Haitian Vitamin-News 06 January 2012-Part-A-4
◙ anadahaitinetwork-ca ▬ 04 January 2012►The 2011 Global Study on Homicide by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODP) has published its world survey for 2011. Its published figures on homicide rates place Haiti very low in comparison to the other countries of the Caribbean and Latin America.
According to the study, Haiti's homicide rate in 2010 was 6.9 per 100000 population.
The UN report does not contain figures for Haiti for the two years of illegal, foreign-appointed government in 2004 and 2005. But during the four years of elected government from 2000 to 2004, the annual rate was high, between 15 and 20. These were the violent years in which paramilitary forces assaulted ordinary Haitians and governing institutions in the destabilizing prelude to the overthrow of the government of Jean Bertrand Aristide in February 2004.
◙ commongroundground-ca ▬ [Undated articles]►Haiti before and after the quake.
A tale of aid gone wrong.
by Geoff Olson.
photos by Elaine Briere
Starting with the humble alfalfa seed and ending with a genetically engineered (GE) Atlantic salmon, the controversies in 2010 over genetic engineering multiplied and tumbled over each other, with the year ending in unprecedented uncertainty.
This year, the GE Atlantic salmon and GE