Why is Haiti so vulnerable to disaster? In addition to geography, there's a legacy of debt, poverty, political instability, foreign exploitation and negligence, corruption and violence.
After seven years in Haiti, it is time for the UN peacekeeping mission to either significantly refocus its mission or close its operation and leave the business of governing and reconstruction to the Haitians themselvesIt is time for the U peacekeeping mission in Haiti to either significantly refocus its mission or close its operation completely.
Over the last year, Haitians have been hit by a catastrophic earthquake and harsh tropical storms, and now another kind of trouble has hit the Caribbean country: a cholera scourge that has already claimed more than 1,000 lives.
From earthquakes to cholera, Haiti can't seem to get a break. Geologists have now reported that the decimated country may be in serious risk of additional devastation. Scientists posit that “not all the geological strain that triggered the original quake” last Jan. 12 has been released.
As his country teeters on the brink of collapse, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and his information minister, Sikhanyiso Ndlovu, are pointing fingers at the U.K. as the source of the recent cholera outbreak that has killed hundreds in the African nation.