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With post-quake aid under review, minister presses Haiti on rule of law

KIM MACKRAEL OTTAWA — The Globe and Mail Canada’s International Development Minister is asking Haiti’s government to improve transparency and rule of law as Canada reviews its long-term funding plans for the Caribbean country. Christian Paradis travelled to Haiti last week to meet with government officials and see the results of Canadian aid more than three years after a devastating earthquake struck…

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International Haiti Says Team Got Military Training in Ecuador

AP News:The Haitian government has welcomed home 41 engineers and technicians who underwent 10 months of military training in Ecuador. The team is intended to be part of a soon-to-be-created quasi-military force that Haitian officials want to monitor the country’s coasts and its border with the Dominican Republic, fight drug trafficking, raise environmental awareness and respond to disasters. President Michel…

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Coastal Watches/Warnings and 5-Day Forecast Cone for Storm Center

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With less aid, a stronger Haiti will emerge -Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Tate Watkins Contributed to The Globe and Mail Earlier this year, Haitian filmmaker Raoul Peck released Fatal Assistance, a documentary that eviscerated the international response to the January, 2010, earthquake that struck his home country. The gist of Mr. Peck’s argument is that most of the $11-billion in pledged aid went to foreign contractors who, along with international diplomats and…

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Ottawa seeks to dial down post-quake aid to Haiti, documents show

KIM MACKRAEL OTTAWA — The Globe and Mail Published Wednesday, Sep. 04 2013, 6:00 AM EDT The federal government is looking to significantly reduce the amount of aid it sends to Haiti, according to internal documents, saying it has fulfilled its post-earthquake commitments to a country that has long played a key role in Canada’s development strategy. A spokesman for the newly…

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Helping Haiti to Rebuild After the 2010 Port-au-Prince Earthquake

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 5, 2013) — A University of Kentucky College of Engineering professor and a graduate student visited Haiti over the summer to work on a project that will help engineers there develop more earthquake-resistant building designs. Michael Kalinski, associate professor of civil engineering, and Melinda Jean-Louis, a 2012 graduate of the college who is now pursuing a master’s…

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Embry-Riddle students bring clean water to Haiti children

A girl named Tracy from the Ryan Epps Home for Children in Haiti gets a drink of clean water from a water purification system designed and installed by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University students. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University photos By Deborah Circelli deborah.circelli@news-jrnl.com Published: Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 7:58 p.m. Last Modified: Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 9:12 p.m. When Marc Compere…

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Vatican recalls Dominican Republic envoy amid abuse claims

Pope Francis has vowed to act against child abuse allegations within the Church The Vatican has recalled its envoy to the Dominican Republic and launched an investigation after local media accused him of sexually abusing children. Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski had been the Apostolic Nuncio in Santo Domingo for nearly six years. Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi told the Reuters news agency…