jane Regan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jane Regan

2010-11-26-Screenshot20101126at6.19.18PM.pngGo ahead and vote on these photos... since you can't vote in the questionable elections funded by US tax dollars to be held in Haiti on Nov. 28.

Haiti: The Land of Hurt and Healing

Martha St Jean | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Martha St Jean

I am back from a recent trip to Haiti. Haiti is a land of healing and hurt, openness and oppression, cooperation and competition, restoration and resi...

It Is Time for Haiti

Martha St Jean | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Martha St Jean

Before I went to Haiti, I slumbered. I did not know there was a need for awakening. It's time. Time to do something. Not anything -- something.

Five Reasons to Care about Haiti's Sham Elections

Bill Quigley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Bill Quigley

Haiti needs legitimate leaders right now. Unfortunately, the elections set for November 28, 2010 are a sham. Here are five reasons why the world community should care.

Fighting Cholera While OCHA Says 400,000 At Risk

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Georgianne Nienaber

Cholera Treatment Center in Mirebalais, Haiti. Photo Courtesy Andre Paultre On Monday the Haitian Ministry of Health (MSPP) reported 1,523 deaths an...