Obama's Genocide: More Needless Deaths in Haiti After Torrential Rains
June 9, 2011 • 10:16AM

June 6 is now called "black Monday" in Haiti, the day on which torrential rains caused untold damage in practically every province, killing 23 people. Hard hit was Port-au-Prince, described as "paralyzed," where rains flooded neighborhoods and refugee camps—flood water in the camps was sometimes as high as 4 feet—sweeping away tents and houses, and causing landslides in several of the capital's districts. People are seen sitting on rooftoops, waiting to be rescued.

The same rains caused extensive flooding in the Dominican Republic and Jamaica, and the rainy season has only just begun! The Dominican government has had to evacuate almost 12,000 people from regions threatened with flooding. The National Hurricane Center in Miami warns of "flash floods and mudslides over portions of Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, and Cuba," in the coming days.

Thanks to NerObama's imperial policies, 17 months after the 2010 earthquake, Haiti is no better equipped to handle disasters than it was before the quake. Meanwhile, cholera cases are mounting. The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) says the situation is "deteriorating," and medical NGOs and aid agencies are straining to handle the number of sick showing up at cholera treatment centers (CTCs), not even attempting to track the number of people being treated.

There is a general health alert around the region, where governments fear that the E.Coli bacteria rampaging in Europe will show up in Central American and Caribbean nations. Nicaragua has declared a health alert and has ordered heightened surveillance at ports and airports, and inspection of produce imported from Europe. Other countries are expected to follow suit.

In Mexico, in response to a confirmed case of cholera in Sinaloa, and another in Colima, several state governments have begun to test water samples for any sign of cholera and have also declared health alerts, to guard against transmission. Given the constant movement of people across state lines, governments fear that, were cholera to appear, it would spread like wildfire across the country. In the state of Morelos, 500 people with "cholera-like" symptoms have sought treatment, but there has been no confirmed case yet in the state.