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Haitiís Latest Misery (*Bubba is supposed to bring coordination, efficiency and transparency)
NY Times ^ | 10/26/10

Posted on 10/28/2010 10:23:50 AM PDT by Libloather

Haiti’s Latest Misery
Published: October 26, 2010

The cholera outbreak in Haiti — the first in 50 years — has layered fresh anxiety atop long-standing misery. By Tuesday the disease had sickened more than 3,000 people and killed more than 250. While the authorities have expressed cautious hope that the outbreak might soon stabilize and remain largely confined to the rural Artibonite region, there is still fear that the disease could overwhelm the shattered capital, Port-au-Prince.

**SNIP**

More than 1.3 million Haitians were left homeless by the quake, and more than 1.3 million remain homeless today. Thousands of people live in semi-sturdy “transitional” shelters, but there is still no new permanent housing to speak of. Tens of thousands of displaced people squatting on private land are in danger of eviction or have already been forced to move. Only a fraction of quake rubble has been cleared.

The government of President René Préval still has not made many of the most basic decisions, including where to build new housing, and whether and how it will exercise its powers of eminent domain.

The Interim Haiti Recovery Commission, headed by Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive and former President Bill Clinton, is supposed to bring coordination, efficiency and transparency to the rebuilding. It has met only three times and is still not fully staffed. At its most recent meeting on Oct. 6 — actually a conference call — the commission was still voting on changes to its bylaws.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cholera; clinton; haiti; jamaica
Latest *Squirt news - Clinton lauds Jamaica, Caricom for support to Haiti (during fundraising dinner)
1 posted on 10/28/2010 10:23:52 AM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather
More than 1.3 million Haitians were left homeless by the quake, and more than 1.3 million remain homeless today.

So ... no progress then.

2 posted on 10/28/2010 10:30:49 AM PDT by agere_contra (...what if we won't eat the dog food?)
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To: Libloather
Clinton's fault!!! Fox should air drop in Shep and Geraldo with a film crew to do their Katrina thing. Except this time it will be real.

Really, though ... since Bill put himself on the campaign circuit, shouldn't at least ONE newsie ask him why things are so completely fouled up?

3 posted on 10/28/2010 10:47:13 AM PDT by NonValueAdded ("It's amazing, A man who has such large ears could be so tone deaf" Rush Limbaugh 9/8/10)
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To: Libloather

Bill Clinton cares about one thing and one thing only....Bill Clinton.


4 posted on 10/28/2010 10:53:06 AM PDT by surrey
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To: Libloather
There are about fifty announced candidates to replace Preval. Common knowledge among those connected to Haiti is that nearly all of their campaigns are being funded with purloined charity and NGO funds. Whoever is elected will have won one of the world's biggest lotteries.

There will be blood.

5 posted on 10/28/2010 10:53:55 AM PDT by wtc911 ("How you gonna get down that hill?")
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To: wtc911
Which is reason number 2 why not one thin dime of American taxpayer money should go to Haiti.

L

6 posted on 10/28/2010 10:58:21 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Libloather

Haiti is hopeless until real free market reforms are put into place. Right now, free market reforms are far more important than democracy. They also need to open up the country to outside investment. Currently, outsiders are highly restricted on where and how they can invest. Without those bans being lifted, Haiti will remain a hopeless hell hole — despite the fact that it could be a resort paradise.


7 posted on 10/28/2010 11:03:44 AM PDT by hampdenkid
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To: surrey
Bill Clinton hates Haiti. He is personally responsible for the complete destruction of the Haitian economy when it was on the mend 15 years ago. His and Hillary's insistence that Haiti reinstate the criminal Marxist Aristide over their moral and legal objection resulted in an embargo that ended 90% of the Haitian economy literally over night.

Clinton gave Aristide a check from our government for several hundred million dollars ostensibly to rebuild the Haitian electric grid. Aristide pocketed the total amount and bought the largest private estate in the Caribbean.

The outrageous notion that Clinton is a fan of Haiti is criminal. He is the most hated man in Haiti among Haitians.

8 posted on 10/28/2010 11:04:20 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell (The American Revolution is just as unpopular with statists today as it was at our founding.)
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To: NonValueAdded
...shouldn't at least ONE newsie ask him why things are so completely fouled up?

You would think so but Haiti is sooooo yesterday's news. We need to move on.

9 posted on 10/28/2010 11:04:53 AM PDT by Libloather (Teapublican, PROUD birther, mobster, pro-lifer, anti-warmer, enemy of the state, extremist....)
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To: Lurker

If Poland can repay it’s foreign aid that it got from the US, if China can pick itself up, if Chile can get its miners out in sixty days, I am quite sure that Haiti, with rich farmland and huge amounts of aid, should be able to pick itself up.


10 posted on 10/28/2010 11:05:00 AM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: Libloather
All the money and resources sent to Haiti is being stolen..
Its pretty much like Detroit.. or Chicago or New York City.. or L.A.. OR... San Fransicko.. OOps forgot Seattle..
11 posted on 10/28/2010 11:23:41 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: agere_contra
So ... no progress then.

Not true. Good feelings in are abundance in elite circles, pesky contributions have been redirected to friends of the corrupt elite, millions of ignorant peasants are living in unending squalor, and more money is being demanded to help the children.

The very definition of Democrat "Mission Accomplished" in any country has been achieved.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

12 posted on 10/28/2010 11:47:41 AM PDT by The Comedian (Let's see who can punch the softest. You first.)
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