Sunday, October 22, 2017
The Appeals Court in Haiti has overturned an earlier ruling and decided that former ruler Jean-Claude Duvalier can stand trial for alleged crimes against humanity: but will the Martelly government accept the challenge?
The recent killings of a leading activist and his wife are part of a worsening human rights situation in Haiti.

Haiti: No sweat

The Caracol Industrial park, intended as the flagship post-earthquake development project, has been little short of a disaster.
Human rights advocates are receiving frequent and credible threats of assassination from associates of ex-Dictator Jean-Cluade Duvalier.
Haiti is the only country in the world where provision of sanitation decreased in the last decade: cholera will remain endemic for many years.
In the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake, millions of dollars have been spent on ambitious rebuilding projects for the capital Port-au-Prince that appear to have come to nothing.
Claudia Pompa describes the mission of microfinance institute, Esperanza Internacional.
Food aid is clearly working against what aid agencies are hoping to accomplish.
The author visits an inspiring reforestation project in Haiti.
The UN refuses to take responsibility for causing the cholera epidemic in Haiti, which so far has claimed 7,000 lives.

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