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A PARALLEL IN HAITI: Belize’s Blue Hole Reveals What Caused the Catastrophic Collapse of the Mayan Civilization

December 29, 2014
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A PARALLEL IN HAITI: Belize’s Blue Hole Reveals What Caused the Catastrophic Collapse of the Mayan Civilization

Catherine Griffin First Posted: Dec 29, 2014 09:24 AM EST Scientists are taking a closer look at what might have led to the catastrophic collapse of the Maya. (Photo : Flickr/Eric Pheterson) The Maya civilization was one of the most advanced of its time, sporting cities and populations that rose to the millions. Yet during...
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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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Haiti bans its citizens from UN mission against Ebola

October 4, 2014
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Haiti bans its citizens from UN mission against Ebola

PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) – Haitian volunteers have been banned from departing for African countries hit by the Ebola virus, the government said on Friday, citing other diseases that have devastated the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. A statement signed by the Ministers of Health, Interior and Defense was released after news appeared on social...
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Aids: Origin of pandemic ‘was 1920s Kinshasa’

October 3, 2014
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Aids: Origin of pandemic ‘was 1920s Kinshasa’

By James Gallagher Health editor, BBC News website Kinshasa, pictured in 1955, was at the centre of the pandemic, scientists say The origin of the Aids pandemic has been traced to the 1920s in the city of Kinshasa, in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo, scientists say. An international team of scientists...
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Mosquito Virus That Walloped Caribbean Spreads in U.S.

October 1, 2014
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Mosquito Virus That Walloped Caribbean Spreads in U.S.

By Kelly Gilblom A mosquito-borne virus that can cause debilitating joint pain lasting for years has spread to the continental U.S. after infecting hundreds of thousands of people in the Caribbean and Central America. The virus is called Chikungunya, an African name meaning “to become contorted.” While the illness, first identified in Tanzania in...
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New mosquito-borne virus spreads in Latin America-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

September 28, 2014
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New mosquito-borne virus spreads in Latin America-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — An excruciating mosquito-borne illness that arrived less than a year ago in the Americas is raging across the region, leaping from the Caribbean to the Central and South American mainland, and infecting more than 1 million people. Some cases already have emerged in the United States. While the...
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What rhymes with Chikungunya? Here are the basics on the latest tropical disease arriving on US shores

September 26, 2014
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What rhymes with Chikungunya? Here are the basics on the latest tropical disease arriving on US shores

DANIEL RIVERO @thisisfusion Chikungunya. Say it with me: Chi-kun-GUN-ya. Now just the ladies: Chi-kun. Then the guys: gun-ya. Anyway, get used to hearing that curious combination of syllables because there’s growing concern that chikungunya— which, despite its fun-sounding name is a very serious disease in Latin America—could become an increasing health concern in the...
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Medicine to Treat 1 in 10 Haitians Arrives in Port-au-Prince

September 24, 2014
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Medicine to Treat 1 in 10 Haitians Arrives in Port-au-Prince

Canada NewsWire PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Sept. 10, 2014 Generic Pharmaceutical Companies Aid Haiti’s Battle with Chikungunya Health officials anticipate that up to 50 percent of the population will be affected by the outbreak. The most recent numbers for Haiti record nearly 65,000 suspected cases. Apotex, Inc. donates more than $2.2 M in medical supplies to Direct Relief for chikungunya...
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COMMERCIAL MORINGA PRODUCTION STUDY IN HAITI Exploring National and International Markets for Smallholder Farmers

September 23, 2014
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COMMERCIAL MORINGA PRODUCTION STUDY IN HAITI  Exploring National and International Markets for Smallholder Farmers

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – ”It is hard to rein in the use of superlatives when describing the benefits of the Moringa oleifera tree, long known to rural Haitians for its highly nutritious leaves eaten raw or added to soup,” said Hugh Locke, President of the Smallholder Farmers Alliance (SFA), when announcing a commercial Moringa production study in...
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CHICKENS COMING HOME TO ROOST – ARISTIDE PURSUED FOR $19,000,000 HE STOLE IN 2004- INTERDICTION ORDER SERVED ON HIM AT TABARRE-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

August 7, 2014
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CHICKENS COMING HOME TO ROOST – ARISTIDE PURSUED FOR $19,000,000 HE STOLE IN 2004- INTERDICTION ORDER SERVED ON HIM AT TABARRE-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

By Lucy Komisar Haiti Democracy Project, Nov 10, 2005 Add former Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide to the long list of corrupt and repressive officials who have used Western banks and companies and offshore tax havens to plunder their countries and launder the stolen money. Aristide and his associates looted government coffers, wrote checks to...
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Nasty chikungunya virus gaining traction in U.S.

July 30, 2014
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Nasty chikungunya virus gaining traction in U.S.

At least 20 New Jersey residents have tested positive for chikungunya, a mosquito-borne virus that has spread through the Caribbean. (July 30) AP (Photo: James Gathany, CDC) Chikungunya, a mosquito-borne virus that has swept through the Caribbean in recent months, is making gains in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
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