FLASH – FLASH – FLASH 7:08 P.M. 17th FEBRUARY 2010

Moderate rain falling on Port-au-Prince soaking homeless people in their primitive shelters. Many of these are made with bedsheets. Some are made of cardboard. Thousands have no shelter at all and sleep on the ground or streets, that have been closed to traffic.
Huge outbreak of colds, flu……pneumonia can follow.
Expecting increase in TB.
Already numbers of Tetanus cases being reported. No Tetanus hemoglobin available in Haiti.

Plans made for destruction and removal of damaged houses so rebuilding can start. Quiety, so quietly…Preval has effectively derailed these operations and the entire rebuilding project has been placed in limbo. This is one of Preval’s efforts to embarass the International Community in general and the United States in particular.

The worst is yet to come as wounds become infected and more limbs must be amputated.

And the American Ambassador says all of this is a showcase for emergency operations!!

February 17, 2010

7:30 P.M.:   President Preval has paid a large mob to demonstrate in front of the National Palace – badly damaged by the January 12 quake. They are there to embarrass French President Sarkozy by demanding the reparations first mentioned by President Aristide in 2003.

On April 7, 2003, which marked the 200 anniversary of the death of Toussaint Louverture, President Jean-Bertrand Aristide made a statement in his speech where he asked France to pay restitution to Haiti in the amount approximately $21 billion U.S. because France had forced Haiti to pay 90 million gold francs in order to recognize Haiti’s independence and for all of the transgressions France perpetrated against Haiti during the colonial period. Today the French Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Dominique de Villepin responded that there is no way this would happen.

This caused a great deal of embarassment for the French.

Preval has revived this even as Sarkozy promised almost $500,000,000 to assist with the rebuilding of Haiti.

Is Preval trying to get Sarkozy so angry that he will withdraw this offer?

This would cause the Haitian people more misery, but Preval does not care.

Preval must go!!

Already, with the earlier rains, we have had many, many newborn babies die.
We have had dozens of requests for Tetanus injects….but there are none in Haiti. We were asked, a few days ago, to save a pair of Haitians with full-blown Tetanus problems. At that time we searched the area for this medicine, finally obtaining some from the good folks at the University of Miami Hospital near the International Airport.


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