Earthquake/CHOLERA

Articles and image gallery from the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti

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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Democratic Party arm criticized in Haiti project for spending on big foreign salaries and Washington office overhead

February 25, 2014
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Democratic Party arm criticized in Haiti project for spending on big foreign salaries and Washington office overhead

George Russell-Fox News An arm of the Democratic Party chaired by former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, that aims to support democracy in foreign countries, has been sharply criticized by an important donor for spending nearly 40 percent of the budget of a project in disaster-battered Haiti on foreign salaries and Washington office overhead,...
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Clinton Foundation funds recycling plant in Haiti

February 19, 2014
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Clinton Foundation funds recycling plant in Haiti

By Trenton Daniel: PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The Clinton Foundation has awarded a $250,000 grant to a Haitian recycling plant that seeks to clean up the country’s dirty capital city. Former President Bill Clinton, who heads the private foundation, made the announcement Tuesday before the end of a two-day trip to the Caribbean nation, where...
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Towards the metamorphosis of Wharf Jérémie (Cité Soleil)

February 19, 2014
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Towards the metamorphosis of Wharf Jérémie (Cité Soleil)

HaitiLibre: Located southwest of the City of Cité Soleil, the place commonly called “Wharf Jérémie” will host soon, one of the largest socio-community infrastructure projects of the country. Located on just over 7 acres, which served for a long time of landfill, this project will blend harmoniously into...
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IS OUR GOVERNMENT ATTEMPTING TO BECOME DYSFUNCTIONAL?? MARTELLY/LAMOTHE PLAN TO DUMP CHARLES JEAN-JACQUES THE POPULAR AND EFFICIENT MINISTER OF SOCIAL AFFAIRS TO REPLACE HIM WITH A MIDGET OF MINIMAL ABILITY!!

February 19, 2014
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IS OUR GOVERNMENT ATTEMPTING TO BECOME DYSFUNCTIONAL??  MARTELLY/LAMOTHE PLAN TO DUMP CHARLES JEAN-JACQUES THE POPULAR AND EFFICIENT MINISTER OF SOCIAL AFFAIRS TO REPLACE HIM WITH A MIDGET OF MINIMAL ABILITY!!

February 19, 2014 Jean-Jacques has worked tirelessly to improve his ministry, and those he serves. He is a hands on guy who recognizes the needs of the people and works to make improvements in his areas of responsibility. He is an innovative thinker who is not simply marking time. Each day he thinks of...
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Bill Clinton in Haiti to visit agriculture and environment projects

February 17, 2014
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Bill Clinton in Haiti to visit agriculture and environment projects

Trenton Daniel AP: Former U.S. President and UN special envoy to Haiti Bill Clinton waves to the children of the Union Des Apotres – Prodev School in Cite Soleil, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday Feb. 17, 2014. Clinton is in Haiti to visit several projects that focus on agriculture and the environment, including the Union Des...
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Haiti special report: Just where did the money go?

February 17, 2014
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Haiti special report: Just where did the money go?

A little over four years ago, Port-au-Prince was struck by a devastating earthquake which quickly prompted a shocked global audience to give billions in emergency aid and governments to pledge billions more for reconstruction. In the final article of a three-part series documenting their return to Haiti, reporter Jason O’Brien and photojournalist Mark Condren...
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Haiti – A nation with a cross to bear

February 16, 2014
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Haiti – A nation with a cross to bear

Reporter Jason O’Brien and photojournalist Mark Condren travelled to Port-au-Prince in the immediate aftermath of the catastrophic earthquake on 12 January, 2010 – and stepped into a living nightmare. Now they’ve been back to see how things have changed. /> Luckner Shackelton pictured at the Sacre Coeur Church in Turgeau during the Haiti days...
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Good things are happening in Onaville

February 13, 2014
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Good things are happening in Onaville

Over the past two years we have reported about Cheryl teaching Haitian ladies craft skills to help them earn a living. Well, the work goes on. Cheryl is currently working with a new class of 21 ladies. And Cheryl says, “This new group of ladies is producing amazing baskets. They have never been better!”...
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In Haiti, music is in the air as pre-Carnival celebrations, jazz fest start the party

February 12, 2014
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In Haiti, music is in the air as pre-Carnival celebrations, jazz fest start the party

BY JACQUELINE CHARLES jcharles@MIamiHerald.com PORT-AU-PRINCE — Carnival may be more than a month away, but that’s not stopping Haitians from launching the party early. A week after marking the fourth anniversary of Haiti’s tragic Jan.12, 2010, earthquake during which their singer-turned-president urged them to celebrate life, Haitians kicked off pre-carnival celebrations Sunday. Jumping and...
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Haiti owes $1,276,929,359.32 to Venezuela-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

February 10, 2014
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Haiti owes $1,276,929,359.32 to Venezuela-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

PI/ HaitiLibre- According to the Bureau of Monetization of Programs of Development Assistance (BMPAD) within the framework of Petrocaribe agreement, Haiti had a long-term debt with the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela for an amount of 1,276,929,359.32 U.S. dollars as of December 31, 2013 (In March 2013 the amount of the Petrocaribe debt was 938...
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Martelly gives OAS update on Haiti

February 10, 2014
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Martelly gives OAS update on Haiti

Haitian President Martelly (second right) greets Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States Stephen Vasciannie at a special session of the Organisation of American States (OAS) on February 7. Looking on are OAS Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza (right) and other ambassadors to the OAS. HAITIAN President Michel Martelly last Friday told a special session...
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President Obama’s Bilateral Meeting with President Martelly

February 10, 2014
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President Obama’s Bilateral Meeting with President Martelly

Published on Feb 6, 2014 President Obama and President Martelly of Haiti speak to the press before a bilateral meeting to discuss the way forward in Haiti, and how the United States can continue to support the Haitian government’s efforts to promote economic growth and strengthen Haiti’s democracy. February 6, 2014.
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Haiti: the neoliberal model imposed on the country is failing its citizens

February 7, 2014
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Haiti: the neoliberal model imposed on the country is failing its citizens

Four years after the earthquake, I visited Haiti to record what progress had occurred, and how ordinary people are coping with endemic deprivation. Antony Loewenstein theguardian.com, Tuesday 4 February 2014 17.24 EST Urban botox: the painted slums of Jalousie. Photograph: Antony Loewenstein The mood in Port au Prince’s flashiest hotel was cautiously optimistic. A...
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