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A country where toilets are a sign of hope

April 16, 2016
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A country where toilets are a sign of hope

16 April 2016 From the section Magazine War, corruption and poverty have dogged the Democratic Republic of Congo, and it is widely believed that incumbent president will cancel this year’s presidential elections. But despite the instability this could bring, Mary-Ann Ochota met a community who remain surprisingly upbeat. Bawili Amisi is a slim woman,...
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The Killer Hiding in the CDC Map

April 16, 2016
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The Killer Hiding in the CDC Map

What caused Haiti’s cholera epidemic? The CDC museum knows but won’t say. By Jonathan M. Katz Last Friday, a friend doing research at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta sent me a photo of a display at the CDC’s in-house museum. She thought I’d be interested because it had to...
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Millions Face Starvation As Haiti’s Drought Stretches Into Its Third Year

April 16, 2016
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Millions Face Starvation As Haiti’s Drought Stretches Into Its Third Year

by Beenish Ahmed Apr 15, 2016 2:19 pm CREDIT: Meghan Dhaliwal for ThinkProgress Mirene Raymond has farmed rice in Haiti for decades, but she says she has never seen conditions quite so bad, April 2016. GONAIVES, HAITI — Mirene Raymond hasn’t seen a real downpour since last year. The 69-year-old rice farmer is one...
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Zika Mutates Extremely Quickly, Which Is Why It’s So Scary

April 16, 2016
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Zika Mutates Extremely Quickly, Which Is Why It’s So Scary

Getty Images Scientists are also questioning how it spreads One thing that’s especially confounding about Zika is that as soon as something about the virus is understood, it comes under question. Until recently, experts believed Zika was a relatively benign virus spread by mosquitoes. But now that it’s been linked to more than 1,000...
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Haiti farmers peeved over US peanuts

April 16, 2016
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Haiti farmers peeved over US peanuts

Mrebalais – The barefoot farmer oversees three teenage workers as they attack weeds with spades in a sun-baked field of peanut plants, a vital cash crop often grown on Haiti’s marginal farmland. If he’s lucky, Francois Merilus will reap a meagre harvest amid a lengthy drought that has shrivelled yields and worsened Haiti’s chronic...
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Lettre de Jovenel Moïse à la Nation Haïtienne.

April 16, 2016
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Lettre de Jovenel Moïse à la Nation Haïtienne.

Avril 15, 2016 Comme le principal candidat pour le deuxième tour des élections présidentielles en Haïti, ma promesse pour une Haïti moderne est simple: je propose de réunir les gens, la terre, l’eau et le soleil. Parallèlement à l’éducation, les services et l’infrastructure moderne, la modernisation de l’agriculture est mon objectif et, à mon...
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Lettre publique au Président Privert

April 16, 2016
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Lettre publique au Président Privert

4/16/16, 10:05:21 AM: : Avec sa lettre publique au Président Privert, l’ex-Président Michel Martelly est sur le point de devenir principal leader de l’opposition à ce consortium traditionnel et rétrograde qui occupe illégalement le pouvoir d’Etat en Haiti dans un contexte où ce gouvernement dit intérimaire s’achemine vers une situation d’embargo classique (gele de...
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