Earthquake/CHOLERA

Articles and image gallery from the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti

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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Purdue serving orphans in Haiti

March 6, 2014
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Purdue serving orphans in Haiti

www.orphanhaiti.org Purdue Athletic Chaplain Marty Dittmar worked to build and open an orphanage northeast of Mirebalais, Haiti. Built entirely by volunteers, the Purdue community has contributed considerable time, effort, and money to making the Ephraim Orphan Project a reality. The orphanage opened its doors about 9 months ago. LiveBIG sat down with Chaplain Dittmar to...
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Senior UN official calls for Haiti cholera compensation-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

March 1, 2014
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Senior UN official calls for Haiti cholera compensation-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

BBC- A senior United Nations official has broken ranks with his organisation and called for “full compensation” for the victims of a cholera epidemic in Haiti. Gustavo Gallon, the UN’s top human rights officer in Haiti, also said in his report that “those responsible” for the outbreak should be punished. It is the first...
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Haiti loses former ambassador, expert on Dominican relations

March 1, 2014
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Haiti loses former ambassador, expert on Dominican relations

By jacqueline charles jcharles@MiamiHerald.com Guy Alexandre, a former Haiti ambassador to the Dominican Republic who recently published a book on how to improve the relationship, died Friday of a heart attack. He was 68. “He was an honest, uncompromising intellectual,” Evelyn Margron Alexandre said about her husband who died in Port-au-Prince en route to...
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New Haiti Marriott to Top Off Construction “Soon” in Port-au-Prince -Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

February 28, 2014
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New Haiti Marriott to Top Off Construction “Soon” in Port-au-Prince -Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Above: a rendering of the Haiti Marriott By the Caribbean Journal staff The new Digicel-developed Marriott hotel in Haiti will soon be topping off construction, the company announced this week. Topping off is the ceremonial last placement of a beam at the top of a building. The project is slated to open in February...
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The Damage That Good Can Inflict ‘Fatal Assistance,’ About Relief Efforts in Haiti

February 27, 2014
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The Damage That Good Can Inflict  ‘Fatal Assistance,’ About Relief Efforts in Haiti

By MANOHLA DARGISFEB. 27, 2014 Photo Graves near Port-au-Prince after Haiti’s 2010 earthquake, from “Fatal Assistance,” a documentary by Raoul Peck. Credit Velvet Film Good intentions and billions of promised dollars only go so far. That, certainly, is one of the sobering truths in “Fatal Assistance,” a potent, persuasive and quietly furious documentary that...
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Haiti’s Android tablet maker Surtab to crank up production

February 27, 2014
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Haiti’s Android tablet maker Surtab to crank up production

With an initial production run of 4,000 tablets already sold, Surtab plans to increase its output to 7,000 a month. Rashmee Roshan Lall in Port-au-Prince theguardian.com Haitian workers assemble tablet computers at Surtab’s facilities in Port-au-Prince. Photograph: Surtab The stark and sterile white room in an industrial park in Port-au-Prince is a world away...
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Arcade Fire in Haiti: ‘I feel like it makes sense of me’

February 26, 2014
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Arcade Fire in Haiti: ‘I feel like it makes sense of me’

In Haiti, Arcade Fire aren’t headliners. Not that it matters to Win Butler and Regine Chassagne, for whom it’s a kind of homecoming. The Guardian.com Rhythm kings … Arcade Fire on stage in London last year Where would Arcade Fire be without the woo-hoos and dense rhythms that characterise many of their best songs?...
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The tiny houses costing only $5,000 that are playing their small part to help solve homelessness

February 26, 2014
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The tiny houses costing only $5,000 that are playing their small part to help solve homelessness

They have traditionally attracted those planning on downsizing or looking to simplify their lives for financial or environmental reasons. But there is now another group of people benefiting from the growing small-dwelling movement – the homeless. Efforts to construct the compact buildings are growing across the U.S. because they are cheaper than a traditional...
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