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Haiti WikiLeaks Spark Political Furor and Elite Drama

July 21, 2011

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10 Haiti Wikileaks Spark Political Furor and Elite Drama by Dan Coughlin The release of secret U.S. Embassy cables has provoked a maelstrom in Haitian politics, threatening the approval of a prime minister-designate, damaging the career of a leading right-wing politician, and throwing Haiti’s tiny and ultra-rich elite into a paroxysm of public mea culpas. […]

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 […]

All the Info You Need to Clobber Your Uncle in a Debate about Health Care in Cuba vs. US: Stephen Lendman Has the 411

July 6, 2011

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Health Care in Cuba and America by Stephen Lendman Tuesday Jul 5th, 2011 12:57 AM Under Article 50 of Cuba’s Constitution: “Everyone has the right to health protection and care. The state guarantees this right: — by providing free medical and hospital care by means of the installations of the rural medical service network, polyclinics, […]

FIDEL on Chavez, Health Care, and the Meaning of Solidarity

July 6, 2011

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Reflections by Comrade Fidel A BRILLIANT AND COURAGEOUS STATEMENT Attending to other matters that are now top priority, I momentarily strayed from the frequency with which I had been writing reflections in the year 2010; however, Hugo Chávez Frías’ proclamation last Thursday the 30th, obliges me to write these lines. The president of Venezuela is […]

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 […]