Earthquake/CHOLERA

Articles and image gallery from the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti

‘Baby Doc’ Duvalier returns to Haiti: I ‘came to help’ country -Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

January 17, 2011
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‘Baby Doc’ Duvalier returns to Haiti: I ‘came to help’ country -Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

BY JACQUELINE CHARLES jcharles@miamiherald.com PORT-AU-PRINCE — In a move that stunned Haitians here and abroad, former dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier unexpectedly returned to his homeland Sunday after decades of exile in France. Duvalier’s return comes as the country slowly recovers from last January’s catastrophic earthquake, a deadly cholera outbreak and a political crisis...
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Cell firm walks the investment walk Digicel became Haiti’s top employer by providing the phone service it didn’t have

January 17, 2011
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Cell firm walks the investment walk   Digicel became Haiti’s top employer by providing the phone service it didn’t have

By RENE BRUEMMER, Montreal Gazette PORT-AU-PRINCE – When cellular phone company Digicel entered the Haitian market in 2006, many felt they were doomed to fail. They plowed ahead regardless, investing hundreds of millions of dollars, and in 10 months had built their cellphone network. The hope was to sign up 300,000 clients within the...
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DENIS O’BRIEN: Getting Haiti back on its feet Philanthropy leads rehabilitation efforts

January 17, 2011
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DENIS O’BRIEN: Getting Haiti back on its feet  Philanthropy leads rehabilitation efforts

BY AL EDWARDS Friday, January 14, 2011: In 2010 Denis O’Brien, chairman of the Caribbean’s leading mobile telephone service provider Digicel promised to restore the Iron Market in Port-au-Prince within a year after its destruction in the massive earthquake that shook Haiti in January of last year. True to his word,he met the deadline,...
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MOTIVATION??? Duvalier returns but what else is in the mill as Preval starts a new game??

January 17, 2011
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MOTIVATION???  Duvalier returns but what else is in the mill as Preval starts a new game??

January 17, 2011 The old Haitian proverb – “Behind the mountain is another mountain”… might be applicable here. What were Preval’s motives in giving Jean-Claude Duvalier a Diplomatic passport? We are also told that he gave a Diplomatic passport to Aristide and possible Cedras. A close Preval associate suggests that this is a plot,...
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A MOVE TOWARDS FRESH ELECTION PROMOTED

January 16, 2011
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A MOVE TOWARDS FRESH ELECTION PROMOTED

January 14, 2011 DRP Haiti Representatives of the international community are beginning to show a willingness to discard the November 28, 2010 elections and start afresh. It is becoming apparent that the OAS analysis is flawed in itself since its entire process is based upon questionable evidence. One of the main factors in trying...
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The architect, the celebrity minder and me… symbols of hell that is Haiti

January 15, 2011
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The architect, the celebrity minder and me… symbols of hell that is Haiti

By Edward Stourton In Jean-Paul Sartre’s play Huis Clos, or No Exit, a small group of strangers find themselves locked up together in a room; one of them famously concludes that: ‘Hell is other people.’ When Haiti erupted in violence after allegedly rigged election results last month, I found myself similarly isolated with a...
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Haiti Still Buried Under the Rubble of Dueling NGOs: OXFAM Report

January 15, 2011
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Haiti Still Buried Under the Rubble of Dueling NGOs: OXFAM Report

Both OXFAM and the Disaster Accountability Project released reports this week that not only enhance the already-serious criticism of the relationship between the Haitian government and NGOs, but also shed light on the inability of both sectors to offer support to the Haitian people. The reports mark the one-year anniversary of the devastating earthquake...
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Only Half of Funds Donated to Haiti Have Been Used- ADDED COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

January 15, 2011
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Only Half of Funds Donated to Haiti Have Been Used- ADDED COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Saturday, January 15, 2011 By Dennis B. Roddy, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Michael Henninger/Post-Gazette A man walks by a collapsed structure Monday on the route to the Doctors Without Borders cholera clinic in Haiti. PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — American disaster agencies have raised billions of dollars for Haitian relief that remain unspent more than a year after...
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Fear, confusion as Haiti tent camp shuts-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

January 15, 2011
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Fear, confusion as Haiti tent camp shuts-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

By Sebastian Smith, AFP PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Officials in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince sparked fear, confusion — and some hope — when they began closing down a tent camp for earthquake victims. Evicted families sat on muddy ground in Place St Pierre, next to piles of cooking pots and bundles of clothes Friday. Around...
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FREE-AND-FAIR ELECTIONS COULD SEE A SOLUTION TO HAITI’S 200 YEAR PROBLEM:. BAKER AS PRESIDENT, CEANT AS PRIME MINISTER…OR CEANT AS PRESIDENT AND BAKER AS PRIME MINISTER WOULD WORK MAGIC

January 14, 2011
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FREE-AND-FAIR ELECTIONS COULD SEE A SOLUTION TO HAITI’S 200 YEAR PROBLEM:. BAKER AS PRESIDENT, CEANT AS PRIME MINISTER…OR CEANT AS PRESIDENT AND BAKER AS PRIME MINISTER WOULD WORK MAGIC

January 12, 2011 The elections, had they been run honestly, would have seen a result that would have diluted a societal problem that has afflicted the nation for 200 years.  There is a definite color line that may not be apparent, to outsiders, but it is there. Had the election been run honestly the...
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Continental Airlines will fly direct to Haiti

January 14, 2011
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Continental Airlines will fly direct to Haiti

By Joseph R. Perone/The Star-Ledger Tim Boyle/BloombergContinental Airlines file photo. Continental Airlines will begin nonstop flights between Newark Liberty International Airport and Port-Au-Prince, Haiti on June 9. The Houston-based carrier will have three flights a week, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Daily service will commence July 1, according to United Continental Holdings, which was...
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Images Of Haiti Days After The Earthquake, And Now

January 13, 2011
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Images Of Haiti Days After The Earthquake, And Now

NPR photographer David Gilkey revisits a few key locations in Haiti, one year after a massive earthquake devastated the capital, Port-au-Prince. The quake killed more than 200,000 people and left 1.5 million homeless. Even now, the effects of the quake are everywhere. Rubble still covers much of the city, and more than 1 million...
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Haitians turn out for one-year anniversary of quake

January 13, 2011
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Haitians turn out for one-year anniversary of quake

The trauma remains fresh for survivors of the magnitude 7.0 earthquake. Nearly a million remain in tents and other temporary housing By Tracy Wilkinson, Los Angeles Times January 12, 2011, 4:23 p.m. Reporting from Port-au-Prince, Haiti — Hundreds of white balloons were released into the air, buglers played taps and Haitians sang their national...
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Industrial park project will create 20,000 new jobs in Haiti

January 12, 2011
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Industrial park project will create 20,000 new jobs in Haiti

Port-Au-Prince, Haiti (CNN) — Haiti’s economy is getting a boost thanks to a venture with one of Korea’s largest companies that promises to bring 20,000 garment industry jobs to a new industrial park in the north of the country. Former U.S. President Bill Clinton and Haitian Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive were joined by members...
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SOA Watch and others ask you to get UN focused oin development in Haiti in January 2011

January 12, 2011
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SOA Watch and others ask you to get UN focused oin development in Haiti in January 2011

By Kevin Anthony Stoda: opednews.com Haiti : One Year Later Click here to send a fax to the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations to demand a withdrawal of military troops and a redirection of funds to humanitarian aid. Tomorrow marks the one-year anniversary of the tragic earthquake in Haiti that left 230,000 Haitians...
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Haitians recall 2010 quake “hell” as death toll upped-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

January 12, 2011
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Haitians recall 2010 quake “hell” as death toll upped-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

By Allyn Gaestel and Tom Brown PORT-AU-PRINCE | Wed Jan 12, 2011 (Reuters) – Haiti mourned more than 300,000 victims of its devastating 2010 earthquake on Wednesday in a somber, poignant one-year anniversary clouded by pessimism over slow reconstruction and political uncertainty. When the precise 4:53 p.m. one year anniversary of the moment the...
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Does International Aid Keep Haiti Poor?

January 12, 2011
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Does International Aid Keep Haiti Poor?

Criticism has plagued the United Nations ever since it sent a peacekeeping force to Haiti in 2004. Past scandals include accusations of child sex abuse and political bias, but it’s safe to say the United Nations’ standing has reached a new low as far as Haitians are concerned. According to a study published in...
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Pope appoints new Haiti archbishop one year after quake

January 12, 2011
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Pope appoints new Haiti archbishop one year after quake

Jan 12, 2011 by Francis X. Rocca VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Benedict XVI marked the first anniversary of the Haiti earthquake on Wednesday (Jan. 12) by naming a new archbishop for the country’s capital city. Archbishop-elect Guire Poulard will lead the Catholic Church in Port-au-Prince, succeeding Archbishop Joseph Serge Miot, who was killed in...
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One Year after Haiti Earthquake, Corporations Profit While People Suffer

January 12, 2011
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One Year after Haiti Earthquake, Corporations Profit While People Suffer

by Jordan Flaherty align=”right”> One year after an earthquake devastated Haiti, much of the promised relief and reconstruction aid has not reached those most in need.  In fact, the nation’s tragedy has served as an opportunity to further enrich corporate interests. The details of a recent lawsuit, as reported by Business Week, highlights the...
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Haiti still mired in post-quake problems

January 12, 2011
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Haiti still mired in post-quake problems

By Tracy Wilkinson, Los Angeles TimesJanuary 12, 2011 Reporting from Port-au-Prince, Haiti — Gray ribbons of fresh concrete streak the side of Clarisse Brisson’s broken home, where she and her family are slowly making repairs. Inside, she reads Bible verses to sustain her. Next door, the neighbor’s home is a heap of crumbled stone...
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