Earthquake/CHOLERA

Articles and image gallery from the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti

FLASH–FLASH–FLASH March 5 2010-PREVAL ORDERED TO WASHINGTON 10 MARCH. CALLED BY OBAMA AFTER EXPLOSIVE FIASCO WITH ADMIRAL MULLEN AND STATE DEPARTMENT REPRESENTATIVE REGARDING HIS (PREVAL’S) LACK OF INTEGRITY.

March 5, 2010
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FLASH–FLASH–FLASH March 5 2010-PREVAL ORDERED TO WASHINGTON 10 MARCH.     CALLED BY OBAMA AFTER EXPLOSIVE FIASCO WITH ADMIRAL MULLEN AND STATE DEPARTMENT REPRESENTATIVE REGARDING HIS (PREVAL’S) LACK OF INTEGRITY.

Government representative voiced shock at President Rene Garcia Preval’s uncontrolled outburst during a meeting with Admiral Mullen, Commander SOUTHCOM, and Hillary Clinton’s personal representative. Preval interrupted every attempt to hold a sane conversation with repeated claims to the effect that he had a high moral standing and there had been no theft of cash...
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UN envoy says Haiti should hold presidential elections despite earthquake’s ravages-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

March 5, 2010
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UN envoy says Haiti should hold presidential elections despite earthquake’s ravages-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

06:35 PM Mar 05, 2010 PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) – The top U.N. official in Haiti says the country must proceed with presidential elections. The acting head of the U.N. mission in Haiti, Edmond Mulet, told The Associated Press the country cannot afford a constitutional “slippage” as it rebuilds from the Jan. 12 earthquake. Two...
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Dancer who lost her leg in Haiti earthquake: ‘I want to dance again’

March 3, 2010
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Dancer who lost her leg in Haiti earthquake: ‘I want to dance again’

He had spent all day asking questions in Creole and turning the answers into English. They were mostly the same questions: How did you lose your leg? Is your house still standing? What will you do now? But there came a moment when our translator stopped mid-sentence and refused to continue. He was a...
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THE McGILL TRIBUNE RIGHT MINDED: Haiti’s real problem

March 3, 2010
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THE McGILL TRIBUNE  RIGHT MINDED: Haiti’s real problem

Brendan Steven | Published: 3/2/10 On February 9, Max Silverman wrote an article that viewed the aid effort in Haiti through the prism of Naomi Klein’s “shock doctrine” theory. The shock doctrine posits a theory of “disaster capitalism,” where practitioners take advantage of emergency or upheaval to force free market reforms onto a rebuilding...
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NON-EVENT :PHONY INTERVIEW WITH COLLIN POWELL Les Milliards de dollars d’Haïti – Une exclusive interview de Colin Powell-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

March 2, 2010
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NON-EVENT :PHONY INTERVIEW WITH COLLIN POWELL Les Milliards de dollars d’Haïti – Une exclusive interview de Colin Powell-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Collin Powell se passe de présentation. « De sensibilité plutôt démocrate, le général Powell reste fidèle au parti de Ronald Reagan (républicain), entraînant avec lui bon nombre de Noirs américains, séduits par le culte de l’effort personnel (“self-help”) et de la réussite individuelle, spécifiques des années Reagan ». Fils d’immigré jamaicain, Ex Chef d’Etat-major...
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Relief agencies keep principal focus on Haiti Chile called better able to cope with its earthquake

March 2, 2010
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Relief agencies keep principal focus on Haiti Chile called better able to cope with its earthquake

By Don Markus | don.markus@baltsun.comLocally based relief agencies are weighing what they might do to help victims of the earthquake in Chile, but said Monday that they had no plans to shift their principal focus from long-term recovery efforts in Haiti. While the 8.8-magnitude quake that struck Chile early Saturday was stronger than the...
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Haiti’s Futile Race Against the Rain-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

March 1, 2010
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Haiti’s Futile Race Against the Rain-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

By LAWRENCE DOWNES There were floods on Saturday in Les Cayes, in southwestern Haiti. It rained in Port-au-Prince on Thursday, and again on Saturday and Sunday night, long enough to slick the streets and make a slurry of the dirt and concrete dust. Long enough, too, to give a sense of what will happen...
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FLASH–FLASH–FLASH March 01 PREVAL ORDER KIDNAPS

March 1, 2010
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FLASH–FLASH–FLASH March 01  PREVAL ORDER KIDNAPS

Even before President Rene Garcia Preval met with the Obama team in Washington, his own team was getting to work in Haiti. Preval wants to derail the ONG efforts in Haiti. He would like to see them withdraw from the scene, leaving his Government the only one capable of accepting cash/materials for the Haitian...
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Looking for lessons in Haiti’s epic tragedy-Added COMMENTARY BY Haitian-Truth

March 1, 2010
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Looking for lessons in Haiti’s epic tragedy-Added COMMENTARY BY Haitian-Truth

WASHINGTON POST By CHARLES J. HANLEY The Associated Press Monday, March 1, 2010; 12:01 AM – Tons of rice and beans tell how the world is helping Haiti. Missing tents, tarps and toilets show how it is falling short. Amid the misery, experts already are looking for lessons from the Haiti catastrophe – in...
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The Rainy Season is upon us

February 28, 2010
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The Rainy Season is upon us

Feb 27, 2010 Haiti’s rainy season has begun. Last night torrential rain turned tent cities into misery for half a million homeless earthquake victims. This morning I visited the Place St. Pierre sheet and shanty refugee camp in Petionville where wet belongings hung to dry. An eighteen year old mother and two week old...
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Clowns Entertain Suffering Kids in Haiti

February 28, 2010
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Clowns Entertain Suffering Kids in Haiti

(Feb. 20) — Haitian children from a camp near the wrecked presidential palace got a brief respite from the hardships of life, thanks to the French Canadian charity “Clowns Without Borders.”
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U.S. Military Role In Haiti Met With Mixed Emotions-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian- Truth

February 28, 2010
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U.S. Military Role In Haiti Met With Mixed Emotions-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian- Truth

The U.S. military, stretched thin in Iraq and Afghanistan, has taken on another major operation after a massive earthquake hit Haiti. About 22,000 service members responded, many of them distributing food and providing medical aid. Now, American troops are preparing for another phase as Haiti tries to recover, and that has raised questions about...
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Chile’s quake 500 times more powerful than Haiti’s

February 27, 2010
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Chile’s quake 500 times more powerful than Haiti’s

In the end, though, the damage is not likely to be as heavy as in Haiti because of the depth of the quake, the population density and the amount of preparation. By Tracy WilkinsonFebruary 27, 2010 Reporting from Mexico City – The magnitude 8.8 earthquake that jolted Chile early Saturday packed roughly 500 times...
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’Grave’ flooding in quake-hit Haiti kills 11

February 27, 2010
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’Grave’ flooding in quake-hit Haiti kills 11

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, (AFP) – Flooding triggered by heavy rain killed at least 11 people in Les Cayes, Haiti’s third most populous city and an area unscathed by the devastating January 12 earthquake that flattened much of the country’s capital. Heavy rains washed more than 1.5 meters (60 inches) of water into Les Cayes, flooding...
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Mullen leads trip to Haiti, faces Preval’s ire on allegation-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

February 27, 2010
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Mullen leads trip to Haiti, faces Preval’s ire on allegation-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

By Craig Whitlock Washington Post Staff Writer Saturday, February 27, 2010; A09 PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI — Haitian President René Préval faces many challenges: a country in ruins, a government in tatters, a traumatized population. But on Friday, he wanted to get something else off his chest. On an unseasonably cool day in the capital, Préval...
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FLASH –FLASH–FLASH PREVAL MAKES OFFICIAL MOVE TO STEAL ALL HUMANITARIAN MATERIAL WHILE WORLD COMMUNITY DOES NOTHING!! Red tape, bad traffic, no power: ‘That’s Haiti’

February 26, 2010
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FLASH –FLASH–FLASH  PREVAL MAKES OFFICIAL MOVE TO STEAL ALL HUMANITARIAN MATERIAL WHILE WORLD COMMUNITY DOES NOTHING!!  Red tape, bad traffic, no power: ‘That’s Haiti’

By Soledad O’Brien and Rose Arce, CNN February 24, 2010 11:03 p.m. EST Port-au-Prince, Haiti (CNN) — You hear it all the time in Port-au-Prince: “That’s Haiti,” people tell you when things move slowly, when the electricity goes off or traffic mysteriously comes to a halt. Some say it was like that even before...
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HAITI : Probability of 80 percent for an earthquake of magnitude 5 or greater in the next 90 days

February 26, 2010
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HAITI : Probability of 80 percent for an earthquake of magnitude 5 or greater in the next 90 days

USGS Updates Assessment of Earthquake Hazard and Safety in Haiti and the Caribbean / Released: 2/23/2010 Published by AlterPresse on February 24, 2010 The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) issued an update to its Jan. 21, 2010, statement, which includes the aftershock probabilities for the next 30-to-90-day period and for the overall year. U.S. Geological...
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After the quake Only plastic between Haiti homeless and storms -Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

February 25, 2010
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After the quake Only plastic between Haiti homeless and storms -Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Seasonal rains and hurricanes spell trouble for Haiti in the best of times, but with hundreds of thousands of people living in flimsy makeshift shelters after last month’s earthquake, this year the dangers are much greater. The rainy season begins in earnest in early April and the hurricane season in early June, according to...
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Canadian military begins Haitian pullout Officials continue to try to track missing Canadians

February 25, 2010
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Canadian military begins Haitian pullout   Officials continue to try to track missing Canadians

By Juliet O’Neill, Canwest News Service; with files from Citizen News Services // Canadian military forces are starting to withdraw from crisis work in Haiti and the government is nearing a “tipping point” where many of 50 Canadians still missing six weeks after a massive earthquake will be deemed dead. That will boost the...
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First U.S. Paratroopers to Return From Haiti

February 25, 2010
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First U.S. Paratroopers to Return From Haiti

MIAMI – U.S. Southern Command will begin the redeployment of paratroopers supporting U.S. military relief efforts in Haiti Jan. 25 with the 1st Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division. In response to a request by the government of Haiti, the U.S. government deployed a military contingent to support relief...
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