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Haiti Marks 214th Anniversary of Political Independence

Haiti marked the 214th anniversary of its political independence, acknowledging that after so many years “we are still unable to feed our people, educate our children, provide health care to our compatriots, and rebuild the infrastructure necessary for the economic development of our country”.

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Congress Faults Obama Administration for Not Being Tough with UN Over Haiti’s Cholera Crisis

At least 30,000 people have died during the cholera outbreak after UN peacekeepers relocated from Nepal in 2010 brought the bacterium with them. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images
At least 30,000 people have died during the cholera outbreak after UN peacekeepers who relocated from Nepal in 2010 brought the bacterium with them. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Bipartisan group of 158 members of Congress ‘deeply concerned’ that US did not treat UN’s refusal to accept responsibility for outbreak with enough urgency

A bipartisan group of 158 members of Congress has accused the Obama administration of a failure of leadership over the cholera scandal in Haiti in which at least 30,000 people have died as a result of an epidemic caused by the United Nations for which the world body refuses to accept responsibility.

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