Thursday, August 31, 2006

Peer-reviewed Study in British medical journal The Lancet finds 8,000 Deaths in Port-au-Prince under Haitian Interim Government

Listen to an interview with the authors of a new Haiti human rights study on Democracy Now , that has been published in the British Medical Journal The Lancet. It further confirms what numerous other human rights studies have found over the last 2 years in Haiti. The studies' authors conducted interviews with the inhabitants of 1,200 different homes in the greater Port-au-Prince area, calculating that a total of 8,000 Murders, 35,000 Rapes and Sexual Assaults occurred during the period of the interim government.

Also another interesting piece came out today in the

, discussing some of the tactics that the U.S. embassy in Managua has utilized towards manipulating Nicaragua's upcoming November 2006 presidential election.