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The Rainy Season is upon us

February 28, 2010
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The Rainy Season is upon us

Feb 27, 2010 Haiti’s rainy season has begun. Last night torrential rain turned tent cities into misery for half a million homeless earthquake victims. This morning I visited the Place St. Pierre sheet and shanty refugee camp in Petionville where wet belongings hung to dry. An eighteen year old mother and two week old...
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Clowns Entertain Suffering Kids in Haiti

February 28, 2010
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Clowns Entertain Suffering Kids in Haiti

(Feb. 20) — Haitian children from a camp near the wrecked presidential palace got a brief respite from the hardships of life, thanks to the French Canadian charity “Clowns Without Borders.”
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U.S. Military Role In Haiti Met With Mixed Emotions-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian- Truth

February 28, 2010
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U.S. Military Role In Haiti Met With Mixed Emotions-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian- Truth

The U.S. military, stretched thin in Iraq and Afghanistan, has taken on another major operation after a massive earthquake hit Haiti. About 22,000 service members responded, many of them distributing food and providing medical aid. Now, American troops are preparing for another phase as Haiti tries to recover, and that has raised questions about...
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Chile’s quake 500 times more powerful than Haiti’s

February 27, 2010
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Chile’s quake 500 times more powerful than Haiti’s

In the end, though, the damage is not likely to be as heavy as in Haiti because of the depth of the quake, the population density and the amount of preparation. By Tracy WilkinsonFebruary 27, 2010 Reporting from Mexico City – The magnitude 8.8 earthquake that jolted Chile early Saturday packed roughly 500 times...
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’Grave’ flooding in quake-hit Haiti kills 11

February 27, 2010
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’Grave’ flooding in quake-hit Haiti kills 11

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, (AFP) – Flooding triggered by heavy rain killed at least 11 people in Les Cayes, Haiti’s third most populous city and an area unscathed by the devastating January 12 earthquake that flattened much of the country’s capital. Heavy rains washed more than 1.5 meters (60 inches) of water into Les Cayes, flooding...
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Mullen leads trip to Haiti, faces Preval’s ire on allegation-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

February 27, 2010
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Mullen leads trip to Haiti, faces Preval’s ire on allegation-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

By Craig Whitlock Washington Post Staff Writer Saturday, February 27, 2010; A09 PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI — Haitian President René Préval faces many challenges: a country in ruins, a government in tatters, a traumatized population. But on Friday, he wanted to get something else off his chest. On an unseasonably cool day in the capital, Préval...
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FLASH –FLASH–FLASH PREVAL MAKES OFFICIAL MOVE TO STEAL ALL HUMANITARIAN MATERIAL WHILE WORLD COMMUNITY DOES NOTHING!! Red tape, bad traffic, no power: ‘That’s Haiti’

February 26, 2010
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FLASH –FLASH–FLASH  PREVAL MAKES OFFICIAL MOVE TO STEAL ALL HUMANITARIAN MATERIAL WHILE WORLD COMMUNITY DOES NOTHING!!  Red tape, bad traffic, no power: ‘That’s Haiti’

By Soledad O’Brien and Rose Arce, CNN February 24, 2010 11:03 p.m. EST Port-au-Prince, Haiti (CNN) — You hear it all the time in Port-au-Prince: “That’s Haiti,” people tell you when things move slowly, when the electricity goes off or traffic mysteriously comes to a halt. Some say it was like that even before...
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HAITI : Probability of 80 percent for an earthquake of magnitude 5 or greater in the next 90 days

February 26, 2010
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HAITI : Probability of 80 percent for an earthquake of magnitude 5 or greater in the next 90 days

USGS Updates Assessment of Earthquake Hazard and Safety in Haiti and the Caribbean / Released: 2/23/2010 Published by AlterPresse on February 24, 2010 The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) issued an update to its Jan. 21, 2010, statement, which includes the aftershock probabilities for the next 30-to-90-day period and for the overall year. U.S. Geological...
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After the quake Only plastic between Haiti homeless and storms -Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

February 25, 2010
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After the quake Only plastic between Haiti homeless and storms -Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Seasonal rains and hurricanes spell trouble for Haiti in the best of times, but with hundreds of thousands of people living in flimsy makeshift shelters after last month’s earthquake, this year the dangers are much greater. The rainy season begins in earnest in early April and the hurricane season in early June, according to...
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Canadian military begins Haitian pullout Officials continue to try to track missing Canadians

February 25, 2010
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Canadian military begins Haitian pullout   Officials continue to try to track missing Canadians

By Juliet O’Neill, Canwest News Service; with files from Citizen News Services // Canadian military forces are starting to withdraw from crisis work in Haiti and the government is nearing a “tipping point” where many of 50 Canadians still missing six weeks after a massive earthquake will be deemed dead. That will boost the...
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