Oh, THAT Haiti… Gosh since it’s not on the front page anymore it’s hard to remember that people there are still suffering the effects of the earthquake and the cholera epidemic which has now, in case you don’t know it, killed 2000 people. And rising.
I guess the network news broadcasts don’t have time to cover such little stories when they have WikiLeaks and Afghanistan’s corruption and tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans (while we continue to live – as a nation – well beyond our means- thanks Congress and White House! You guys are AWESOME!) and sharks off Egypt’s coast or dead Hollywood publicists to discuss endlessly.
Haitian officials say more than 2,000 people have died of cholera since late October. According to the official count, more than 91,700 people have been sickened by the disease.
Oh well… Haiti doesn’t really matter does it? After all, it has no oil or natural resources for the United States to ‘pillage’ by means of our lovely corporations like Halliburton and Exxon/Mobil.
- 2,000 dead of cholera in Haiti, officials say (msnbc.msn.com)