Post Tagged with: "Haiti"

December 13, 2010 06:52

Sarah Palin’s Haiti visit highlights Bill Clinton’s failure as disaster relief head in Haiti

Sarah Palin’s visit to Haiti brings to question what the former Haitian corruption king, Bill Clinton has done since being appointed to lead UN Haiti aid effort by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in February 2010. Palin did not allow any reporters on her visit to Haiti with Franklin Graham’s Samaritan’s Purse.

November 19, 2010 08:04

Cholera epidemic spreads to Florida and Dominican Republic

Two people who had returned recently from trips to Haiti have been diagnosed with having contracted cholera – one, a woman, in Collier County in southwest Florida, and the other, a man, in Higuey, a town in the eastern part of the Dominican Republic.

April 21, 2010 04:12

Haitian corruption and graft delay relief efforts, punishes destitute refugees

Police and bureaucrats hold aid groups’ vehicles hostage for exorbitant fees, starving refugees wait for water and food

March 12, 2010 01:16

Mayor of Haitian city not eager to see Marines leave

U.S. Marines in Carrefour say they’ve achieved “victory” here by helping local government, aid groups and community leaders set up their own systems for earthquake relief and job creation, but the city’s mayor is reluctant to see the military presence end.

February 17, 2010 06:01

USAID Steers No-Bid Haiti Contract to ‘Politically Connected’ Firm of Bill Clinton Friend-We Told You This Would Happen

Described as an “integrated risk management” firm, GlobalOptions is headquartered in Manhattan’s Rockefeller Plaza and boasts 10 offices across the U.S. The GlobalOptions subsidiary that executed the contract is James Lee Witt Associates (JLWA), the “emergency preparedness and management” consulting firm founded by the former director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) under President Clinton.

February 15, 2010 03:35

What is Planned Parenthood really doing in Haiti?

The pro-life journalist says while Planned Parenthood does not further define on its website and in its literature what that entails, “we know from experience [that it] includes contraceptives, birth control and condoms — and often, but not always, abortion.”

February 12, 2010 10:50

General aviation plays crucial role in Haiti relief

Arnold simply had a cell phone number and the first name of the man who could help them get supplies. They spent the night sleeping in chairs at Banyan Air Service at the airport and awoke early the next morning to load the Pilatus. After packing 1,300 pounds of relief supplies—water, baby formula, soy milk, and rice—they headed for Jacmel, Haiti.

February 12, 2010 02:30

Former Haitian Corruption King, Bill Clinton Leads UN Haiti Aid Effort

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has asked former U.S. President Bill Clinton to coordinate international aid efforts on Haiti.  Mr. Ban said Wednesday that he hoped Mr. Clinton, who he appointed as his Special Envoy for Haiti last May, would rally international assistance for the earthquake-stricken country. FULL STORY We hope that Mr. Ban is simply unaware that Bill Clinton’s history with Haiti is one of back room money deals, government corruption and human rights abuses. MARY ANASTASIA O’GRADY, a Wall […]

February 12, 2010 02:25

Clinton for Haiti Czar?

The upshot here is that clintonista activity in Haiti was not the work of foreigners deeply committed to the well-being of a long-suffering people. Instead, it capitalized on the chance to make money using government power.

Now is time to break that habit. As one Haitian told me, if the country is ever to develop it needs “to rely less on cronyism and more on transparency and the vast resources of the Haitian expat community.” That would disqualify Bill Clinton.

January 25, 2010 08:22

Haitian Czar Clinton? Shady Past Portends Massive Corruption in Haiti Releif

From his exile perch in Georgetown, Mr. Aristide proceeded to draw on those government revenues—by some estimates $50 million—to lobby for his return to power…. A couple of years of spreading Haitian money around Washington did the trick: In 1994 Mr. Clinton called up the U.S. military to restore Mr. Aristide to the presidency….Haitians complained bitterly for years about his human rights abuses and corruption, and many of his educated supporters broke with him as his tactics became clearer. But the Clinton administration never did anything to bring him to heel.