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Haiti Parliament Dissolved, New Prime Minister Faces Political Instability
Haiti, News Out of Haiti, Politics

Haiti Parliament Dissolved, New Prime Minister Faces Political Instability

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti has a new prime minister as it enters a phase of political uncertainty, with its…

Haiti Political Gridlock Overshadows Progress Made Five Years After Quake
Haiti, News Out of Haiti, Politics

Haiti Political Gridlock Overshadows Progress Made Five Years After Quake

By Vania Andre

When the first tremble hit, no one was sure where the force came from. People looked to the sky, the ground and around for some type of understanding about what was going on. With each rumble and roll of the ground, buildings collapsed in waves onto each other, taking people with them along their destructive path. The sky was grey with dust and nearly every road was impassable as pounds of debris blocked the roads.

Despite the sheer terror of those moments, the days and weeks that followed still left something to be dismayed by. The dead and living cluttered the streets, as bodies piled up along sidewalk and dismay hit, when survivors realized that for the moment, they were alone in this, without a government to turn to.

Haiti: USAID Houses Found to be of Poor Quality, Will Cost Millions to Repair
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Haiti: USAID Houses Found to be of Poor Quality, Will Cost Millions to Repair

By Center for Economic and Policy Research

According to documents from USAID, 750 houses built by USAID near the new Caracol industrial park, were found to be of poor quality and will take millions of dollars to repair. The houses are part of USAID’s “New Settlement Program,” which was the subject of a Government Accountability Office (GAO) reporting October 2013 as well as a USAID Inspector General (IG) audit in April 2014.

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