Repeating Islands

Boys on their way to fill water jugs pause near a cross adorned with black cloth on a hill overlooking a burial site outside of Port-au-Prince

The organization is functionally above the law — and victims of Haiti’s cholera outbreak aren’t the only ones paying the price, writes Armin Rosen in this article from The Atlantic. Here’s an excerpt. For the full article follow the link below.

If a multinational corporation behaved the way the U.N. did in Haiti, it would be sued for stratospheric amounts of money. And that’s just for starters: Were Unilever or Coca-Cola responsible for a cholera outbreak that killed 8,000 people and infected 640,000 more, and for subsequently covering up its employees’ failure to adhere to basic sanitation standards, it is likely their executives would have difficulty visiting countries claiming universal legal jurisdiction. They would have to contend with Interpol red notices, along with the occasional cream pie attack. And the companies themselves would go into damage control mode, akin to BP’s post-oil-spill public relations blitz, or Wal-Mart’s…

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