Earthquake/CHOLERA

Articles and image gallery from the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti

Visit of an important delegation of Vietnam

February 25, 2013
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Visit of an important delegation of Vietnam

HAITI LIBRE:25/02/2013 10:49:24 Following the visit of the Head of Government in Vietnam, from 16 to 18 December 2012, Mr. Nguyen Bac Son, Vietnamese Minister of Information and Communication, at the head of an important delegation arrived Sunday in Haiti. Mr. Nguyen Bac Son, will be received by the Prime Minister, Laurent Lamothe, at...
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Haiti must ensure justice for victims of past human rights violations – UN official-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

February 22, 2013
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Haiti must ensure justice for victims of past human rights violations – UN official-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Haitians stand outside the Tribunal de Paix building in the town of Grand Boucan in May 2012. UN Photo/Victoria Hazou 21 February 2013 – A senior United Nations official today urged Haiti to ensure there is no impunity for human rights violations committed during the presidency of Jean-Claude Duvalier, who is scheduled to appear...
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UN rejects Haiti cholera compensation claims-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

February 22, 2013
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UN rejects Haiti cholera compensation claims-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Brian Concannon, Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti, explains why the UN says it is legally immune to such claims. The United Nations has formally rejected compensation claims by victims of a cholera outbreak in Haiti that has killed almost 8,000 people. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called Haitian President Michel Martelly to...
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UN rejects Haiti cholera damages claim

February 21, 2013
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UN rejects Haiti cholera damages claim

By Thony Belizaire | AFP – 56 minutes ago Cholera patients admitted to the MSF (Médecins Sans Frontière, Doctors Without Borders) clinic November … The United Nations on Thursday formally rejected massive damages claims filed by lawyers after UN peacekeepers were accused of introducing a cholera epidemic to Haiti. About 8,000 people have died...
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Louisville Journalist Jonathan Katz on Shortcomings of Haiti Disaster Aid

February 20, 2013
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Louisville Journalist Jonathan Katz on Shortcomings of Haiti Disaster Aid

By Brad Yost Enlarge image Credit twitter.com/KatzOnEarth Jonathan Katz In January of 2010, the deadliest earthquake in the history of the Western Hemisphere struck Haiti—one of the nations least prepared to handle it. Jonathan Katz, a Louisville native, was the only full-time American news correspondent in Haiti at the time.  He was inside his...
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Latin America and Caribbean Views – Is Haiti at risk of becoming a permanent failed state?

February 20, 2013
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Latin America and Caribbean Views – Is Haiti at risk of becoming a permanent failed state?

Alert.Net A Haitian policeman searches for vandals who destroyed tent homes in a camp for people displaced by the January 2010 earthquake, in Port-au-Prince, Feb. 15, 2013. REUTERS/Swoan Parker By Anastasia Moloney Carnival in Haiti this month was one of the few things Haitians could be certain about and celebrate. Much less certain is...
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Haiti’s Michel Martelly Proposes Holding US-CARICOM Summit

February 20, 2013
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Haiti’s Michel Martelly Proposes Holding US-CARICOM Summit

Caribbean Journal; Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell PORT-AU-PRINCE — CARICOM Heads of Government have endorsed a proposal by Haiti President and CARICOM Chairman Michel Martelly to work toward holding a US-CARICOM Summit within the next 12 months. According to the proposal, which was also announced in a communique issued...
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Haiti 2010 earthquake: then and now – in pictures

February 20, 2013
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Haiti 2010 earthquake: then and now – in pictures

Three years after the earthquake that claimed between 230,000 and 300,000 lives in Haiti and left 1.5 million people homeless, reconstruction continues slowly. These images show scenes of devastation in the capital, Port-au-Prince, in the immediate aftermath of the quake, and how it looks today. Some areas have been rebuilt, some left as grim reminders,...
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Haiti will propose French as an official language of the CARICOM

February 20, 2013
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Haiti will propose French as an official language of the CARICOM

This Monday in Haiti, opens the 24th Intersessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of State and Government of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) in which 11 heads of state and government and one hundred delegates are expected. Pierre Richard Casimir, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, which welcomed Sunday at the international airport of Port-au-Prince...
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