Earthquake/CHOLERA

Articles and image gallery from the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti

DAILY COMMENT: JANUARY 25, 2010-BUTCHERS – DISGUISED AS DOCTORS CHOPPING OFF ARMS AND LEGS THAT COULD BE SAVED

January 25, 2010
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DAILY COMMENT: JANUARY 25, 2010-BUTCHERS – DISGUISED AS DOCTORS CHOPPING OFF ARMS AND LEGS THAT COULD BE SAVED

Foreign doctors under contract are resorting to amputation when this procedure would never be used in the States, or other civilized countries, under similar circumstances. The would have their licenses revoked and be sued for major fortunes. Unfortunately, Haitians do not have such a recourse and must suffer in silence, not even knowing who...
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Epic task of rebuilding Port-au-Prince is beset by hard strategic questions

January 24, 2010
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Epic task of rebuilding Port-au-Prince is beset by hard strategic questions

BY ANDRES VIGLUCCI AND SCOTT HIAASEN aviglucci@MiamiHerald.com Speaking to an American audience on C-SPAN, the Haitian ambassador to the United States sketched an optimistic future for Port-au-Prince — a smaller, well-built city to replace the teeming, chaotic and shoddily built sprawl of almost three million people that was virtually wiped away by the Jan....
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In land of manual labor, a tough future for Haitian amputees

January 24, 2010
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In land of manual labor, a tough future for Haitian amputees

BY DAVID OVALLE dovalle@MiamiHerald.com PORT-AU-PRINCE — Airport lawn-care man Basaney Simon lost his right leg in last week’s earthquake. He fears it will cost him his job. “I don’t know if they will have me back with one leg,” he said as he lay nursing his bandaged leg at a makeshift University of Miami...
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Banks reopen in Haiti’s capital-Haiti officials hope the reopening will give a boost to businesses and provide money to begin rebuilding the country.

January 24, 2010
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Banks reopen in Haiti’s capital-Haiti officials hope the reopening will give a boost to businesses and provide money to begin rebuilding the country.

By Mitchell Landsberg and Tracy Wilkinson Reporting from Port-Au-Prince, Haiti – The earthquake destroyed just about everything Georges Marceau owned, even his shoes. For 10 days, the 38-year-old engineer couldn’t even withdraw money to buy food: All of the banks in Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince, had been closed since the Jan. 12 quake. So on...
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A cultural agony in a nation where art is life Haitians rescue works from rubble, grieve the lost and create anew.

January 24, 2010
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A cultural agony in a nation where art is life Haitians rescue works from rubble, grieve the lost and create anew.

By Tracy Wilkinson January 24, 2010 Reporting from Port-Au-Prince, Haiti – At Port-au-Prince’s main art museum, it looked as if a cruel giant had taken bites out of the walls and ceiling of the cavernous exhibition hall. Large wooden panels where paintings once hung had toppled. A bronze bust of DeWitt Peters, a California...
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Bellerive Says Reports of Haiti Violence Aren’t True

January 24, 2010
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Bellerive Says Reports of Haiti Violence Aren’t True

By Greg Quinn Jan. 24 (Bloomberg) — Haitian Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive said today that the country is “calm” and that reports of major violence in the Caribbean nation are not true. “There is a lot of talk about violence, it’s not true in Haiti,” Bellerive said in Ottawa at a meeting with Canadian...
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Clinton for Haiti Czar? If the country is ever to develop it will need less cronyism and more transparency.

January 24, 2010
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Clinton for Haiti Czar? If the country is ever to develop it will need less cronyism and more transparency.

In the news from Haiti over the past two weeks, images of a grieving Bill Clinton have been almost as constant as the pictures of the earthquake victims themselves. Everywhere you look, the former president seems to appear—expressing his sorrow and pledging to make his foundation the cornerstone of a vast rebuilding effort. When...
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Castro decries US, others sending troops to Haiti

January 24, 2010
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Castro decries US, others sending troops to Haiti

The Associated Press Sunday, January 24, 2010; 9:56 AM HAVANA — Fidel Castro is questioning why the U.S. and other countries sent soldiers to quake-ravaged Haiti, saying military presence hindered international cooperation. The former Cuban president writes that “without anyone knowing how or why,” Washington dispatched troops “to occupy Haitian territory,” and other nations...
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Haiti capital earthquake death toll ‘tops 150,000′

January 24, 2010
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Haiti capital earthquake death toll ‘tops 150,000′

The confirmed death toll from Haiti’s devastating earthquake has risen above 150,000 in the Port-au-Prince area alone, a government minister has said. Communications minister Marie-Laurence Jocelyn Lassegue said the count was based on bodies collected in and around the capital by state company CNE. Many more remain uncounted under rubble in the capital and...
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Teleconference Briefing on Relief Efforts in Haiti

January 23, 2010
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Teleconference Briefing on Relief Efforts in Haiti

Gordon Duguid Spokesman Col. Buck Elton, Air Operations Director Via Teleconference from Haiti January 21, 2010 Mr. Duguid: — that Rear Admiral Samuel Paris would be here. The Admiral is unable to make it today and the Admiral will be the guest in our 2:00 p.m. call tomorrow. He does send his apologies. Colonel...
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All-star Haiti telethon raises $57 million, so far

January 23, 2010
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All-star Haiti telethon raises $57 million, so far

By NEKESA MUMBI MOODY, AP Music Writer Nekesa Mumbi Moody, Ap Music Writer – 35 mins ago NEW YORK – Organizers for the all-star “Hope for Haiti Now” telethon say the event raised a record-setting $57 million — and counting. The two-hour telethon aired Friday night on the major networks and dozens of other channels, including...
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Doctor Searches for Haitian Girl He Saved Last Year He doesn’t know if she survived the quake

January 23, 2010
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Doctor Searches for Haitian Girl He Saved Last Year He doesn’t know if she survived the quake

A Fairfax, Va., doctor and his wife are packing a tent and sleeping bags for Haiti to see if the young girl he helped save a year ago survived the earthquake and to help others in need. Dr. James Baugh took little Roberdine Fequiere to Fairfax Inova Hospital from Haiti for complicated surgery to repair a hole...
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Haiti After the Earthquake

January 23, 2010
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Haiti After the Earthquake

Haitian earthquake victims in Petit-GoâvePETIT-GOÂVE, Haiti—They work all day under the blazing sun, hammers and saws in hand, pulling down the last remnants of a structure that had served as the crowning jewel for this once-picturesque town set along the glittering Caribbean Sea. Numbering about two dozen, the men are tearing down what little...
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Where is Haiti’s government?

January 23, 2010
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Where is Haiti’s government?

By Daniel Schwartz CBC News As Haitians scramble to get their lives back in order, many observers are wondering what has happened to the country’s government, which has had an unusually low profile since the Jan. 12 earthquake. “We have a vacuum of government,” Michèle Pierre-Louis told The New York Times. The 62-year-old Pierre-Louis...
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Survivor found amid rubble in Haiti after 11 days

January 23, 2010
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Survivor found amid rubble in Haiti after 11 days

STORY HIGHLIGHTS •    NEW: Man, 24, rescued from rubble of Hotel Napoli •    More than 111,000 people have died in the quake and its aftermath, government reports •    World Food Programme says it has distributed 1.2 million rations •    U.N.: Haitian government declares end to search-and-rescue phase Port-au-Prince, Haiti (CNN) — A 24-year-old man...
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Shining moments in Haiti telethon

January 23, 2010
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Shining moments in Haiti telethon

By Ann Powers Pop Music CriticJanuary 23, 2010 Programs like Friday’s “Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief” do not exist to further musical careers, introduce new material or birth fruitful collaborations. Tragedies like last week’s seismic disaster necessitate such urgent media efforts, and fundraising is their primary objective. Important information...
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In Haiti, some see the spirit world behind the quake

January 23, 2010
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In Haiti, some see the spirit world behind the quake

Reporting from Port-Au-Prince, Haiti – The night was filled with voices, murmuring then gathering together then rising into hymns and chants that carried far in the balmy air. This was the time for God and for spirits. On a road next to the central cemetery, residents of a small slum were lying on mattresses...
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Stars unite to help Haiti in telethon

January 23, 2010
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Stars unite to help Haiti in telethon

By NEKESA MUMBI MOODY, AP Music Writer Nekesa Mumbi Moody, Ap Music Writer Sat Jan 23, 1:59 pm ET NEW YORK – Though the all-star telethon was titled “Hope for Haiti Now,” for most of its two hours, it was filled with tear-jerking, depressing moments, from mournful songs and grim-faced pleas from celebrities to the suffering faces of...
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Haiti quake toll tops 110,000

January 23, 2010
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Haiti quake toll tops 110,000

Haitian officials have confirmed that the death toll from the January 12 earthquake now stands at over 110,000, with 193,000 more people wounded and another 609,000 forced into temporary shelters. Following the toll revision, the US Geographical Survey said on Saturday that the 7.0 magnitude quake that devastated the Caribbean nation was possibly the...
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No ministries. No infrastructure. But René Préval tries to regain control in Haiti

January 23, 2010
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No ministries. No infrastructure. But René Préval tries to regain control in Haiti

At the head of an administration with no intact ministries, infrastructure or army, where vital meetings take place under a mango tree and a coconut palm, a defiant President Préval told The Times yesterday that he is taking back control of Haiti. “We have suffered a catastrophe that would have been terrible in any...
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