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Celebration of Trees in Haiti

December 20, 2014
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Celebration of Trees in Haiti

Trees are part of seasonal holiday celebrations in many parts of the world, but in Haiti they are also being used by farmers to earn their way out of poverty. The country’s current political turmoil may be in the limelight, but there is another story from Haiti worthy of headlines: thousands of small-scale farmers...
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Haiti sees drop in poverty rates, but inequality remains

December 11, 2014
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Haiti sees drop in poverty rates, but inequality remains

› ‹ As part of the government’s emergency response, community kitchens like this were launched on Ile de la Tortue off the northwestern coast of Haiti. The women cook the meals and then sell them to villagers. While a welcomed effort, the women say the demand for the subsidized meals is more than they...
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How to beat malaria

December 8, 2014
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How to beat malaria

By Michelle Roberts Health editor, BBC News online The World Health Organization says it is confident that deaths from malaria could be stopped entirely. Spread by the bites of infected mosquitoes, the illness is both preventable and treatable. Global efforts over the last decade have already halved the number of people dying from malaria...
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Launch of the irrigation project of the second plain of Petit-Goâve

December 6, 2014
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Launch of the irrigation project of the second plain of Petit-Goâve

Wednesday, Felix Solomon Jeune, who represented the Deputy Jacques Thimoléon Stevenson, President of the Lower House, in the presence of local authorities, the agronomist Paul Jackson and many peasants from different localities proceeded to the official launch of the irrigation project of the second plain of Petit-Goâve. The rehabilitation works of agricultural infrastructure, which...
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MADURO MAY DROP PETRO CARIBE!! Oil at $40 Possible as Market Transforms Caracas to Iran

December 1, 2014
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MADURO MAY DROP PETRO CARIBE!!  Oil at $40 Possible as Market Transforms Caracas to Iran

By Gregory Viscusi, Tara Patel and Simon Kennedy Oil’s decline is proving to be the worst since the collapse of the financial system in 2008 and threatening to have the same global impact of falling prices three decades ago that led to the Mexican debt crisis and the end of the Soviet Union. Russia,...
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Heavy rains kill 12 in Haiti, cause flooding

November 8, 2014
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Heavy rains kill 12 in Haiti, cause flooding

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Twelve people have died in Haiti as a result of heavy rains unleashed by a cluster of storms in the northern Caribbean, authorities said Wednesday. Cap-Haitien Mayor Yvon Alteon said four more bodies had been found, in addition to the eight deaths reported earlier. He said that some 5,000 people were...
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Six killed as heavy rains pound Haiti

November 4, 2014
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Six killed as heavy rains pound Haiti

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) – At least six people were killed as heavy rains pounded the northern and western sections of Haiti, according to the Departmental Coordinator Civil Protection Nadia Lochard. Lochard said the rains, which had also forced the cancellation of several flights to Cap Haitien, were responsible for a wall collapsing...
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Chilean Supreme court orders halt to mine-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

October 9, 2014
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Chilean Supreme court orders halt to mine-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

In 2012 US Geological Survey statistics ranked Chile fourth in the world for untapped gold reserves, after Russia and ahead of the United States. Chile’s supreme court has halted the development of a gold and copper mine owned by the Canadian conglomerate, Goldcorp, until indigenous communities are consulted. The court upheld an appeal filed...
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From toilet to table, overcoming the ‘yuk’ factor

October 7, 2014
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From toilet to table, overcoming the ‘yuk’ factor

By Lorena Arroyo BBC Mundo The use of eco toilets not only is preventing diseases by improving sanitation but it could also help the country’s food security in the long term, too Human excrement spread by poor sanitation was to blame for over 9,000 cholera deaths in Haiti, but now, thanks to a simple...
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