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Why a Doctor Believes Lawyers Can Stop Haiti’s Cholera

May 31, 2012
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Why a Doctor Believes Lawyers Can Stop Haiti’s Cholera

May 30, 2012 Dear Friend, Why would a doctor working in Haiti for 15 years think that lawyers have the best chance of controlling Haiti’s cholera epidemic? In my experience in Haiti’s rural Central Plateau, unsafe drinking water has always been one of the greatest killers.  Across Haiti, water-borne diseases killed over 3,000 people...
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TOUSSAINT – THE BETRAYER: Op-Ed: Sasportas, Haiti, Jamaica and the Failed Revolution of 1799

May 31, 2012
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TOUSSAINT – THE BETRAYER: Op-Ed: Sasportas, Haiti, Jamaica and the Failed Revolution of 1799

By Philippe Girard Op-Ed Contributor Caribbean history is a fascinating field of study, particularly in the 18th century, when sugar was king and Caribbean islands were some of the most strategically important territories in the world, akin to oil emirates today. Diversity is the key word when studying Caribbean history. The region was settled...
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Haitian Americans urge Obama to speed up visa processing for relatives

May 31, 2012
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Haitian Americans urge Obama to speed up visa processing for relatives

By Georgia East, Sun Sentinel7:38 p.m. EDT, May 30, 2012 As Haitian Heritage month wraps up, Haitian American leaders are urging President Barack Obama to expedite the immigration process for tens of thousands of Haitians waiting for permission to live in the United States. It is estimated that about 112,000 Haitians are on the...
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Haiti Can’t “Build Back Better” Without Better Journalists

May 31, 2012
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Haiti Can’t “Build Back Better” Without Better Journalists

By Kathie Klarreich / Port-au-Prince | May 30, 2012 | Allison Shelley / Polaris Haitian President Michel Martelly meets the press in front of the national palace at a ceremony on the one-year anniversary of his time in office, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday, May 14, 2012. But under his watch, the Haitian media has...
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Haiti – Diplomacy : Canada is ready to support the actions of Haiti

May 30, 2012
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Haiti – Diplomacy : Canada is ready to support the actions of Haiti

Tuesday, the Canadian Ambassador Henri-Paul Normandin, stated that the new government inspired confidence, that Canada was ready to support Haiti, but that it was now time to take action. ” We’re still here, working with our Haitian friends, with the Haitian government, we have recently seen the appointment of new Prime Minister,...
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An Unlikely Energy Development Opportunity Emerges in Haiti

May 30, 2012
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An Unlikely Energy Development Opportunity Emerges in Haiti

Essentially starting from scratch, Haiti has a unique opportunity to build the kind of sustainable power generation, transmission and distribution system that could be replicated in other developing nations. Although deep poverty remains a challenge, the country’s leaders say they are eager to move forward into the twenty first century with governmental and economic...
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Former Haitian Official’s Sentence Cut to 18 Months

May 30, 2012
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Former Haitian Official’s Sentence Cut to 18 Months

By Samuel Rubenfeld A former Haitian official who testified twice at trial on behalf of prosecutors in foreign bribery cases had a four-year prison sentence reduced to 18 months, and he will soon be out of prison. Prosecutors in April filed a Rule 35 motion asking a judge to reduce the prison term for...
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Sharpton And Alleged Trafficker Peddled TV Show

May 30, 2012
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Sharpton And Alleged Trafficker Peddled TV Show

Activist, accused drug kingpin pitched “Judge Sharpton” show. View Document- Judge Rev. Al Sharpton Judge Rev. Al Sharpton MAY 30–A convicted felon now on trial for allegedly heading a large cocaine trafficking ring once worked with Rev. Al Sharpton to develop a TV show in which the civil rights activist would have starred as...
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Report: Chavez’s cancer has ‘entered the end stage’

May 30, 2012
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Report: Chavez’s cancer has ‘entered the end stage’

A special report from Dan Rather, anchor and managing editor of HDNet’s Dan Rather Report By Dan Rather | HDNet – 7 hrs ago Related Content Play VideoVideo: Chavez heads to Havana for cancer treatmentReuters  0:45 | 8454 views Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is seen during a cabinet meeting at Miraflores Palace … This reporter has been told...
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Est-ce une nouvelle facon de dire que les Haitienss manquent un chromosome?

May 30, 2012
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Est-ce une nouvelle facon de dire que les Haitienss manquent un chromosome?

Haïti : 3 décennies de retard par rapport à la République dominicaine Le Nouvelliste | Publier le : 2012-05-28 30 ans. C’est le retard affiché par Haïti face à la République dominicaine, selon le coordonateur spécial du département d’État américain pour Haïti, Thomas Adams, en visite ce week-end à Ottawa sur le dossier d’Haïti. Thomas Adams,...
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Chagas Disease, an incurable infection, called the ‘new AIDS of the Americas’: report

May 30, 2012
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Chagas Disease, an incurable infection, called the ‘new AIDS of the Americas’: report

Is this the disease that killed Charles Darwin? By Meghan Neal / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Oxford Scientific/Getty Images Chagas disease is a parasitic infection transmitted by blood-sucking insects, largely in impovershed areas. Reuters Experts say Charles Darwin suffered from Chagas disease, being called the “new AIDS of the Americas.” Experts have dubbed it...
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Spanish oil company Repsol to stop drilling in Cuba

May 29, 2012
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Spanish oil company Repsol to stop drilling in Cuba

29 May 2012 Last updated at 15:12 ET The rig can be seen from the seafront in Havana Spanish company Repsol has said it is pulling out of Cuba after failing in a recent attempt to find oil off the island. Chairman Antonio Brufau told journalists and investors that Repsol “won’t do another” well...
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Armed Civilians Dislodged, Guy Philippe Denounces

May 29, 2012
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Armed Civilians Dislodged, Guy Philippe Denounces

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) – The Superior Council of National Security (CSPN) expressed satisfaction with the May 18th dislodging of armed men and women claiming to be former and aspiring soldiers of the Armed Forces of Haiti. The former Commander of the Liberation Army, Guy Philippe, denounced the operation for having taken place on May...
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Dr. Pran Kundi seeks out information on Haitian child

May 29, 2012
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Dr. Pran Kundi seeks out information on Haitian child

By Allan Benner, The Tribune Dr. Pran Kundi holds a three-year-old boy he treated during two weeks spent in Haiti working with Mission of Hope. He called it an overwhelming experience. WELLAND - Dr. Pran Kundi has not forgotten the child who stole his heart. In the months since returning from Leveque, Haiti, in February, the...
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Haiti – Politic : Serious consequences in case of publication of the Constitution…

May 29, 2012
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Haiti – Politic : Serious consequences in case of publication of the Constitution…

Reacting to the possible publication of the text of the amended Constitution, the historian Georges Michel explains the consequences of such a decision “…the President Martelly has a report of group of independent jurists who explains by A + B that we can not publish these amendments http://www.haitilibre.com/article-5106-haiti-constitution-rapport-du-groupe-de-juristes-independants-texte-integral.html (in french) But he is the...
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Corruption in Haitian Gov’t Goes from Bad to Worse

May 29, 2012
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Corruption in Haitian Gov’t Goes from Bad to Worse

DefentHT WASHINGTON, D.C. (defend.ht) – The 2011 Human Rights Report by the U.S. State Department found that even as the government changed from Preval to Martelly, corruption “remained widespread in all branches and at all levels of government” where “officials often engaged in corrupt practices with impunity.” According to the Chairman of the Port-au-Prince...
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Haiti to pay mothers school incentives via mobile

May 29, 2012
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Haiti to pay mothers school incentives via mobile

The earthquake of January 2010 devastated much of Port-au-Prince The government in Haiti says it will begin transferring cash credits to mothers who send their children to school regularly. Each mother will receive up to $20 (£13) a month and the transfers will be made via mobile phone. The programme, called Ti Manman Cheri,...
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Haiti Faces 30-Year Climb to Middle Income Status, says U.S. Official

May 29, 2012
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Haiti Faces 30-Year Climb to Middle Income Status, says U.S. Official

OTTAWA – It will take Haiti the better part three decades to become a middle income country on par with its Caribbean island neighbour, the Dominican Republic, says the top U.S. official on the file. But Thomas Adams, the State Department’s special co-ordinator for Haiti, told The Canadian Press that “realistic” estimate should not...
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Droits humains : Washington dresse un sombre tableau de la situation en Haïti

May 28, 2012
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Droits humains : Washington dresse un sombre tableau de la situation en Haïti

Dans son dernier rapport rendu public jeudi, le Département d’Etat dénonce la persistance de la corruption dans les différents organes du pouvoir, l’implication de policiers et magistrats dans de graves violations des droits de la personne comme des exécutions extrajudiciaires, la surpopulation carcérale dans des prisons insalubres tout en relevant des violences au sein...
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Les travaux d’infrastructures routières créent la panique

May 28, 2012
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Les travaux d’infrastructures routières créent la panique

Joubert Rochefort joubertrochefort@yahoo.fr Plusieurs travaux de réhabilitation routière sont inachevés. D’autres sont tout simplement abandonnés. Malgré les nombreuses promesses d’aménagement, les décisions sont encore au fond d’un tiroir. Une situation qui aggrave l’embouteillage et génère le banditisme dans la capitale. Le pont de Delmas 40B Mercidieu Moranvil 6 Il est 1 heure passée de...
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