Haiti raises earthquake’s death toll to 230,000

February 10, 2010
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Haiti raises earthquake’s death toll to 230,000

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) – Haiti’s government has raised the death toll for the Jan. 12 earthquake to 230,000 from 212,000 and says more bodies remain uncounted. The government initially estimated 150,000 dead on Jan. 24, apparently from bodies being recovered in the rubble of collapsed buildings in Port-au-Prince, the capital that was near the...
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Daily Report- CLASSIFIED E-mail regarding PREVAL’S GANGS with COMMENTARY from Haitian-Truth

February 9, 2010
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Daily Report- CLASSIFIED E-mail regarding PREVAL’S GANGS with COMMENTARY from Haitian-Truth

Envoyé le : Mar 9 Février 2010, 9 h 52 min 24 s Objet : Security Update 30 This email is  CLASSIFIED. Reported Incidents 02-05-10 Gang activity reported during the nighttime hours, in the Pepiniere area of Delmas 105 (Rte de Frere). Armed gang members were observed openly carrying weapons and intimidating the local population....
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Doctors: Haitian may have survived 4 weeks in rubble

February 8, 2010
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Doctors: Haitian may have survived 4 weeks in rubble

Port-au-Prince, Haiti (CNN) — A man pulled alive from the rubble of a building in Haiti’s capital Monday may have been trapped since the January 12 quake that leveled much of the city, doctors reported. The 28-year-old man, identified as Evan Muncie, was found in the wreckage of a market where he sold rice,...
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Corruption alleged in Haiti kidnap case

February 8, 2010
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Corruption alleged in Haiti kidnap case

By Alan Gomez, USA TODAY PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Several Haitians said Sunday that they were not surprised to learn that accusations of bribery had arisen in the case of 10 American missionaries charged with kidnapping Haitian children. Patricia Louis, a third-year law school student in Port-au-Prince, said corruption is so commonplace in Haitian courts...
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FLASH-FLASH-FLASH –FEB 7-KIDNAP CASE IS PREVAL’S POLITICAL FOOTBALL AS HE USES IT TO EMBARRASS AMERICAN GOVERNMENT

February 8, 2010
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FLASH-FLASH-FLASH –FEB 7-KIDNAP CASE IS PREVAL’S POLITICAL FOOTBALL  AS HE USES IT TO EMBARRASS AMERICAN GOVERNMENT

In The aftermath of January 12’s horrific earthquake many people headed for the Dominican border and perceived safety there. Each had his/her own personal motivation. Some were self-centered while 10 missionaries took in the well-being of many small children. Prime Minister Bellerive was one of the first to hit this barrier, after it was...
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Makeshift schools popping up in Haiti’s tent cities

February 8, 2010
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Makeshift schools popping up in Haiti’s tent cities

Children living in Haiti’s encampments are gathering in the streets for their lessons. // BY KATHLEEN McGRORY kmcgrory@MiamiHerald.com PORT-AU-PRINCE — With schools in Haiti’s capital city closed since last month’s catastrophic earthquake — and unlikely to open for several months — informal classes have begun springing up in the streets. “The children are traumatized,”...
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Group says agents want fees before releasing Haiti aid- With ADDED COMMENTARY

February 8, 2010
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Group says agents want fees before releasing Haiti aid- With ADDED COMMENTARY

By Rachel Revehl, The (Fort Myers, Fla.) News-Press CAP-HAITIEN, Haiti — The members of the Cape Christian Fellowship felt their donations of baby food, diapers, toys and cribs would be welcomed in this impoverished port city. They were, but for a price, said Brett Furlong, executive pastor of the fellowship in Cape Coral, Fla....
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Doctors struggle with new wave of injured in Haiti

February 8, 2010
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Doctors struggle with new wave of injured in Haiti

By Lucile Malandain, HaitiFebruary 8, 2010 PORT-AU-PRINCE – Nearly a month after an earthquake devastated Haiti, medical teams still treat trauma patients but also face a new wave of ailments linked to poor hygiene and squalid, cramped living conditions. After three sleepless nights with debilitating pain in her lower back, 53-year-old Anne Setoute waited...
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Fake Food Coupons Spread in Haiti – With ADDED COMMENTARY From Haitian-Truth

February 8, 2010
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Fake Food Coupons Spread in Haiti – With ADDED COMMENTARY From Haitian-Truth

By MARC LACEY Published: February 8, 2010 PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The United Nations said Monday that counterfeiters have begun printing up fake tickets to gain access to free rice distributions, complicating giveaways that are meant for the hungriest Haitians. David Orr, a spokesman for the World Food Program, said counterfeiters, active in Haiti even...
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BBC NEWS The challenge of rebuilding Haiti

February 8, 2010
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BBC NEWS The challenge of rebuilding Haiti

Government and international officials in Haiti are drawing up a strategy to help rebuild the long-impoverished country, while continuing to provide emergency aid to the hundreds of thousands survivors left homeless. We look at the short and long-term priorities. The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has warned that while the relief effort in Haiti...
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Haiti protesters denounce aid corruption, hoarding COMMENTARY ADDED by Haitian-Truth

February 8, 2010
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Haiti protesters denounce aid corruption, hoarding COMMENTARY ADDED by Haitian-Truth

Jorge Vega  PORT-AU-PRINCE Mon Feb 8, 2010 10:27am EST PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) – Hundreds of Haitian earthquake survivors protested in a suburb of the wrecked capital on Sunday, accusing a district mayor of corruption and hoarding food aid provided by relief groups, witnesses said. The protest in the Petionville neighborhood of Port-au-Prince was one of...
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Collapsed CARIBBEAN MARKET Sat On Huge Cache of COCAINE and DRUG MONEY. Owners Block Rescue Attempts. Many Died In Direct Result.

February 7, 2010
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Collapsed CARIBBEAN MARKET Sat On Huge Cache of COCAINE and DRUG MONEY. Owners Block Rescue Attempts. Many Died In Direct Result.

Maitre Decad  (phonetic spelling). A  lawyer was trapped in the rubble of the Caribbean Market when it collapsed on January 12. It was a strange scene. American guards were keeping anyone and everyone from the scene, even as the trapped man, with four others, transmitted messages  via cell phone to their family. They said...
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G7 nations pledge debt relief for quake-hit Haiti

February 7, 2010
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G7 nations pledge debt relief for quake-hit Haiti

The world’s leading industrialised nations have pledged to write off the debts that Haiti owes them, following a devastating earthquake last month. Canada’s finance minister announced at a summit in Iqaluit, northern Canada, that Group of Seven countries planned to cancel Haiti’s bilateral debts. Jim Flaherty said he would encourage international lenders to do...
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Viettel plans to buy majority shares in Haiti telecom

February 6, 2010
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Viettel plans to buy majority shares in Haiti telecom

The military telecom group (Viettel) has offered to buy 70 percent of the Teleco Company – an international telecom services provider in the Republic of Haiti. The Ministry of Information and Telecommunications website, ICTnews, cited the Haiti news agency as saying that Viettel’s US$59 million offer is the only tendered document that meets all...
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US preps to halt post-earthquake migration of Haitians, just in case

February 6, 2010
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US preps to halt post-earthquake migration of Haitians, just in case

US Coast Guard has 16 cutter ships near Haiti, in part to send Haitians the message ‘don’t try to flee.’ There’s been no sign of any post-earthquake exodus, but a preexisting US ‘mass migration plan’ is at the ready. By Gordon Lubold Staff writer / February 5, 2010 Washington The US government is building...
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Haiti re-opens schools after killer earthquake

February 5, 2010
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Haiti re-opens schools after killer earthquake

English.news.cn 2010-02-02 09:48:46 PORT-AU-PRINCE, Feb. 1 (Xinhua) — Schools in Haiti’s capital city re-opened on Monday after the Jan. 12 killer earthquake as President Rene Preval said all elementary schools should re-open in March. UNICEF communication officer Francis Vanni said that children would return to school activities as soon as their schools are ready...
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Bill Clinton pledges to improve Haiti aid distribution

February 5, 2010
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Bill Clinton pledges to improve Haiti aid distribution

Haiti faces a massive task helping those who lost homes and livelihoods in the recent earthquake, former US President Bill Clinton has admitted. Named by the UN as international aid co-ordinator, Mr Clinton was visiting Haiti’s damaged capital Port-au-Prince. Protesters gathered as he met the country’s president for talks on how to improve the...
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Dominican Republic copter crash kills 2 Americans on Haiti mission

February 5, 2010
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Dominican Republic copter crash kills 2 Americans on Haiti mission

(CNN) — The two people who died Thursday night when their helicopter crashed into a mountain in the Dominican Republic were friends who had left their homes and family in Florida this week to help deliver aid to the people of Haiti, a son of one of the victims said Friday. The accident occurred...
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Baptist volunteers in Haiti charged with kidnapping

February 5, 2010
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Baptist volunteers in Haiti charged with kidnapping

PORT-AU-PRINCE (BP)–A Haitian prosecutor Thursday charged 10 members of a Baptist volunteer team with child kidnapping and criminal association for allegedly not following the law in attempting to transport 33 children into the Dominican Republic. Haitian Deputy Prosecutor Jean Ferge Joseph then handed the case to an investigative judge, Reuters news service reported. “That...
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Corruption alarms ring as billions are poured into shattered Haiti

February 5, 2010
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Corruption alarms ring as billions are poured into shattered Haiti

NEW YORK // With billions of dollars already pledged for Haiti, anti-corruption experts have warned UN aid chiefs that unscrupulous officials and businessmen in the earthquake-ravaged Caribbean country could line their pockets with reconstruction cash. Corruption watchdogs say deals involving the UN, Haitian officials and businessmen over acquiring land to build camps around Port-au-Prince...
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