Earthquake/CHOLERA

Articles and image gallery from the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti

Haiti’s recovery stalled

July 21, 2011
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Haiti’s recovery stalled

BY MARK SCHNEIDER www.crisisgroup.org More than two months after his inauguration, Haitian President Michel Martelly still does not have a new government in place. The Parliament rejected his first candidate for prime minister and appears likely to do the same with his second nominee. What he does have are 635,000 earthquake victims living in...
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WikiLeaks: Haiti frustrated Washington

July 21, 2011
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WikiLeaks: Haiti frustrated Washington

MIAMI, July 21 (UPI) — Washington tried and failed to control Haiti after an armed revolt forced President Jean-Bertrand Aristide into exile, cables released by WikiLeaks indicate. After two years of U.S.-led military control, and four weeks before Rene Preval’s May 14, 2006, inauguration as Haiti’s president following an election marked by allegations of...
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Haitian President Michel Martelly to ask for year-long extension on recovery panel-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

July 21, 2011
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Haitian President Michel Martelly to ask for year-long extension on recovery panel-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Washington Post: PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Haitian President Michel Martelly will ask a reconstruction commission to extend its mandate a year. A government official says Martelly will formally make the request at Friday’s board meeting of the Interim Haiti Recovery Commission. The panel was set up several months after the January 2010 earthquake in an...
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Haiti president thwarted in ‘wake up’ call

July 20, 2011
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Haiti president thwarted in ‘wake up’ call

Haiti (MNN) ― Political infighting in Haiti means the new president, Michel Martelly, has been unable to make good on campaign promises made in the wake of Haiti’s 2010 devastation. His first pick for Haiti’s Prime Minister was rejected by Parliament. In his second attempt to fill the position, Martelly chose former justice minister...
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Duvalier mobbed by supporters at sacred waterfall

July 19, 2011
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Duvalier mobbed by supporters at sacred waterfall

Skynews.com; 19:51, Monday July 18, 2011 Thousands in Haiti have jostled for space to take part in a voodoo ceremony under a sacred waterfall. Followers believe that the waters can cleanse the soul.The waterfall became a site of pilgrimage following claims in the 19th century that the Virgin Mary appeared beneath it. Roman Catholicism...
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Limbs for Haiti: A Prosthetist’s Work a World Away

July 19, 2011
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Limbs for Haiti: A Prosthetist’s Work a World Away

Reported by: Britt Carlson Email: bcarlson@khsltv.com A national prosthetics company with several locations in the north state continues to make a difference nearly a world away. It’s been more than a year and a half since the devastating earthquake ravaged Haiti. While many have put the disaster behind them, the need for amputee relief...
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1 Million Dead in 30 Seconds

July 18, 2011
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1 Million Dead in 30 Seconds

In an increasingly urbanized world, earthquakes threaten unprepared cities with mass destruction. Paolo Pellegrin/Magnum Photos The January 2010 earthquake leveled nearly 100,000 buildings in Haiti. Seismic risk mitigation is the greatest urban policy challenge that the world confronts today. If you consider that too strong a claim, try to imagine another way in which...
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4 Voodoo pilgrims die in Haiti in boulder accident

July 16, 2011
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4 Voodoo pilgrims die in Haiti in boulder accident

Seattle PI: PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A doctor in Haiti says four pilgrims died when a boulder fell on them on the peak day of a three-day Voodoo festival. Dr. Pierre-Marie Cherenfant says the pilgrims were under a waterfall at the sacred site of Saut d’Eau when the accident happened Friday. Thousands flock to...
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How we helped pave Haiti’s road to hell

July 15, 2011
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How we helped pave Haiti’s road to hell

This article is from The Tyee, the award-winning online source for news and ideas based in Vancouver. Articles from The Tyee will appear regularly on the Opinion page of thestar.com. Since last October, cholera has so far infected more than 370,000 Haitians and killed more than 5,500 of them. A proportionate epidemic in Canada...
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As Cholera Surges In Haiti, Aid Withers Away

July 15, 2011
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As Cholera Surges In Haiti, Aid Withers Away

by Richard Knox NPR Health Blog: Cholera is back in Haiti. Well, in truth, cholera hasn’t gone away since it was introduced last October, possibly by infected U.N. peacekeepers from South Asia. And undoubtedly cholera will plague Haiti for many years to come because it’s nearly impossible to eradicate from the environment. But new...
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