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Opinion: Canada is allowing U.S. to dictate Haiti’s renewal: More news and opinion on what the UN soldiers call the “Haitian Vacation”

By David South Id Magazine (Canada), August 22 to September 4, 1996 An August 19 attack on the Port-au-Prince police headquarters by pissed-off former Haitian soldiers should be a wake up call to Canadians. So far, the Haiti UN mission has seemed as safe as the soldiers’ quip, the “Haitian Vacation”. The UN soldiers patrol […]

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Ending Gang Violence While Cleaning the Streets in Haiti

By David South, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions SOUTH-SOUTH CASE STUDY The Caribbean nation of Haiti is the poorest country in the western hemisphere, with 80 percent of the population living below the poverty line (CIA World Factbook). The country had been enjoying some positive economic growth since 2005 after decades of economic and political turmoil. The […]

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Milk Co-operatives Help Hungry Haiti

By David South, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions SOUTH-SOUTH CASE STUDY The global food crisis has hit the impoverished Caribbean country of Haiti especially hard. Already suffering from decades of food crises brought on by the collapse of domestic farming, the country has become notorious for its people being reduced to eating cakes made of mud to […]

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Haiti Earthquake Prompts Tech Aid

By David South, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions SOUTH-SOUTH CASE STUDY The devastating earthquake that hit the Caribbean nation of Haiti on January 12 was a huge tragedy for the country’s people and for the large international aid community, including the United Nations. But the disaster has seen the use of new information technologies – often assembled […]