Recent Feature Articles

By Alexis Erkert and Beverly Bell

Published on Other Worlds, January 4, 2012 (see author bios below)

As 2012 begins, a growing movement of displaced people and their allies in Haiti is actively claiming the right to housing, which is recognized by both the Haitian constitution and international treaties to which Haiti is signatory.

By Kim Ives, Haiti Liberté, Jan 5, 2012

President Joseph Michel “Sweet Micky” Martelly is shoveling money out of the national treasury to family and friends through expensive foreign junkets, aircraft rentals, vehicle acquisitions, and irregular withdrawals from Haiti’s central bank, according to Moise Jean-Charles, a Senator representing Haiti’s North department.

In a recent speech he gave at a rally of the Lavalas Family party in Brooklyn, NY and in an exclusive interview with Haiti Liberte, Jean-Charles pointed to a host of inflated costs and official expenses that he says are funneling millions of dollars from public coffers to the First Family and its close friends.

by BILL QUIGLEY and AMBER RAMANAUSKAS (see author bios below)
Counterpunch, January 3, 2012

 
Haiti, a close neighbor of the US with over nine million people, was devastated by earthquake on January 12, 2010. Hundreds of thousands were killed and many more wounded.
 

Tuesday, 20 December 2011
Yesterday, the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) released a statement (see text below) calling on MINUSTAH to take responsibility for the cholera outbreak in Haiti that has already killed over 7,000. In the release, CEPR co-director Mark Weisbrot says, "This is a case of criminal negligence, and the UN, if it is to continue to be worthy of the respect of people around the world, must own up

A study by Haiti Grassroots Watch on factory investment in Haiti, December 2011

Introductory note:
On November 18, 2011, several thousand people marched in the streets of Cap Haitien, Haiti's second largest city, in a demonstration to demand the withdrawal of MINUSTAH from Haiti and compensation for the victims of cholera. The march coincided with the anniversary of the historic defeat of France in 1803 by Haitian revolutionaries at the Battle of Vertieres. That was the final battle that secured the independence of Haiti.
 

By Laura Gonzalez C., published in Haiti Liberte, Nov 23-29, 2011, Vol. 5, No. 19

The Haitian people’s protest against the United Nation’s military occupation of their country has found an echo on the South American continent. On November 5 in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo, over 600 people, including many international representatives, gathered to join in the Haitian demand: "MINUSTAH get out of Haiti."

An Interview with Dr. Jorge Balseiro Estevez of the Henry Reeve Cuban Internationalist Medical Brigade

Dr. Jorge Balseiro Estevez is Director of the University Hospital of Psychiatry in the city of Camaguey, Cuba. He is a specialist in psychiatry and health administration and Auxiliary Professor of Medical Sciences at the university. He is a member of the Henry Reeve Cuban Internationalist Medical Brigade[1] and a director of the Brigade’s field hospital in the city of Leogâne, Haiti. Leogane was the epicentre of the earthquake of January 12, 2010.

Canadian delegation to Haiti reports back
 
August 4, 2011--Three Canadians conducted a ten-day fact-finding and solidarity mission to Haiti from June 20 to 30. The delegation, organized by Haiti Solidarity BC, the Vancouver affiliate of the Canada Haiti Action Network, traveled throughout the earthquake zone, including Port-au-Prince, Leogane and Jacmel.


Version française de ce rapportage ici.