Water for Profit: Neocolonialism as Cannibalism
Dady Chery

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By Dady Chery Haiti Chery The notion of a colonist as cannibal in Haiti is widespread. This idea, called manje moun (eating people), could hardly qualify as superstition, given the experience of colonialism. It is daunting to find a better … Continue reading

Water for Profit: Haiti’s Thirsty Season
Dady Chery

Private industry and the public sector have joined together to establish the first-ever Global Handwashing Day event, raising awareness to the risk of disease this simple act can prevent.

By Dady Chery Haiti Chery There is no shortage of water in Haiti. Yet, everywhere on the island, Haitians travel for miles to get water, pay dearly for it if they can find it, and sometimes die on their journey … Continue reading

Haiti: Enough Is Enough, Bring on the Revolution!
Dady Chery

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By Dady Chery Haiti Chery Ask Haitians on the street why they have put their wiry bodies in the paths of the bullets and tear-gas canisters of Haiti’s various mercenary forces, foreign and domestic, and they will tell you it … Continue reading

Sabotage Leaves Cap Haitien Without Municipal Water | Haïti-Eau potable : Rareté au Cap Haïtien, le système saboté

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By Wedlyne Jacques, AlterPresse | Translation by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. No water from the taps of Cap Haitien residents since early 2012. And they must walk several kilometers to reach a source of water. Some people report that they wake up as early as 2:00 to 5:00 am to queue for half a day to buy water that is not even fit for drinking. (English | French)

Privatization of Water: Benign as Lucifer

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By Richard Raznikov, The Rag Blog | Democracy Center, YouTube. About 20 years ago, it dawned on the bankers and some major corporations that if oil was a lucrative commodity, water would be even more so…. The trick was how to take it away from the people and sell it back to them. In Bolivia and Argentina, water companies such as Bechtel and Suez Lyonnaise des Eaux were sent packing. Elsewhere in the world, they, and their enforcers the IMF and World Bank, have bought off many local governments and imposed water privatization and widespread misery. Videos show creative solutions in Cochabamba, Bolivia for getting water under local control and accessible to the poor.

Sabotage Leaves Haitian City of Gonaives Without Municipal Water | La ville des Gonaïves sevrée par l’Orepa: Trois mois sans eau courante

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By Mergenat Exalus, AlterPresse | Translation and editorial comment by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. The northern Haitian city of Gonaives has been without water since a sabotage of three water pumping stations last December. The forced dependence of the Haitian population on bottled water, uninspected by local health authorities, poses a grave danger. (English | French)

Zimbabwe: 40 Water Bottling Companies BannedZimbabwe: 40 Water Bottling Companies BannedZimbabwe: 40 Water Bottling Companies Banned

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By Peter Matambanadzo, The Herald via All Africa. Out of 49 potential bottlers that submitted their water for testing and possible certification, only nine were advised that their water was suitable for bottling.

Drinking Water Discontinued from Haiti Camps for the DisplacedArrêt définitif de la distribution d’eau gratuite dans 17 camps d’ici fin novembre 2011

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By Staff, AlterPresse | Translated by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. DINEPA, Haiti’s office for the National Administration of Sanitation and Drinking Water announced that it will no longer distribute drinking water to 17 of the Port-au-Prince camps for the internally displaced. (English | French)By Staff, AlterPresse (French) | Translated by Dady Chery for Haiti Chery (English). DINEPA, Haiti’s office for the National Administration of Sanitation and Drinking Water announced that it will no longer distribute drinking water to 17 of the Port-au-Prince camps for the internally displaced.By Staff, AlterPresse (French) | Translated by Dady Chery for Haiti Chery (English). DINEPA, Haiti’s office for the National Administration of Sanitation and Drinking Water announced that it will no longer distribute drinking water to 17 of the Port-au-Prince camps for the internally displaced.