Lack of doctors, rehab threaten Haitians’ recovery

March 11, 2010
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Lack of doctors, rehab threaten Haitians’ recovery

Haitians injured in the January earthquake face leaving hospitals for camps that lackrehabilitation facilities. BY FRANCES ROBLES frobles@MiamiHerald.com FOND PARISIEN, Haiti — In the turmoil that followed Haiti’s earthquake, Eugette Thimo waited with a broken foot for five days in a hospital yard littered with the dead. The delay to see a doctor eventually...
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Kidnapping raises risks for aid workers in Haiti

March 11, 2010
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Kidnapping raises risks for aid workers in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE — The first kidnappings of aid workers in Haiti jolted the thousands-strong foreign relief operation in the quake-torn nation Thursday, adding to the staggering challenges it faces two months after the country’s deadly disaster. Two European women workers with the French-based aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF, Doctors Without Borders) were released early...
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Lost in the ruins: Haiti’s best and brightest

March 10, 2010
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Lost in the ruins: Haiti’s best and brightest

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — They kept the books, had the training and fixed the computers. They were the educated few of Haiti, an up-and-coming generation of nurses, technicians, office managers and college students. Now they’re gone — just when their struggling country needs them most. The Jan. 12 earthquake struck just before 5 p.m., destroying...
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Haitian president drops the ball on addressing corruption concerns

March 10, 2010
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Haitian president drops the ball on addressing corruption concerns

RENÉ PRÉVAL, president of Haiti, has been in Washington discussing how to help his earthquake-ravaged country ahead of a major international donors conference this month. Unsurprisingly, given Haiti’s history of wasted and purloined foreign aid, he is being asked about the perils of corruption and what measures the Haitian government might devise to minimize...
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WOW – EX-PREVAL SUPPORTER TURNS-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

March 10, 2010
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WOW – EX-PREVAL SUPPORTER TURNS-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Haiti’s President; Hat In Hand By Richard Morse I read somewhere that Haitian President Rene Preval was heading to Washington to meet with President Barack OBAMA, “Hat in Hand”. The Miami Herald says that Preval is complaining that though Millions of dollars have already been pledged to Haiti, little is going to the Haitian...
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Hospital ship USNS Comfort sailing home from Haiti

March 9, 2010
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Hospital ship USNS Comfort sailing home from Haiti

By Steve Sternberg, USA TODAY The U.S. Navy hospital ship Comfort pulled up anchor Tuesday in Port-au-Prince and began the long trip home to Baltimore, ending its role in Operation Unified Response-Haiti. The ship’s departure brings to a close a dramatic naval mission launched three days after the Haitian earthquake Jan. 12, when the...
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Clinton joins call for quick Haiti elections-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

March 9, 2010
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Clinton joins call for quick Haiti elections-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Clinton joins call for quick Haiti elections (AFP) – 3 hours ago WASHINGTON — US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton joined Haitian President Rene Preval Tuesday in calling for new elections in quake-hit Haiti as soon as possible. Legislative polls, originally set for February and March, were postponed after the January 12 earthquake that...
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Voodoo practitioners shrug off blame for Haitian quake

March 9, 2010
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Voodoo practitioners shrug off blame for Haitian quake

In a whirl of limbs and with eyes bulging, the woman is helped to a squat in the ramshackle shed and starts cackling maniacally like a terrified chicken. “Kaaaa! Ka-ka-ka-ka-ka-ka,” she screams and stutters, her right arm bent in front of her. Around her, the other Voodoo worshippers look on, unsurprised but expectant as...
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BOSTON GLOBE Give Haiti control over its recovery-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

March 8, 2010
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BOSTON GLOBE  Give Haiti control over its recovery-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

By Monika Kalra Varma and Loune Viaud | March 8, 2010 SINCE JANUARY’S devastating earthquake in Haiti, well-meaning experts have proposed an abundance of short-term and long-term recovery solutions. They ask why aid delivery has been so slow, why previous development plans for Haiti have rarely been successful, and why billions of dollars in...
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OBITUARY 0345 HOURS 8 MAR 2010

March 8, 2010
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OBITUARY  0345 HOURS 8 MAR 2010

I am sleeping on a 2 inch foam pad, spread on the floor of my office. The others are sleeping outside  on the terrace. No one wants to sleep inside since the 12 January quake that took over 300,000 lives. It will now take many more. I am fully clothed, including my sneakers –...
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Agencies give shelter to half of Haiti’s homeless-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

March 8, 2010
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Agencies give shelter to half of Haiti’s homeless-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Aid agencies say they have delivered emergency shelter to half of the 1.3 million people in need following the Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti. Gregg McDonald of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies calls the milestone “an achievement that should not be underestimated.” The agencies announced the...
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LOS ANGELES TIMES Haiti, after ‘the event’ A TRULY CHARMING SERIES OF COMMENTS – HAITIAN-TRUTH.ORG

March 8, 2010
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LOS ANGELES TIMES  Haiti, after ‘the event’  A TRULY CHARMING SERIES OF COMMENTS – HAITIAN-TRUTH.ORG

Susan Silk is a Detroit-area psychologist in private practice. But for years, she has had another life as well. As Michigan coordinator of the American Psychological Assn.’s Disaster Response Network, she has volunteered with the Red Cross to provide crisis counseling after disasters throughout the United States and its territories. She was dispatched to...
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Governor general to mark women’s day in Haiti

March 7, 2010
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Governor general to mark women’s day in Haiti

MONTREAL — Haitian-born governor general Michaelle Jean will mark International Women’s Day on Monday in Haiti, as the impoverished nation struggles to rebuild two months after a crippling earthquake. “We know that the island is experiencing terrible suffering, not only because of the earthquake, but also because of the poverty, which was already endemic...
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US troops withdrawing en masse from Haiti

March 7, 2010
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US troops withdrawing en masse from Haiti

By BEN FOX and JENNIFER KAY (AP) PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — U.S. troops are withdrawing from the shattered capital, leaving many Haitians anxious that the most visible portion of international is ending even as the city is still mired in misery and vulnerable to unrest. As troops packed their duffels and began to fly home...
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What happens to Haiti when ‘the good doctors’ leave? TENS OF THOUSANDS WILL DIE BECAUSE OF PREVAL’S CALCULATED INDIFFERENCE-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

March 7, 2010
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What happens to Haiti when ‘the good doctors’ leave?  TENS OF THOUSANDS WILL DIE BECAUSE OF PREVAL’S CALCULATED INDIFFERENCE-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

By Joel Rubin March 7, 2010 Reporting from Port-Au-Prince, Haiti The line of patients at this city’s battered General Hospital forms early. The sick come to be seen by “the good doctors.” At 10 on a recent morning, Jean Fenisto Joseph, 58, and his 28-year-old daughter, Roselord, were two of the several hundred Haitians...
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FLASH- FLASH – PREVAL UPDATE March 6, 2010 PREVAL WILL FACE AN ANGRY OBAMA WEDNESDAY

March 6, 2010
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FLASH- FLASH – PREVAL UPDATE  March 6, 2010     PREVAL WILL FACE AN ANGRY OBAMA WEDNESDAY

Congresswoman Maxine Waters headed mission to Haiti this week. The American team included President Clinton’s man, responsible for reconstruction of Haiti. These visitors accompanied by Ambassador Kenneth Merten, met with various political and business leaders to see what truth there might be in stories about President Preval’s out-of-control theft of emergency relief funds and...
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FLASH–FLASH–FLASH March 5 2010-PREVAL ORDERED TO WASHINGTON 10 MARCH. CALLED BY OBAMA AFTER EXPLOSIVE FIASCO WITH ADMIRAL MULLEN AND STATE DEPARTMENT REPRESENTATIVE REGARDING HIS (PREVAL’S) LACK OF INTEGRITY.

March 5, 2010
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FLASH–FLASH–FLASH March 5 2010-PREVAL ORDERED TO WASHINGTON 10 MARCH.     CALLED BY OBAMA AFTER EXPLOSIVE FIASCO WITH ADMIRAL MULLEN AND STATE DEPARTMENT REPRESENTATIVE REGARDING HIS (PREVAL’S) LACK OF INTEGRITY.

Government representative voiced shock at President Rene Garcia Preval’s uncontrolled outburst during a meeting with Admiral Mullen, Commander SOUTHCOM, and Hillary Clinton’s personal representative. Preval interrupted every attempt to hold a sane conversation with repeated claims to the effect that he had a high moral standing and there had been no theft of cash...
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UN envoy says Haiti should hold presidential elections despite earthquake’s ravages-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

March 5, 2010
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UN envoy says Haiti should hold presidential elections despite earthquake’s ravages-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

06:35 PM Mar 05, 2010 PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) – The top U.N. official in Haiti says the country must proceed with presidential elections. The acting head of the U.N. mission in Haiti, Edmond Mulet, told The Associated Press the country cannot afford a constitutional “slippage” as it rebuilds from the Jan. 12 earthquake. Two...
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LULA A KEY TO HAITIAN STABILITY AND THAT OF THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE By Scott Sullivan-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

March 4, 2010
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LULA A KEY TO HAITIAN STABILITY AND THAT OF THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE  By  Scott Sullivan-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

During the Yalta Summit in World War II, Churchill and Roosevelt once pressed Stalin for his candid assessment of Hitler’s qualities as a wartime leader. Stalin immediately replied, “Hitler was a genius, but he never knew when to stop.” Many citizens of South America are beginning to wonder if Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez and...
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Dancer who lost her leg in Haiti earthquake: ‘I want to dance again’

March 3, 2010
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Dancer who lost her leg in Haiti earthquake: ‘I want to dance again’

He had spent all day asking questions in Creole and turning the answers into English. They were mostly the same questions: How did you lose your leg? Is your house still standing? What will you do now? But there came a moment when our translator stopped mid-sentence and refused to continue. He was a...
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