Stories about Haiti from July, 2007
Referring to a WHO report which estimates that nearly 80% of cervical cancer cases occur in developing countries, Dr. John Carroll identifies the disease as the leading cause of female deaths in Haiti.
The Bajan Reporter wonders about the motivating factors behind UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon's upcoming visit to the Caribbean.
An Information Technology project will offer Haiti's coffee cooperatives more traceability and therefore greater leveraging power with their products. The Fair Tracing Project gives details.
“Thousands marched in the streets of Port-au-Prince…calling for the return of exiled former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.” Free Haiti was there.
“Brooklyn sometimes feels like it is part of the Caribbean,” writes Caribbean Beat Blog, reporting on an upcoming exhibition of contemporary Caribbean art at the Brooklyn Museum.
gmtPlus9 (-15) links to a project called Kids With Cameras, which has given Haitian children in indentured servitude the power to tell their own stories.
“Even in hard times, Haitians go to the movies.” Marginal Revolution refers to a report that examines the blossoming Haitian film industry.
Last week, Haitian president René Préval declared before the leaders of the fifteen member countries of CARICOM and President George Bush that fighting corruption and drugs were his government's top priorities. Collectif-haiti-de-provence is not so certain of his resolve--or that of the Haitian people.