Earthquake/CHOLERA

Articles and image gallery from the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti

Haiti’s UN mission chief praises progress-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

October 9, 2012
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Haiti’s UN mission chief praises progress-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Xinhua: A chief of a UN mission in Haiti on Monday praised advances made by the Haitian government over the past one and a half years, including constitutional reforms and other achievements. President Michel Martelly was working in an “organized” way with a full cabinet, the Supreme Court and the Superior Council of the...
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IMF: Haiti, Suriname, Dominican Republic Boast Top Regional Growth -Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

October 9, 2012
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IMF: Haiti, Suriname, Dominican Republic Boast Top Regional Growth -Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Print By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti, Suriname and the Dominican Republic will post the Caribbean’s highest GDP growth rates i 2012, according to quarterly projections released Monday in the International Monetary Fund’s World Economic Outlook. Haiti is projected to grow 4.5 percent this year, although that is lower than the 6 percent GDP...
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In rural Haiti, looking for a way to make clean water sustainable

October 9, 2012
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In rural Haiti, looking for a way to make clean water sustainable

Dieu Nalio Chery/AP – A woman arrives at Wharf Jeremie to fill her two containers with water that she will use to wash her dishes, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday Aug. 6, 2012. By David Brown, Updated: Tuesday, October 9, 3:24 AM CAVAILLON, Haiti — Marc Antoine Castel spends five hours a day, and often weekends and...
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Dominican Republic, Haiti in 10-Year Cholera Fight

October 9, 2012
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Dominican Republic, Haiti in 10-Year Cholera Fight

Officials in Haiti and the Dominican Republic are preparing for a long campaign against cholera, the water-borne disease that has sickened tens of thousands of people in the two neighboring Caribbean countries. Dominican Deputy Minister of Public Health Rafael Schiffino says the two governments are working on a project to wipe out the disease...
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Haiti PM Announces Sin Tax to Pay for Education-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

October 9, 2012
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Haiti PM Announces Sin Tax to Pay for Education-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

ABC News: Haiti’s government wants to raise $100 million for a special education fund by putting additional taxes on alcohol, cigarettes and gambling, the Caribbean nation’s prime minister said Monday. In a meeting with The Miami Herald’s editorial board, Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe said the new sin tax would require approval from Parliament. He...
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CLINTON PLAYS HAITI GAME FOR NOBEL PEACE PRIZE

October 8, 2012
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CLINTON PLAYS HAITI GAME FOR NOBEL PEACE PRIZE

AFP 10/7/2012 11:47:52 PM This year’s Nobel prize season kicks off Monday with rumours suggesting the peace prize could go to Egypt’s Maggie Gobran for helping Cairo’s poor, Afghan burka opponent Sima Samar or US scholar Gene Sharp. The first Nobel to be announced this year will be the medicine prize on Monday, when...
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Haiti’s constitutional horror show-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

October 7, 2012
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Haiti’s constitutional horror show-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

by Charlie Hinton Update Sept. 30, 2012: For the past two weeks, massive demonstrations have rocked Haiti, protesting constitutional changes, the corruption of the Martelly government and the outrageous cost of living – a general strike in Les Cayes and demonstrations in Cap Haitien Sept. 21 and 27, in Gonaives Sept. 24 and on...
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Haitian Students, in the Ecuadorian military schools

October 6, 2012
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Haitian Students, in the Ecuadorian military schools

Following the agreement signed on 21 September in Petite Rivière de l’Artibonite, between Jean Rodolphe Joazile, the Minister of Defence and Miguel Carvajal Aguirre his Ecuadorian counterpart, Haiti received the visit a group of instructors of Ecuadorian military training schools, whose mission was to proceed, together with officials from the Ministry of Defence, to...
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ARISTIDE-ARISTIDE- ARISTIDE !!! POUR COMPRENDRE LES ORIGINES ET CAUSES DE LA VIE CHERE EN HAITI: L’EMBARGO ECONOMIQUE D’ARISTIDE DE 1992, AUCUN INVESTISSEMENT DANS L’AGRICULTURE PENDANT 20 ANS, MONTEE DES PRIX MONDIAUX ET-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

October 6, 2012
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ARISTIDE-ARISTIDE- ARISTIDE !!! POUR COMPRENDRE LES ORIGINES ET CAUSES DE LA VIE CHERE EN HAITI: L’EMBARGO ECONOMIQUE D’ARISTIDE DE 1992, AUCUN INVESTISSEMENT DANS L’AGRICULTURE PENDANT 20 ANS, MONTEE DES PRIX MONDIAUX ET-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Stanley Lucas <centurionlucas@gmail.com> Oct 05 11:27PM -0400 Suite a mon memo pour expliquer le phenomene de la vie chere en Haiti, comme il fallait s’y attendre, beaucoup de palabres et aucune proposition concrete pour changer la situation. *Pour comprendre la vie chere en Haiti par Stanley Lucas* - Le budget de l’agriculture des quinze...
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HAITI GANG-RAPED BY USAID AND CHEMONICS – AGAIN!! USAID contractor Chemonics cited for numerous mistakes in Haiti

October 6, 2012
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HAITI GANG-RAPED BY USAID AND CHEMONICS – AGAIN!! USAID contractor Chemonics cited for numerous mistakes in Haiti

By Jacob Kushner | 10/05/12 NEW YORK — Two years ago, auditors revealed the Washington, DC, consulting firm Chemonics International and a partner company were employing only one-third as many Haitians as their contract required to clear rubble left by the January 2010 earthquake from city streets as part of the US government-funded “Cash...
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Nepotism in Haitian Gov’t is Ugly, but Not Necessarily Corruption

October 6, 2012
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Nepotism in Haitian Gov’t is Ugly, but Not Necessarily Corruption

President Martelly, First Lady and Son This week, I received three documents that are serving as evidence by four senators to put under indictment, Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe. According to two lawyers, there is corruption and embezzlement happening in Lamothe’s government and it is all because there is nepotism in the ranks. Accusers are...
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U.N. Troops Expected In Haiti For Another Year, and Another, and Another, and…..infinity and beyond.

October 6, 2012
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U.N. Troops Expected In Haiti For Another Year, and Another, and Another, and…..infinity and beyond.

October 5, 2012 The U.N. Security Council is likely next week to approve Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s recommendation that the U.N. peacekeeping force in Haiti be extended for one more year. The mission has been there since 2004 when a violent uprising forced the then president into exile. STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: Download On a...
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USAID contractor Chemonics cited for numerous mistakes in Haiti-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

October 5, 2012
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USAID contractor Chemonics cited for numerous mistakes in Haiti-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

By Jacob Kushner | 08:16 am NEW YORK — Two years ago, auditors revealed the Washington, DC, consulting firm Chemonics International and a partner company were employing only one-third as many Haitians as their contract required to clear rubble left by the January 2010 earthquake from city streets as part of the US government-funded...
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U.N. Security Council says progress being made in Haiti, but peacekeepers should remain-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

October 4, 2012
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U.N. Security Council says progress being made in Haiti, but peacekeepers should remain-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Security Council members Wednesday called on Haitian leaders to hold elections and keep promises, while acknowledging progress has been made. By Jacqueline Charles Acknowledging recent progress in Haiti, U.N. Security Council members on Wednesday called on Haitian leaders to deliver on promises — including strengthening the rule of law and holding credible and transparent...
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Haiti’s Central Bank, IFC Partner to Expand Leasing Infrastructure

October 2, 2012
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Haiti’s Central Bank, IFC Partner to Expand Leasing Infrastructure

Above: a waterfront rehabilitation project in in Port-au-Prince (UN Photo/Logan Abassi) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s Banque de la Republique d’Haiti central bank and the International Finance Corporation have signed a memorandum aimed at expanding leasing options for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises and create new jobs in the country. About half of...
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Haiti’s Two-Million-Dollar Ghost Town

October 2, 2012
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Haiti’s Two-Million-Dollar Ghost Town

This model home from Perma Shelter, above, has been turned into a communal latrine. Photo: HGW/Milo Milfort ZORANJE, Haiti, Oct 2 2012 (Haiti Grassroots Watch) – Just months after the Jan. 12, 2010, earthquake killed over 200,000 Haitians and drove another 1.3 million into squalid camps, the Building Back Better Communities (BBBC) project got...
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Manufacturing Consent for UN Troops in Haiti-Keane Bhatt-Manufacturing Contempt

October 1, 2012
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Manufacturing Consent for UN Troops in Haiti-Keane Bhatt-Manufacturing Contempt

Guest post by Ansel Herz: As this blog has amply documented, the establishment media is replete with inaccurate and biased coverage of Latin America. When it comes to Haiti, the quality of reporting has been so poor so often that a whole book was once written about the island nation’s odious “bad press.” It...
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Audit: USAID Haiti work ‘not on track’

October 1, 2012
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Audit: USAID Haiti work ‘not on track’

Martha Mendoza: A newly released audit says the largest U.S. contractor working to stabilize Haiti after the 2010 earthquake is “not on track” to complete its assignments on schedule, has a weak monitoring system and is not adequately involving community members. Washington D.C.-based Chemonics won a $53 million, 18-month contract from USAID in 2011...
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Haiti’s Martelly, Lamothe Meet With Canada PM Stephen Harper

October 1, 2012
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Haiti’s Martelly, Lamothe Meet With Canada PM Stephen Harper

Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly (second from left) with Canada PM Stephen Harper and a Haitian delegation (Photo: OP Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti President Michel Martelly and Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe met Thursday with Canada Prime Minister Stephen Harper in New York. The two sides discussed Haiti’s current political situation, and...
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ARISTIDE FAILS AGAIN!!!

October 1, 2012
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ARISTIDE FAILS AGAIN!!!

SPENT $1,000,000 FOR THE DEMONSTRATION AND ONLY A COUPLE OF THOUSAND MARCHED AGAINST MARTELLY ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF SEPTEMBER 29, 1991… PEOPLE ANGRY WITH MARTELLY BUT DO NOT SUPPORT ARISTIDE… THERE IS A MESSAGE HERE – PERHAPS THEY ARE SIMPLY TIRED OF “DEMOCRACY” AND SUPPORT NO ONE… THAT IS FRIGHTENING!!! October 1,2012
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