Earthquake/CHOLERA

Articles and image gallery from the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti

Reports reenergise debate over Haiti cholera outbreak-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

August 29, 2013
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Reports reenergise debate over Haiti cholera outbreak-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Author: SciDev.Net – María Elena Hurtado -Thomson Reuters The dispute between scientists over the origins of the cholera epidemic in Haiti has been further fuelled by two conflicting reports. One report published this month argues that the epidemic is directly traceable to UN peacekeepers and the inadequate waste infrastructure at their base, while the second,...
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Clinic-on-wheels helping hundreds in Haiti

August 29, 2013
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Clinic-on-wheels helping hundreds in Haiti

BYRON TWP, Mich. (WZZM) – Last March, we told you about a medical clinic-on-wheels being sent to Haiti to provide aid to people without any way to pay for it. We’re happy to report the van has been a hit; already helping hundreds. The first group of West Michigan missionaries using the van returned...
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Latin America, UN remain supportive of Haiti peacekeepers

August 29, 2013
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Latin America, UN remain supportive of Haiti peacekeepers

By Aaron Morrison Special to the Miami Herald UNITED NATIONS — Countries participating in a UN-led stabilization mission in Haiti on Wednesday pledged their continued support, citing encouraging signs the government is taking calls for electoral reform seriously. But during a Security Council debate on the mission, known as MINUSTAH, more than two dozen...
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Minister Paradis Visits Haiti to Assess Progress and Challenges

August 29, 2013
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Minister Paradis Visits Haiti to Assess Progress and Challenges

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI–(Marketwired – Aug. 28, 2013) - In his first international trip since being appointed Minister of International Development and Minister for La Francophonie, the Honourable Christian Paradis visited Haiti to see first-hand what progress has been made, what results have been achieved, and what development challenges must be tackled going forward. “Canadians are...
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INGENUITY OVERCOMES COMMON SENSE Much-Delayed “Haiti on Ice” Finally Goes On with a few dozen Spectators-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

August 28, 2013
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INGENUITY OVERCOMES COMMON SENSE Much-Delayed “Haiti on Ice” Finally Goes On with a few dozen Spectators-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Haiti’s much-delayed ice-skating show has finally begun. The four-night run of “Haiti on Ice” was supposed to have been last November. But snags such as an ice rink that kept melting and a hurricane last year were blamed for a dozen-plus delays. The holdups turned the show into a something of a joke. Many...
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Of poverty and sacrifice in Haiti

August 28, 2013
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Of poverty and sacrifice in Haiti

Win McNamee/Getty Images Young Haitian boys watch from the beach on January 21, 2010 in Leogane, Haiti. Interview by Kai Ryssdal Marketplace for Tuesday, August 27, 2013 Even before the earthquake back in 2010, Haiti was no easy place. Hardships and poverty, instability and violence are a long part of its history. Throw in...
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Cuban Doctors Bring Eyesight, Healthcare to Haiti

August 28, 2013
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Cuban Doctors Bring Eyesight, Healthcare to Haiti

Many Haitian women have their blood pressure taken for the first time at mobile clinics like this one staffed by a Cuban medical brigade in Salomon market in Port-au-Prince. Credit: Patricia Grogg/IPS PORT-AU-PRINCE, Aug 28 2013 (IPS) – It’s Saturday, and the entrance hall of a police station in front of the busy market...
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The Power Of Insurance: Why Haiti’s Future Depends On Planning For The Worst

August 28, 2013
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The Power Of Insurance: Why Haiti’s Future Depends On Planning For The Worst

In partnership with the Opportunities for the Majority initiative at the Inter-American Development Bank, the Skoll World Forum asked the chief executives of some of the leading market-based, sustainable businesses that serve the Base of the Pyramid in Latin America and the Caribbean to talk about their efforts to bring about opportunity and change to those who...
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Technical guidelines of an ice rink-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

August 25, 2013
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Technical guidelines of an ice rink-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

General introduction Ice rink facilities share all the same concerns: energy usage, operating costs and indoor climate. Ice rink design and operation are totally unique and differ in many ways from standard buildings. Thermal conditions vary from -5 ºC on the ice surface to +10 ºC in the stand and +20 ºC in the...
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7 DEPUTIES WRITE OBAMA IN FRENCH WHICH GUARANTEES NO CIRCULATION OF CONTENT-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

August 24, 2013
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7 DEPUTIES WRITE OBAMA IN FRENCH WHICH GUARANTEES NO CIRCULATION OF CONTENT-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

_________________________________________________________________ COMMENT: HAITIAN-TRUTH.ORG A wasted effort. No one in Washington translates anything! If it isn’t in English, no one reads it. Should have spent $100.00US for a good legal translation, then sent copies to the media.
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Haiti’s El Rancho Hotel Completes Construction, Set For October Opening

August 22, 2013
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Haiti’s El Rancho Hotel Completes Construction, Set For October Opening

Above: the new NH El Rancho Hotel (photos: OPM Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff The new NH El Rancho Hotel in Haiti has completed construction, the Ministry of Tourism announced. The property, located in the Petion-Ville suburb of Port-au-Prince, is set for an official inauguration in October, a government spokesperson told Caribbean Journal....
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Telemedicine in Haiti: This nonprofit wants to crowdfund more than $20K in 2 days to keep it going

August 22, 2013
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Telemedicine in Haiti: This nonprofit wants to crowdfund more than $20K in 2 days to keep it going

from LifePaths: Patients in front of the Haitian telemedicine clinic LifePaths Global Alliance operates a free medical clinic in rural Haiti, which is still dealing with the blow the earthquake dealt the country more than three years ago. Now, this nonprofit is trying to raise C$20,000 in less than 72 hours on Indiegogo to...
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Lwa Mountain: Post-Crisis Vodou in Haiti

August 22, 2013
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Lwa Mountain: Post-Crisis Vodou in Haiti

Posted: 08/21/2013 3:25 pm Photos courtesy of project producer/photojournalist Anthony Karen In overthrowing me you have cut down in Saint Domingue only the trunk of the tree of liberty; it will spring up again from the roots, for they are many and they are deep. - Toussaint Louverture, leader of the Haitian Revolution (1743-1803),...
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A new profile for Haiti’s U.N. peacekeeping mission

August 21, 2013
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A new profile for Haiti’s U.N. peacekeeping mission

By Jacqueline Charles jcharles@MiamiHerald.com OUANAMINTHE, Haiti — After hopping off a helicopter, she makes her first stop at a container-built office complex where she greets workers, flowing easily between French and Spanish. Inside a hospital courtyard a few hours later, she switches to flawless Creole. “Where did she come from?” a surprised Haitian National...
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For Investors, Haiti Remains a Tough Environment

August 21, 2013
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For Investors, Haiti Remains a Tough Environment

AP news: Nickson Toussaint returned to Haiti from Washington, D.C., with dreams of opening a small hotel along the shimmering coast north of the country’s capital. He bought 2.6 acres of land for $70,000 and looked for a loan or investors. But like other expatriates and people of Haitian descent who glimpsed opportunity in...
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Bill Clinton foundation has spent more than $50M on travel expenses-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

August 20, 2013
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Bill Clinton foundation has spent more than $50M on travel expenses-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

By GEOFF EARLE Last Updated: 10:12 AM, August 20, 2013 Posted: 12:10 AM, August 20, 2013 WASHINGTON – Bill Clinton’s foundation has spent more than $50 million on travel expenses since 2003, an analysis of the non-profit’s tax forms reveal. The web of foundations run by the former president spent an eye-opening $12.1 million...
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Haiti trade mission a success

August 19, 2013
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Haiti trade mission a success

DELEGATES from the recent trade mission to Haiti have touted it a success and have promised to explore options for trade and investment in the country. The team headed by Minister of Education, Akierra Missick, included members from the Investment Unit, Tourism Board, Chamber of Commerce, Haitian consulate in the TCI and approximately 16...
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The United Nations’ Shameful History in Haiti

August 19, 2013
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The United Nations’ Shameful History in Haiti

“Cholera is a crime against humanity!” By Charanya Krishnaswami|Posted Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, at 1:27 PM On the left, a Haitian woman infected with cholera sits inside a clinic set up by the International Red Cross in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Dec. 11, 2010. On the right, a U.N. peacekeeper from Nepal stands guard at...
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Haiti “Reconstruction”: Luxury Hotels, Sweat Shops and Deregulation for the Foreign Corporate Elite

August 17, 2013
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Haiti “Reconstruction”: Luxury Hotels, Sweat Shops and Deregulation for the Foreign Corporate Elite

“The international community is so screwed up they’re letting Haitians run Haiti.” –Luigi R. Einaudi, US career diplomat, member of the Council on Foreign Relations and former Assistant Secretary General at the Organization of American States Haitian author and human rights attorney Ezili Dantò heard Luigi R. Einaudi make this shocking comment in 2004, as...
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United Nations must admit its role in Haiti’s cholera outbreak

August 17, 2013
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United Nations must admit its role in Haiti’s cholera outbreak

Washington Post: The Post’s View United Nations must admit its role in Haiti’s cholera outbreak By Editorial Board, Published: August 16 ON THIS page Thursday, the spokesman for United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon offered a response — or something closer to a non-response — to The Post’s editorial Sunday about the United Nations’ responsibility...
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