Friday, July 27, 2012

AP Investigation Finds Lack of Results and Transparency in Haiti’s Reconstruction

CEPR: Haiti Relief and Reconstruction Watch
Martha Mendoza and Trenton Daniel of the Associated Press reported over the weekend on the state of U.S. reconstruction efforts in Haiti. The report is based largely on documents obtained through Freedom of Information Act requests. Mendoza and Daniel write:

As mining Conglomerates Target Haiti, Latin America Rises Against Them

Roger Annis and Kim Ives (Haiti Liberte)
People and governments across Latin America are rising up against foreign mining companies in a wave of revolt that is generating alarm among investors and their political operatives in the imperialist governments.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Two And a Half Years Later: Quake Victims Step Up Demands For Housing

by Roger Annis & Kim Ives (Haiti Liberte)

The plight of some 400,000 Haitians still living under tarps and tents since the Jan. 12, 2010 earthquake has surged into the streets and headlines in recent weeks, highlighting one of Haiti’s most explosive and intractable issues. A new grassroots campaign, an international petition, several new reports, and street demonstrations are underscoring the problem’s urgency.

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