Still homeless from Haiti earthquake, thousands fight forced evictions

July 2, 2010
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Still homeless from Haiti earthquake, thousands fight forced evictions

Six months on, the government has yet to secure adequate shelter for many of the 2.1 million people made homeless by the Haiti earthquake. Some landowners are now trying to evict the refugee camps By Alice Speri, Contributor / July 2, 2010 Port-au-Prince, Haiti Tens of thousands of Haitians risk becoming homeless for a...
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High-Seas Repo Man Max Hardberger

July 2, 2010
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High-Seas Repo Man Max Hardberger

In sea ports the world over, a small bribe paid to a local official allows “white collar pirates” to seize ships from their legitimate owners. To recover the multimillion-dollar vessels, aggrieved ship owners call on Max Hardberger, a maritime lawyer turned high-seas repossession man. In his memoir Seized, which came out in the U.S....
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Haitian boy receives corneal transplant, his only chance at sight.

July 2, 2010
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Haitian boy receives corneal transplant, his only chance at sight.

By: Ashley Yarchin KSDK — It shook the island nation of Haiti and today ripples of that devastating earthquake are still being felt worldwide, especially in St. Louis’s Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center. Two months ago, Marck Jonis was born in a refugee camp in Haiti to a mother who, because of hardships after...
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Port au Prince, 1e juillet 2010 Lettre ouverte aux Collègues Parlementaires des Etats Unis

July 2, 2010
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Port au Prince, 1e juillet 2010     Lettre ouverte aux Collègues Parlementaires des Etats Unis

Chers Collègues du Congrès et du Sénat Américain, La Constitution Haïtienne en vigueur, en ayant consacré le principe de la séparation des pouvoirs systématisé par Montesquieu dès l’année 1748, impose à l’Etat, à ses agents et aux gouvernants le respect de règles de droit. Monsieur René Préval, devenu Président de la République, a juré...
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Editorial: Helping the Haitians

July 2, 2010
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Editorial: Helping the Haitians

With so much else on his plate, President Obama can be forgiven for not giving Haiti the same attention it received after a devastating earthquake six months ago. However, there is a step he should have taken before now that would go a long way toward relieving some of the additional economic stress that...
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Ask AP: Turkey and Israel, Haiti’s slow progress

July 2, 2010
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Ask AP: Turkey and Israel, Haiti’s slow progress

By The Associated Press The Associated Press Friday, July 2, 2010; 10:27 AM – An enormous amount of money has been sent to Haiti to help the country recover from its devastating earthquake. So why has so little changed in Haiti – from piles of rubble to tent cities – since right after the...
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In Haiti, middle class, impoverished share same despair-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

July 1, 2010
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In Haiti, middle class, impoverished share same despair-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

BY JACQUELINE CHARLES jcharles@MiamiHerald.com PORT-AU-PRINCE — After he lost everything in the Haiti earthquake, a lawyers’ group gave attorney Clauvy Robas a tent to sleep in. But, rather than pitch it in one of the camps that have sprouted up around Port-au-Prince, he prefers to sleep in a friend’s car. “I am not supposed...
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René Préval, farouche défenseur du CEP chargé d’arbitrer les présidentielles

July 1, 2010
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René Préval, farouche défenseur du CEP chargé d’arbitrer les présidentielles

Le chef de l’Etat confirme la tenue des élections présidentielles et législatives le 28 novembre et prend la défense de l’institution électorale qui serait “injustement diabolisée” ; faisant très peu de cas des revendications de l’opposition et de la montée de la contestation contre son régime Préval s’en prend à un rapport américain et...
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Haiti’s leader rejects U.S. election proposals-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

June 30, 2010
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Haiti’s leader rejects U.S. election proposals-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

9:38pm EDT By Joseph Guyler Delva PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) – President Rene Preval on Wednesday rejected U.S. Senate proposals for upcoming elections in Haiti and said one of them could even sow “anarchy” in the earthquake-shattered Caribbean country. Preval, who earlier this week set November 28 as the date for presidential and legislative elections, was...
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Haiti: Ban welcomes setting of date for presidential polls-Added COMMETNARY By Haitian-Truth

June 30, 2010
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Haiti: Ban welcomes setting of date for presidential polls-Added COMMETNARY By Haitian-Truth

René Garcia Préval, President of Haiti 30 June 2010 – Haitian President René Préval has set 28 November as the date for the people of the earthquake-devastated nation to vote for his successor, a move welcomed today by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Presidential decrees issued last Thursday and yesterday have also mandated that the Provisional...
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Revived hotel project is latest sign of renewal in Haiti-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

June 30, 2010
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Revived hotel project is latest sign of renewal in Haiti-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Haiti’s long-planned Oasis hotel is slated to receive a $7.5 million financial boost and has set a November 2011 opening date. BY JACQUELINE CHARLES jcharles@MiamiHerald.com PORT-AU-PRINCE — It was supposed to be an oasis in an investment-hungry nation riding a wave of improved security and optimism: a 60-room South Beach-inspired hotel offering upscale shops,...
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Customs stalling aid efforts in Haiti-Added COMMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

June 30, 2010
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Customs stalling aid efforts in Haiti-Added COMMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

As foreign do-gooders try to send humanitarian supplies, they are encountering problems — for a variety of different reasons. BY FRANCES ROBLES, TRENTON DANIEL AND JACQUELINE CHARLES frobles@MiamiHerald.com PORT-AU-PRINCE — The “Wishmobile” is a 36-foot mobile medical unit with full examination and triage rooms, and it’s stuck at a Haitian port, captive to bureaucratic...
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Haitian presidential election set for Nov. 28

June 29, 2010
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Haitian presidential election set for Nov. 28

Haitian presidential election set for Nov. 28 By JONATHAN M. KATZ (AP) – 1 hour ago PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Haitian President Rene Preval set Nov. 28 as the date voters will choose his successor as leader of the earthquake-shattered Caribbean nation. The much-anticipated decree setting the election date was signed Tuesday beside Port-au-Prince’s collapsed...
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FLASH – FLASH – FLASH JUNE 28, 2010 THE ENEMY WITHIN EDMUND MULET/MINUSTAH PREPARE TO BETRAY THE HAITIAN PEOPLE – AGAIN MULET – “THERE WILL BE NO ELECTIONS.”

June 29, 2010
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FLASH – FLASH – FLASH  JUNE 28, 2010     THE ENEMY WITHIN  EDMUND MULET/MINUSTAH PREPARE TO BETRAY THE HAITIAN PEOPLE – AGAIN  MULET – “THERE WILL BE NO ELECTIONS.”

Edmund Mulet, Special representative of the UN Secretary General in Haiti appears to be cooperating with the concept of Haitian elections this coming November 28. In reality, the game seems to be something else. Two days ago Mulet spoke to a friend. In  a tape recording of that conversation Mulet comments… “I have to...
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Graffiti depicts frustration, hope

June 29, 2010
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Graffiti depicts frustration, hope

BY TRENTON DANIEL tdaniel@MiamiHerald.com PETIONVILLE, Haiti — On a soggy Friday night, the graffiti artist known as “Jerry” scooped up a half-dozen aerosol cans from the back of his Toyota RAV4, placed them at the base of a cinder block wall in this Port-au-Prince suburb and proceeded to spray. Four minutes later, the work...
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Voila of Haiti Selects Comverse to Upgrade, Expand Mobile Network

June 29, 2010
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Voila of Haiti Selects Comverse to Upgrade, Expand Mobile Network

Comverse ONE BSS Solution Links With Comverse HUB Value-Added Services to Support All Voila Subscribers WAKEFIELD, Mass., Jun 29, 2010 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) — Comverse today announced that Voilà, one of Haiti’s leading wireless providers, will upgrade and expand its Business Support System (BSS) solution and text messaging (SMS) capabilities to enhance service features...
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In Haiti, World Cup games a short respite from misery

June 28, 2010
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In Haiti, World Cup games a short respite from misery

BY FRED GRIMM fgrimm@MiamiHerald.com PORT-AU-PRINCE — It was Rio for a day, this shattered city. Brazilian flags hung from the windows of broken buildings. Sidewalk vendors along the ruins sold yellow scarves trimmed in green, and jerseys and pennants that professed allegiance to the beautiful game. Yellow and green soda bottles hung from lines...
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US issues Haiti travel advisory after 4 Americans killed in separate muggings-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

June 28, 2010
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US issues Haiti travel advisory after 4 Americans killed in separate muggings-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The U.S. Embassy is advising travellers to exercise caution in Haiti after four U.S. citizens were killed in separate robberies near Port-au-Prince’s airport. All those killed were visiting relatives in Haiti, embassy officials told The Associated Press on Monday. The attacks occurred over three months and in three different locations. The...
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Conseil Electoral : position officielle du PLAPH

June 28, 2010
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Conseil Electoral : position officielle du PLAPH

La Plateforme des Patriotes Haïtiens constate que le président de la République a choisi de confier, de manière insidieuse, par arrêté, l’organisation d’élections générales au CEP dans sa composition actuelle et au travers d’une mécanique électorale reconnue partisane. La Plateforme des Patriotes Haïtiens est convaincue que, par cette décision, l’Exécutif haïtien a choisi la voie de...
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Travel Warning U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Bureau of Consular Affairs

June 28, 2010
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Travel Warning U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Bureau of Consular Affairs

June 24, 2010 The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the situation in Haiti in the aftermath of the January 12 earthquake that struck near Port-au-Prince.  This replaces the Travel Warning for Haiti dated March 15, 2010, and provides updated information for U.S. citizens in Haiti. The Department of State strongly urges U.S....
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