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Demonstrators call attention to the role of the United Nations in bringing cholera to Haiti.


Haiti cancels participation in UN cholera meeting

A day after recalling its United Nations ambassador for consultations in protest over a UN official’s remarks about oil-loan corruption allegations, the Haitian government has canceled its participation in a high-level UN retreat on cholera in New York. Continue reading

Haitians gamble on a better life in Chile. But the odds aren’t always in their favor

Five years ago, opportunities in Chile were more plentiful. There were fewer Haitians, and Chile’s economy was stronger. Now, Haitians face the shock of a new culture, competition from an increasing number of Spanish-speaking migrants from Venezuela, and a sense that they aren’t always welcome. Continue reading


Haiti’s Maternal Health Crisis

Expectant mothers in poorer communities experience high-risk pregnancies due to the lack of resources and are in jeopardy of suffering hazardous complications during and following pregnancy and childbirth. Consequently, 75-80% of women defer to untrained individuals for home births with no knowledge of underlying complications that may kill them. Continue reading


Special counsel subpoena demands communications from Trump, his campaign staff: report

A grand jury for Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe is seeking a trove of documents from those closest to Donald Trump’s White House bid, including the President himself, according to a report Sunday. Continue reading


Italy election: Projections point to hung parliament

Italy is on course for a hung parliament after voters backed right-wing and populist parties, vote projections based on partial results suggest. Ex-Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s right-wing coalition looks set to win the most seats in the lower house of parliament. Continue reading

Land expropriation a victory for Africa

A historic moment in post-democratic South Africa was marked on 27 February 2018. The motion tabled by the Economic Freedom Fighters to expropriate land without compensation was passed by an overwhelming majority of 241 votes in agreement, and 83 votes against. Continue reading

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