MINUSTAH and the Epidemic: Cholera in Haiti

By Fidel Castro December 09, 2010 About three weeks ago news and photos were published showing Haitian citizens throwing stones and protesting in indignation against the forces of MINUSTAH, accusing it of having transmitted cholera to that country by way of a Nepalese soldier.. (more…)
December 9th, 2010 bye Africa Speaks 

Zimbabwe: Haiti As Seen Through Pan African Eyes

By Tichaona Zindoga February 23, 2010 – The Herald FOLLOWING the devastating earthquake that left over 200 000 people dead and destroyed almost everything in Haiti last month, the world was treated to eccentric Western hype about self-inflicted poverty, hopelessness and the heroism of foreign rescue efforts. The West, through its media, even justified the occupation of this second largest Caribbean...

February 23rd, 2010 bye Africa Speaks 

Haitians will defend their sovereignty

Haitians will defend their sovereignty By The Real News Ronald Charles: This way of providing aid is a way to humiliate us and many Haitians will not accept it. (more…)
February 2nd, 2010 bye Africa Speaks 

Q & A with the State Department on Haiti

Sending in the Marines By Judith Scherr January 29, 2010 – counterpunch.org THE FRENCH COOPERATION Minister Alain Joyandet accused the U.S. of “occupying” Haiti rather than helping in the wake of the devastating January 12, 7.0 earthquake. Doctors Without Borders and officials from the Caribbean community expressed similar frustrations, as US military personnel controlling the airport turned...

January 29th, 2010 bye Africa Speaks 

Freedom Rider: Useless Aid, No Donation Without Agitation

By Margaret Kimberley January 27, 2010 – blackagendareport.com “DOLLARS must come with demands of non-interference in Haiti’s affairs and demands of accountability to charitable organizations.” A telethon hosted by celebrities succeeded in raising more than $57 million in funds for the relief of Haiti earthquake victims. Yet that sum and the many millions more donated by individuals around the...

January 29th, 2010 bye Africa Speaks 

The Kidnapping of Haiti

By John Pilger January 27, 2010 THE THEFT OF HAITI has been swift and crude. On 22 January, the United States secured “formal approval” from the United Nations to take over all air and sea ports in Haiti, and to “secure” roads. No Haitian signed the agreement, which has no basis in law. Power rules in an American naval blockade and the arrival of 13,000 marines, special forces, spooks and mercenaries,...

January 28th, 2010 bye Africa Speaks 

Focus on Haiti – The Politics of Rice

By Al Jazeera English January 25, 2010 – aljazeera.net IN 2008, in the midst of the global food crisis, we travelled to Haiti to look at the politics of rice – how such a fertile country became dependent on food aid. In the wake of this current disaster, that dependence is – initially – going to deepen. (more…)
January 26th, 2010 bye Africa Speaks 

When Are Haitians Looters and When Are They Just Hungry?

By: Natalie Hopkinson January 17, 2010 “Nearly five years ago, when you could see photo captions of white Hurricane Katrina survivors side-by-side with black survivors, the racial double standard in the news media covering a catastrophic tragedy were obvious. Hungry, desperate white survivors were ‘finding food’ while hungry, desperate black survivors were ‘looting’ for...

January 20th, 2010 bye Africa Speaks 

Misinformation and Racism Hamper Recovery Efforts in Haiti

Doctor: Misinformation and Racism Have Frozen Recovery Effort at General Hospital in Port-au-Prince By Democracy Now! January 19, 2010 “There are no security issues,” says Dr. Evan Lyon of Partners in Health, reporting from the General Hospital in Port-Au-Prince in Haiti, where 1,000 people are in need of operations. Lyon said the reports of violence in the city have been overblown by...

January 20th, 2010 bye Africa Speaks 

New 6.1-quake hits Haiti, people flee into streets

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on Wednesday morning, shaking buildings and sending screaming people running into the streets only eight days after the country’s capital was devastated by an apocalyptic quake. (more…)
January 20th, 2010 bye Africa Speaks 

Haiti Earthquake: Recovery efforts continue

Haiti Earthquake: Recovery efforts continue by ntv kenya In Haiti, rescue efforts are entering the second week following the earthquake that hit Port au Prince. Survivors are also camping at a golf course as humanitarian aid continues to flow into the country. (more…)
January 20th, 2010 bye Africa Speaks 

Haiti: Guns or food?

Presence of US troops provides both hope of relief, and fear of continuing legacy of US domination By Real News January 18, 2010 – therealnews.com As aid starts to trickle in, and the extent of the horror becomes known, decisions are already being made that will affect the Haiti that emerges from this. Ansel Herz reports live from Port-Au-Prince on the role that the deployed US troops are playing,...

January 19th, 2010 bye Africa Speaks