By Alex Lantier, 18 January 2010
Washington has focused on establishing indefinite military control of Haiti, to the detriment of aid and rescue operations.
By Patrick Martin, 18 January 2010
In selecting his two immediate predecessors to head up fundraising for relief efforts in Haiti, President Obama has demonstrated that the devastating human tragedy in Haiti will not bring any alteration in the rapacious role of US imperialism in that impoverished semi-colonial country.
By Bill Van Auken, 16 January 2010
The first contingents of a US military force expected to reach 10,000 troops arrived in Haiti as anger mounted over the failure of international aid to reach the millions left injured, homeless and destitute by Tuesday’s earthquake.
US provides more troops than aid
By Patrick Martin, 15 January 2010
More than 48 hours after a devastating earthquake leveled much of the city of Port-au-Prince, millions are without shelter, power, food and water. The estimates of the death toll range from 50,000 to ten times that number.
By Bill Van Auken, 15 January 2010
In a statement on the earthquake in Haiti, President Obama spoke of the “long history that binds us together.” Neither he nor the US media, however, want to examine that history and its relation to the catastrophe confronting the Haitian people.
By Bill Van Auken, 14 January 2010
Officials warned Wednesday that the earthquake which devastated the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince may have claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people.
By Alex Lantier, 13 January 2010
A severe earthquake hit the Haitian capital city of Port-au-Prince on Tuesday.
By David Walsh, 30 July 2009
In the largest tragedy involving Haitian refugees at sea in several years, dozens of people remain missing after a boat on which they were traveling broke up on a reef near the Caribbean islands of Turks and Caicos
By Tom Eley, 15 May 2009
A boat carrying an unknown number of Haitian immigrants capsized and sunk off the Florida coast on Wednesday, killing at least nine. Sixteen survivors face detention and eventual deportation.
By David Walsh, 20 February 2009
The US Department of Homeland Security and its Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, under the new Obama administration, are proceeding with the deportation of tens of thousands of Haitian immigrants.
By Naomi Spencer, 11 November 2008
At least 94 school children have been killed, and at least 150 more injured, as a result of last Friday’s collapse of a school in Petionville, Haiti. Rescue workers continued to search through the rubble for survivors on Monday.
By Naomi Spencer, 12 September 2008
The death toll in Haiti continues to rise following a series of devastating hurricanes in the Caribbean. Official government figures have placed the number dead between 600 and 1,000, with more than 800,000 people—half of them children—in need of emergency aid throughout the country. Some 60,000 people in the hard-hit port city of Gonaives remain in temporary shelters.