Disputes emerge over Haiti aid control – Guns, Not Aid Have Arrived

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AlJazeeraEnglish
January 17, 2010

It is five days since a devastating earthquake struck Haiti, spreading fear and misery across an already fragile nation.

After a relatively slow start, US forces appear to be taking the lead in organising international aid efforts on the ground.

But there is a long way to go. Residents outside the capital complain they have been forgotten.

In rural towns and villages survivors have largely been left to fend for themselves. Al Jazeera’s Sebastian Walker reports from Port Au Prince, the capital.

Disputes emerge over Haiti aid control

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South Haitians protest lack of aid

Much of the reporting after the earthquake in Haiti has been from the capital, Port-au-Prince.

But the devastation and the need for help is just as severe in the south of the country,

In the city of Carrefour, near the epicentre of the quake, no rescue teams are on site and angry residents have blocked the roads to protest against the absence of aid.

Al Jazeera’s Teresa Bo reports from southern Haiti.
(16 Jan 2010)

see

The Right Testicle of Hell: History of a Haitian Holocaust by Greg Palast

Arisitide Says He Wants to Return to Haiti + Dahoud Andre + Randall Robinson: Bush Was Responsible for Destroying Haitian Democracy

The Militarization of Emergency Aid to Haiti: Is it a Humanitarian Operation or is it an Invasion? by Michel Chossudovsky

14 thoughts on “Disputes emerge over Haiti aid control – Guns, Not Aid Have Arrived

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  2. Yup, the US is like the Moscow of old when the parade of soldiers and weapons used to go thru Red Square. My country is an embarassment when it comes to supposedly being the rescuer. They couldn’t save New Orleans and there’s still alot of work to be done there. Give the Good ol’ USA time and our powers that be will have us as destitute as Haiti!

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  13. Typical US, isn’t it? Big mouth, bragging, acting as if it owned Haiti…and that is about it. Are Americans so obtuse not to understand why they are so dispised all over the world? And besides, the people of New Orleans are still waiting for help – but of course, helping them doesn’t create world-wide headlines. Bragging hypocrites.

  14. WTF! What are US soldiers doing in Haiti? They need help not repression. The US is incapable of taking the lead in helping people. The US is hindering aid not rendering aid. Cuba and Iceland have already done more to help than the US.

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