Earthquake/CHOLERA

Articles and image gallery from the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti

Bright spots in Haiti’s health care 3 years after quake

February 1, 2013
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Bright spots in Haiti’s health care 3 years after quake

Dr. James Macdonald, here with a young patient in Haiti, runs a health clinic in Port-au-Prince that focuses on wound care (CNN) — Three years after Haiti’s devastating earthquake, more than a third of the country’s hospitals are still not functional. A cholera outbreak has killed more than 7,000 people and overwhelmed the already-reeling health care...
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Laurent Lamothe back from Davos with projects

February 1, 2013
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Laurent Lamothe back from Davos with projects

Haiti Libre: Wednesday, the Prime Minister, Laurent Lamothe visibly satisfied of his mission, returned to the country after participated to he 43rd World Economic Forum in Davos (Switzerland), which brought together nearly 2,500 participants, 50 Heads of State and leaders of nearly 200 companies, among the largest in the world. During his stay in...
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Haiti Launches Micro-Finance Catastrophe Insurance Program

January 31, 2013
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Haiti Launches Micro-Finance Catastrophe Insurance Program

By Susana Ferreira | January 30, 2013 When Hurricane Sandy struck Haiti late last year, the home Guerda Pierre shares with her three children and mother in Cabaret, north of Port-au-Prince, was flooded – and so was the merchandise she sold to make a living. “The books, the food, everything was wet after Sandy,”...
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MORE SMOKE & MIRRORS FROM THE RED CROSS as Haiti marks earthquake’s three-year anniversary-Added COMMENTARY BY Haitian-Truth

January 31, 2013
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MORE SMOKE & MIRRORS FROM THE RED CROSS as Haiti marks earthquake’s three-year anniversary-Added COMMENTARY BY Haitian-Truth

The American Red Cross has released a three-year update on its response to the 2010 Haiti earthquake. The report, which can be found at redcross.org/haiti, shows that hundreds of thousands of people are living in safer homes and have improved access to water and health services thanks to the generous donations following the earthquake....
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Haiti Bills Itself As The Next Caribbean Vacation Hotspot

January 31, 2013
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Haiti Bills Itself As The Next Caribbean Vacation Hotspot

by Reena Ganga on Jan 30th 2013 at 5:00PM The Caribbean nation of Haiti is launching an ambitious campaign to market the country as a vacation hotspot. Unlike other islands in the region, which draw huge numbers of leisure travelers seeking sun and surf, Haiti is largely overlooked by tourists. The country is one...
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World Bank and IMF Forecasts Follow Predictable Pattern for Haiti, Venezuela

January 31, 2013
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World Bank and IMF Forecasts Follow Predictable Pattern for Haiti, Venezuela

By Arthur Phillips and Stephan Lefebvre- CEPR, January 30th 2013 The World Bank has joined the “doom and gloom” chorus on Venezuela’s economy. And in Haiti, the Washington-based institution again appears overly optimistic. On Tuesday, January 15, the World Bank released its latest global economic forecast, which projects 2013 global GDP growth at 3.4%, up...
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A New Look in Haiti’s Cap-Haitien

January 31, 2013
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A New Look in Haiti’s Cap-Haitien

Above: the inauguration ceremony (Photo: MT Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti has inaugurated a tourism project aimed at restoring the facades of a series of properties on Cap Haitien’s Rue 19. The project, which targets 29 houses on the thoroughfare, is supported by the UN’s MINUSTAH peacekeeping mission in Haiti. “This project...
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Author Amy Wilentz and the Lure of Haiti

January 29, 2013
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Author Amy Wilentz and the Lure of Haiti

PAULA GOLDMAN Amy Wilentz is known as a writer’s writer, creative and courageous in her work for the New Yorker and in The Nation and in her award-winning books. Since 1986, she has devoted much of her career to understanding the politics and culture of Haiti; in the critically acclaimed The Rainy Season, she explored the country...
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Haiti’s prime minister touts untapped gold mines, beaches in pitch for country’s future

January 27, 2013
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Haiti’s prime minister touts untapped gold mines, beaches in pitch for country’s future

 DAVOS, Switzerland –  Haiti’s young prime minister made a whirlwind visit to the World Economic Forum in Davos to try to drum up support for his country, where 52 percent of the population lives on less than one dollar a day, and where average per capita income, he says, is $750 a year....
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Why New Jersey should care about Haiti

January 27, 2013
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Why New Jersey should care about Haiti

Three years after Haiti was devastated by a massive earthquake, hundreds of thousands of homeless people are still at risk from crime, disease and the elements in crowded makeshift camps. THONY BELIZAIRE/AFP/Getty Images By James P. Morgan The three-year anniversary of the Haitian earthquake has just passed, and Haiti still matters. Our Caribbean neighbor,...
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