All entries for Wednesday 27 October 2004
October 27, 2004
Writing about web page http://society.guardian.co.uk/societyguardian/story/0,,1314531,00.html
'*Squalid excuses *Deforestation has left Haiti vulnerable to natural disaster. But it is the failure to address the grinding poverty of local farmers rather than their own greed that is the real culprit, says Charles Arthur' Wednesday September 29, 2004 The Guardian
This article stresses the historical and present economic and political situation in Haiti that has led to the situation today, where it is vulnerable to severe flooding due to deforestation. The author points blame for the thousands of deaths in Haitian floods not just on their government, but also on International organiastions, namely the World Bank and the IMF.