Earthquake/CHOLERA

Articles and image gallery from the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti

Cholera in Haiti: An Epidemic Waiting to Happen

January 2, 2011
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Cholera in Haiti: An Epidemic Waiting to Happen

By Myron Echenberg Myron Echenberg is Professor Emeritus of History at McGill University and the author of “Africa in the Time of Cholera: A History of Pandemics from 1815 to the Present,” to be published in February by Cambridge University Press. Although cholera no longer threatens most people today, unlike the devastation it wreaked...
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CHAPITRE II – CRIMES ET DÉLITS CONTRE LA CONSTITUTION SECTION I – DES CRIMES ET DÉLITS RELATIFS À L’EXERCICE DES DROITS POLITIQUES

January 2, 2011
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CHAPITRE II – CRIMES ET DÉLITS CONTRE LA CONSTITUTION SECTION I – DES CRIMES ET DÉLITS RELATIFS À L’EXERCICE DES DROITS POLITIQUES

Art. 81.- Lorsque, par attroupement, voies de fait ou menaces, on aura empêché un ou plusieurs citoyens d’exercer leurs droits politiques, chacun des coupables sera puni d’un emprisonnement de trois mois au moins, et d’un an au plus, et de l’interdiction du droit de voter et d’être éligible, pendant cinq ans au moins et...
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L’imposture des Nations unies en Haïti

January 2, 2011
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L’imposture des Nations unies en Haïti

LEMONDE.FR | 31.12.10 | 09h29 Il y a près d’un an, le tremblement de terre du mardi 12 janvier détruisait la capitale haïtienne et plusieurs centaines de milliers de vies. Micha Gaillard, militant des droits de l’homme, intellectuel, homme politique haïtien et fils du plus grand historien de l’île, était de ceux-là. Sa mort...
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In Haiti, tension builds against visiting helpers-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

January 1, 2011
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In Haiti, tension builds against visiting helpers-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

The curious case of Paul Waggoner, who ferried medical supplies, highlights an uneasiness between foreigners and locals in post-quake, cholera-infected Haiti. BY TRENTON DANIEL tdaniel@MiamiHerald.com PORT-AU-PRINCE — Gaunt and unshaven, Paul Waggoner stepped out of his closet-sized cell at the Haitian National Penitentiary in downtown Port-au-Prince this past Monday for five minutes of casual...
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Recount and Review of Haiti’s Election Tally Shows Massive Irregularities- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

December 31, 2010
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Recount and Review of Haiti’s Election Tally Shows Massive Irregularities- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Election Outcome In Doubt For Immediate Release: December 30, 2010 Contact: Dan Beeton, 202-256-6116 Washington, D.C.- An independent recount and review of 11,171 tally sheets from Haiti’s November 28 election shows that the outcome of the election is indeterminate. The review, conducted by the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), found massive irregularities and...
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Graffiti reflects hope in Haiti

December 31, 2010
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Graffiti reflects hope in Haiti

Artist Jerry Rosembert uses vivid murals in Port-au-Prince to raise hope and push for change. Christian Science Monitor: By Ezra Fieser, Correspondent / December 29, 2010 Port-au-Prince, Haiti Like the rubble left behind by the January earthquake, graffiti is nearly everywhere in this tattered city. Haitians have tagged the walls of seemingly every building with...
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The world’s broken promises to Haiti

December 31, 2010
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The world’s broken promises to Haiti

Robert Muggah-guardian.co.uk, A year on from the earthquake, more than a million are still living in tents and less than a tenth of aid cash has been delivered. Despite breathless promises to “build back better”, the international community has made only incremental progress in Haiti over the past 12 months. Our failures are especially...
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Ex-US official sues contractor in Haiti for fees

December 31, 2010
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Ex-US official sues contractor in Haiti for fees

By BEN FOX:SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico The U.S. official who was in charge of relief efforts following Haiti’s devastating Jan. 12 earthquake has accused a major contractor of shortchanging him for his assistance in securing more than $20 million in reconstruction deals after he left his post. Lewis Lucke, the former U.S. special coordinator...
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Cholera death toll in Haiti rises to 3,333

December 31, 2010
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Cholera death toll in Haiti rises to 3,333

Port-au-Prince –  The number of deaths in Haiti from the cholera epidemic afflicting the poverty-stricken nation since mid-October has risen to 3,333, the health ministry said Friday. According to a bulletin posted on the ministry’s Web site, the fatal disease has affected 148,787 people, of whom 83,166 were hospitalized, though 80,962 of them have...
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Yele Haiti Takes Cholera Prevention Tent to Tent

December 31, 2010
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Yele Haiti Takes Cholera Prevention Tent to Tent

This week Yéle Haiti begun to redeploy some of our 2,000 Yéle Corps workers from cleaning streets and canals to delivering bars of soap tent to tent in the post-earthquake camps in and around Port-au-Prince. This is part of our cholera prevention program that targets tent camps with free soap and hand sanitizer, clean...
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