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Haiti triggers travel alert over medical and crime concerns

August 19, 2015
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Haiti triggers travel alert over medical and crime concerns

For travlers thinking about going to Haiti, the State Department warns about difficulties obtaining emergency medical care and a high rate of robberies. (Hector Retamal / AFP/Getty Images) By Catharine Hamm contact the reporter Travel Caribbean Ecuador Thailand U.S. Department of State World Bank Group John Key Haiti pops up on the U.S. State...
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In Haiti, Rand Paul’s patients are happy. A potential donor, less so.

August 19, 2015
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In Haiti, Rand Paul’s patients are happy. A potential donor, less so.

By David Weigel August 19 at 5:49 PM CAP HAITIEN, Haiti — Eighteen hours earlier, Maitre Rose’s world was black with useless, blurry flashes of light. She was 75, blinded since 70 by a dime-sized cataract, unable to make any more money as a seamstress. Then she learned about the free eye surgeries at...
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A DEATH SENTENCE FOR KETANT? AS ARISTIDE AND OTHERS, BETRAYED BY HIM, SEEK VENGENCE??

August 19, 2015
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A DEATH SENTENCE FOR KETANT? AS ARISTIDE AND OTHERS, BETRAYED BY HIM, SEEK VENGENCE??

browardpalmbeach.com It was supposed to be easy. Edouard Rene Joseph was a combat vet, Desert Storm, so he had trimmed the situation down to simple mission objectives: Get into the country, pick up the kids, leave the country. One day, tops. No big deal. “It’s not,” he would muse years later, “like you’re trying...
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Telecom relaunches mobile money product in Haiti, where most people don’t have bank accounts

August 19, 2015
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Telecom relaunches mobile money product in Haiti, where most people don’t have bank accounts

AP News: PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — A mobile phone network provider has relaunched a money transfer system in Haiti designed to let people get easier access to cash through their cellphones. Digicel said Tuesday that its rebranded “Mon Cash” service offers promise in impoverished Haiti, a country where only about 16 percent of the people...
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