Haiti is a country that has a very risky political environment. The country has been known to be beset with radical protests that have even turned violent. The environmental devastations have also had a substantial effect on Haiti’s political arena. “Perhaps the biggest challenge facing Haiti’s government is rebuilding the country in the aftermath of the devastating 2010 earthquake and reconciliation. Lack of transparency in the using foreign aid is also an important related issue and the prime cause of poverty and inequality” (bricefoundation.org).
The article informs the public about the impeachment proceedings that are facing Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff…the leader of the largest economy within Latin America. The court has found President Rousseff’s administration with violations upon the fiscal responsibility laws, of which she has used the money from state-created banks to fill the budget gaps and pay for social programs. If the impeachment passes within the House, President Rousseff will be temporarily removed from office for six months, of which will allow the Senate a decent amount of time to decide upon permanent removal of President Rousseff. This becomes an stronger issue, as the President (of which nearly won her re-election last year) is facing a degrading view upon her image if she is found guilty. However, their is hope for President Rousseff.
Former Texas Governor and two-time Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry came out of hiding after suspending his campaign to speak at Value Voter Summit Friday afternoon in Washington, D.C. Speaking as a non-presidential candidate, Perry called on all conservatives to stand by a candidate that wouldn’t divide the party. Without mentioning names, Perry renewed the rivalry against the Republican front-runner Donald Trump. During his brief run, Perry would tried to take on Trump, but that led to his poll numbers dropping, which ultimately led to Perry being the very first candidate to bow out the race earlier this month. “We see in our politics today a lot of agitation,” Perry said to the 2,500 social conservative attendees on Friday,
Additionally, scientists had been warning New Orleans and the government that climate change would lead to increased storm activity and that the city’s defenses weren’t strong enough for such a storm. However, these warnings were ignored by the government and no preventative measures were taken which has influenced the effects of the storm. The reason for the poor response of the government and their negligence of the warnings is arguable. However, it is positive that the reason for this is that the majority of the people affected were the poor, and mostly colored, citizen of New Orleans. The city is racially and economically segregated and these citizen lived in the lower parts of the city, which go down to 11 feet below sea level.
Maansi Dasari Mr. Morris AP English 3 12 January 2017 The Electoral College: The last remnant of slavery Amidst the chaos of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election, emerges a cacophony of voices screaming for Electoral College reform. Many are angered by the results, others are confused: how can one candidate receive nearly three million more votes than the other and still lose the election? The Electoral College has been the United States’ method for electing a president since the Constitution was ratified, and this is far from the first time that it has been criticized.
CASE STUDY: GENOCIDE IN_Kenya_________________ The genocide of Kenya occurred from 2007 to 2008. This genocide caused 1133 casualties, more than 350000 people placed and about 2000 refugees and some numbers of women raped and destruction of 117216 properties and more than 490 government properties such as offices, hospital and schools. Rift Valley and the Coast, group of the Kikuyu people who supported President Kibaki were especially targeted in violence and a lot of buildings and facilities were continuously destructed.
On January 12, 2010 a 7.0 earthquake hit the coast of Haiti along the capital of Port of Prince leaving the country in devastation and ruin, along with over 200,000 deaths. The country, already poverty ridden, faced many obstacles including families needing to provide the essential elements of food, water, and housing. Haiti, already known to be a poor nation, struggled further with economic issues along with the basic necessities of life. Haiti is known for its rich, wonderful coffee that is grown in the mountains and known to be its finest export. It has typically been sold or smuggled to the Dominican Republic, but with the devastation of the earthquake, Haiti is unable to export its product to other areas.
A massive earthquake hit Haiti in 2010 leaving many broken buildings, forcing Heidi citizens to live with relatives or in tents. These living conditions are so bad that widespread disease such as malaria, typhoid, tuberculosis and HIV/Aids spread through the community. In 2010 after the earthquake a mass outbreak of cholera also affected this country, killing more than 10, 000 people in a year and a half, this is recorded as one of the worlds biggest cholera outbreaks.
Human Health Impacts in Haiti Before and After the 2010 Earthquake Introduction The 2010 earthquake that took place is Haiti can be considered one of the worst natural disasters in modern history. Hundreds of thousands were either killed, wounded, or left displaced (Lichtenberger et al./2010). The earthquake had huge impacts on the health and well-being of Haitians, especially among women and children (Schuller, 2011). Unfortunately, Haitians were not strangers to health issues before the 2010 earthquake. Being the poorest country in the western hemisphere made dealing with the after effects of an earthquake worse than they had to be (DesRoches et al./2011).
One of the main effects from the war is the body count. Over 3 million Vietnamese citizens and 58,000 American troops had died in the bloodshed along with thousands more wounded. The use of Agent Orange not only destroyed Vietnam’s environment, but also caused health problems for the Vietnamese and the American troops using them, eventually leading to cancer. Society wise, the war had changed the way the public saw the U.S government. There was a widespread distrust of the
Streets are crammed with emergency vehicles, and traffic jams hold up the final roadways. News reporter Olivia Esposito put it best as: “The earthquake killed more than 60 people, injured almost 4,000, and left several thousand Californians homeless.” Undoubtedly, tons of people’s homes and appliances get destroyed due to earthquakes. According to the Earthquake Insurance Claim Form, over $8,000 are spent on bathroom appliances and more than $9,000 are used for bedrooms because of broken windows, displaced floors, and cracked closet walls.
The plan ultimately passed, but it ended up before the Supreme Court. The court ruled that the state would have to adjust the district lines and submit the changes to the court for approval before the November election. Tom Delay was indicted on “state charges of illegally diverting money to the campaigns of state legislators who drew the map” and forced to resign his position.(14) The most recent case of gerrymandering began in 2011 when the Republican legislature redrew the congressional district maps based on the 2010 census. On May 10, 2017, federal judges ruled that Republicans racially (unlawfully) gerrymandered three congressional districts along racial lines in order to maximize the party’s changes to retain the seats, and to weaken the growing electoral power of
Haiti’s political climate was not the best, nor was it very well put together. In 1969, the author of “Kirk? Kark!”, Edwidge Danticat was born and when he was growing up, he was growing up in a really not good political climate. A few years later after he was born, people started migrate out of haiti, more than before, to Floridia. Haiti was very poor and was suffering economic growth issues. The way that Danticat might have been affected by this is that Danticat would have migrated with the rest of the other travelers going to migrate to America and to live a richer life in America than in Haiti and since they were facing economic problems, she didn’t want to live in a poor place.