By Nicole Ball
Emergency medicine and public health officials from the U.S. Southeast and Gulf Coast made up the latest CIP delegation to Cuba in May to look at the island’s response to natural disasters, particularly hurricanes. That the system is effective is beyond doubt. Only a handful of Cubans died in the 16 major storms that battered the island over the last decade—and the likelihood of being killed by a hurricane in the United States is 15 times greater than in Cuba.
As part of its ongoing work on developing better approaches to support security and justice engagements in fragile states, INCAF commissioned a study of security and justice programming in Burundi.
By Elizabeth Newhouse
Hurricane Irene led the news in August 2011—the deadliest year for the giant storms in the United States since 2008. It killed 45 people and caused at least $7 billion in damage, mainly from flooding in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. The year was also notable as the seventh busiest for hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean since recordkeeping began. Remarkably, Cuba, so often in their path, managed to get through the season without a hit.
By Adam Isacson, Lisa Haugaard, Jennifer Johnson
The Latin America Working Group, the Center for International Policy and the Washington Office on Latin America release a new report on the Colombian experience of the past ten years, drawing out human rights and strategic lessons that are now relevant for U.S. policy toward Mexico and beyond.
Along Avenue John Brown in Port-au-Prince, freshly painted graffiti reads aba seleksyon! - down with the undemocratic selection process.
It is a key message in a visual protest against the failure of democracy in Haiti.
University of California's Washington Center
Salvador G. Sarmiento | April 20, 2010
When representatives from 136 countries attended the high-level International Donors' Conference in New York on March 31, it looked like good news for Haiti. The conference, co-hosted by the United States and the UN, garnered commitments of large sums from donors and called for coordination with the Haitian Government, charged with leading the efforts.
Ra=FAl Zibechi | March 15, 2010
Translated from: Terremoto y Tsunami en Chile: La militarización de las catástrofes naturales
Translated by: Barbara Belejack
Earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, and other natural disasters shed light on social cracks and fissures invisible in everyday life.
Ra=FAl Zibechi | 8 de marzo de 2010
Terremotos, tsunamis, huracanes y otros golpes de la naturaleza ponen al descubierto fracturas y fisuras sociales que son invisibles en la vida cotidiana.