News headlines for “Haiti”, page 5

  1. DEVELOPMENT: IBSA Fund Packs Small But Sustainable Punches

    Friday, April 15, 2011

    Despite only three million dollars a year coming into the India-Brazil-South Africa (IBSA) Fund for Poverty and Hunger Alleviation, it aims to pack punches above its weight with small but sustainable projects.

  2. Haitian Trafficking Victims Discovered in Ecuador

    Thursday, April 14, 2011

    The four young Haitians told legal authorities that they were offered complete scholarships to the university, but that once they reached Ecuador they were locked up in a house and made to pay 150 dollars a month for rent and board, while given the run around about the promised education.

  3. 'Sweet Mickey' Hitches Haitian Recovery to Washington Bandwagon

    Friday, April 08, 2011

    With hundreds of thousands of Haitians living in destitution as the country flounders under political, economic and climate wreckage, critics say celebrations of the inevitable profits of disaster capitalism have already begun between the right- wing President-elect Michel Martelly and his neoliberal allies in Washington.

  4. HAITI: Seeding Reconstruction or Destruction?

    Friday, April 01, 2011

    Last year, tens of thousands of tonnes of tools, seeds and plant cuttings were distributed to almost 400,000 Haitian farming families, perhaps one-third to one-half of the country's farming population.

  5. Women Turn Spotlight on Haiti's Silent Rape Epidemic

    Tuesday, March 29, 2011

    Some 14 months after Haiti's earthquake, activists say there is an ongoing epidemic of rape and gender-based violence (GBV) in the country's more than 1,000 squalid displaced persons camps, where nearly a million people are still awaiting permanent housing.

  6. HAITI: Aristide Returns Ahead of Controversial Run-Off

    Thursday, March 17, 2011

    Tensions are running high in Haiti as dueling campaigns for the presidency enter overdrive in their final days, and Jean- Bertrand Aristide, a popular former president, returns from a seven-year exile in South Africa.

  7. Cracking the Donor Discourse on Haiti

    Monday, January 24, 2011

    In her remarks last week to the president of the U.N. Security Council on the first anniversary of Haiti's earthquake, U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice called for a free and fair election that reflected the views of Haitian voters, applauded the work of the U.N. Stabilisation Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), and declared that the 'prospects for rebuilding Haiti depend upon maintaining a secure environment and creating jobs for Haitians'.

  8. HAITI: Baby Doc's Warm Welcome Turns Frigid

    Tuesday, January 18, 2011

    Human rights groups are urging Haitian authorities to seize the opportunity of former dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier's surprise return to the country Sunday to prosecute him for the atrocities committed during his 15-year reign.

  9. HAITI-DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Cholera Chokes Off Border Trade

    Monday, January 17, 2011

    The cholera epidemic ravaging Haiti has affected even this small southern border town, which lived primarily from the trade with its neighbour even though it counts for less than five percent of the cross-border market trade.

  10. HAITI: OAS Whitewashed Flawed Polls, Says Watchdog Group

    Wednesday, January 12, 2011

    Fresh calls emerged Wednesday for Haiti to void its recent disputed presidential elections, following a new analysis from the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) showing serious and unprecedented flaws in the Nov. 28 voting process.

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