Is Haiti Dangerous in 2009

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Is Haiti Dangerous in 2009
Many readers have voted to send me to Haiti; I thought I would try to access the danger in Haiti. Below there are two columns of statistics, one from the United Nations more or less and the other from Wikipedia.org.

The Vote is still open, you can still vote, Haiti is not winning.
Vote to send Andy to a country of readers choice.



Haiti is close the USA, as best I know my ability to speak French is needed. This is all fun stuff, I am sort of hoping readers choose Haiti or Cuba above Bhutan not because of safety, but because of cold, I think Bhutan is cold, I am more afraid of cold than Haiti.

Madagascar is doing great; I wonder if this is influenced by the movie, so far the vote is slow. I think readers are more jaded than I thought, they truly do not trust people. I have only one rule so far, that I am not going to return to countries I have already visited. I plan on allowing readers to vote again and again as I visit the countries they choose, this is not a one-time feature.

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Philippines
Friday, October 16, 2009


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Homicide rate per 100,000 pop Country or Area
61.1   Colombia
56.4   El Salvador
45.7   Cote d'Ivoire
39.5   South Africa
36   Angola
35.4   Burundi
35.2   Congo, Democratic Republic of the
34   Sierra Leone
33.7   Jamaica
32.5   Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
30.8   Brazil
30.1   Belize
29.7   Russian Federation
29.1   Central African Republic
28.6   Sudan
26.6   Rwanda
26.3   Guatemala
26.1   Tanzania, United Republic of
24   Equatorial Guinea
22.9   Zambia
22.7   Saint Kitts and Nevis
22.5   Bahamas
21.5   Botswana
21.3   Saint Lucia
21   Philippines
20.2   Mozambique
20.2   Niger
19.3   Ethiopia
19.2   Guyana
19   Chad
18.9   Korea, Democratic People's Republic of (North)
18.9   Puerto Rico
18.8   Congo
18.5   Cambodia
18.1   Burkina Faso
18   Malawi
18   Mali
17.8   Paraguay
17.7   Nigeria
17.4   Nicaragua
17.3   Guinea
17.1   Gabon
16.8   Dominican Republic
16.8   Ecuador
16.8   Liberia
16.3   Guinea-Bissau
16.1   Cameroon
16   Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
15.9   Eritrea
15.7   Burma (Myanmar)
15.2   Mauritania
15.2   Papua New Guinea
15.1   Barbados
14.2   Senegal
13.8   Honduras
13.7   Togo
13.7   Trinidad and Tobago
13.5   Gambia
13.4   Panama
13.3   Lesotho
13.1   Mongolia
12.8   Namibia
12.7   Benin
12.7   Swaziland
11.9   Kazakhstan
11.8   Suriname
11.7   Madagascar
11.7   Timor-Leste (East Timor)
11.6   Ghana
10.9   Mexico
10.7   Cape Verde
10.3   Dominica
9.9   Nauru
9.3   Comoros
9.1   Lithuania
8.9   Indonesia
8.6   Latvia
8.4   Zimbabwe
8.3   Anguilla
8.3   Belarus
8.2   Thailand
8.1   Kyrgyzstan
8   Ukraine
7.8   Turkmenistan
7.7   Antigua and Barbuda
7.3   Costa Rica
7.3   Uganda
7.2   Moldova, Republic of
7.2   Sri Lanka
6.9   Turkey
6.7   Estonia
6.7   Iraq
6.7   Kenya
6.6   Albania
6.5   Kiribati
6.2   Georgia
6   Cuba
5.9   United States of America
5.5   Chile
5.5   India
5.4   Lao People's Democratic Republic
5.4   Sao Tome and Principe
5.3   Argentina
5.3   Bolivia
5.3   Haiti
4.9   Grenada
4.7   Uruguay
4.3   Bhutan
4.2   Guam
4   Palestinian Territory
3.8   Viet Nam
3.6   Montenegro
3.6   Pakistan
3.5   Djibouti
3.5   Seychelles
3.5   Uzbekistan
3.4   Afghanistan
3.3   Somalia
3.2   Saudi Arabia
3.1   Bulgaria
3.1   Monaco
3   Peru
2.9   Iran, Islamic Republic of
2.9   Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
2.9   Liechtenstein
2.9   Switzerland
2.8   Finland
2.6   Israel
2.6   United Kingdom - Scotland
2.5   Armenia
2.5   Mauritius
2.5   Yemen
2.4   Azerbaijan
2.4   Lebanon
2.4   Macedonia, The former Yugoslav Republic of
2.4   Romania
2.4   Tajikistan
2.4   United Kingdom - Northern Ireland
2.3   Bangladesh
2.3   Slovakia
2.2   China
2.2   Czech Republic
2.2   Korea, Republic of (South)
2.1   Belgium
2.1   Hungary
2.1   Maldives
2.1   Nepal
2.1   Oman
2   Croatia
2   Malaysia
1.8   Bosnia and Herzegovina
1.8   Cyprus
1.8   Marshall Islands
1.7   Malta
1.7   Poland
1.7   Tunisia
1.6   France
1.6   United Kingdom - England & Wales
1.5   Canada
1.5   New Zealand
1.5   Slovenia
1.5   Solomon Islands
1.4   Algeria
1.4   Andorra
1.4   Brunei Darussalam
1.4   Kuwait
1.4   Netherlands
1.4   Portugal
1.4   Serbia
1.3   Australia
1.2   Italy
1.2   Jordan
1.2   Spain
1.2   Sweden
1.2   Syrian Arab Republic
1.1   Bermuda
1.1   Denmark
1.1   Ireland
1.1   Samoa
1   Bahrain
1   Germany
1   Greece
1   Iceland
1   Tonga
1   Vanuatu
0.9   Micronesia, Federated States of
0.9   Palau
0.8   Norway
0.8   Qatar
0.7   Austria
0.7   Egypt
0.7   Fiji
0.7   United Arab Emirates
0.6   Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China
0.5   Japan
0.5   Morocco
0.5   Singapore
0.4   Luxembourg
58  Honduras
50  Sierra Leone
49  Jamaica
48  Venezuela
48  El Salvador
47  Guatemala
42.31  Trinidad and Tobago
40  Angola
37.3  South Africa
36  Colombia
33  Somalia
33  Liberia
30.8  Belize
25.7  Brazil
23.57  Dominican Republic
21  Iraq
18.8  Puerto Rico
16.9  Ecuador
16.5  Russia
13.63  Swaziland
12.9  Panama
12.33  Paraguay
12  Nicaragua
11.94  Mongolia
11.5  Kazakhstan
11.5  Haiti
10.3  Suriname
10  Mexico
9.06  Papua New Guinea
8.48  Kyrgyzstan
8.44  Zimbabwe
8.13  Lithuania
7.92  Thailand
7.89  Zambia
7.68  Costa Rica
7.53  Belarus
7.49  Barbados
7.39  Seychelles
7.37  Uganda
7.29  Georgia
7.04  Ukraine
7  Estonia
6.86  Pakistan
6.69  Sri Lanka
6.47  Latvia
6.35  Namibia
6.23  Turkey
5.8  United States
5.72  Kenya
5.68  Albania
5.54  Peru
5.48  Ethiopia
5.27  Argentina
4.8  Moldova
4.3  Uruguay
4.17 (1998)  Djibouti
4.16  Montenegro
4.07  Côte d'Ivoire
4  Mauritius
3.98  Yemen
3.85  Palestine
3.82  Philippines
3.16 (1999)  Uzbekistan
3.08  Bulgaria
2.93  Iran
2.82  Bolivia
2.82  India
2.77 (1999)  Eritrea
2.74  Dominica
2.64  Bangladesh
2.51  Romania
2.5  Portugal
2.49  Armenia
2.48  Northern Ireland (UK)
2.41  Azerbaijan
2.36  China
2.31  Malaysia
2.26  Switzerland
2.18  South Korea
2.17  Finland
2.13  Scotland (UK)
2.08 (1999)  Libya
2.03  United Kingdom
2.01  Macedonia
2  New Zealand
1.9  Chile
1.87  Israel
1.86  Bosnia and Herzegovina
1.84  Nepal
1.8  Canada
1.75  Jordan
1.75  Malta
1.75 (1995)  Madagascar
1.66  Cyprus
1.64  Hungary
1.62  Croatia
1.59  France
1.59  Ireland
1.56  Bermuda
1.5  Slovenia
1.49  Belgium
1.46  Serbia
1.37  England,  Wales (UK)
1.33  Czech Republic
1.31  Slovakia
1.28  Poland
1.28  Maldives
1.28 (1996)  Niger
1.22  Tunisia
1.2  Australia
1.2  Spain
1.14  Syria
1.08  Vietnam
1.06  Italy
1.05  Indonesia
1.03  Iceland
0.99  Kuwait
0.98  Greece
0.95  Bahrain
0.92  United Arab Emirates
0.92  Saudi Arabia
0.91  Netherlands
0.9  Luxembourg
0.89  Sweden
0.88  Germany
0.88  Denmark
0.77  Qatar
0.76 (1999)  Mauritania
0.73  Austria
0.71  Norway
0.71 (1998)  Mali
0.64  Algeria
0.59  Oman
0.57  Lebanon
0.53  Morocco
0.5  Brunei
0.49  Hong Kong
0.44  Japan
0.39  Singapore
0.33  Senegal
 


Good Article by Guardian Newspaper in UK
UN Confusion Data
Murder Rate on Wikipedia.org

Is Haiti Dangerous in 2009

I voted for Jamaica because Haiti's known to be a nasty, violent place and you'd need to speak Haitian Creole unless you're in the finest hotels, restaurants, etc. It's the poorest nation in the western hemisphere, and the people are desperate for money.


Andy,

If Cuba and Haiti end up number 1 and 2, why not visit both since they're right next to each other. Sounds like Cuba might be challenging. Even if you had dual citizenship and two passports and/or avoided the passport stamps with just one,.you still have a popular blog that would be broadcasting the fact (I assume).

Or would you apply for one of those US issued licenses I've read about? Journalism perhaps?

Cuba sanctions page

http://www.treas.gov/offices/enforcement/ofac/programs/cuba/cuba.shtml

US Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control

http://www.treas.gov/offices/enforcement/ofac/


Eric


Gadget

If a person goes to Cuba there could be sanctions, we are free to do as we please providing we are willing to pay the price.

What is the price of the sanctions?
How much is he penalty?

I have seen laws with no punishment.
I know of blue laws that are not inforced.

If a person goes to Cuba, how does the Government of the USA know and does prosecution require normally the person admits the went, Does the whole sanction require the person to self incriminate?


Homicides per 100,000 0.57 Lebanon

This stands out a little. LEBANON being one of the safest nations in the WORLD ? trash this list.

Another Andy Quote " If a person goes to Cuba, how does the Government of the USA know and does prosecution require normally the person admits the went, Does the whole sanction require the person to self incriminate"

You know the answer. Don't play dumb. How do they know ? dah..you blog about it !! You actually have to considered that if you got to Cuba you could have sanctions against you from USA government for blogging about your travels. You are not form Cuba. You do not have relations in Cuba. You do not have humanitarian interests in Cuba NGO. You are not a reporter. You are a disciple of the founding fathers.

Well in a way you are a reporter. Who in the hell is to decided only NBC,ABC,CNN,FOX can provide press credentials ? I always thought this weird. You hold up a pass that says NBC and you get through a road block. You hold up a HOBOHIDEOUT ATH credential and your locked up. ? 10 years

Well at least make it look good and put a Che Guevara cap on ...hasta la vista my patriot.

I voted for Pitcairn Island by the way. It would get you lots of press and no jail time..