Earthquake/CHOLERA

Articles and image gallery from the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti

Louisiana National Guard to lead training exercise in Haiti

April 15, 2011
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Louisiana National Guard to lead training exercise in Haiti

PINEVILLE, La. — The Louisiana National Guard will lead a U.S. Southern Command New Horizons training exercise in Haiti comprised of National Guard, Reserve and active duty forces from around the country, as well as units from Belize, Canada and Colombia, from late April to late June. The mission of Task Force Bon Voizen...
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CRUSH SYNDROME-Experience in Haiti guides treatment for future disasters

April 15, 2011
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CRUSH SYNDROME-Experience in Haiti guides treatment for future disasters

By Karen Kaplan, Los Angeles TimesApril 15, 2011, 6:00 a.m. Natural disasters – such as the earthquake and tsunami in Japan – are horrible events any way you slice them. But sometimes there’s a small silver lining: The medical personnel who respond to these emergencies often learn valuable lessons that they can pass along...
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Constant: Haiti’s Fiercest Flag Bearer

April 14, 2011
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Constant: Haiti’s Fiercest Flag Bearer

Photo by Katherine SmithMyrlande Constant is undoubtedly Haiti’s fiercest flag bearer. A (drapo Vodou) Vodou flag maker who has been refining her craft in the last two decades, Constant ironically exists in near obscurity as a Haitian artist while nothing about her work, accomplishments and personality are meek. Brown University rectifies that by bringing...
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Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Uncovers Latin America’s African Roots in New Four-Part Series, Black in Latin America, Premiering Tuesday, April 19 at 8 p.m. on PBS

April 14, 2011
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Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Uncovers Latin America’s African Roots in New Four-Part Series, Black in Latin America, Premiering Tuesday, April 19 at 8 p.m. on PBS

Black in Latin America is the 11th documentary from Professor Gates whose previous PBS projects include African American Lives 1 and 2, Oprah’s Roots, Looking for Lincoln, and Faces of America, among others Six Latin American countries are featured in the series: Brazil, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Mexico and Peru The series is...
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Food prices: World Bank warns millions face poverty: IN HAITI THOUSANDS WILL DIE OF STARVATION

April 14, 2011
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Food prices: World Bank warns millions face poverty: IN HAITI THOUSANDS WILL DIE OF STARVATION

Prices of foodstuffs such as wheat have been hit by unrest in North Africa The World Bank has warned that rising food prices, driven partly by rising fuel costs, are pushing millions of people into extreme poverty. World food prices are 36% above levels of a year ago, driven by problems in the Middle...
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The Power of Music to Ignite Hope in Haiti

April 14, 2011
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The Power of Music to Ignite Hope in Haiti

Dave Farrell/Peter Yeo: Port Au Prince, Haiti – As Haiti welcomes a new president, who also happens to be a musician, we started to think about the power of music to bring change to Haiti. Music has long been a source of inspiration to people and can be the perfect motivator to incite action...
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Arcade Fire Blogs About Experiences in Haiti, Raising Money for Charity

April 13, 2011
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Arcade Fire Blogs About Experiences in Haiti, Raising Money for Charity

Posted by Chad Webb on 04.13.2011 The Arcade Fire guitarist blogs about their time in Haiti… Arcade Fire’s guitarist Will Butler posted some blogs about the group’s trip to Haiti, which was hit by an earthquake in January of 2010. He wrote about their travels throughout the country and the poor conditions they saw....
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Un autre gouvernement avant le 14 mai

April 13, 2011
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Un autre gouvernement avant le 14 mai

La Nouvelliste: Un nouveau cabinet ministériel devrait être connu et opérationnel avant le 14 mai, date à laquelle le président sortant René Préval laissera sa place à Michel Martelly, le prochain locataire du Palais national. Le processus de communication des dossiers à l’équipe du président élu a déjà débuté depuis le lundi 11 avril....
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Construction underway at Mirebalais hospital in Haiti

April 13, 2011
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Construction underway at Mirebalais hospital in Haiti

The hospital is being built in cooperation with Boston-based aid organisation Partners in Health (PIH). The 320-bed hospital will replace an old hospital which is virtually nonfunctional and was in the process of being closed down in January 2009. The original plan of PIH was to build a 108-bed regional hospital, which was later...
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Telecoms billionaire Denis O’Brien’s rules for success

April 13, 2011
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Telecoms billionaire Denis O’Brien’s rules for success

Investors in places like Ivory Coast and Libya need thick skins and level heads, for when conflict rages and governments fall, they run the risk of all being ruined. But Irish telecoms billionaire Denis O’Brien specialises in investing in difficult and sometimes unstable developing countries. His company Digicel is the biggest investor in Haiti,...
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