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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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Video: Victims of Forced Evictions Interviewed, Plus Press Release: 100 days into Michel Martelly’s pres­i­dency: Sur­vey reveals government’s clo­sure of camps con­flicts with durable hous­ing solu­tions pro­posed in hous­ing plan

August 19, 2011

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100 days into Michel Martelly’s presidency: Survey reveals government’s closure of camps conflicts with durable housing solutions proposed in housing plan (IJDH-BAI) 18 August 2011 Comments: 0 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 18, 2011 Mario Joseph, Av., Man­ag­ing Attor­ney, Bureau des Avo­cats Inter­na­tionaux (BAI), Mario@ijdh.org, 011–509-3701–9879 (Haiti) Nicole Phillips, Esq., staff attor­ney, Insti­tute for Jus­tice & […]

Haiti Mayor Says He Plans to Clear Huge Quake Camp

August 14, 2011

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Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti » Blog Archive » Haiti Mayor Says He Plans to Clear Huge Quake Camp (Miami Herald) Haiti Mayor Says He Plans to Clear Huge Quake Camp (Miami Herald) 12 August 2011 Comments: 0 By. Tren­ton Daniel, Asso­ci­ated Press July 10, 2011– PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Thou­sands of Haitians liv­ing in […]

VIDEO: WikiLeaks Haiti Exposes How the US Blocked Aristide’s Return After 2004 Coup – Dem Now, Plus Article

August 12, 2011

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The following Democracy Now video and Nation magazine article reveal how a shameless US and its equally shameless diplomatic counterparts from France, Canada, the UN and the Vatican collaborated to keep former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide from returning to Haiti after the 2004 coup.  Edmond Mulet, a Guatemalan diplomat who served as head of the UN […]

HAITI: US State Dept. Issues “Book-Length” Travel Warning “Given the Possibility and Unpredictability of Violent Protests?” More Like Cover for Severe Repression of Haitians

August 9, 2011

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Martelly has big problems.  As mentioned here repeatedly, Martelly came to office without a mandate because his only constituency is the US which hand-picked him to run the country.  Further, the Haitian Parliament continues to reject his PM nominees.  The huge number of Haitians still living in temporary housing some 18 months after the earthquake, […]