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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Venezuela to Build 4400 New Houses in Haiti

October 12, 2013
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Venezuela to Build 4400 New Houses in Haiti

Mérida, 10th October 2013 (Venezuelanalysis.com) – The Venezuelan government has pledged to construct 4400 new housing units in Haiti worth around US$260 million, according to Haitian  Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe. Lamothe announced the initiative after a one day visit to Caracas on Monday. 3900 of the houses will be constructed in Port-au-Prince, while 500 will...
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USAID Funded Food Voucher Program Hurt Farmers, Favored U.S. Exports

October 12, 2013
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USAID Funded Food Voucher Program Hurt Farmers, Favored U.S. Exports

A “test” food voucher program in the Grande Anse département (province) on Haiti’s southern peninsula promoted consumption of imported rather than local food for almost 18,000 families, despite claims to the contrary. In addition, the program – run by CARE with funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and supposedly meant for victims...
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Engel Opening Statement for Full Committee Hearing “Haiti: Is U.S. Aid Effective?”-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

October 10, 2013
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Engel Opening Statement for Full Committee Hearing “Haiti: Is U.S. Aid Effective?”-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Washington D.C. – Congressman Eliot Engel, the Senior Democratic Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, delivered the following statement, as prepared for delivery, at the Full Committee hearing “Haiti: Is U.S. Aid Effective?” “Mr. Chairman, I’d like to begin by thanking you for holding this hearing.  I have been focused on U.S. policy toward Haiti for...
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What is Happening in Haiti?

October 9, 2013
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What is Happening in Haiti?

After the deadly 2010 earthquake that destroyed much of Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince, many progress has been made in terms of infrastructures investment, job creation and the relocation of much of the 1.5 millions that the earthquake had made homeless. The earthquake had destroyed much of the Capital’s hotels making it even more difficult to accommodate outside...
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UN caused deadly cholera in Haiti, covered it up, lawsuit says

October 9, 2013
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UN caused deadly cholera in Haiti, covered it up, lawsuit says

NBC News Dr. Nancy Snyderman of NBC News with Dieumene Bastien in Haiti. By Anna Schecter Producer, NBC News Survivors and family members of nearly 700,000 Haitians who have contracted cholera are suing the United Nations for billions of dollars, accusing the U.N. of covering up its role in starting the worst outbreak of...
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Haiti’s displaced – How long must they clamour until they are heard?

October 8, 2013
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Haiti’s displaced – How long must they clamour until they are heard?

Makeshift IDP camp in Gaston Magwon in Carrefour, a neighbourhood in the outskirts of Port-au-Prince © Amnesty International By Chiara Liguori, researcher for the Caribbean at Amnesty International Justine had her life torn apart when the January 2010 earthquake struck Haiti. Her parents and several of her siblings were among the more than 200,000...
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International UN Official Pushes Compensation for Haiti Victims

October 8, 2013
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International UN Official Pushes Compensation for Haiti Victims

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti October 8, 2013 (AP) By TRENTON DANIEL Associated Press A United Nations official on Tuesday made a rare case for compensation for the thousands of Haitians who have died of a cholera outbreak in the Caribbean nation. U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay didn’t say who she thought should pay,...
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The camps in Croix-des-Bouquets emptied

October 8, 2013
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The camps in Croix-des-Bouquets emptied

The authorities of Croix-des-Bouquets announced that there was no more IDPs in the town of Croix-des-Bouquets. The 26 camps were closed and each family was relocated to its place of origin or elsewhere in a home of their choice. This relocation has affected 8,000 people including 1,050 children under five years and 268 vulnerable....
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Sean Penn sponsors Haitian runners for New York City Marathon

October 7, 2013
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Sean Penn sponsors Haitian runners for New York City Marathon

The actor’s organization J/P HRO continues rebuilding Haiti with medical, relocation, structural and community development programs. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Sunday, October 6, 2013, 11:31 AM Jim Spellman/WireImage ‘We’ve got five Haitian runners, 10 runners total, running for the team representing Haiti and our organization J/P HRO coming to the New York City Marathon –...
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Importante rencontre entre le Chancelier haïtien, Son Excellence Monsieur Pierre-Richard CASIMIR, et l’Ambassadeur de la République Dominicaine en Haïti

October 5, 2013
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Importante rencontre entre le Chancelier haïtien, Son Excellence Monsieur Pierre-Richard CASIMIR, et l’Ambassadeur de la République Dominicaine en Haïti

Importante rencontre entre le Chancelier haïtien, Son Excellence Monsieur Pierre-Richard CASIMIR, et l’Ambassadeur de la République Dominicaine en Haïti, Son Excellence Monsieur Ruben Silie VALDES, autour de la décision prise par le Tribunal Constitutionnel de la République Dominicaine le 26 septembre dernier, de ravir des droits acquis aux dominicains d’origine haïtienne .
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