By John Pilger
With US troops in control of their country, the outlook for the people of Haiti is bleak
The theft of Haiti has been swift and crude. On 22 January, the United States secured “formal approval” from the United Nations to take over all air and sea ports in Haiti, and to “secure” roads. No Haitian signed the agreement, which has no basis in law. Power rules in a US naval blockade and the arrival of 13,000 marines, special forces, spooks and mercenaries, none with humanitarian relief training.
Posted in Economy Economics, Land Grab, Military, Neoliberalism, NWO, Obama and Company, Region: Latin America, Slavery
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By Finian Cunningham
Even in its hour of utter devastation, Haiti, the western hemisphere’s poorest country, teaches the rest of the world some valuable truths. This Caribbean island nation of nine million people has right now a third of its population cut off from basic supplies of food, water, medicine or shelter. In the blink of an eye, the earthquake that hit the country has buried a capital city of three million people under rubble for which the eventual death toll may be between 100,000 and 500,000. Just like that.
Posted in Human Rights Civil Liberties, Labor, Land Grab, Neoliberalism, NWO, Obama and Company, Region: Latin America, Slavery
Tagged haiti disaster, haiti economy, haiti poverty, neocolonialism, Neoliberalism