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When Will the UN Pay For Its Crimes in Haiti? When Will Anyone?

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By Joe Emersberger,, July 28, 2014

Since 2010 the UN has been dodging responsibility for a cholera outbreak that has killed 8,500 Haitians and sickened more than 700,000. Nepalese soldiers with the UN “peacekeeping” forces caused the outbreak by allowing their sewage to leak into Haiti’s largest river. According to the UN itself, cholera could kill 2,000 more people in 2014. The UN now faces a lawsuit in US courts that was brought by some of the victims. The Obama administration is trying to have the suit dismissed but, this May, Amicus Briefs filed by prominent international law experts refuted the US governments’ arguments for dismissal.

Haiti demolition unleashes new wave of homelessness after poor renters given minutes to leave

By David McFadden,, July 24, 2014

The broad avenues in the Haitian government's promotional material are clean and unbroken, dotted with palm trees, parks and manicured expanses of grass. The new ministry buildings are sleek and modern but retain some of the neo-classical architecture of the former structures lost to natural disaster.

Martelly & Lamothe meet with Diaspora in Miami (two articles)

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Haitian president, prime minister meet diaspora in North Miami

By Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald, July 19, 2014

Before today, the town hall, called Gouvènman Lakay Ou, took place in regions around Haiti. But for the ninth edition, Lamothe decided to come north, a move that has been heavily criticized in Haiti, where the country is struggling financially and the government just backed down from plans to increase the price of gas to address a budget deficit.

A damned paradise: Does Haiti need tourism? Or does it need justice?

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Human rights attorney Mario Joseph and Tourism Minister Stéphanie Villedrouin are both trying to improve Haiti, but they are following radically different paths. The one wants justice, the other wants tourism.

By Samiha Shafy,, July 18, 2014

The attorney stares at a hut next to the grave. It's made of wood and mud, and is covered with a plastic tarp. "I used to live like that," Mario Joseph says quietly, more to himself than to the three women crouching behind him in the shade of a tree.

Haitian rape survivors begin new lives in Canada and the US

A young Haitian sexual assault survivor in a home she shares with her family after they were relocated from a camp with the help

By Lisa Armstrong,, July 1, 2014

There are no Haitians in the Montreal neighborhood where Lovely lives. “There are mostly whites. It’s very rare to find a black person, let alone a Haitian,” she says. 

Haiti: PM Lamothe threatens lawsuit for Digicel articles


By, July 21, 2014

Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe, in questionable propriety, sent two government officials and an agent of the administration to threaten on three occasions in the past 48 hours a lawsuit against Defend Haiti over articles published in The Haiti Sentinel; articles regarding Digicel’s block of VoIP applications which, less than a month later, forced it to reverse.

Fanmi Lavalas nominates Dr. Maryse Narcisse for President of Haiti


By, July 16, 2014

Editor's note: For more information and analysis on the split within the Lavalas party please follow this link

On Tuesday, Dr. Maryse Narcisse received the nomination of the Fanmi Lavalas political party to run for the President of the Republic of Haiti in 2015.