Too late to avert second Haiti disaster

March 18, 2010
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Too late to avert second Haiti disaster

Despite billions of US dollars in pledges and an unprecedented humanitarian drive, it is likely too late to avert a second disaster in quake-hit Haiti, a top US aid co-ordinator has warned. Tents and tarpaulins are simply not enough to protect tens of thousands of Haitians from the coming rains and hurricanes, and a...
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Clinton And Bush To Travel To Haiti To Discuss Recovery Efforts

March 18, 2010
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Clinton And Bush To Travel To Haiti To Discuss Recovery Efforts

Former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush will travel to Haiti next week to meet with government officials and others who are involved in the restoration efforts after the country was hit by a 7.0 earthquake in January. The two will make the trip on behalf of the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund, which...
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Flash News- Haitian Conflict of Interest : Elizabeth Delatour Preval

March 18, 2010
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Flash News- Haitian Conflict of Interest : Elizabeth Delatour Preval

March 18, 2010: Omega News is in the process of publishing a report concerning the contract Awarded to Sogener  ( Vorbe et Fils V&F Construction) and  DRC Group an Alabama Corporation. The contract of 100 million dollars US is a conflict of interest when the Wife of President Rene Preval: Elizabeth Delatour Preval is:...
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FLASH-FLASH-FLASH PRIME MINISTER BELLERIVE MOVES TO FACILITATE COCAINE TRAFFIC

March 18, 2010
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FLASH-FLASH-FLASH  PRIME MINISTER BELLERIVE MOVES TO FACILITATE COCAINE TRAFFIC

Prime Minister Bellerive squanders what little is left of his reputation by pressing for funding of a new dock facility in Port-de-Paix. He wants his government to back the project which will only benefit the cocaine traffic in the area. Port-de-Paix has become a key element in the drug flow into the States and...
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They Are Serial and Unrepentant Criminals: Arrest Them All!

March 18, 2010
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They Are Serial and Unrepentant Criminals:  Arrest Them All!

By Joel R Deeb CEO Omega Consultants & World News Political and Security Consultant on Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean deebjr@omegamilitaryconsultant.com deebjr@aol.com 202-239-6567 March 15, 2010 His name is Amaral Duclona.  His dwelling today is a prison cell in France, where he awaits trial for the murder of a citizen of that country,...
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Haiti, a nation that refuses to die

March 18, 2010
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Haiti, a nation that refuses to die

By Savannah Savary Figaro, and Roméo Halloun Translated from French to English by Paul Sanon Ayiti, Pearl of the islands, or Republic of Haiti are various names that are ascribed to this phenomenal corner of the globe. Seen by many as symbol of freedom, and emblem of hope, ironically, Haiti is also known for...
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Haiti jail reveals chaos behind quake breakout -Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

March 18, 2010
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Haiti jail reveals chaos behind quake breakout -Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

When I first entered the chapel of worship inside Haiti’s main national penitentiary – or central jail – I found it difficult to make sense of the sight before me. The ceiling was inexplicably festooned with plastic bags and scraps of cloth. I had obtained access to the prison to investigate the aftermath of...
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More Cash to Go to a Hall Than to Haiti

March 18, 2010
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More Cash to Go to a Hall Than to Haiti

By DANIEL J. WAKIN Published: March 17, 2010 Lang Lang, the celebrity pianist; Christoph Eschenbach, the conductor; and the Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra are taking the stage at Carnegie Hall on Sunday night in a concert trumpeted as a fund-raiser for the earthquake-ravaged Haiti. But what ticket buyers may not realize is that far more...
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Haiti: Is $700 Million Peacekeeping Bill Getting Too High?

March 18, 2010
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Haiti: Is $700 Million Peacekeeping Bill Getting Too High?

Are the countries that normally foot the U.N.’s bills drawing a line in Haiti? There are some unsettling signs to consider, weeks before the start of an international donors’ conference on March 31 that is reportedly expected to face requests for more than $11.5 billion to rebuild the shattered island. Even before the mammoth...
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Essay: Remembering Alexandra’s Haiti

March 17, 2010
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Essay: Remembering Alexandra’s Haiti

By Emily Troutman PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (March 17) — Three months ago, I stood on the fifth floor of the Hotel Christopher, as the sun was setting, looking out at this city with Alexandra Duguay, public information officer for the United Nations. One month later, Alexandra was dead. Two months after that, here I am,...
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3-day Miami Beach event to focus on Haiti’s future-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

March 17, 2010
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3-day Miami Beach event to focus on Haiti’s future-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Dozens of Haiti experts will discuss post-quake challenges this week at a Miami Beach conference called Sustainable Haiti. BY TRENTON DANIEL tdaniel@MiamiHerald.com The future of quake-damaged Haiti will be the topic of much discussion at an ambitious three-day conference in Miami Beach this week. Starting Wednesday, leaders from volunteer groups to the Haitian diaspora...
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Haiti estimates $11.5bn needed for reconstruction

March 17, 2010
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Haiti estimates $11.5bn needed for reconstruction

Haiti will need $11.5bn (£7.55bn) to rebuild after the devastating earthquake in January, the country’s government estimates. The amount is a rough estimate of money needed for a complete overhaul of the impoverished country, officials say. The plan, co-authored by international aid agencies, will be put to donors at a conference on Haiti later...
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PREVAL SENDS ANOTHER MESSAGE American was kidnapped, killed in Haiti

March 16, 2010
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PREVAL SENDS ANOTHER MESSAGE American was kidnapped, killed in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The U.S. Embassy says a kidnapped person was among four U.S. citizens killed in Haiti since the Jan. 12 earthquake. The U.S. State Department expanded its travel warning for Haiti on Monday to say that dangers of killings and kidnappings persist, and “some kidnap victims have been killed, shot, sexually assaulted...
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IDT’s Voodoo Economics: Inside the Justice Department’s probe of telecom bribes in Haiti

March 16, 2010
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IDT’s Voodoo Economics: Inside the Justice Department’s probe of telecom bribes in Haiti

When the devastating earthquake hit Haiti in January, IDT (IDTC), the New Jersey-based global phone company, moved fast to help. It announced it was setting up calling stations at hotels and other sites so Haitians could use its Internet calling-service to reach family and friends around the world. It cut rates on its U.S....
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March 16th Photo Gallery of Haitian Earthquake Aftermath

March 16, 2010
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March 16th Photo Gallery of Haitian Earthquake Aftermath


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Hospital releases blind Haitian violinist

March 16, 2010
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Hospital releases blind Haitian violinist

By Jennifer Rizzo, CNN Miami, Florida (CNN) — Romel Joseph calls it his second life. “When I came here, I said I was 99.9 percent dead, and I am leaving here 85 percent alive,” he said. The blind violinist who was trapped for 18 hours after Haiti’s earthquake in January was released from a...
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Haiti’s religious ground rumbles-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

March 16, 2010
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Haiti’s religious ground rumbles-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Growth of evangelicals, Protestants could have deep political influence on a rebuilding nation. By Kenneth Kidd PETIONVILLE, HAITI–The iron gates that lead from the small chapel to the main church have been chained shut. Paper signs in Creole and French plead for help with rebuilding. The main part of St. Pierre Catholic Church is...
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Wyclef Jean’s Yele Haiti Foundation under fiscal scrutiny

March 15, 2010
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Wyclef Jean’s Yele Haiti Foundation under fiscal scrutiny

By Susan Kinzie Washington Post Staff Writer Saturday, January 16, 2010 By Friday morning, just days after the earthquake hit, Wyclef Jean’s Yele Haiti Foundation had raised more than $1.5 million. Undoubtedly, Jean’s celebrity helped draw in donors: He’s an internationally known musician from Haiti who won a Grammy with the Fugees and went...
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Democrats and Haiti Telecom Clinton and friends are back in business.

March 15, 2010
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Democrats and Haiti Telecom Clinton and friends are back in business.

BY MARY ANASTASIA O’GRADY Joseph P. Kennedy II took time out last month from his oil dealings with Hugo Chávez to respond to a column I wrote about another of his ventures. This one involved a 1999 contract between Fusion Telecommunications, where Mr. Kennedy was on the board, and the state-owned telecom monopoly Haiti...
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Absence of U.S. flag in Haiti sparks controversy -Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

March 15, 2010
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Absence of U.S. flag in Haiti sparks controversy -Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

By Alan Gomez and Oren Dorell, USA TODAY The many nations helping Haiti recover from the devastating earthquake that struck there have set up their own military compounds and fly their flags at the entrances. France’s tricolor, Britain’s Union Jack and even Croatia‘s coat of arms flap in the breeze. But the country whose...
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