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

February 17, 2010
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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....
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Lack of doctors, rehab threaten Haitians’ recovery

February 17, 2010
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Lack of doctors, rehab threaten Haitians’ recovery

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 cost her an infection, four surgeries and half her right leg. “When I leave...
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Why Hurricane Katrina Looms Over Obama’s Relief Efforts in Haiti

February 17, 2010
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Why Hurricane Katrina Looms Over Obama’s Relief Efforts in Haiti

By:Howard Fineman The gods of politics have an ironic sense of justice. They can force a president to confront more complex versions of the very problems we thought we had solved by electing him. As you judge, so shall you be judged: sometimes there is an almost mathematical precision to it. Just ask President...
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Sarkozy visits Haiti, unveils major aid package

February 17, 2010
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Sarkozy visits Haiti, unveils major aid package

The support package totaling 326 million euros ($447 million) included cancellation of 56 million euros of debt, 100 million euros of fresh funds to be provided over two years and 65 million euros to be channeled through the European Union. “I have come to tell Haiti’s people that they are not alone … France...
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Ex-adviser to detained Americans charged in US-Added COMMENTARY by Haitian-Truth

February 17, 2010
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Ex-adviser to detained Americans charged in US-Added COMMENTARY by Haitian-Truth

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — The fugitive former legal adviser to a group of Americans detained in Haiti on child kidnapping charges said he has been indicted in the U.S. in an immigrant smuggling case. U.S. Marshals say they are hunting for Jorge Puello, who was already being pursued by authorities in the Dominican...
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Amputations push Haitians closer to the edge

February 17, 2010
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Amputations push Haitians closer to the edge

A teen who was close to graduating from high school lost her father and both of her legs in the Haiti quake. For her and thousands like her, an already difficult life has become much bleaker. By Mitchell Landsberg~Reporting from Gonaives, Haiti – She is 19 years old, with an angelic face and big,...
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88 Haitians rescued at sea repatriated

February 17, 2010
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88 Haitians rescued at sea repatriated

The Coast Guard said 88 Haitian nationals who were rescued from a sinking freighter were returned to Haiti BY SERGIO R. BUSTOS sbustos@MiamiHerald.com Another large group of Haitian nationals was repatriated to Haiti after Coast Guard officials said they were rescued from a sinking 50-foot sail freighter discovered about 45 miles north of the...
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Mexico’s earthquake recovery could be a model for Haiti

February 17, 2010
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Mexico’s earthquake recovery could be a model for Haiti

Though Mexico’s government botched its initial response to the 1985 earthquakes, it found the right formula to build and repair tens of thousands of homes. BY DAVID OVALLE dovalle@MiamiHerald.com MEXICO CITY — The devastating 1985 earthquakes delivered Felipe Lembrino a mixed blessing: one year living in a squalid makeshift camp for the displaced, but...
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Haiti: What to Do with a Nation of Amputees

February 17, 2010
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Haiti: What to Do with a Nation of Amputees

More than a month after his crushed left leg was amputated just above the knee, Gedeon Ralph Mary, 23, still cries. Not from the physical pain, which has long since subsided, but the agonizing thoughts of the outcast existence amputees so often face in Haiti. “Look at it!” says Mary, who survived a pancaked...
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American Airlines to resume service to Haiti

February 17, 2010
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American Airlines to resume service to Haiti

CHICAGO (Reuters) – AMR Corp’s American Airlines on Tuesday said it would resume service to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Friday, its first flight to the nation since a devastating earthquake last month. Additionally, AMR’s American Eagle will begin new service into Haiti from Puerto Rico starting March 12. U.S. carriers suspended operations in Haiti following...
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Harper tours Canada’s relief operation in Haiti Prime Minister visits Jacmel, where Canada’s DART team operates medical clinic

February 17, 2010
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Harper tours Canada’s relief operation in Haiti Prime Minister visits Jacmel, where Canada’s DART team operates medical clinic

JACMEL-Prime Minister Stephen Harper today got a primer from Canadian troops on what they’re doing in earthquake-shattered Haiti. What he saw in the small city of 40,000, on the south coast of the country, was an area largely stabilized by the work of Canadian soldiers and medics. Harper, wearing khakis and a long-sleeve shirt,...
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New Estimates of Haiti Quake Damage Sharply Higher

February 17, 2010
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New Estimates of Haiti Quake Damage Sharply Higher

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The devastating earthquake that hit Haiti last month may have caused billions of dollars more in damage than initially estimated, according to a study released Tuesday by the Inter-American Development Bank. The study, based on a statistical analysis of data from 2,000 natural disasters over 40 years, estimates that the cost...
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Handling Tuberculosis in Haiti

February 16, 2010
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Handling Tuberculosis in Haiti

Tim King Salem-News.com There are roughly 30,000 new cases of tuberculosis each year in Haiti. (PORT-AU-PRINCE / SALEM) – Haiti has the highest tuberculosis (TB) rate in the Americas, and health experts say that number may rise. Since last month’s earthquake, TB patients that have had their treatment disrupted could now become more infectious...
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French leader’s Haiti visit revives bitter legacy

February 16, 2010
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French leader’s Haiti visit revives bitter legacy

By MICHELLE FAUL (AP) – 6 hours ago PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Nicolas Sarkozy’s visit Wednesday, the first ever by a French president, is reviving bitter memories of the crippling costs of Haiti’s 1804 independence. A third of the population was killed in an uprising against exceptionally brutal slavery, an international embargo was imposed to...
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Fears of another quake become new Haiti boogeyman

February 15, 2010
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Fears of another quake become new Haiti boogeyman

By PAISLEY DODDS (AP) – 1 hour ago PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Hundreds of houses that survived Haiti’s killer quake still stand empty even as quake victims desperate for shelter crowd the streets. The reason is fear: Nobody is quite sure they can withstand another quake. At least 54 aftershocks have shuddered through Haiti’s shattered...
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DAILY REPORT 12:15-15th FEB 2010-Of WHAT USE ARE AMERICAN SOLDIERS IN HAITI??

February 15, 2010
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DAILY REPORT 12:15-15th FEB 2010-Of WHAT USE ARE AMERICAN SOLDIERS IN HAITI??

SOME SAY ZERO!!!  SOME SUGGEST A SUBSTANTIVE NEGATIVE FACTOR FOR THE HAITIAN ECONOMY AND SECURITY. We have just been visited  by two nuns from downtown Port-au-Prince. They were looking for help since they know I am an American.  It seems as though  Preval’s gangs are breaking into homes and businesses.  They beat up the...
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American Red Cross must explain $175 million in unallocated Haiti donations

February 15, 2010
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American Red Cross must explain $175 million in unallocated Haiti donations

One month ago, singer Wycef Jean’s “NGO” (for”Non-Governmental Organization) called “Yele Haiti” raised just over $1 million to help victims of the 7.0 Haiti Earthquake. At the time, scores of non-profit organizations sprang up to announce some kind of effort to assist the quake-damaged country. But of all of them, Yele Haiti received the...
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Haiti’s elite sees business opportunities emerging from reconstruction- With Added COMMENTARY From Haitian-Truth

February 14, 2010
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Haiti’s elite sees business opportunities emerging from reconstruction- With Added COMMENTARY From Haitian-Truth

By Juan Forero Washington Post Foreign service Monday, February 15, 2010 PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI — Last month’s earthquake battered Reginald Boulos’s small empire, destroying one of his supermarkets, badly damaging a hotel and killing two workers at his car dealership. But with foreign aid flowing and a sympathetic world watching, Boulos envisions a new Haiti:...
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U.S. brags Haiti response is a ‘model’ while more than a million remain homeless in Haiti

February 14, 2010
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U.S. brags Haiti response is a ‘model’ while more than a million remain homeless in Haiti

Over a month after the earthquake, hundreds of thousands of Haitians are still living in “sheet cities,” their only shelter made of bedsheets tied to tree branches serving as tent poles – and this is a model of “humanitarian aid delivery”? This camp is on a soccer field on the outskirts of Port au...
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Why did so many people die in Haiti’s quake?

February 14, 2010
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Why did so many people die in Haiti’s quake?

By Lucy Rodgers BBC News The devastating earthquakes that hit China on 12 May 2008, Italy on 6 April 2009 and Haiti one month ago all measured above 6.0 and took many lives. But why was the human cost so much greater for Haiti? When Pete Garratt, Red Cross head of disaster relief, received...
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