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By Charissa Zehr Democracy, transparency and good governance become catchphrases during political campaigns and election cycles. In Haiti, these issues contribute to the deepening debate around mining. As the legitimacy of Haiti’s government continues to be questioned, some of Mennonite Central Committee’s partner organizations have expressed concerns that a proposed mining law could be passed…

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Although the results of Haiti’s first round presidential election have been released, the elections are far from over. One week ago today, the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) announced preliminary results from the first round of elections. With low voter turnout and many reports of fraud, many are questioning the legitimacy of the results. Several candidates are also…

Read more The votes are counted, but it is far from over

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How the U.N. is failing Haitian cholera victims From HuffingtonPost Impact: “Haiti is a few months away from the five-year anniversary of the introduction of cholera because of the United Nations’ systematic negligence in leaking contaminated human waste into Haitian waterways. We at Mennonite Central Committee created an infographic to raise awareness of two unfortunate…

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In a quiet farming hamlet in the northern part of Haiti, farmers were forcibly removed from fertile land to make way for a new industrial park in 2012. They were poorly compensated for their land, making it nearly impossible to continue their agricultural livelihoods. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Inter-American Development…

Read more Dignity and fair wages in Haiti