Earthquake/CHOLERA

Articles and image gallery from the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti

Brazilian commander to take over Haiti U.N. peacekeeping force

March 13, 2014
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Brazilian commander to take over Haiti U.N. peacekeeping force

By Aaron Morrison Special to the Miami Herald UNITED NATIONS — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday appointed Lt. Gen. Jose Luiz Jaborandy, Jr., a Brazilian military commander, to head the peacekeeping mission in Haiti. Jaborandy will on Saturday take command of the more than 5,000-strong force, known as MINUSTAH, after countries lending troops to...
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Haiti’s Shadow Sanitation System

March 13, 2014
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Haiti’s Shadow Sanitation System

by Jonathan M. Katz Russell Leon works under the cover of darkness as part of a small crew sworn to secrecy. He is a bayakou, a manual laborer who empties the cesspools that collect deep bogs of human waste under Haiti’s back-yard latrines. In a country with no working sewers and roads that are...
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Martelly – Lamothe, the right team for Haiti

March 13, 2014
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Martelly – Lamothe, the right team for Haiti

By Adma Riché, Haii Hebdo The main objective of any political party or organization is to take power and occupy posts at all levels. Once a party reaches that goal, it is customary that the losing party or parties align themselves in opposition to the ruling party. In democracies like that of the United...
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A Heart for Haiti: quality education a luxury for many kids

March 13, 2014
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A Heart for Haiti: quality education a luxury for many kids

Sara Forhetz, sforhetz@ky3.com Haiti is known as the poorest country in the world. The World Bank notes that more than 80-percent of Haitians live on less than 2-dollars a day.  So, survival is about the only priority there. But, hundreds of folks from the Ozarks are helping Haitians afford to go to school, to...
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Back to Dark Days in Haiti?-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

March 13, 2014
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Back to Dark Days in Haiti?-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Nathalie Baptiste and Foreign Policy In Focus Members of Haiti’s new national military force (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery) This article is a joint publication of TheNation.com and Foreign Policy In Focus. On October 16, 1993, Alerte Belance was abducted from her home and taken to Titanyen, a small seaside village used by Haiti’s rulers...
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Haiti cholera victims file new lawsuit against UN

March 12, 2014
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Haiti cholera victims file new lawsuit against UN

ticotimes.net A Haitian woman walks by a facility where trash and waste from a hospital that treats cholera victims is burned near the impoverished and densely populated Cite Soleil slum of Port-au-Prince, March 23, 2011. More than three years after cholera broke out in Haiti’s Artibonite valley, the death toll from the epidemic continues...
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Birthing Justice for Women in Haiti

March 9, 2014
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Birthing Justice for Women in Haiti

Clotilde Josaime St. Jean Laura Carmichael Huffington Post: More than a century has passed since the first International Women’s Day, and as we look back to past accomplishments and forward to future goals, we urge readers to take action in one of the most pressing challenges facing women internationally – the present state of...
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Hometown U: A smarter, stronger roof design for Haiti and beyond

March 9, 2014
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Hometown U: A smarter, stronger roof design for Haiti and beyond

Scott Hamel stands on his proof of concept model for his concrete roof at the Engineering Building on the campus of the University of Alaska Anchorage. PHILIP HALL — University of Alaska Anchorage By Kathleen McCoy Hometown UMarch 1, 2014 The first time he drove through Port-au-Prince, Haiti, back in 2004, Scott Hamel had...
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Cholera epidemic in Haiti ‘poses major threat to Latin America and Caribbean’

March 8, 2014
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Cholera epidemic in Haiti ‘poses major threat to Latin America and Caribbean’

UN assistant secretary general says deadly outbreak, which has been blamed on UN troops, demands decisive action Mark Tran theguardian.com, Friday 7 March 2014 06.06 EST Haitian women bathe in a stream in Port-au-Prince, where a man contracted cholera recently. Sanitation must be improved in order to eradicate the disease, the UN says. Photograph:...
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Haiti’s cholera epidemic Immune response

March 6, 2014
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Haiti’s cholera epidemic Immune response

The Economist.com LAST month the United Nations’ Independent Expert on Human Rights in Haiti delivered his annual assessment (French version here) of the state of the poorest country in the Americas. Gustavo Gallon, a respected Colombian jurist, wrote of many troubling—and familiar–problems. They included prolonged pre-trial detention for 80% of all prisoners in Haitian...
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