Suspicious and vulture business in Haiti is on the rise after the earthquake last week. For the people of this country it is very hard to get food and water, but there are people using that opportunity to their advantage and are earning money through scamming and ridiculously high prices. Bed in a regular hotel costs $200 (before the earthquake it was $70), and you can get a breakfast consisting of 2 scrambled eggs for $13. Fraudsters are selling a bottle of water at double the regular price, gasoline is also 2 times more expensive than before the disaster. Looted goods from
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Non-governmental organizations have opposed the adoption of children from Haiti, the mania that caught the world. More British NGO’s said that adopting Haitian children, that left without parents, immediately need to be suspended. Organizations like Save the Children, and Red Cross have sought an urgent moratorium on new procedures for children adoption. The main reason for this is in belief that some parents are still alive under rubbles of Port-au-Prince. A few days ago the rescuers pulled out several people from the ruins. Because of that, if approved procedures are not suspended, some families might be broken forever. According to some estimates
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Although aid still arrives in Haiti, the money starts to influence the pace of rescue of the people under the rubbles. In addition to this claim goes that the United States has suspended its medical evacuations of critically injured Haitian earthquake victims until a dispute over who will pay for their care is settled, military officials said. -The military flights, usually C-130s, carrying Haitians with spinal cord injuries, burns and other serious wounds, ended after Gov. Charlie Crist of Florida formally asked the federal government to shoulder some of the costs of the care. Other states have taken patients, too, and those
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It happened, and the worst doubts have come to pass. The smugglers take the opportunity to earn money by smuggling children from Haiti. On January 27th we posted the article entitled “Adopting Haitian children – does it help?”, explaining why the adoption of orphans may not be such a good idea. The failed attempt by the New Life Children Refuge to take 33 Haitian children into the Dominican Republic has shed the light on the activities of groups that disregard the rules of international adoption. Haitian authorities are justifiably feared that chaos emerged due to the devastating earthquake on January 12th, which killed
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A look back of the state of affairs in Haiti from the first black republic to today. Collection of video explaining the current state of affairs in Haiti. Haiti is currently suffering from with rampant cholera and over 800,000 Haitian living in tent cities as result of devastating earthquake.

One year after an earthquake devastated Haiti, much  of the promised relief and reconstruction aid has not reached those  most in need. In fact, the nation’s tragedy has served as an opportunity  to further enrich corporate interests.The details of a recent lawsuit, as reported by  Business Week, highlights the ways in which contractors – including some  of the same players who profited from Hurricane Katrina-related  reconstruction – have continued to use their political connections to  gain profits from others’ suffering, receiving contacts worth tens of  millions of dollars while the Haitian people receive pennies, at best.  It also demonstrates ways in
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Opposition activists in Georgia are calling for a mass gathering in front of the parliament building in Tbilisi. This follows a crackdown by Georgian police on a rally in front of one of the police stations.



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