· April, 2007

Stories about Haiti from April, 2007

Haiti: Delegation presents Haiti as a place to do business

  22 April 2007

Collectif-haiti-de-provence writes about a Haitian delegation's March visit to France and Belgium (Fr), which hoped to present Haiti as a place to do business and counteract negative images of the country. The delegation, which included the heads of various government ministries and members of the private sector, presented plans to...

Election Ploy: Sarkozy Plans to Add Toussaint Louverture to the Pantheon

  18 April 2007

Alain Mabanckou reposts an article by Haitian radio station Kiskeya discussing French presidential candidate Nicolas Sarkozy's promise to add the names of Toussaint Louverture and Léopold Sédar Senghor to the Pantheon (Fr) in Paris, resting place of French luminaries like Volatire, Marie Curie and Napoleon, if elected. The addition of...

Haiti: Cost of Dying

  9 April 2007

Cuaderno Latinoamericano links to an Associated Press story on the high cost of dying in Haiti: “The cost of a funeral is more than most Haitians make in a year, and it costs a good amount just to pick up the body from the morgue.”

Haiti: GEDIMEX and the Expired Food Scandal

  5 April 2007

Commenting on a news story about GEDIMEX, a food distributor who refuses to halt its alleged sale of rotten rice, Collectif Haiti de Provence writes [Fr]: “One wonders how one can store food to its rotting while thousands starve … No investigation by authorities will uproot GEDIMEX. Favors here, resounding...