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Attack on Human Rights Defenders in Haiti
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Attack on Human Rights Defenders in Haiti

By Beverly Bell Beverly Bell has worked for more than three decades as an advocate, organizer, and writer in collaboration…

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UN in Haiti: When Protectors Turn Predators
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UN in Haiti: When Protectors Turn Predators

By Kathie Klarreich

A United Nations presence in Haiti has become as familiar as the country’s barren hillsides. Troops of some sort have been there almost continuously since 1993, including five peacekeeping missions. The most recent, the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti, MINUSTAH, arrived in 2004 to provide a peaceful transition following months of armed conflict. Like its predecessors and most of the UN’s 16 peacekeeping missions worldwide, MINUSTAH, composed of troops from dozens of countries, is also charged with the protection of local citizens.

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.

Get to Haiti One Way
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Get to Haiti One Way

by Michelle Alerte

If not planned correctly, traveling to Haiti can be complicated and expensive. For Jiordany Thomas, a 39-year-old employee at Long Island Auto Group, he and his friends look for any cost-saving measure that’ll ease the damage to their pockets.

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