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International Community Pledges Billions for Haitian Reconstruction-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

March 31, 2010
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International Community Pledges Billions for Haitian Reconstruction-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Members of the international community are at the United Nations Wednesday, committing serious financial assistance to Haiti for its long term reconstruction. Donors’ offered millions of dollars to all sectors in a bid to help Haiti “build back better” after its devastating January earthquake. Haiti’s reconstruction is estimated to need 10 years and $11.5...
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Haiti’s Misery

March 31, 2010
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Haiti’s Misery

NEW YORK TIMES EDITORIAL March 26, 2010 The emergency in Haiti isn’t over. It’s getting worse, as the outside world’s attention fades away. Misery rages like a fever in the hundreds of camps sheltering hundreds of thousands of the 1.3 million people left homeless by the Jan. 12 earthquake. The dreaded rains have already...
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Britain denied speaking slot at United Nations Haiti aid conference

March 31, 2010
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Britain denied speaking slot at United Nations Haiti aid conference

Britain was denied a speaking slot at a Haiti donors’ conference in New York yesterday after it failed to come up with any new aid money for the earthquake-ravaged nation. The British Government was upstaged by its international partners as the United States and other European nations pledged billions of dollars towards Haiti’s $3.8...
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FLASH-FLASH-FLASH March 30, 2010 PREVAL WILL SEEK AN 18 MONTH EXTENSION FOR HIS ALREADY DISASTROUS, DO-NOTHING PRESIDENCY.

March 30, 2010
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FLASH-FLASH-FLASH  March 30, 2010  PREVAL WILL SEEK AN 18 MONTH EXTENSION FOR HIS ALREADY DISASTROUS, DO-NOTHING PRESIDENCY.

One might think this is a April Fool’s Joke but he will make the request on March 31, instead of April 1, 2010. This, along with most of Preval’s other ploy’s is unconstitutional. Parliament will expire, leaving Preval to Rule by Decree. In effect, as in January, 1999…Preval will become a dictator, free to...
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Place Haiti under `trusteeship’-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

March 30, 2010
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Place Haiti under `trusteeship’-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

BY CHRIS DODD http://dodd.senate.gov The nightly news cameras may have left, but the human suffering caused by the devastating earthquake in Haiti continues. Hundreds of thousands of people are dead or injured. Many more are homeless or orphaned. And without sustained intervention by the international community, Haiti’s future could be very bleak indeed. Nearly...
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Better farming could boost Haiti-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

March 30, 2010
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Better farming could boost Haiti-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

DAME MARIE, Haiti — A soft rain is falling as a dozen farmers, sheltered by surrounding cacao trees, stand in a semicircle. One by one, each tells a similar story of why this year’s cocoa harvest is more crucial than ever. “We’ve had a lot of people come who were injured, and there are...
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Haitian-Canadians angry with processing of residency requests Applicants trying to be reunited with relatives

March 30, 2010
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Frustration is mounting in Ottawa’s Haitian-Canadian community as efforts to bring relatives out of the devastated country are stalled by red tape. In the aftermath of the Jan. 12 earthquake, the Harper government announced plans to fast-track an estimated 5,000 applications to reunite families in Canada with relatives “directly and significantly affected by the...
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DID SPANISH TAKE OVER AMERICAN AIRLINES??

March 30, 2010
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DID SPANISH TAKE OVER AMERICAN AIRLINES??

For past week passengers on the Haiti-Miami flights have been presented with American customs forms, for completion prior to arrival. Nothing unusual about that. WRONG! The forms are Spanish only which creates some confusion for English speaking Americans and major confusion for Haitians who speak Creole a little English, and no Spanish. One would...
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Warden Message 98-U.S. Embassy, Port-au-Prince March 26, 2010 Post-Earthquake Violent Crime

March 30, 2010
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Warden Message 98-U.S. Embassy, Port-au-Prince  March 26, 2010  Post-Earthquake Violent Crime

The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince is issuing this Warden Message to inform U.S. citizens that since the January 12 earthquake, the Embassy has noted an increase in reports of violent crime, including murder and kidnapping, in Port-au-Prince, and crimes occurring in places frequented by foreigners, including areas that had until recently been considered safer...
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Bay Area quake experts glean insights from Haiti and Chile temblors

March 30, 2010
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Bay Area quake experts glean insights from Haiti and Chile temblors

When the Nazca tectonic plate off the coast of Chile plunged under the South American plate in the early hours of Feb. 27, the colliding masses unleashed an earthquake so powerful it may have shifted Earth’s axis three inches. Yet most of Chile’s newer buildings withstood the magnitude 8.8 quake with little or no...
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SCENARIOS-Race against time to solve Haiti post-quake problems

March 30, 2010
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March 28 (Reuters) – The Haitian government and foreign partners will attend a donor pledging conference in New York on Wednesday, seeking solutions and funds to address continuing humanitarian needs in Haiti following the Jan. 12 earthquake, and to guarantee its future stability and growth. Here are some of the risks involved in this...
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Quake-hit Haitians want jobs, schools, homes-survey:

March 30, 2010
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Quake-hit Haitians want jobs, schools, homes-survey:

* Need for continued humanitarian assistance is stressed * Agriculture, decentralization to have special emphasis By Pascal Fletcher PORT-AU-PRINCE, March 29 (Reuters) – Haitians say their most pressing needs in the wake of the destruction caused by the Jan. 12 earthquake are jobs, schools and homes, according to a survey released by international relief...
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MOVING HAITI FORWARD: ONE SUGGESTION FOR by OMEGA Consultants

March 29, 2010
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February/1/ 2010 Setting the Stage for Economic Freedom, Economic Opportunities, Wealth Creation and Social Entrepreneurship A Blueprint for Action by a Responsible Government of Haiti Omega Consultant and News January 12, 2010, a date that changed Haiti forever. After a major 35 seconds earthquake measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale suddenly crippled a country...
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Chanting Haitian voodoo celebrants honor quake dead

March 28, 2010
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Chanting Haitian voodoo celebrants honor quake dead

By Pascal Fletcher Pascal Fletcher 2 hrs 15 mins ago PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) – Dressed in white, shaking decorated gourd rattles and singing praises to “Olorum Papa” (God the Father),  thousands of practitioners of Haiti’s voodoo religion held a public ceremony on Sunday to honor those killed in the January 12 earthquake. While several Christian ceremonies have been held...
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Magnitude 4.2 – HAITI REGION

March 28, 2010
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Magnitude 4.2 – HAITI REGION

New quake hits Haiti- Updates soon to follow- ————————————————————————————————————-
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MIRROR OF HAITI……..Economic aid for Pakistan a victim of corruption worries-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

March 28, 2010
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MIRROR OF HAITI……..Economic aid for Pakistan a victim of corruption worries-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Reporting from Damadola, Pakistan – On the same day Pakistani generals declared victory over the Taliban here in the badlands along the Afghan border, a girl crouched by a brackish pond and filled large metal pots with her family’s drinking water. Farther down a dirt road pocked with gaping potholes, severed power lines snaked...
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Haiti: Stuck in a Trap-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

March 28, 2010
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Haiti: Stuck in a Trap-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

I don’t mean to dwell on certain issues but until there’s some solid change in Haiti, things are going to remain: Poorest Country in the Western Hemisphere. I was reading this Reuters article http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE62P2EU20100326 and if i didn’t know better, I would think that Haiti was so incapable of producing it’s own food that...
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Bill Clinton’s New Haiti Adventure: Still Naïve or Purposeful?

March 28, 2010
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Bill Clinton’s New Haiti Adventure: Still Naïve or Purposeful?

By Joel R Deeb     CEO       March 28, 2010 Political and Security Consultant on Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean Omega Consultants & World News– deebjr@omegaworldnews.com– –site under construction– deebjr@aol.com To this day, former U.S. President Bill Clinton remains one of the most respected if not revered politician of his home country. His personal charm...
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Lt. Gen. Keen: Our man on the ground in Haiti

March 27, 2010
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Lt. Gen. Keen: Our man on the ground in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Lt. Gen. Ken Keen looked down from a helicopter circling over Port-au-Prince on a recent Wednesday and saw the big picture: a patchwork of multicolored tents that had sprouted amid the Haitian capital’s rusting corrugated iron roofs and collapsed buildings to house hundreds of thousands left homeless by January’s earthquake and...
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Danny Glover Sees “WW2 Destruction” in Haiti Quake

March 27, 2010
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Danny Glover Sees “WW2 Destruction” in Haiti Quake

Reuters PORT-AU-PRINCE Hollywood actor Danny Glover on Friday compared the devastation inflicted on Haiti by the January 12 earthquake to the destruction of World War Two, but said the world was “paying attention” and ready to help. “Lethal Weapon” star Glover, a former United Nations goodwill ambassador, made the comments during a visit to...
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