Monday, December 11, 2017
The UN refuses to take responsibility for causing the cholera epidemic in Haiti, which so far has claimed 7,000 lives.
Since Michel Martelly took over as president last May, the country has been in a state of almost complete paralysis. The uncertainty increased recently, says Nick Caistor from LAB, with rumours of an imminent coup.
After a lengthy investigation, Haiti Grassroots Watch has uncovered substantial misuse of the post-earthquake housing provided by the UK charity, Tearfund.
Haitians have been doing what they can to rebuild their lives. The problem is, says Peleg Charles from OXFAM, that the far-reaching change, so loudly proclaimed by the government and the international community immediately after the disaster.
The Bolivarian Alternative of the Americas (ALBA), an organisation promoted by Venezuela for promoting closer regional trade, has been expanding in the Caribbeam. A report by Kevin Edwards of NACLA.
Well over a year since the epidemic began, people are still threatened by the deadly diseases, warns Médecins Sans Frontières.
Rapadoo Observateur expresses outrage in his blog at the way politicians are sending in the police to clear residents out of camps, in a ruthless attempt to sort out age-old land disputes.
Melina Miles, founder of 'Let Haiti Live', ponders in her blog at the lack of outrage in the country at what she calls "the criminal negligence" in many of the disaster relief operations.
Fleeing the chaos at home, hundreds of Haitians are paying coyotes (fixers) to take them, via Peru and Bolivia, to Brazil.
The London-based Haiti Support Group says that the Interim Haiti Reconstruction Commission has been a failure and welcomes the end of its activities.

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