Democracy Now: Report: Death Toll From Haiti Earthquake Far Lower Than Originally Projected


In news from Haiti, a controversial report commissioned by the U.S. government has concluded that the death toll from last year’s earthquake may be far lower than originally projected. The Haitian government says 316,000 people died in the quake. But a new draft study by the U.S. Agency for International Development estimates the death toll was between 46,000 and 85,000. U.S. AID has yet to publish the study or share its findings with Haitian officials.

~ by wheresthemic on May 31, 2011.

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