Earthquake/CHOLERA

Articles and image gallery from the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti

Tropical Storm Chantal forms in Atlantic

July 8, 2013
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Tropical Storm Chantal forms in Atlantic

The storm’s winds early Monday are near 40 mph. (Photo: National Hurricane Center) Story Highlights A tropical storm warning is in effect for Barbados, Dominica, St. Lucia, Martinique and Guadeloupe. Storm forecast to weaken over Hispaniola and Cuba. In the Pacific, Tropical Storm Erick is getting closer to Mexico. MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm...
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CONCACAF Gold Cup: Honduras v Haiti

July 8, 2013
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CONCACAF Gold Cup: Honduras v Haiti

Tomorrow night it begins here at Red Bull Arena, when El Salvador begins the evening with a match against  Trinidad and Tobago, then, after the field clears, Honduras will face Haiti. Haiti – Strength in numbers It has been said that Haiti’s problem is that it is too close to the United States for...
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Urban oasis offers hope to Haiti’s poorest

July 8, 2013
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Urban oasis offers hope to Haiti’s poorest

Going Green is a series of special programs that air on CNN International reporting on some of the world’s most pressing environmental issues. In July watch “Earth,” a half-hour feature program with CNN Special Correspondent Philippe Cousteau. Follow him on Twitter. (CNN) — Living amid the garbage-strewn sewage canals, residents of Haiti’s Cite Soleil...
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DNA study links Nepal’s cholera bug to Haitian epidemic

July 7, 2013
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DNA study links Nepal’s cholera bug to Haitian epidemic

The United Nations sent Nepalese peacekeeping troops to bring relief to Haiti after it was devastated by an earthquake in 2010. A new study concludes that the peacekeepers brought something else too – cholera, triggering an epidemic that made hundreds of thousands of Haitians ill and killed more than 8,000. After sequencing the DNA...
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Impoverished Haiti hopes $160 million to develop high-end tourism industry pays off

July 7, 2013
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Impoverished Haiti hopes $160 million to develop high-end tourism industry pays off

MONTROUIS, Haiti –  The only leisure tourist among the U.N. peacekeepers, aid workers, embassy personnel and missionaries on this beach north of the Haitian capital must have been Anne Fournier. She didn’t live or work in Haiti or pretend to help. Fournier was here for fun, traveling to Haiti for the first time with...
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Haiti, through my lens

July 7, 2013
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Haiti, through my lens

When I’m in Haiti, I carry a camera. I document. I record what I find captivating and haunting. Mostly it’s my way of processing and organizing what I see. I’m a visual learner. Sometimes I need to steady myself and my emotion by inserting a camera between myself and the reality I face. I...
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Aspen know-how completes Haiti school

July 7, 2013
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Aspen know-how completes Haiti school

Richard de Campo courtesy photo A crew in Haiti works in scaffolding erected for roof beam framework at a new school earlier this year. A nonprofit organization with Aspen ties helped build the school. Expand Photo Haiti School Project courtesy photo Tim Myers of the mid-Roaring Fork Valley finds time to relax earlier this...
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Earthquakes Fast Facts

July 6, 2013
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Earthquakes Fast Facts

(CNN) — Here’s what you need to know about earthquakes worldwide. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, “an earthquake is the ground shaking caused by a sudden slip on a fault. Stresses in the earth’s outer layer push the sides of the fault together. Stress builds up and the rocks slips suddenly, releasing energy...
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Haiti’s quake homeless sees big drop

July 5, 2013
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Haiti’s quake homeless sees big drop

By Jacqueline Charles jcharles@MiamiHerald.com More than three years after Haiti’s devastating earthquake, there are 279,000 people still living in squalid encampments, an 82 percent drop, the International Organization for Migration said Friday. Also, the number of tent cities have dropped by 77 percent since the country was struck by a 7.0 massive quake on...
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MORE LIES FROM THE UN UN Chief Tells US It Will Combat Cholera in Haiti-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

July 5, 2013
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MORE LIES FROM THE UN  UN Chief Tells US It Will Combat Cholera in Haiti-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

By EDITH M. LEDERER Associated Press UNITED NATIONS July 6, 2013 (AP) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told members of the U.S. Congress Friday that the United Nations is committed to helping Haiti overcome a cholera epidemic even though it is refusing to pay compensation to victims who blame U.N. peacekeepers for starting the outbreak. Health...
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Golf outing to raise funds to help orphans in Haiti

July 3, 2013
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Golf outing to raise funds to help orphans in Haiti

Chris and Kelli Wilson visit orphans in Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti, in May 2011. YORKVILLE – When Chris and Kelli Wilson first saw the devastating plight of Haitian orphans after the 2010 earthquake in the island nation, their first impulse was to open their checkbook and make it better. “We asked our contacts at the Global...
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Genomes of Cholera Bacteria from Haiti Confirm Epidemic Originated from Single Source

July 2, 2013
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Genomes of Cholera Bacteria from Haiti Confirm Epidemic Originated from Single Source

July 2, 2013 — The strain of cholera that has sickened thousands in Haiti came from a single source and was not repeatedly introduced to the island over the past three years as some have thought, according to a new study published in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology....
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Haiti tries to boost its tourism industry

July 1, 2013
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Haiti tries to boost its tourism industry

By Laura Trevelyan BBC News, Jacmel Can Haiti’s sparkling beaches lure back tourists amid political instability and crushing poverty? Haiti may not be the first Caribbean nation you would associate with tourism. The country’s image is one of political instability and natural disasters. Nevertheless the government there is campaigning to persuade tourists to visit....
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From Haitian Roots, a Rebellious Opera Springs

July 1, 2013
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From Haitian Roots, a Rebellious Opera Springs

Work by Haitian Artist Edouard Duval-Carrié Inspires the Opera ‘Makandal’ By PIA CATTON Jason Andrew for The Wall Street Journal A rehearsal for ‘Makandal’ at the Harlem Stage Gatehouse. Supernatural figures and vast stretches of sea or sky dominate the work of Haitian-born visual artist Edouard Duval-Carrié. But when poet and playwright Carl Hancock...
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Squad of small planes set to ferry medicine, musical instruments to Haiti

July 1, 2013
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Squad of small planes set to ferry medicine, musical instruments to Haiti

COPA (Cirrus Owners and Pilots Association) loaded several hundred pounds of medical supplies at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport that are destined for St. Luke Family Hospital in Port au Prince. By Mike Clary, Sun Sentinel5:48 p.m. EDT, June 30, 2013 Among the supplies loaded Sunday aboard a squadron of small planes taking part in...
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Tiny Channels Take Salt From Seawater

July 1, 2013
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Tiny Channels Take Salt From Seawater

Jun 28, 2013 01:46 PM ET // by Jesse Emspak Drinking water is a vital need in many parts of the world, and one method of getting it is desalination, which is just taking the salt out of seawater. But the plants require either lots of energy or special filters — and both of...
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Electricité d’Haiti is $ 60 million in debt, says Director General -Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

June 29, 2013
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Electricité d’Haiti is $ 60 million in debt, says Director General -Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

DefendHT PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) – The Director General of Electricity d’Haiti (EDH), Andress Apollon said earlier this week that EDH is $ 60 million in debt and the Ministries of Finance and Public Works launched the process for the creation of an inter-ministerial commission to renegotiate contracts with three suppliers Haytrac, Sogener and E...
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MARTELLY STILL BELIEVES PWOMIS SE DET BUT INNER CIRCLE STABS HIM AND LAMOTHE IN BACK… SOPHIA, THIERRY, GREGORY INTERESTED ONLY IN POWER AND GREED – SCREW THE HAITIAN PEOPLE!!!

June 29, 2013
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MARTELLY STILL BELIEVES PWOMIS SE DET BUT INNER CIRCLE  STABS HIM AND LAMOTHE IN BACK… SOPHIA, THIERRY, GREGORY INTERESTED ONLY IN POWER AND GREED – SCREW THE HAITIAN PEOPLE!!!

June 29, 2013 We have seen another week of problems created by Martelly’s inner circle, led by Sophia and the Mayard-Pauls. While President Michel Martelly still endeavors to keep his promises, to his people, Sophia Martelly focuses upon her ongoing effort to control everything not tied down, be it bags of $$ or puddles...
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U.S. post-earthquake aid ‘disappointingly’ delayed and ‘drastically’ scaled back in Haiti

June 28, 2013
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U.S. post-earthquake aid ‘disappointingly’ delayed and ‘drastically’ scaled back in Haiti

USAid criticised in ‘alarming’ report that finds delays, poor leadership and mismanagement after Haiti earthquake Some of the key US-funded projects to help Haiti recover from the 2010 earthquake have been disappointingly delayed and drastically scaled down, a US government watchdog has found. US development agency USAid is spending millions of dollars to build...
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Report Finds Lapses in United States Aid Efforts in Haiti-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

June 26, 2013
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Report Finds Lapses in United States Aid Efforts in Haiti-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

NY times: By RANDAL C. ARCHIBOLD MEXICO CITY — The agency managing some of the United States’ signature projects to rebuild Haiti after the 2010 earthquake has yet to spend a large amount of the money Congress authorized and has scaled back planned housing because of delays and complications, according to a report Tuesday...
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