Earthquake/CHOLERA

Articles and image gallery from the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti

Is Haiti the Next Travel Hot Spot?-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

July 23, 2014
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Is Haiti the Next Travel Hot Spot?-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

By Brianna Coviello Published July 22, 2014 FOXBusiness Apple Leisure Group CEO Alex Zozaya says the next great opportunity for both travelers and investors is Haiti. According to Glassdoor, Americans are choosing to spend their summers in the office, rather than going on vacation — as the average employee with time off only uses...
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Towards computer interconnection of 10 Departmental Directorates of Education

July 22, 2014
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Towards computer interconnection of 10 Departmental Directorates of Education

Haiti libre: As part of the modernization of system of information management, the Ministry of National Education and Vocational Training wishes interconnect the 10 Departmental Directorates of Educations (DDE) of the country with the central office of the Ministry. To this end, the technicians from the “Digitalkap Technology” company responsible for the implementation of...
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Plans to Rebuild Haiti Capital Displace Families and is coordinated by master thief Jean-Marie Ligonde indicating that more crimes will occur-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

July 22, 2014
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Plans to Rebuild Haiti Capital Displace Families and is coordinated by master thief Jean-Marie Ligonde indicating that more crimes will occur-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Jul 22, 2014, 12:06 AM ET By DAVID McFADDEN Associated Press The broad avenues in the Haitian government’s promotional material are clean and unbroken, dotted with palm trees, parks and manicured expanses of grass. The new ministry buildings are sleek and modern but retain some of the neo-classical architecture of the...
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Reconstruction or Haiti’s Latest Disaster? Tourism Development on Île-à-Vache Island

July 22, 2014
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Reconstruction or Haiti’s Latest Disaster? Tourism Development on Île-à-Vache Island

Huffington Post: The following is adapted from a presentation by Jessica Hsu of Other Worlds and Jean Claudy Aristil of Radio VKM Les Cayes at the Executive Symposium for Innovators in Coastal Tourism conference in St. Georges, Grenada held from July 8 – July 11, 2014. A large-scale tourism project planned for the Haitian...
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Vorbe v. Haiti Observateur Group, No. 13 Civ. 20114 (PCH); Handal v. Haiti Observateur Group, No. 13 Civ. 20111 (DLG)

July 20, 2014
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Vorbe v. Haiti Observateur Group, No. 13 Civ. 20114 (PCH); Handal v. Haiti Observateur Group, No. 13 Civ. 20111 (DLG)

All: As requested, below is a summary of the rulings in the above-referenced cases that were brought against Haiti Observateur.  Please feel free to edit them as you deem necessary (and especially confirm the French version). ENGLISH It has been a bad few months for Leopold Joseph and his weekly newspaper Haiti Observateur.  Indeed,...
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PAHO Weekly Report: 442K chikungunya cases, 86K increase in Caribbean region

July 20, 2014
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As of July 18, 2014: Total Cases:  442,310 Increase:         86,693 A 24 percent increase… Click here for the latest full PAHO report Stay tuned for analysis….
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Scientists optimistic chikungunya vaccine could be available as soon as end of next year

July 20, 2014
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Scientists optimistic chikungunya vaccine could be available as soon as end of next year

July 14, 2014 By Health Aha Editor’s Pick A joint effort between the Federal Drug Administration, N.C. State and the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, and Raleigh Lab Arbovax is underway to produce a chikungunya vaccine. via NC scientists scramble to create vaccine for chikungunya | www.wsoctv.com. For more on this topic, see our Health...
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Chinese leader woos Latin America with deals-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

July 19, 2014
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Chinese leader woos Latin America with deals-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Brasilia (Brazil) (AFP) – China’s president pressed a charm offensive with Latin America on Thursday, signing deals with Brazil, meeting regional leaders and proposing a $20 billion infrastructure fund that highlights Beijing’s growing interests in the region. President Xi Jinping was greeted with a military honor guard in Brasilia by President Dilma Rousseff before...
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U.N. chief makes ‘necessary pilgrimage’ to Haiti, meets cholera victims-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

July 16, 2014
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U.N. chief makes ‘necessary pilgrimage’ to Haiti, meets cholera victims-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

In a show of solidarity with the people of Haiti, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon meets Haitians hard-hit by cholera and helps launch a sanitation campaign to help eliminate the disease. Now is not the time for donor fatigue, he says. U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon emerges from a house where he visited with...
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How Hurricane Katrina Inspired A Revolutionary New Disaster Shelter

July 16, 2014
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How Hurricane Katrina Inspired A Revolutionary New Disaster Shelter

The crisis that followed Hurricane Katrina eight years ago inspired Michael McDaniel to create EXO. The innovative emergency housing system offers a surprisingly simple alternative to house the over 32 million people who are displaced from natural disasters every year. SEE VIDEO HERE By Tony Castle Email Since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in...
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In Haiti, Ban calls for greater efforts to improve water and sanitation, end cholera epidemic

July 15, 2014
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In Haiti, Ban calls for greater efforts to improve water and sanitation, end cholera epidemic

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (third from the right) visits with a family in Los Palmas, Haiti. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras 7 Print 14 July 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for intensified efforts to ensure access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation in Haiti, as he launched a new United Nations-supported initiative and met...
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UN Chief in Haiti Launches Sanitation Program

July 15, 2014
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UN Chief in Haiti Launches Sanitation Program

LOS PALMAS, Haiti — Jul 14, 2014, 10:33 PM ET By PIERRE-RICHARD LUXAMA and DAVID McFADDEN Associated Press U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited rural Haiti on Monday to help launch a program to improve sanitation and fight the spread of cholera, a disease many Haitians blame U.N. peacekeepers for introducing to the impoverished Caribbean...
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How basketball is helping to heal Haiti after 2010 quake

July 15, 2014
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How basketball is helping to heal Haiti after 2010 quake

Thestar.com AP Boys play basketball in front of the collapsed National Palace in Port-au-Prince Bedeviled Haiti usually finds its way into international headlines for the wrong reasons: poverty, natural disasters, potential pandemics, civil war. The curtain has been pulled back on another side to Haiti, namely the country’s love for sports. As the website...
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Voodoo won’t save Haiti, says cardinal

July 15, 2014
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Voodoo won’t save Haiti, says cardinal

Traditional faith ‘offers no real solutions for the poor’ and is a big social problem, says new prelate Rashmee Roshan Lall in Port au Prince The Guardian, Sunday 13 July 2014 15.15 EDT Voodoo believers dance in the rain during an Easter ceremony in Souvenance, Haiti. Photograph: Ramon Espinosa/AP Haiti’s first Roman Catholic cardinal...
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United Nations top official goes to Haiti to promote cholera elimination, elections

July 15, 2014
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United Nations top official goes to Haiti to promote cholera elimination, elections

While not offering an apology or admission, the head of the United Nations says the global body bears “a moral responsibility” in helping Haiti tackle what experts say is the world’s worst cholera epidemic. Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon in his 38th floor office in New York City on Thursday, July 10....
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Haitian marathoners train in Boulder

July 15, 2014
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Haitian marathoners train in Boulder

Five marathoners from Haiti and their coach train Friday with Alan Culpepper, right, on the South Boulder Creek Trail. The runners are Bertine Laine, back left, Astrel Clovis, Petrus Cesarion, Carline Lamour, Jean Macksony and coach Gerard Cassamajor, in orange. (Cliff Grassmick / Daily Camera) Mike Sandrock, On Running (Camera file photo) When a...
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The west’s peanut butter bias chokes Haiti’s attempts to feed itself

July 15, 2014
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The west’s peanut butter bias chokes Haiti’s attempts to feed itself

Local provider of food to tackle malnourishment faces closure because aid agencies buy subsidised products from abroad The Guardian Online Haitian children are checked by health agents for signs of malnutrition. Photograph: MFK Bedline is 17 months and weighs just 5.3kg. She lies feverish and quiet in her grandmother’s arms, eyes glazed, her pale...
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International Grace, Danger Blend in Haiti’s Machete Fighting

July 15, 2014
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International Grace, Danger Blend in Haiti’s Machete Fighting

JACMEL, Haiti — Jul 9, 2014, 9:05 AM ET By DAVID McFADDEN Associated Press Two men pivot and slide in a forest clearing, their bodies weaving before a handful of spectators in what could be a graceful dance except that each waves a machete, blades glinting in tropical sunlight. The barefoot men are father...
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UN rights expert urges durable solutions for Haiti’s displaced, vulnerable

July 5, 2014
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UN rights expert urges durable solutions for Haiti’s displaced, vulnerable

Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons Chaloka Beyani. UN Photo/Evan Schneider 4 July 2014 – Four years after the massive earthquake that devastated Haiti, it is time to move from a largely humanitarian approach to a development based drive, a United Nations human rights expert said today, while calling for...
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Virus Strikes Hard in Haiti’s Crowded Shantytowns

July 3, 2014
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Virus Strikes Hard in Haiti’s Crowded Shantytowns

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Jul 3, 2014, 12:08 AM ET By DAVID McFADDEN Associated Press Within a dense cluster of flimsy shacks made mostly of plastic tarp and wooden planks, a young mother cradles her sick, whimpering toddler while trying to guard against a fierce tropical sun. Delimene Saint Lise says she’s doing her best...
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