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Cholera Triples in Haiti – An Appeal for Help from Partners in Health

July 19, 2011

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I received the following email from Partners in Health a short while ago.  The numbers are shocking.  With hurricane season in full swing, the cholera epidemic is more dire than ever. From Partners in Health (PIH) As you may be aware, a second wave of cholera is battering Haiti. What you may not know is […]

Can’t Be Dr. Paul Farmer AND Clinton’s Deputy UN Special Envoy to Haiti – DemNow Interview

July 14, 2011

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Paul Farmer is a highly-respected physician and a well-known champion of the the people of Haiti, where he has lived most of his adult life.  He is founder of Partners-in-Health, a multi-country network of health care and a literal life-saver for the people of Haiti. Farmer is politically astute and over the years has provided […]

VIDEOS: Lousy Living Conditions for Haiti’s Quake Homeless Persist as Oxfam Asks Gov’t “Where’s Your Housing Plan?”

July 12, 2011

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Before you read about the latest call to the Haitian government to issue a housing plan for the thousands of quake victims still homeless, check out the following videos shot a few months after the quake.  The tragedy is that the overwhelming majority of homeless live in the same rotten conditions now that they did […]

Interview with Haiti Liberte Editor, Kim Ives: US Meddling, Aristide, Martelly and Return of the Army

July 11, 2011

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How the U.S. meddled in Haiti July 7, 2011 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – With the country now in the hands of Michel Martelly, the U.S.-backed candidate who a presidential runoff election earlier this year, Haiti’s crisis remains as difficult as ever–as a […]

Haiti: Strike Two! 16 0f 30 Senators Oppose Prezy Martelly’s Second PM Nominee

July 9, 2011

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When a combination of the US, UN, and OAS selected Sweet Mickey Martelly as Haiti’s president, it probably didn’t dawn on him that he was going into office without a mandate and, therefore, no legitimacy.  It’s about time for Hillary to fly to Port-au-Prince to fix the mess.  No prime minister means no government.  On […]

Killing Them Not So Softly: How Canada and UN Helped Pave Haiti’s Road to Cholera Hell

July 7, 2011

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How We Helped Pave Haiti’s Road to Cholera Hell Canada and the UN have committed public health malpractice on a very large scale. By Crawford Kilian, Today, TheTyee.ca Ambulance drivers take critically ill patients, referred by the Red Cross, to a cholera treatment centre. Credit: Amanda George/British Red Cross/Creative Commons. Login/Register Who’s Reporting on Haiti’s Cholera? […]

For PM, Martelly Picks Former Justice Minister Who Persecuted Aristide Supporters under Illegal Gov’t. Selected by US in 2004

July 6, 2011

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Haitians just can’t get a break.  Bernard Gousse, Martelly’s nominee for Prime Minister, was a particularly evil “justice” minister in the illegal government of Gerard Latortue who was anointed by the 2004 “coup team” of US-France-Canada, a move that violated the Haitian constitution.  Gousse oversaw a justice system that targeted Aristide supporters — hundreds incarcerated […]

CDC Confirms UN Peacekeeper Camp Triggered Cholera Epidemic

June 30, 2011

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A previous UN report on the source of the cholera outbreak failed to acknowledge the evidence that it came from a Nepalese UN camp and appeared to blame Haitian victims instead.  See post on this site:  “UN Withdraws Its Cholera Mea Culpa and Blames Haitian Victims.” Study Says UN Force Brought Cholera to Haiti By […]

HAITI: The Next Round by Robert Roth

June 28, 2011

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HAITI: THE NEXT ROUND by Robert Roth On March 18th, President Jean-Bertrand Aristide and his family returned home from a 7-year forced exile in South Africa – an exile brought about by the violent U.S.-orchestrated coup in 2004. Up until the last minute, the U.S. government tried to stop the return, with President Obama going […]

Haiti: UN Office Criticizes Aid Distribution

June 28, 2011

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Article from the Weekly News Update on the Americas Haiti: UN Office Criticizes Aid Distribution The distribution of international aid after the devastating January 2010 earthquake in southern Haiti has been slow and in some ways counterproductive, according to a United Nations (UN) report released in June of this year. “Has Aid Changed? Channeling assistance […]