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Despite aid, hunger in Haiti worse than ever

Despite aid, hunger in Haiti worse than ever | Mexico and Haiti-Jacob Durkin | Scoop.it
Haitian politics, storms and drought have created a crisis of hunger and malnutrition, imperiling the nation's future.
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Sen. Coburn's "Wastebook" questions $30 billion in spending - Videos - CBS News

A new report from Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., details some $30 billion in questionable spending by the federal government. Nancy Cordes reports.
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In Mexico, citizens take on gang violence themselves

In Mexico, citizens take on gang violence themselves | Mexico and Haiti-Jacob Durkin | Scoop.it
Heartbroken and furious over drug gang violence and police impotence, masked citizen vigilante groups across Mexico are standing guard on their towns' front lines.
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drug gangs are charging people to pass by on roads Ounce a day, it has gotten up to equivelant to $6. sometimes the gang members will hurt the drivers of people passing by and steal their stuff. Now there are vigilantes around neighborhoods stoping the gang members, not to stop dealing and smuggling drugs because that doesnt effect them, but they want them to stop messing with citizens like hurting, stealing, and charging to pass by through roads. The vigilantes are now doing more like jailing people who do other crimes like theft to homiside. The ideas of citizen vigilantes are spreading throughout Mexico now rapidly. There are now more than 80 comunities that have civilian vigilantes protecting them. The vigilantes say no matter what they throw at them they will stay united and they will not die even if its a 20-gauge vs an AK-47.

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For investors, Haiti is no tropical paradise

For investors, Haiti is no tropical paradise | Mexico and Haiti-Jacob Durkin | Scoop.it
As Haiti's government courts business, investors are frustrated by red tape, lack of financing, corruption and political uncertainty.
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Juarez, Mexico's onetime murder capital, is making a comeback

Juarez, Mexico's onetime murder capital, is making a comeback | Mexico and Haiti-Jacob Durkin | Scoop.it
CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico — Young daughter in hand, Isabel Aguilera recounts the mayhem that stalked these streets. Here they dragged a father from the breakfast table, shooting him dead outside in front of his family.
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Mexico: Alleged US spying on Calderon 'unacceptable'

Mexico: Alleged US spying on Calderon 'unacceptable' | Mexico and Haiti-Jacob Durkin | Scoop.it
Der Spiegel said in May 2010, an NSA division reported it had gained access to then-president Felipe Calderon's email account.
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