Archive for December, 2010

Republic of Haiti’s Independence Day

December 31, 2010
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Republic of Haiti’s Independence Day

Press Statement Hillary Rodham Clinton Secretary of State Washington, DC December 30, 2010 On behalf of President Obama and the people of United States, I join with the people of the Republic of Haiti to honor the 207th anniversary of your independence this January 1. When Haiti cast off the bonds of slavery and...
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Recount and Review of Haiti’s Election Tally Shows Massive Irregularities- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

December 31, 2010
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Recount and Review of Haiti’s Election Tally Shows Massive Irregularities- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Election Outcome In Doubt For Immediate Release: December 30, 2010 Contact: Dan Beeton, 202-256-6116 Washington, D.C.- An independent recount and review of 11,171 tally sheets from Haiti’s November 28 election shows that the outcome of the election is indeterminate. The review, conducted by the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), found massive irregularities and...
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Graffiti reflects hope in Haiti

December 31, 2010
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Graffiti reflects hope in Haiti

Artist Jerry Rosembert uses vivid murals in Port-au-Prince to raise hope and push for change. Christian Science Monitor: By Ezra Fieser, Correspondent / December 29, 2010 Port-au-Prince, Haiti Like the rubble left behind by the January earthquake, graffiti is nearly everywhere in this tattered city. Haitians have tagged the walls of seemingly every building with...
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The world’s broken promises to Haiti

December 31, 2010
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The world’s broken promises to Haiti

Robert Muggah-guardian.co.uk, A year on from the earthquake, more than a million are still living in tents and less than a tenth of aid cash has been delivered. Despite breathless promises to “build back better”, the international community has made only incremental progress in Haiti over the past 12 months. Our failures are especially...
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Ex-US official sues contractor in Haiti for fees

December 31, 2010
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Ex-US official sues contractor in Haiti for fees

By BEN FOX:SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico The U.S. official who was in charge of relief efforts following Haiti’s devastating Jan. 12 earthquake has accused a major contractor of shortchanging him for his assistance in securing more than $20 million in reconstruction deals after he left his post. Lewis Lucke, the former U.S. special coordinator...
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Cholera death toll in Haiti rises to 3,333

December 31, 2010
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Cholera death toll in Haiti rises to 3,333

Port-au-Prince –  The number of deaths in Haiti from the cholera epidemic afflicting the poverty-stricken nation since mid-October has risen to 3,333, the health ministry said Friday. According to a bulletin posted on the ministry’s Web site, the fatal disease has affected 148,787 people, of whom 83,166 were hospitalized, though 80,962 of them have...
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Yele Haiti Takes Cholera Prevention Tent to Tent

December 31, 2010
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Yele Haiti Takes Cholera Prevention Tent to Tent

This week Yéle Haiti begun to redeploy some of our 2,000 Yéle Corps workers from cleaning streets and canals to delivering bars of soap tent to tent in the post-earthquake camps in and around Port-au-Prince. This is part of our cholera prevention program that targets tent camps with free soap and hand sanitizer, clean...
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OAS OFFICIAL’S HONESTY FRIGHTENS MINUSTAH OCCUPATION REGIME SO THEY FIRED HIM

December 30, 2010
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OAS OFFICIAL’S HONESTY FRIGHTENS MINUSTAH OCCUPATION REGIME SO THEY FIRED HIM

UPSIDE DOWN WORLD: Written by Roger Annis Tuesday, 28 December 2010 23:14 As the one-year anniversary of Haiti’s earthquake approaches, a brutally frank account of the plight of its people has been delivered by a highly placed diplomat. Ricardo Seitenfus, the representative to Haiti of the Organization of American States, delivered a hard-hitting assessment...
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BRAZILIAN DIPLOMAT FIRED FOR BEING HONEST SOMETHING UN/OAS AND CARICOM CANNOT ACCEPT

December 30, 2010
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BRAZILIAN DIPLOMAT FIRED FOR BEING HONEST SOMETHING UN/OAS AND CARICOM CANNOT ACCEPT

Georgianne Nienaber Investigative journalist, author, Haiti relief worker When Brazilian diplomat Ricardo Seitenfus was abruptly ousted as special representative of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Haiti on Christmas day, timing proved to be everything. The story has barely created a ripple of controversy in the US media. Seitenfus, a respected Brazilian diplomat...
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Farmers’ fear of cholera threatens rice harvest in Haiti – UN agency

December 30, 2010
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Farmers’ fear of cholera threatens rice harvest in Haiti – UN agency

29 December 2010 – Farmers in north-western Haiti are likely to lose a significant portion of their rice harvest due to reluctance to work in paddy fields they fear are contaminated by the cholera-causing bacteria, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today, adding that it is helping to carry out a...
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