Recent Feature Articles

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.