United Nations http://wlrn.org en Activists Sue U.N. Over Cholera That Killed Thousands In Haiti http://wlrn.org/post/activists-sue-un-over-cholera-killed-thousands-haiti Human rights activists are suing the United Nations on behalf of five Haitian families afflicted by cholera — a disease many believe U.N. peacekeeping troops brought to Haiti in the aftermath of the devastating 2010 earthquake there.<p>The <a href=":%20http:/www.ijdh.org/cholera-complaint-against-the-un/#.UlWCb8akp7M">lawsuit</a>, filed Wednesday in a New York federal court, challenges the U.N.'s claim that it's immune from lawsuits arising out of damage done in the course of its activities. The activists say they have no choice but to sue because the U.N. Thu, 10 Oct 2013 12:27:41 +0000 Richard Knox 21896 at http://wlrn.org Activists Sue U.N. Over Cholera That Killed Thousands In Haiti Brazilian President Lashes Out Over U.S. Spying http://wlrn.org/post/brazilian-president-lashes-out-over-us-spying President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil was so angry about reports that the National Security Agency was spying on her and others in her country that she recently called off a high-profile visit to the U.S.<p>The Brazilian leader was still in a fighting mood Tuesday as she used her speech at the United Nations General Assembly to deliver a broadside against U.S. spying. Tue, 24 Sep 2013 19:08:58 +0000 21109 at http://wlrn.org Brazilian President Lashes Out Over U.S. Spying