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Clinton Apology to Haiti Surprises NS Activists Former US president calls dumping cheap rice “a mistake”-Added COMENTARY By Haitian Truth

May 12, 2010
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by Bruce Wark The Dominion – http://www.dominionpaper.ca http://www.dominionpaper.ca/files/dominion-img/Clinton%20in%20Port-au-Prince.thumbnail.jpg http://www.dominionpaper.ca/files/dominion-img/Clinton%20in%20Port-au-Prince.thumbnail.jpg Former US President Bill Clinton visits Port-au-Prince, Haiti, January 18, 2010. Photo: Master Sgt. Jeremy Lock “It would be a major contribution for the functioning of a free society to have independent news sources, free from corporate or state control, internally organized in...
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The plantation called Haiti: Feudal pillage masking as humanitarian aid-Added COMMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

May 7, 2010
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The plantation called Haiti: Feudal pillage masking as humanitarian aid-Added COMMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Posted By mary On May 6, 2010 @ 9:25 pm In Haiti and Latin America | No Comments by Marguerite ‘Ezili Danto’ Laurent “For whose entertainment shall we sing our agony? In what hopes? That the destroyers, aspiring to extinguish us, will suffer conciliatory remorse at the sight of their own fantastic success?” –...
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Food Aid Hurts Haiti’s Farmers Helping in a crisis can pose dilemma for local farmers and merchants-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

April 29, 2010
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Food Aid Hurts Haiti’s Farmers  Helping in a crisis can pose dilemma for local farmers and merchants-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Food Aid Hurts Haiti’s Farmers Helping in a crisis can pose dilemma for local farmers and merchants Steve Baragona | Artibonite Valley, Haiti29 April 2010 Photo: VOA – S. Baragona Rice farmers can be adversely affected by food aid. About three hours north of Port-au-Prince, the Artibonite Valley is the center of Haiti’s rice...
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Haiti Wants Food Aid to Stop? Government Says Generous Public Outpouring Is Interfering with Economy, Drawing Non-Victims to Camps and Enticing Corruption

April 22, 2010
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Haiti Wants Food Aid to Stop? Government Says Generous Public Outpouring Is Interfering with Economy, Drawing Non-Victims to Camps and Enticing Corruption

(CBS) Of all the things you’ve heard about earthquake aid to Haiti, here’s something you probably didn’t know: Haiti’s government wants large-scale food assistance and free health care to stop. If it’s news to you, it was to CBS News too, when Katie Couric recently visited Haiti and spoke to Erin Boyd, a nutrition...
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Better farming could boost Haiti-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

March 30, 2010
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Better farming could boost Haiti-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

DAME MARIE, Haiti — A soft rain is falling as a dozen farmers, sheltered by surrounding cacao trees, stand in a semicircle. One by one, each tells a similar story of why this year’s cocoa harvest is more crucial than ever. “We’ve had a lot of people come who were injured, and there are...
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With cheap food imports, Haiti can’t feed itself-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

March 21, 2010
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With cheap food imports, Haiti can’t feed itself-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

By JONATHAN M. KATZ The Associated Press Saturday, March 20, 2010 PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The earthquake not only smashed markets, collapsed warehouses and left more than 2.5 million people without enough to eat. It may also have shaken up the way the developing world gets food. Decades of inexpensive imports – especially rice from...
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Haiti Faces Major Food Crisis as Planting Season Nears, UN Says

February 14, 2010
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Haiti Faces Major Food Crisis as Planting Season Nears, UN Says

February 12, 2010, 03:50 PM EST By Bill Varner Feb. 12 (Bloomberg) — Haiti faces a major food crisis due to a lack of support for farmers who begin planting in March for a harvest that usually produces 60 percent of the nation’s grains, fruits and vegetables, the United Nations said. “We are alarmed...
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Fake Food Coupons Spread in Haiti – With ADDED COMMENTARY From Haitian-Truth

February 8, 2010
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Fake Food Coupons Spread in Haiti – With ADDED COMMENTARY From Haitian-Truth

By MARC LACEY Published: February 8, 2010 PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The United Nations said Monday that counterfeiters have begun printing up fake tickets to gain access to free rice distributions, complicating giveaways that are meant for the hungriest Haitians. David Orr, a spokesman for the World Food Program, said counterfeiters, active in Haiti even...
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Frustration growing at Haiti aid bottlenecks

February 3, 2010
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Frustration growing at Haiti aid bottlenecks

By PAISLEY DODDS PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) – The aid flooding into Haiti by plane and boat is not reaching earthquake victims quickly enough to stem growing unrest because of transportation bottlenecks and isolated violence. Many foreign aid workers and Haitians say ample donations are arriving, but express frustration at the slow pace of distribution...
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2 weeks after Haiti quake, food aid falls short

January 27, 2010
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2 weeks after Haiti quake, food aid falls short

By VIVIAN SEQUERA and BEN FOX, Associated Press Writers PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Street vendors openly sell U.S.-donated rice by the cupful from bags marked “not for resale.” At a homeless camp, a young woman told of thieves who tried to sell her own food back to her. As she spoke, a gang of youths...
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Haiti govt gets only 1 cent of every US aid dollar

January 27, 2010
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Haiti govt gets only 1 cent of every US aid dollar

By MARTHA MENDOZA The Associated Press Wednesday, January 27, 2010; 11:22 AM – Only 1 cent of each dollar the U.S. is spending on earthquake relief in Haiti is going in the form of cash to the Haitian government, according to an Associated Press review of relief efforts. Less than two weeks after President...
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Iran Sends Aid Cargo to Haiti

January 16, 2010
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Iran Sends Aid Cargo to Haiti

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran on Saturday dispatched a cargo of emergency aids to the victims of the quake-hit Central American state of Haiti. The goods include tents, washing powder, sugar, canned food, kitchen utensils and other needed articles, an official of Iran’s Red Crescent Society told the Islamic republic news agency. At least 50,000 people...
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ALL OF THE POO ISN’T IN HAITIAN POLITICS!! Group seeks answers to Haiti’s woes in its toilets

January 5, 2010
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ALL OF THE POO ISN’T IN HAITIAN POLITICS!!  Group seeks answers to Haiti’s woes in its toilets

By Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN STORY HIGHLIGHTS · SOIL facilitates the construction of toilets that compost human waste to be used as fertilizer · Only 30 percent of Haitians have access to clean drinking water, proper sanitation, UNICEF says · Sarah Brownell spurred to help more after friend’s son died of “preventable” illness ·...
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Paradise Lost: Haiti Without Trees, written by Maggie Steber

December 2, 2009
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Paradise Lost: Haiti Without Trees, written by Maggie Steber

Paradise Lost: Haiti Without Trees was written by Maggie Steber- text and photos. A balmy pre-evening breeze brushed the terrace. Port-au Prince sprawled in the view below like a shiny jewel, the whitewashed, domed presidential palace standing as its centerpiece. The scene passed like some great silent symphony until the anthropologist broke the quiet....
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