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Leid Stories—Haiti: Official Report Says Obama, Security Council Backing U.N.’s Denial of Responsibility for Cholera Outbreak—10.27.16
Kim Ives, co-founder and editor in chief of the English-language division of Haïti Liberté, an international news weekly, discusses a scathing report by U.N. special rapporteur Philip Alston that condemns the United Nations for denying responsibility for a cholera epidemic that has ravaged Haiti since 2010, and blames the Security Council and the Obama administration in particular for shielding the United Nations from blame.
Poor health and sanitation habits of U.N.-supervised troops assigned to Haiti after a 7.0-magnitude earth leveled several parts of the country introduced a unique strain of cholera in Haiti that claimed almost 10,000 lives and infected 7 percent of the population. After Hurricane Matthew, cholera cases are once again on the rise.
A new cache of Clinton Foundation emails released by WikiLeaks leaves no doubt that its highest-level executives, including the Clintons, knew that they and the megacharity were in flagrant violation of the law, but were making so much money with their pay-to-play formula, they found no reason to go straight.
Charles Ortel, former Wall Street financial analyst and recognized leading expert on the Clinton Foundation, adds a new chapter to his self-initiated, two-year probe of the foundation and its operations, which he calls “the largest unprosecuted charity fraud in history.”
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