Haiti marks devastating earthquake anniversary

January 13, 2014
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Haiti marks devastating earthquake anniversary

The cathedral in Port-au-Prince was destroyed by the quake The people of Haiti have been remembering the victims of a devastating earthquake that struck the country four years ago, killing more than 250,000 people. Across the country people have attended special religious ceremonies. President Michel Martelly laid a wreath at a mass grave in...
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Pope Names 19 New Cardinals, Focusing on the Poor Including one from Haiti

January 12, 2014
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Pope Names 19 New Cardinals, Focusing on the Poor Including one from Haiti

By FRANCES D’EMILIO Associated Press Pope Francis named his first batch of cardinals on Sunday, choosing 19 men from Asia, Africa, Latin America and elsewhere, including the developing nations of Haiti and Burkina Faso, in line with his belief that the church must pay more attention to the poor. Francis made the announcement as...
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Safety still a luxury for Haitian builders

January 12, 2014
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Safety still a luxury for Haitian builders

Better-funded projects are built to survive earthquakes By TRENTON DANIEL, Associated Press Published: January 11, 2014, 10:14 PM A Marriott hotel, center, and Digicel office, right, are being built in downtown Port-au-Prince, Haiti, shown Dec. 25. (Dieu Nalio Chery/AP) Workers make cinder blocks for construction in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Dec. 26. Most of Haiti’s...
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Four years after the earthquake, Haiti looks to turn disaster into promise

January 12, 2014
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Four years after the earthquake, Haiti looks to turn disaster into promise

By Jacqueline Charles jcharles@MiamiHerald.com CANAAN, Haiti — The sun-baked cinderblocks in Claude Saint-Elys’ dirt yard are an eroding reminder of the dream: a two-bedroom house with enough room for him, his wife and five surviving children. “We have rocks and blocks. That’s it,” Saint-Elys, who lost his 5-year-old son in the Jan. 12, 2010...
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Haiti’s French/Creole divide

January 12, 2014
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Haiti’s French/Creole divide

PIERRE By JACQUES PIERRE jacques.pierre@duke.edu It was sunny as usual in Little Haiti, a small Haitian enclave in Miami where the predominant language is Haitian Creole. I was there that day in May 2012 to celebrate Haitian Flag Day, and my invitation from the Office for Haitian Cultural Affairs said speakers could lecture in...
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Celebs show philanthropic side at Haiti benefit

January 12, 2014
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Celebs show philanthropic side at Haiti benefit

Michael Douglas arrives at the 3rd Annual Sean Penn & Friends HELP HAITI HOME Gala on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Invision / Photo by Colin Young-Wolff By SANDY COHEN AP Entertainment Writer BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — While many stars are awash in the gifts and parties...
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Haiti to plant millions of trees to boost forests and help tackle poverty

January 11, 2014
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Haiti to plant millions of trees to boost forests and help tackle poverty

The Guardian.com Government-backed campaign aims to double Caribbean country’s forest cover by 2016 Haiti was once covered in verdant forests but land clearance for colonial plantations was followed by tree felling for cooking fuel. Photograph: Olivier Coret/Corbis Haiti aims to plant 50m trees a year in a pioneering reforestation campaign to address one of...
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Seize équipes pour disputer la nouvelle saison

January 11, 2014
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Seize équipes pour disputer la nouvelle saison

En présence de Gary Nicolas (vice-président), Monique André, Pierre André Myrville, Gabriel Rigaud Junior, Varieno Saint-Fleur (membres), Carlo Marcelin, (secrétaire général) de la FHF et Wilner Étienne (directeur technique national), le président de la FHF, Yves Jean-Bart, annonce que le championnat national se jouera avec seize équipes. La nouvelle saison est prévue pour le...
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Canada’s Aid to Haiti Supports Its Own Economic Interest Not Haiti’s Development – Report

January 11, 2014
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Canada’s Aid to Haiti Supports Its Own Economic Interest Not Haiti’s Development – Report

An alliance of Quebec human rights groups raised an alarm Thursday as it released a study that questions the efficacy and ethics of Canada’s efforts to help Haiti rebuild four years after that country’s devastating earthquake. The study, commissioned by Concertation pour Haiti, an alliance of Quebec groups that works to promote human rights...
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Haiti Doesn’t Build Stronger After Quake, Gaps Remain

January 11, 2014
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Haiti Doesn’t Build  Stronger After Quake, Gaps Remain

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti January 11, 2014 (AP) By TRENTON DANIEL Associated Press On a steep hillside on the edge of Haiti’s capital, Pacha Jeudy slaps soupy cement onto jagged cinderblocks and stacks them into a wobbly wall. The home looks likely to collapse in a big earthquake, just as his neighbors’ houses did in the...
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Questions About the Haitian Reconstruction’s Housing Projects

January 11, 2014
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Questions About the Haitian Reconstruction’s Housing Projects

Thursday, 09 January 2014 11:14 By Ayiti Kale Je , Haiti Grassroots Watch | News Analysis Port-au-Prince - Four years after the January 12 2010 earthquake, questions haunt the four main post-disaster housing projects built by the governments of René Préval and Michel Martelly. Who lives in them? Who runs them? Can the residents...
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Haiti’s prime minister meets with press to outline achievements 4 years after big earthquake

January 11, 2014
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Haiti’s prime minister meets with press to outline achievements 4 years after big earthquake

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The Haitian government delivered a progress report Friday on the eve of the fourth anniversary of the earthquake that wracked the deeply poor Caribbean nation. With senior officials at his side, Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe led a presentation to journalists that outlined accomplishments in such areas as housing, education, tourism and...
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Haiti PM Highlights Headway 4 Years After Quake

January 11, 2014
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Haiti PM Highlights Headway 4 Years After Quake

By TRENTON DANIEL Associated Press Haiti’s prime minister said Friday that his government has made headway in rebuilding the country following a devastating earthquake four years ago, citing a drop in the number of people living in settlements camps and the construction of thousands of new houses. With senior officials at his side, Prime...
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Make 2014 a Year of Recommitment to Haiti

January 11, 2014
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Make 2014 a Year of Recommitment to Haiti

A few years back, I was in Haiti on assignment and had the honor of spending Easter morning with a Haitian colleague, the Reverend Herode Guillomettre, high up in the hills overlooking the capital of Port-au-Prince. Guillomettre heads the Christian Center for Integrated Development, known in Creole as SKDE, one of Church World Service‘s...
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In Haiti, the ‘big truck’ is still going by

January 11, 2014
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In Haiti, the ‘big truck’ is still going by

BY JAMES ENGLISH james.english@tcu.edu This month marks the fourth anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti and the one-year anniversary of the most important written work to emerge from the rubble thus far — Jonathan Katz’s The Big Truck That Went By. Katz, a veteran journalist who lived in Haiti before, during and after the...
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Haiti, Unfinished and Forsaken

January 11, 2014
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Haiti, Unfinished and Forsaken

`NYTimes Editorial:Four years after the earthquake, Haiti is a fragile, largely forgotten country. It’s possible that some natural or man-made crisis this year could push it back into the headlines. But sustained attention, with the kind of support from outside that Haiti still needs to rebuild and become more self-sufficient, is mostly gone. The...
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The forgotten victims of Haiti’s earthquake

January 11, 2014
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The forgotten victims of Haiti’s earthquake

January 10th, 2014 02:18 PM ET The forgotten victims of Haiti’s earthquake By Chiara Liguori, Special to CNN Editor’s note: Chiara Liguori is Amnesty International’s Caribbean researcher. The views expressed are the writer’s own. Four years ago this Sunday, a devastating earthquake struck the Caribbean island of Haiti, leaving an estimated 200,000 people dead and more than 2...
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5.0 Earthquake in CUBA

January 9, 2014
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5.0 Earthquake in CUBA

Quake depth of 20 KM-5.0 Magnitude felt 38 KM North of Corralillo, Cuba See UPDATED LINK HERE
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Haiti Police: Killers Targeted Moto-Taxi Drivers

January 8, 2014
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Haiti Police: Killers Targeted Moto-Taxi Drivers

THOMAZEAU, Haiti January 9, 2014 (AP) By TRENTON DANIEL Associated Press Detectives have recovered the remains of at least 10 people in a remote area apparently used by a gang to execute moto-taxi drivers it robbed, a police official said Wednesday. Investigators from the Haitian National Police and the United Nations police division found...
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Can Haiti and the Dominican Republic repair relations after citizenship ruling?

January 8, 2014
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Can Haiti and the Dominican Republic repair relations after citizenship ruling?

A September court ruling strips Dominican citizenship from children of undocumented immigrants – mostly Haitian – even if they were born in the DR. By Ezra Fieser, Correspondent / January 8, 2014 Haitians protest against a court ruling in neighboring Dominican Republic that strips Dominican citizenship from hundreds of thousands of children born over the...
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