What IPS says about the world today.
Farmers object to the pesticide-laden donation.
When representatives from 136 countries attended the high-level International Donors’ Conference in New York on March 31, it looked like good news for Haiti.
Why Chile fared better than Haiti after earthquakes struck both countries.
Democracy, market forces, and religious apostasy aren’t determining factors in the scores Chile and Haiti notched in this grim competition.
Development experts are about to give Haiti the same disastrous prescription for reform. But Haitians could still build a very different post-earthquake society.
The UN donors’ conference is an opportunity to help Haitians rebuild in a manner that respects their humanity and enables them to become more productive.
More than 50 groups recently declared their priorities, which include: “housing, environment, food, education, literacy, work, and health for all.”
Not to worry, people of Haiti, help from the United States is on the way.
The U.S. treatment of Haiti is, unfortunately, nothing new.
The exact shape of Haiti’s dismal future remains uncertain.
Haitians are waiting to see whether Obama will drop policies that have failed both our oldest neighbor and our highest ideals for over two centuries.
It’s time for the UN to step up to the plate and help resolve the conflict.
Debt cancellation, combined with new approaches to trade, investment, and aid, could help many developing countries reduce migration pressures.