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Haiti: In the Kingdom of Impunity

Michael Deibert | Posted 04.02.2014 | Impact
Michael Deibert

There are many striking sights to be seen in Haiti today. In the north of the country, where over 200 years ago a revolt of slaves began that would ev...

UN's Ban Ki-moon Visits Congo: Admonishes Army While Delivering Aid

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 07.30.2013 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon visited the Democratic Republic of Congo last week, and the publicity, coupled with a $1 billion aid package from the World Bank, inadvertently spotlighted President Joseph Kabila's image as an ineffective manager of the affairs of his impoverished nation.

Letter From Haiti

Michael Deibert | Posted 11.28.2012 | Impact
Michael Deibert

Despite the eroding of hope when confronted with the immense challenge of governing Haiti and his own missteps, Haitians still seem to be giving President Michel Martelly the benefit of the doubt.

The UN Caused Haiti's Cholera Epidemic; Now It Must End It

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

There is one disaster that was brought to Haiti directly by people, and not by nature. It was not caused by shifting tectonic plates or extreme weather (or climate change). That disaster is the cholera epidemic that struck Haiti two years ago.

Baseball and Science in the Time of Cholera

Rishi Rattan | Posted 10.09.2012 | Impact
Rishi Rattan

I admire my UN colleagues who tirelessly strive to create evidence-based solutions, reconciliation, and justice for Haiti, yet the UN's failure to acknowledge data impedes their own staff's progress.

Notes From Haiti's Long Hot Summer

Michael Deibert | Posted 08.24.2011 | Impact
Michael Deibert

So the country, where an estimated 634,000 survivors of the quake still live in makeshift settlements in and around the capital, remains without a government.

Inactions Speaking Louder than Words: Hurricane Emily's Near-Miss Too Close for Haiti's IDPs

Mark Schuller | Posted 10.05.2011 | World
Mark Schuller

Late this afternoon, Emily was downgraded as it made its way north, away from the country. This time around, the hundreds of thousands of IDPs were lucky. But what about the next hurricane?

Flooding Scours the Whitewash From Haiti Aid Efforts

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 08.13.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

The OCHA Haiti Flooding Situation Report covering the period from June 6-7 does not paint a pretty picture. This grim report was to be anticipated gi...

A 'To Do' List for US Troops Now Arriving in Haiti

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 06.04.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

If indeed the US troops are in Haiti for "humanitarian reasons," there is plenty for them to do before the hurricane season begins.

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.

To the International Community on the One-Year Anniversary of the Haiti Earthquake: Just Leave Us Alone!

Crossover Dreams | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Crossover Dreams

At a recent demonstration against waste dumping in the community of Troutier, a protester's sign says "The state and NGOs: we are people too" (Po...

Brazilian Troops, and MINUSTAH, Should Leave Haiti

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Weisbrot

President-elect Dilma Rousseff's statement earlier this month that she would have Brazil oppose human rights violations in Iran was greeted with some ...

Was Brazilian Diplomat in Haiti Fired for Slamming UN and NGOs?

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

When Brazilian diplomat Ricardo Seitenfus was abruptly ousted as special representative of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Haiti on Christmas day, timing proved to be everything.

Wikileaks Show Why Washington Won't Allow Democracy in Haiti

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
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.

"All Elements of Society Are Participating" - Impressions of Cap Haitien's Movement Against the UN

Crossover Dreams | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Crossover Dreams

By Ansel Herz Cross-posted from mediahacker CAP-HAITIEN, HAITI - The first barricade looked harmless enough. Foot-long rocks piled next to each other...

UN Troops in Haiti - Timetable for Withdrawal?

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

If the demands by Haitian protesters for UN forces to leave are not just, shouldn't someone have to explain why? No explanation is being given for why UN troops should remain in Haiti indefinitely.

CDC Says Haiti's Cholera Due to "One Event"

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

SAINT-MARC, HAITI-- OCTOBER 25, 2010-Evca Dormevil, 5, of Grande-Saline Douin rests on a cot with tear streaked cheeks as she receives fluids throug...

Haiti's Prison Break, Result Of The Earthquake Or Inside Job

Rowan Moore Gerety | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rowan Moore Gerety

In the aftermath of the earthquake, Haiti's largest prison was victim to what South Africa's Eyewitness News called, "the largest jailbreak in his...

Live from Leogane: College Prep Leadership Training Begins for Orphan Mentors

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

The College Prep Leadership Training Program of Orphans International Worldwide (OIWW) Haiti launched this week at l'Ecole de la Redemption in Leogane...

Haiti Relief; Don't Get Played

Richard Morse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Richard Morse

I don't know who was responsible for EarthQuake relief in Haiti but I do know where the relief came from: USA. I like to complain about US foreign p...

Haitians Surrender to Destiny But Battle for Better Tomorrow

Ben Piven | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ben Piven

While the dead are buried, thousands maimed in the quake gather at camps to receive medical treatment. And millions wait for the next flash flood, hurricane, or earthquake to devastate their living arrangements.

Haiti: Canada's New Imperialism?

Gihan Perera | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Gihan Perera

The blueprint for 'recovery,' refined in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, is a well-worn design that revolves around tourism, cheap labor and the exploitation of natural resources.

Haiti for the Long Haul: An Interview With TiGeorges

Tom McNalley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Tom McNalley

TiGeorges LaGuerre, the proprietor of TiGeorges Chicken: "People always say that Haiti is the poorest country this and that, but in cuisine we really take care of business."

From Narcocracy to Democracy... Can a Marshall Plan Contain Haiti's Global Drug Trade?

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Ehrmann

The IMF has proposed a plan that might help Haiti build a new foundation for nation building. But if this plan is to succeed it will need to contain the global drug trade that dominates Haiti's economy.

Haiti's Women in the Aftermath of Disaster

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Taina Bien-Aime

Violence against women is an unaddressed catastrophe in Haiti. With limited government capacity in Haiti, we can only shudder at the potential havoc criminal profiteers could trigger there.