Archive for November 1st, 2012

Haiti shows importance of dealing with dead bodies when disaster strikes

November 1, 2012
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Haiti shows importance of dealing with dead bodies when disaster strikes

Disaster response needs to address misbeliefs about health hazards, respect bereaved, and allow dignified laying to rest IRIN, part of the Guardian development network guardian.co.uk, Thursday 1 November 2012 13.03 EDT Rescuers in Port-au-Prince following the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Proper handling of dead bodies is key to disaster response. Photograph: Olivier Laban Mattei/AFP...
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Breaking Through Barriers to a Stable Internet in Haiti

November 1, 2012
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Breaking Through Barriers to a Stable Internet in Haiti

A telecommunications tower. Photo by cogdogblog/flickr/cc. On a hill towering above Port-au-Prince is an array of sky-high antennas visible from much of the city. Each antenna transmits cell phone or wireless internet signal to users in the capital, and there’s a reason the site sticks out so much, other than its conspicuous location. In...
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The NGO Republic of Haiti

November 1, 2012
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The NGO Republic of Haiti

The NGO Republic of Haiti Kathie Klarreich and Linda Polman October 31, 2012   |    This article appeared in the November 19, 2012 edition of The Nation. A lone blue-and-red Haitian flag waves from the gigantic pile of rubble. Along the western edge of the palace grounds, lots that once housed government ministries and...
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Venezuela Sending More Aid to Cuba/Haiti

November 1, 2012
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Venezuela Sending More Aid to Cuba/Haiti

Following Hurricane Sandy HAVANA TIMES (dpa) — The Venezuelan government today sent 93 tons of foods to Cuba on an “air bridge” that will continue transporting humanitarian assistance in the wake of the damage caused by  Hurricane Sandy, reported Venezuela’s minister of the Interior, Nestor Reverol. The official added that another airplane will take...
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Haitian-American Shows Billionaires Luxurious Travel

November 1, 2012
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Haitian-American Shows Billionaires Luxurious Travel

By A Website Design Airbus interior designed by Edese Doret NEW YORK, USA (defend.ht) – Edése Doret was born in Haiti and raised in the Bronx. At the age of 30 he opened his own specialty interior design business that made him the first person to ever design a private interior for an Airbus...
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Sandy: Haiti fears food shortages after hurricane-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

November 1, 2012
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Sandy: Haiti fears food shortages after hurricane-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Farmlands in southern Haiti were extensively damaged Fears are growing of food shortages in Haiti, after the strong winds and heavy rain of Hurricane Sandy caused extensive crop damage. Aid workers and officials are also warning that flooding could lead to a sharp rise in cholera cases. Sandy is blamed for some 70 deaths...
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Haiti profile-President Michel Martelly

November 1, 2012
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Haiti profile-President Michel Martelly

President: Michel Martelly Mr Martelly was known for his charismatic performances in his previous career as a singer Michel Martelly, who first made his name on the Haitian music scene, was inaugurated as president in May 2011 after coming out of nowhere to win 68% of votes in the run-off of a hotly-contested presidential...
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Haiti profile-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

November 1, 2012
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Haiti profile-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Overview Facts Leaders Media Timeline Haiti became the world’s first black-led republic and the first independent Caribbean state when it threw off French colonial control and slavery in the early 19th century. But chronic instability, dictatorships and natural disasters have left it as the poorest nation in the Americas. UN peacekeepers were deployed in...
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