Haiti on the Web: Weekly Links Roundup

Before publishing the third installment in our FOIA series about how the government used US money in Haiti, here’s your annotated Haiti reading list:

BBC asks: should Creole replace French in Haiti’s public schools? Keep in mind, French fluency is 5%.

Pairs well with: Haitian linguist, Professor Michel DeGraff, arguing on behalf of Creole education and linguistic legitimacy.

When gene sequencing proves cholera came from peacekeepers, the UN takes a page from Bachmann, Perry and denies the science.

Pairs well with: Sequencing data from mBio.

New report finds that temporary shelters only went to displaced persons with land. Unfortunately, two-thirds of people in the tent camps were landless renters before the quake.

Pairs well with: This post on the importance of land issues, with lessons from a different post-disaster relief effort.

Ansel shares more Wikileaks revelations, this time about how the Embassy used the coup government as an opportunity to push through neoliberal economic reforms.

2 Responses to Haiti on the Web: Weekly Links Roundup

  1. This is a truly exceptional resource for people following development and public policy towards Haiti! Thank you. Who writes Tales from the Hood? Needs more self-identification before I retweet it.

    • Nathan Yaffe says:

      Dear Karen,

      Thank you for your kind words about our research and writing efforts. It’s incredibly important to us to help people stay informed.

      Tales from the hood is a blog run by an anonymous humanitarian aid professional who has been working in the field for 20 years. The person’s credentials are legitimate, he’s known to several other professional bloggers in this field, and he runs a great blog at: http://talesfromethehood.com/

      Thanks again. Hope to see you around here often!

      -Nathan

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