Archive for March 21st, 2017

After 19 hours of debate through the night, Haiti finally gets a new prime minister

March 21, 2017
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After 19 hours of debate through the night, Haiti finally gets a new prime minister

jcharles@miamiherald.com Haiti finally has a new government. Jack Guy Lafontant, a gastroenterologist with no political experience, was ratified as prime minister by the Lower Chamber of Deputies Tuesday after receiving the nod of approval days earlier from a majority of senators. The vote on Lafontant’s policy statement came after 19 hours of debate that...
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UN Fails Miserably to Raise Funds for Haiti

March 21, 2017
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UN Fails Miserably to Raise Funds for Haiti

By Julianna LeMieux — March 20, 2017 Last October, following the UN General Assembly, we wrote of the urgency needed for the global health crisis occurring in Haiti. At that time, the former Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, admitted the role of the UN in starting the cholera epidemic in Haiti in 2010 and spoke directly about the need for a...
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Women allegedly raped by UN peacekeepers in Haiti speak out -Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

March 21, 2017
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Women allegedly raped by UN peacekeepers in Haiti speak out -Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Ovila WoodNelson – ©aljazeera.com In Haiti By Force: UN Sex Abuse, Fault Lines speaks to Haitian women who say they were raped by UN peacekeepers there. Some of them were under-age at the time; some of them are now single mothers as a result; most described anonymous, violent attacks. “The United Nations Mission in...
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ARISTIDE MANIPULATES PERCEPTIONS WITH PHONY ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

March 21, 2017
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ARISTIDE MANIPULATES PERCEPTIONS WITH PHONY ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Mar 20, 2017 Even before Aristide left his Tabarre lair for his appearance in court, members of his entourage were discussing how the scene would play out. Gunfire that would not endanger the ex-President Aristide, but would injur a few people to generate sympathy. It had worked before. It would work again. Remember the...
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U.N. Accepts Blame but Dodges the Bill in Haiti

March 21, 2017
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U.N. Accepts Blame but Dodges the Bill in Haiti

Ny Times editorial board A cholera patient at a clinic in Rendel, Haiti, being bathed with soap and water mixed with Clorox. Credit Meridith Kohut for The New York TimesToday’s lesson in evading moral responsibility comes to us from the United Nations. The organization says it is terribly concerned about the cholera epidemic in...
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Tackling one-tenth of Haitian deaths and helping the environment-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

March 21, 2017
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Tackling one-tenth of Haitian deaths and helping the environment-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

It sounds almost too good to be true: a single development investment that tackles one of Haiti’s biggest death-tolls and at the same time combats deforestation and pollution. That is what one contribution to the Haiti Priorise project suggests. While some depictions show Haiti to be almost entirely deforested, recent work finds that up...
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A Photographer Captures Papier-Mâché and Politics on Parade in Haiti’s Jacmel

March 21, 2017
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A Photographer Captures Papier-Mâché and Politics on Parade in Haiti’s Jacmel

Michael Magers photographs high art and cutting cultural critiques during the annual Kanaval celebration By Jackie Mansky smithsonian.com March 20, 2017 10:45AM There had been a big rainstorm the night before Michael Magers’ first Kanaval. The annual February festivities are a long-held tradition in Jacmel, an artisan community in Haiti famous for elevating the...
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