Stories about Haiti from April, 2008
“If music be the food of love, play on”, wrote Shakespeare, who could not possibly have anticipated the global food crisis the world is facing today. Rising food prices are a hot topic with bloggers the world over – and the Caribbean is no different. The “music” coming out of...
Haitian blogger kiskeácity examines the concept of “measuring development as if people mattered more than places.”
kiskeácity links to a Haitian organization's perspective on the island's food crisis.
HaitiAnalysis.com posts photos of the recent protests against rising food prices.
kiskeácity remembers two influential Caribbean icons.
“Thirty years ago, Haiti raised nearly all the rice it needed. What happened?” asks Blog de Port-au-Prince, as it examines the causes of Haiti's hunger riots.
Two francophone bloggers respond to the crisis over rising food prices, but rather than blame their proximate cause–subsidies for biofuels in rich countries–they criticize the politics and the politicians who left their countries this vulnerable to begin with. They write that the riots of these last few weeks and the riots to come, like the crisis itself, are symptomatic of deeper problems that cannot be solved by the simple magic of foreign aid.
Bajan Global Report takes a look at how rising food prices are affecting various Caribbean territories.
The Haitian Blogger says that “amid food riots in Haiti, US claims of ‘success’ in Haiti sound hollow.”
Both Upping The Anti and Bajan Global Report blog about the Haitian parliament passing a vote of no confidence against Prime Minister Jacques-Edouard Alexis, while Dying in Haiti posts a first-hand account by Frandy in Carrefour about the past week's events.
Sepia Mutiny on the growing ties between India and Africa, and the first-ever India-Africa summit in New Delhi.
“Looters and destroyers do not represent this country any more than serial killers represent the United States”: The Livesay Haiti Weblog posts some thoughts by Ruth, a resident of Port au Prince.
“A large amount of investment and political will is needed if the hunger problem alone is to be solved”: Wadner Pierre at HaitiAnalysis.com explains.