Haiti state-run telecom’s distant savior: Vietnam-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

May 26, 2010
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Haiti state-run telecom’s distant savior: Vietnam-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – In one of the few offices of Teleco Haiti that survived January’s catastrophic earthquake, the customer service agents sit idle. The state-run phone company is barely limping back to service. Before the quake, Teleco was a corruption-gutted, money-hemorrhaging albatross. Fewer than 2 percent of Haitians had service from its landline monopoly...
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Haiti, not oil spill, is main storm season worry-Added COMMETNARY By Haitian-Truth

May 26, 2010
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Haiti, not oil spill, is main storm season worry-Added COMMETNARY By Haitian-Truth

By JENNIFER KAY Associated Press Writer FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A hurricane might help break up the oil spill staining the Gulf of Mexico, but the oil won’t change significantly how tropical storms develop or the damage they inflict, the director of the National Hurricane Center said Wednesday. A hurricane making landfall west of...
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La faille d’Enriquillo se réactiverait-elle ? Une secousse de magnitude 4.0 à quelques hectomètres de Léogâne, suivie d’une de magnitude 4.4, dans le Golfe de Gonâve.

May 24, 2010
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La faille d’Enriquillo se réactiverait-elle ? Une secousse de magnitude 4.0 à quelques hectomètres de Léogâne, suivie d’une de magnitude 4.4, dans le Golfe de Gonâve.

La faille d’Enriquillo se réactiverait-elle ? Une secousse de magnitude 4.0 à quelques hectomètres de Léogâne, suivie d’une de magnitude 4.4, dans le Golfe de Gonâve. Un séisme de magnitude 4.0 à 4.9, bien que soient notables les secousses d’objets à l’intérieur des maisons et les bruits d’entrechoquement, doit être considéré comme léger et...
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Signs of cover-up after killings in Haiti prison

May 24, 2010
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Signs of cover-up after killings in Haiti prison

-By DEBORAH SONTAG and WALT BOGDANICH New York Times inquiry indicates authorities shot unarmed inmates updated 6:40 p.m. MT, Sat., May 22, 2010 LES CAYES, Haiti – When the earth shook violently on Jan. 12, the inmates in this southern city’s squalid prison clamored to be released, screaming: “Help! We’re going to die in...
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UN: Outbreak of Diphtheria In The Capital, Port-au-Prince

May 24, 2010
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UN: Outbreak of Diphtheria In The Capital, Port-au-Prince

18 May 2010 ” United Nations agencies are helping health authorities in Haiti carry out an emergency vaccination campaign after an outbreak of diphtheria in the capital, Port-au-Prince, a spokesperson with the world body said today. Cases of the disease were first reported on Saturday in Camp Batimat in Cité Soleil district, one of...
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Sean Penn urges help for hospitals in post-quake Haiti

May 24, 2010
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Sean Penn urges help for hospitals in post-quake Haiti

By ANN SANNER (AP) – 4 days ago WASHINGTON — Actor Sean Penn said Wednesday the biggest challenge facing post-quake Haiti is getting hospitals staffed and supplied during its current rainy season and ahead of the upcoming hurricane season. Penn, who co-founded the J/P Haitian Relief Organization shortly after the earthquake and is now...
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Haiti’s elderly earthquake victims struggle to survive with little help

May 24, 2010
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Haiti’s elderly earthquake victims struggle to survive with little help

BY LAURA FIGUEROA lfigueroa@MiamiHerald.com PORT-AU-PRINCE — Flies swarmed around Christiane Carystil’s inflamed leg, yet despite her moans for help, there wasn’t much the 87-year-old could do to get anyone’s attention. Even outside the crumbled remains of the Asile Communale — the city’s main senior nursing home — personal attention is hard to come by...
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Monsanto’s Poison Pills for Haiti-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

May 24, 2010
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Monsanto’s Poison Pills for Haiti-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Monsanto, Haiti’s “New Earthquake” “A new earthquake” is what Haitian peasant farmer leader Chavannes Jean-Baptiste of the Peasant Movement of Papay (MPP) called the news that Monsanto will be dumping 60,000 seed sacks (475 tons) of hybrid corn seeds and vegetable seeds on Haiti, seeds doused with highly toxic fungicides such as thiram, known...
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Student’s Ear Reattached by Miami Docs in Haiti-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

May 23, 2010
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Student’s Ear Reattached by Miami Docs in Haiti-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

The work of doctors and nurses in primative conditions at the University of Miami/Project Medishare field hospital in Port-au-Prince continues to amaze. Doctors at the hospital, which is housed in tents next to an airport runway and lacks some basic medical equipment, reattached the ear of a college student who was doing missions work...
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In Haiti, small loans make a big impact

May 23, 2010
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In Haiti, small loans make a big impact

Microfinance organizations are working to lift Haiti out of poverty one tiny loan at a time. CABARET, Haiti — Ask Clanise Paul how to spell her name, and the talkative 27 year-old pauses for a moment before explaining she can’t read or write. But ask her how she operates her business, and she doesn’t...
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Idaho pastor blames UNICEF workers for Haiti arrests-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

May 23, 2010
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by Dee Sarton Idaho’s NewsChannel 7 KTVB.COM Posted on May 19, 2010 at 6:37 PM BOISE — One of the Baptist missionaries detained with Laura Silsby is revealing new information about their ordeal in Haiti now that Silsby is free and back in Idaho. Pastor Paul Thompson of Twin Falls told us Wednesday that...
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Haiti leader vows to step down with ‘calm heart’

May 22, 2010
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Haiti leader vows to step down with ‘calm heart’

By JONATHAN M. KATZ (AP) – 4 days ago ARCAHAIE, Haiti — Surrounded by waving banners of blue and red, Haitian President Rene Preval pledged Tuesday to step down as scheduled next year, rebuking critics who say he is using the post-earthquake emergency to hold onto power. Preval told thousands celebrating Flag Day in...
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UN to probe deaths at Haiti jail-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

May 22, 2010
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UN to probe deaths at Haiti jail-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

The United Nations is investigating the shooting of dozens of prisoners during a jail riot in the chaotic days after Haiti’s earthquake, a spokesman for the UN peacekeeping mission has confirmed. The official commented after The New York Times posted a story on its website reporting the riot and suspected killings by police, and...
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Haiti Earthquake Risk ‘Not Over,’ Scientist Says

May 22, 2010
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Haiti Earthquake Risk ‘Not Over,’ Scientist Says

By Andrea Thompson, LiveScience Senior Writer posted: 21 May 2010 09:14 am ET The earthquake that devastated Haiti in January increased stresses on nearby faults, potentially increasing the likelihood of another major temblor in the islands, scientists have found. Jian Lin, a senior scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) in Massachusetts, was...
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5000 DUVALIERISTS MARCH IN PETIONVILLE

May 22, 2010
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5000 DUVALIERISTS MARCH IN PETIONVILLE

May 21, 2010 More than 5,000 Duvalierists marched through the streets of Petionville to protest against President Preval’s government and Preval’s attempt to derail the electoral process. Contrary to foreign opinion the massive Haitian majority was never anti-Duvalier. A balanced poll of Haiti’s vast majority shows Jean-Claude  Duvalier remains popular. Immediately before the 2006...
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U.S. missionary held in Haiti is free, lawyer says-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

May 22, 2010
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U.S. missionary held in Haiti is free, lawyer says-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

(CNN) — Laura Silsby, the American missionary accused of trying to take nearly three dozen children out of Haiti after the devastating January 12 earthquake, has been freed from jail by a Haitian court, her defense attorney said Monday. Silsby is at the Port-au-Prince airport preparing to board an American Airlines flight to the...
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Haiti trying to avoid past mistakes as rebuilding begins

May 21, 2010
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Haiti trying to avoid past mistakes as rebuilding begins

Port-au-Prince, Haiti (CNN) — At the Iron Market, Haitians shopped for everything from vegetables to Voodoo flags. One side was destroyed in a 2008 fire. The January 12 earthquake leveled the rest. By year’s end, workers hope to restore the Port-au-Prince landmark to its original splendor. Destined for Egypt in 1889, the market’s French-built...
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Canada presses for Haitian elections

May 21, 2010
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Canada presses for Haitian elections

Canada is pressuring Haiti to make a firm commitment to holding elections by the end of the year as domestic opposition grows to President René Préval’s response to the earthquake. Haiti’s constitution stipulates presidential elections be held Nov. 28, ahead of the scheduled end to Préval’s five-year term in February 2011. But Préval has...
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Haitians demand Preval step down Rally called by 40 political, opposition groups

May 20, 2010
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Haitians demand Preval step down Rally called by 40 political, opposition groups

BY JOSEPH GUYLER DELVA Reuters PORT-AU-PRINCE – Haitian police used tear gas and warning shots to disperse protesters calling for President Rene Preval’s resignation Monday after some demonstrators robbed passersby and tried to crash through barricades around the national palace. Haiti’s government has come under strong criticism for its response to the Jan. 12...
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El Niño is done; Haiti at risk of heavy rains next week; oil spill update-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

May 20, 2010
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El Niño is done; Haiti at risk of heavy rains next week; oil spill update-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Potential serious rainfall threat to Haiti next week Long-range forecasts from the GFS and NOGAPS models over the past few days have consistently been predicting an increase in moisture and decrease in wind shear over the Western Caribbean 5 – 7 days from now, and I expect that a tropical disturbance with heavy rains...
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