The human rights of Haitians are violated daily by the international community. In particular, the US has contributed to the underdevelopment of Haiti and the suffering of its people. To date Haiti's infrastructure is in shambles, no running water, electricity, no garbage collection, impassable roads and toxic water.
About the authors: Loune Viaudis Operations Director at Zanmi Lasante in Haiti and recipient of the 2002 RFK Human Rights Award. Monika Kalra Varmais Director of the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Center for Human Rights.
I understand the outrage over the use of "voodoo" in the article title (America's Voodoo Human Rights Policy in Haiti). I have taken the term out of my post. I apologize to anyone offended by its use. I understand how insulting the connotation may be. I saw that it jibed with a term that Bush Sr. used to describe Reagan's economic policies. However, we cannot lose sight of the painful and shameful fact that this article was published by an Egyptian news outlet half a world away. No major US news outlet has told the truth about the US involvement in Haiti and it remains to be seen if they ever will.