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HAITI: 27 Days After Earthquake, The Numbers Reveal US Managed This All According to Plan

February 9, 2010

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Regarding the number of UN troops in Haiti, in addition to the 9,000 on the ground reported below, the UN Security Council has approved the deployment of 3,500 more.  Perhaps the most frightening of the stats that follow is that there are 63,000 pregnant women in Haiti now and each month 7,000 babies are due. The US […]

The Newest Ugly American: Haitian Protesters Confront Bill Clinton

February 7, 2010

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Haitian protesters confront Bill Clinton Photograph by: Kena Betancur, Reuters, Agence France-Presse By Andrew Beatty, Agence France-PresseFebruary 6, 2010Comments (9)    Survivors of Haiti’s earthquake demand tents in front of the Haitian government’s temporary offices before Bill Clinton, now UN special envoy for Haiti, visits in Port-au-Prince on Friday. Former U.S. President Bill Clinton was […]

New Blog from CEPR – “Haiti: Relief and Reconstruction Watch”

February 6, 2010

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Yesterday the Center for Economic and Policy Research launched a new blog that will follow the relief and reconstruction efforts in Haiti: “Haiti: Relief and Reconstruction Watch“. Haiti’s poverty, as has been well known for more than two centuries, is not so much a result of natural disasters or other characteristics of the country, as […]

Raul and a Delegation of Cuban Gov’t. “Heavy Hitters” Visit Haitian Embassy in Havana to Offer Condolences and Solidarity

February 3, 2010

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Raul Castro, May Day, Revolutionary Square, 2008 Raul Castro Signs Condolences Book at Haitian Embassy in Havana HAVANA, Cuba, Feb 3 (acn) Cuban President Raul Castro visited on Monday the Haitian embassy in Havana to express Cuba’s sorrow and solidarity with the people of Haiti after the devastating earthquake that hit Port-au-Prince last month. The […]

US Army Say P-au-P Airport Could Resume Civilian Flights “Within Weeks” – What Does This Mean in Lives Lost?

January 31, 2010

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Quite a few, I believe.  Just think, it has only been a few weeks since the earthquake and we know many more lives could have been saved if the US  had not been made this a “military” only airport. In addition, while the US administration says the decision to quit transporting seriously injured Haitians to the US is not […]

Ecuador President Correa Blasts Aid “Imperialism” on Haiti Trip

January 31, 2010

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  President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa   Ecuador president blasts aid ‘imperialism’ on Haiti trip PORT-AU-PRINCE, January 30, 2010 (AFP) – Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa criticized “imperialism” in aid efforts in Haiti during a visit to the stricken nation Friday, echoing criticism leveled by other leftist Latin American leaders. “There is a lot of imperialism […]

HAITI: 20,000 US Troops Winning Hearts and Minds — Not

January 30, 2010

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  Today, I watched the video of last Thursday’s Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing where Dr. Paul Farmer, formerly of Partners in Health and currently deputy to Bill Clinton as UN envoy to Haiti, casts aside everything he has ever thought, said and written about Haiti in order not to rock the congressional boat that wants […]

HAITI: Local Leaders Shut Out of Military-Run Relief Efforts

January 30, 2010

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Let’s review:  The US turns the airport into a fortress, gives preference to military aircraft, and what humanitarian aid does make it in, is withheld.  The the US military and UN “peacekeepers” refuse to work with the grassroots Haitian leaders on the ground because 1) this would run counter to their over five year campaign […]

Report from the Ground in Haiti: Kevin Pina, Journalist

January 29, 2010

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Kevin Pina, journalist and documentary filmmaker, has been reporting on Haiti for 20 years. He is on the ground in Haiti now and provided this report on last night’s KPFA Flashpoints program. If interested in interviewing Kevin, please see info after this report. Kevin reports on Haiti daily through KPFA’s Flashpoints program.  Flashpoints airs 5:00PM […]

FACT SHEET: Venezuela’s Aid to Haiti

January 28, 2010

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 From the Embassy of Venezuela, Washington, DC  Haiti: A Common Purpose Venezuela’s Aid to Haiti Food, Tents, Gasoline Sent to Haiti; All Debts Forgiven Solidarity with Haiti is based on humanistic and historical reasons. Haiti played an important role in Venezuela’s battle for independence, and as the world’s first black republic it served as an […]