Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

The Ongoing Persecution of Haiti (Global Crisis News)

By Justin Frewen, Global Crisis News Today Haiti is most commonly known for being the poorest country in the ‘western’ hemisphere and a land wracked by destitution and despair. This picture has only been reinforced by the horrific consequences of the January 12th earthquake, 15 kms south-west of Port-au-Prince. While the media networks are falling over themselves to relay stories of its dreadful consequences – although it is still a distant second to the blanket coverage of the Lillis murder trial – the reporting has been conspicuous by the general absence of any attempt at in-depth analysis as to why the earthquake had such lethal consequences. Despite the many human stories of personal tragedies and losses, how (or how not) international relief efforts are assisting the people of Haiti and reports on ‘insecurity’ in the country and the deployment of […]

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