Earthquake/CHOLERA

Articles and image gallery from the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti

Technology education in Haiti becoming a priority despite disasters

October 20, 2013
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Technology education in Haiti becoming a priority despite disasters

The second of two parts: In a country recovering from recent catastrophes, its people are looking to Internet-connectedness and the great potential their homeland has to gain October 20, 2013 12:17 am Deborah Todd/Post-Gazette Louis Baptiste Nadege, educational director of the Steve Apple Polytechnic School, below, saved for two years to build the school’s...
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MARTELLY’S SPONTANEOUS CROWD OF OVER 20,000 DROWNS ARISTIDE’S PAID MOB OF FEWER THAN 3,000 AS THE NATION CELEBRATED THE ANNIVERSARY OF JEAN JACQUES DESSALINES’ DEATH OCTOBER 17, 1806… EVEN AS THE ENTIRE CUSTOMS SYSTEM WAS PARALYZED BY THE ARREST OF SEVERAL BECAUSE OF THE DISAPPEARANCE OF 3 CONTAINERS FROM PORT-AU-PRINCE’S DOCKS. SOME SUGGEST THEY CONTAINED A SHIPMENT OF WEAPONS AND MUNITIONS FOR ARISTIDE SUPPORTERS IN THEIR PLANNED WAR AGAINST THE DEMOCRATICALLY ELECTED GOVERNMENT.

October 18, 2013
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MARTELLY’S SPONTANEOUS CROWD OF OVER 20,000 DROWNS ARISTIDE’S PAID MOB OF FEWER THAN 3,000 AS THE NATION CELEBRATED THE ANNIVERSARY OF JEAN  JACQUES DESSALINES’ DEATH OCTOBER 17, 1806…  EVEN AS THE ENTIRE CUSTOMS SYSTEM WAS PARALYZED BY THE ARREST OF SEVERAL BECAUSE OF THE DISAPPEARANCE OF 3 CONTAINERS FROM PORT-AU-PRINCE’S DOCKS. SOME SUGGEST THEY CONTAINED A SHIPMENT OF WEAPONS AND MUNITIONS FOR ARISTIDE SUPPORTERS IN THEIR PLANNED WAR AGAINST THE DEMOCRATICALLY ELECTED GOVERNMENT.

October 18, Aristide loyalists Terneb Delpe, Maryse Narcisss, John Joel Joseph, Moise Jean Charles, Arnel Belizaire and others did their best to generate a big anti-government manifestation in Port-au-Prince. On this occasion, Aristide’s cash generated a bigger turn out than the 227 who marched in their last fiasco. Several thousand people took to the...
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Group Says Haitian Garment Workers Are Shortchanged on Pay

October 17, 2013
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Group Says Haitian Garment Workers Are Shortchanged on Pay

Richard Perry/The New York Times Workers in a garment shop in Haiti. Production quotas and overtime figure in a report that says such employees are underpaid. By RANDAL C. ARCHIBOLD and STEVEN GREENHOUSE Published: October 15, 2013 MEXICO CITY — Garment factories in Haiti, the backbone of an effort to revive the country’s earthquake-shattered...
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Haitian Cholera Victims Sue for Redress-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

October 16, 2013
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Haitian Cholera Victims Sue for Redress-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

by Stephen Lendman Long-suffering Haitians know adversity and anguish as well as anyone. For over 500 years, they’ve suffered hugely. They experienced enslavement, colonization, reparations, despotism, persecution, serfdom, exploitation, resource theft, embargoes, extreme poverty, starvation, disease, early death, immiseration, and dismissiveness of world leaders able to help. Haiti is the Western Hemisphere’s poorest country....
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CORRUPTION THREATENS PEACEKEEPING SUCCESS-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

October 15, 2013
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CORRUPTION THREATENS PEACEKEEPING SUCCESS-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Posted 9 October 2013 by Transparency International UK Failing to take account of the threat from corruption during peacekeeping operations puts the long-term success of international interventions at risk, warns a new report by Transparency International’s Defence and Security Programme. Corruption has become a mission-critical issue in many recent operations.  Yet it is often ignored...
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Why Is Haiti Hungry?

October 15, 2013
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Why Is Haiti Hungry?

By Ayiti Kale Je , Haiti Grassroots Watch | Port-au-Prince, Haiti – Last May, the United Nations announced “6.7 million Haitians face food insecurity.” Aid organizations, development agencies, and the media mobilized with articles, videos, and “urgent appeals.” Thanks to some measures, and also some good weather, the numbers have likely improved slightly since...
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Beauty versus poverty project

October 13, 2013
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Beauty versus poverty project

“Jalousie in colors” neglects public safety issues and residents´ needs. The project “Jalousie en colors,” organized by the government of President Michel Martelly, was started in order to smarten up the hillside slum Jalousie in the district Pétion-Ville of Haitian capital Port-au-Prince. Rendering homage to Haitian artist Préfète Duffaut, 1,000 houses were painted in...
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Haiti – Economy : Developing business relationships with Minustah-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

October 13, 2013
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Haiti – Economy : Developing business relationships with Minustah-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Tuesday, October 15, the United Nations Mission for Stabilization in Haiti (Minustah) organizes in the Hotel Montana, an information seminar for the benefit of domestic suppliers of goods and services, in order to encourage a greater number of Haitian businesses, to develop business relationships with the Mission. The participation of Haitian suppliers to tenders...
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For-profit firms offer new hope for Haiti

October 13, 2013
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For-profit firms offer new hope for Haiti

For-profit firms offer new hope for Haiti Companies and programs geared to create jobs October 13, 2013 12:23 am Thread International A child stands beside bundled plastics ready for recycling at a Ramase Lajan Collection Center in Delmas 31, Port-au-Prince. Ramase Lajan is a partnership that sets up recycling centers to be owned and...
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Haiti’s Imported DISASTER

October 13, 2013
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Haiti’s Imported DISASTER

NY Times- By THE EDITORIAL BOARD Published: October 12, 2013 Haiti’s cholera epidemic, now entering its fourth year, has killed more than 8,300 people and sickened more than 650,000. It is a calamity, though one fundamentally different from the earthquake, hurricanes and floods that have beset the fragile country since 2010. It is, instead,...
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