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The United Nations, facing a shortage of supplies to handle the epidemic, refuses to address whether its peacekeepers brought a deadly strain of the disease into the country.
A post-earthquake housing program in Haiti financed by the United States Agency for International Development has delivered only a quarter of the planned number of houses.
A class-action lawsuit claiming to represent cholera victims in Haiti and their relatives in the United States was filed against the United Nations on Tuesday in Federal District Court in Brooklyn.
A sellout crowd of 18,000 in Mitrovica witnessed the international soccer debut of Kosovo’s national team, a 0-0 tie with Haiti.
LAST month the United Nations’ Independent Expert on Human Rights in Haiti delivered his annual assessment (French version here) of the state of the poorest country in the Americas. Gustavo Gallon, a respected Colombian jurist, wrote of many troubling—and familiar--problems. They included prolonged pre-trial detention for 80% of all prisoners in Haitian jails; institutional “brittleness” on account of long-delayed elections to the Senate and local bodies; rising homicide rates; and a depressing predilection for public lynching, which indicates little confidence in the justice system. If the indictment of Haiti was unsurprising, less predictable was Mr Gallon’s position on the country’s cholera epidemic, which first broke out in 2010. More than 8,000 Haitians have since died from cholera, and nearly 700,000 more, or one out of every 16 people, infected. Medical evidence indicates the cholera strain was brought to Haiti by Nepalese UN peacekeepers, although the UN neither admits responsibility for the outbreak nor agrees to make reparations. In October 2013 human-rights lawyers filed a class-action claim on behalf of the victims; the UN, which claims diplomatic immunity against such claims, is reportedly refusing to acknowledge even being served the lawsuit.Mr Gallon’s report is consequently significant. He called for “diplomatic difficulties” to be resolved to “stop ...
The new highway that crosses Brazil and Peru is transformative — both for the villages it now connects and for Monte Reel, who writes about his journey along the highway.
An appeals court rejected an argument from Jean-Claude Duvalier, known as Baby Doc, that the statute of limitations had expired for the charge of crimes against humanity.
A big payday for the N.F.L.’s commissioner, Roger Goodell. Also on the Minute, rethinking the benefits of natural gas and an adventure to Haiti’s hidden waterfalls.
The United States ambassador to Haiti disagrees with an editorial suggesting that other countries have forsaken it.
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