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At this time of year the hearts and minds of many Christians turn toward the “little town” of Bethlehem. Bethlehem still exists today as a Palestinian city in the West Bank, under Israeli military occupation. But recently the little “town” of Amona has been getting more attention. Amona is an “outpost,” housing about 40 families…

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During the tumultuous campaign season, the 24-hour news cycle of U.S. politics hardly reported on anything but the election. However, if you seek out international news, you likely heard about the volatile peace accord vote in Colombia one month ahead of U.S. elections. While many in Colombia do support an end to the conflict, a…

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In response to the 2010 earthquake, MCC worked with Haitian partner SKDE to build 50 duplex homes for 100 families in Cabaret, about 25 miles outside of Port au Prince.

US Haiti Aid Reports to Congress Include “Incomplete Data,” Fail to “Link Projects and Outcomes,” New Review Finds State Department Reports Also Fail to Adequately Identify Mistakes and Lessons Learned Washington, DC — A new paper from the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) and the Haiti Advocacy Working Group (HAWG) reviews reports released…

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Six years after cholera was introduced into one of Haiti’s largest rivers due to negligent waste management at a United Nations Peacekeeper base, the UN publicly apologized to cholera victims. The United Nations deeply regrets the loss of life and suffering caused by the cholera outbreak in Haiti. On behalf of the United Nations, I want…

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In the weeks after the initial peace accord between the Colombian government and the FARC was rejected in the referendum vote by a slim margin, negotiators have been working around the clock to modify the accord to appeal to a broader public that insists they still want peace with justice. In a statement released today,…

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On Aug. 18 the U.S. Department of Justice announced it would soon begin to phase out private prisons due to safety concerns. The change was made due to numerous reports of abuse and neglect occurring in private, for-profit prisons that hold federal contracts. The government began contracting with private companies to run prisons in the…

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