· May, 2009

Stories about Haiti from May, 2009

Haiti: Flooding Claims Lives

  25 May 2009

Repeating Islands reports that “at least 11 people died…in Haiti after torrential rains triggered floods throughout the nation.”

Haiti: Minimum Wage Increase

  19 May 2009

Wadner Pierre says that “Haitian labor activists applauded the Preval administration's decision to raise the minimum wage in Haiti from 70 to 200 gourdes ($5.50 USD) per day”, but notes that “the increase has been strongly opposed by Haitian industrialists.”

Haiti: Flag Day

  18 May 2009

Today is Flag Day in Haiti. Real Hope for Haiti offers some insight into the history of the celebration, while The Livesay Weblog ruminates on the country's recently concluded elections.

Haiti, Dominican Republic: Enough

  8 May 2009

In the wake of an alleged reprisal killing in which a Haitian man was beheaded in Santo Domingo, blogger Wadner Pierre says: “Our government must use this case to put an end to the targeting of Haitians in the DR once and for all.”

Haiti: Senate Elections Explained

  7 May 2009

“Haiti’s Lavalas movement effectively destroyed the credibility of the April 19 Senate election through a successful boycott campaign called Operation Closed Door”: Kevin Pina, writing at HaitiAnalysis.com, explains.

Caribbean: Hurricane Names

  4 May 2009

Repeating Islands reports that “three Atlantic hurricane names—Gustav, Ike and Paloma—have been retired after those storms killed more than 200 people in the Caribbean region during the 2008 season.”

Haiti: Election Farce

  4 May 2009

“Haiti's senatorial elections of April 19 were boycotted by the overwhelming majority of the electorate. As if to deliberately invite more ridicule, the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) announced that a…second round of the discredited elections will take place on June 7″: