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Welcome to Haiti, Welcome to Hell

from Mother Jones: a survey taken before the earthquake estimated that there were more than 50 rapes a day just in Port-au-Prince, based on just the reported rapes—and more than half of the victims were minors. … FAVILEK’s [(the Creole acronym … Continue reading

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Cholera Still Killing in Haiti

In the 10 weeks since an epidemic erupted in Haiti, cholera has killed more than 3,000 people — partly because the distribution of health supplies remains a logistical nightmare. … Cholera has spread to all of Haiti’s 10 departments or … Continue reading

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“Do You Believe in Maaaaagic?”

Belief unconstrained by evidence can lead to this: At least 45 people, most of them voodoo priests, have been lynched in Haiti since the beginning of the cholera epidemic by angry mobs blaming them for the spread of the disease … Continue reading

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The UN in a Time of Cholera

The Associated Press reports that French epidemiologist Renaud Piarroux has concluded that there was no doubt that the cholera originated in contaminated water next to a U.N. base outside the town of Mirebalais along a tributary to Haiti’s Artibonite river. … Continue reading

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