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“The Super Bowl of Disasters:” Profiting from Crisis in Post-Earthquake Haiti

February 19, 2012

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You might want to keep this article at your fingertips so that when a colleague or friend asks why Haiti is still in a mess, you can provide all the details.  Authors Deepa Pachang, Beverly Bell, and Tory Field are to be congratulated on this article. The “Super Bowl of Disasters:”  Profiting from Crisis in […]

MINUSTAH by the Numbers: Haiti Occupied by Third Largest UN Peacekeeping Contingent in the World and It is Not Even a War Zone

December 12, 2011

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MINUSTAH by the Numbers, Center for Economic and Policy Research Thursday, 08 December 2011 14:19 The United Nations Peacekeeping operation in Haiti, MINUSTAH by its French acronym, has been the target of recent popular protests and a source of controversy because of its role in re-introducing cholera to Haiti, the sexual assault of a young […]

The Truth Comes Out: OAS Overturned Haitian Prez Election in a “Political Intervention,” – New CEPR Paper Suggests

October 17, 2011

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OAS Overturned Haitian Presidential Election in a “Political Intervention,” New CEPR Paper Suggests Statistical Analysis Shows that OAS Action Was Inconsistent with Election Data For Immediate Release: October 17, 2011 Contact: Dan Beeton, 202-239-1460 Washington, D.C.– An Organization of American States (OAS) Mission overturned the results of the first round of Haiti’s presidential elections last […]

VIDEO: Al Jazeera Correspondent, Sebastian Walker, Files Final Report “Haiti: After the Earthquake”

September 19, 2011

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Sebastian Walker, Al Jazeera correspondent, starting covering Haiti a few days after the earthquake and just recently he filed his last report — the video which appears below.  Walker was probably the best correspondent reporting from Haiti.  He was consistently ahead of other reporters in the getting the story.  Whether the topic was useless NGOs, […]

HAITI: Protesters in Haiti Demand UN Troop Withdrawal Following Abuse of Young Man

September 16, 2011

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Protesters in Haiti demand UN troop withdrawal following alleged abuse of young man – The Washington Post By Associated Press, Published: September 14 PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Protesters calling for the withdrawal of U.N. peacekeepers from Haiti clashed with police Wednesday outside the earthquake-damaged Haitian National Palace.The protesters hurled rocks at Haitian police in riot gear as […]

UN Troops in Haiti Accused of Sexual Assault

September 7, 2011

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UN Troops In Haiti Accused of Sexual Assault Video Of Incident May Make Charges Stick This Time By Mark Weisbrot This article was published in The Guardian (UK) on September 3, 2011. If anyone wants to reprint it, please include a link to the original. The video is profoundly disturbing.  It shows four men, identified […]

Out of Options in Haiti? (IJDH)

September 4, 2011

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Out of Options in Haiti? (IJDH) 1 September 2011 Comments: 0 Greger Cal­han, For­mer BAI Legal Intern Amid great fan­fare, and sur­rounded by an entourage equal to his sta­tus as newly elected Pres­i­dent of the Repub­lic, Michel Martelly vis­ited the Canaraan dis­place­ment camp out on the bar­ren out­skirts of north­ern Port-au-Prince early this sum­mer. He […]