Zika virus could become ‘explosive pandemic’

January 28, 2016
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28 January 2016 From the section US & Canada Jump media player Media player help Out of media player. Press enter to return or tab to continue. Media captionJulia Carneiro has been speaking to expectant mothers.US scientists have urged the World Health Organisation to take urgent action over the Zika virus, which they say...
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Haiti’s leadership is in limbo as political crisis looms- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

January 28, 2016
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Haiti’s leadership is in limbo as political crisis looms- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

La Times: With Haiti’s presidential elections postponed again and just over a week left until the current leader’s term expires, various political factions are negotiating to avert a constitutional crisis that could leave the Western hemisphere’s poorest nation with nobody clearly in charge. The vote was supposed to occur last Sunday, but election authorities...
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Haiti protesters stoke political crisis while powers seek consensus- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

January 28, 2016
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Haiti protesters stoke political crisis while powers seek consensus- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Reuters By Joseph Guyler Delva and Frank Jack Daniel 11 hours ago 24 Jan 2016 PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) – A few stone-throwing protesters stoked Haiti’s political crisis on Saturday, a day after they forced the Caribbean nation to call off a presidential election and despite calls for consensus from global powers. Haiti was due to...
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CELESTIN OPED – MIAMI HERALD I will not participate in Haiti’s farce of a presidential election – Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

January 28, 2016
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CELESTIN OPED – MIAMI HERALD I will not participate in Haiti’s farce of a presidential election – Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

By JUDE CÉLESTIN @JudeCe For four years, Haiti’s President Michel Martelly refused to hold elections. He stripped the country of all but 10 of the thousands of constitutionally mandated elected officials and appointed friends and supporters in their place. Now, as his five-year term nears its end on Feb. 7, Martelly is scrambling to...
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Deux manifestations sont en cours à Place du Canapé Vert ainsi que Place Boyer (Pétion-Ville)

January 28, 2016
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Deux manifestations sont en cours à Place du Canapé Vert ainsi que Place Boyer (Pétion-Ville)

Cher Canadien, Vous recevez ce message parce que vous vous êtes inscrits auprès de l’Ambassade du Canada à Port-au-Prince à l’aide du système d’inscription des Canadiens à l’étranger. Nous vous saurions gré de bien vouloir faire part de l’information suivante à tous les citoyens canadiens se trouvant dans votre région. Deux manifestations sont en...
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PAS DE PROVISIONS CONSTITUTIONNELLES POUR LA TRANSITION DES ANTI-DEMOCRATES « UN PRESIDENT ELU DOIT REMPLACER UN PRESIDENT ELU »

January 27, 2016
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PAS DE PROVISIONS CONSTITUTIONNELLES POUR LA TRANSITION DES ANTI-DEMOCRATES « UN PRESIDENT ELU DOIT REMPLACER UN PRESIDENT ELU »

Janvier 27, 2016 Le principe et le fait doivent prévaloir pour éviter que le pays ne tombe dans l’anarchie, et que les maigres acquis de stabilité des dix dernières années ne soient emportes par les vagues tumultueuses de retour au passe dictatorial, qualifiées de transition. Pour commencer, il faut rappeler l’adoption, le 8 Mai...
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L’OEA approuve la demande du président haïtien d’envoyer une mission de médiation en urgence dans le pays

January 27, 2016
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L’OEA approuve la demande du président haïtien d’envoyer une mission de médiation en urgence dans le pays

L’Organisation des Etats Américains vient tout juste d’approuvé la demande du président haïtien Michel Martelly à envoyer une mission spéciale en Haïti en urgence pour superviser un dialogue entre les partis politiques concernés, de sorte que le processus électoral pourrait être récupéré et empêcher le pays de plonger “dans le vide institutionnel et dans une situation de chaos“...
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Le président Martelly invite à la désignation de nouveaux conseillers électoraux

January 27, 2016
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Le président Martelly invite à la désignation de nouveaux conseillers électoraux

LoopHaiti: Suite à la démission de quatre (4) des neuf (9) membres du Conseil électoral provisoire (CEP), le président Martelly a écrit à certains secteurs de la société civile pour leur demander de designer un nouveau membre du CEP. Les quatre conseillers ayant démissionné sont : Jaccéus Joseph, représentant du secteur des droits humains ; Ricardo...
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PRESIDENT MARTELLY TIGHTENS SECURITY TO PREVENT ILLEGAL DEMONSTRATIONS – MINUSTAH DEPLOYS PERSONNEL IN ACCORDANCE WITH THEIR RESPONSIBILITY TO HAITIAN PEOPLE

January 27, 2016
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PRESIDENT MARTELLY TIGHTENS SECURITY TO PREVENT ILLEGAL DEMONSTRATIONS – MINUSTAH DEPLOYS PERSONNEL IN ACCORDANCE WITH THEIR RESPONSIBILITY TO HAITIAN PEOPLE

An impasse that led Haiti to suspend elections indefinitely could undermine efforts to reduce poverty and shore up democracy unless a solution is found soon, according to the chief of the U.N. stabilization mission in Haiti. Sandra Honore, the top United Nations envoy to Haiti, told The Associated Press that it’s important for the...
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Zika: Brazil to deploy army in fight against virus

January 27, 2016
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Zika: Brazil to deploy army in fight against virus

Brazil’s government says it will deploy 220,000 soldiers in its fight against mosquitoes spreading the Zika virus. The soldiers will go from home to home handing out leaflets on how to avoid the spread of Zika, which has been linked to thousands of babies being born with underdeveloped brains. The announcement came after Health...
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Cruise line restarts Haiti port calls after recent protest

January 26, 2016
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Cruise line restarts Haiti port calls after recent protest

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. on Tuesday re-established port calls to its fenced-in site and beach attraction in northern Haiti after suspending visits just over a week ago. The Miami-based company suspended cruise ship stops to the Labadee port on Jan. 19 when one of its ships encountered people staging a...
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Arcade Fire Announce Festival Dates, Haiti Benefit With David Byrne

January 26, 2016
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Arcade Fire Announce Festival Dates, Haiti Benefit With David Byrne

Rolling Stone: Arcade Fire have announced a pair of European festival dates and a benefit show for Haiti, their first live dates since 2014 Kevin Winter/Getty Arcade Fire took time off following their successful Reflektor run to pursue solo projects, and now the Canadian band has announced their first live shows of 2016. The...
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STUDENTS IN GONAIVES PROTEST IN SUPPORT OF MARTELLY AND ELECTIONS

January 26, 2016
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STUDENTS IN GONAIVES PROTEST IN SUPPORT OF MARTELLY AND ELECTIONS

One of many nationwide protests in favor of Martelly and the elections. Several thousand students took to the streets today to show their support of elections NOW!! and no support for the delay and transition demanded by a few minority groups. Foreigners see only the burning cars, and tires, not the 99.9999% of the...
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Democracy on Hold in Haiti- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

January 26, 2016
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Democracy on Hold in Haiti- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

NY Times: A runoff election on Sunday for president in Haiti was postponed indefinitely late last week. The decision made sense, because with protesters in the streets, violence and gunfire and the torching of electoral offices, it was clear that any vote would be marred by bloodshed and chaos. It was also good because,...
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Exclusive: Short-term interim government likely in Haiti – U.S. official – Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

January 25, 2016
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Exclusive: Short-term interim government likely in Haiti – U.S. official – Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

1/25/16, 7:39:04 PM:   Mon Jan 25, 2016 | 5:19 PM EST REUTERS/ By Frank Jack Daniel PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) – Haiti is likely to install an interim government to transfer power to a new president, a senior U.S. official said on Monday, after the Caribbean nation called off an election days before current President Michel...
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Zika virus expected to spread throughout Americas: WHO

January 25, 2016
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Zika virus expected to spread throughout Americas: WHO

Geneva (AFP) – The Zika virus, a mosquito-borne disease suspected of causing serious birth defects, is expected to spread to all countries in the Americas except Canada and Chile, the World Health Organization said. Zika has suspected but unproven links to microcephaly — in which babies born to women infected during pregnancy have abnormally...
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Protesters in Haiti Demand That President Quit – Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

January 25, 2016
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Protesters in Haiti Demand That President Quit – Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

By FRANCES ROBLESJAN. 24, 2016 Photo A vehicle burned after an opposition rally in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, on Friday. Credit Orlando Barria/European Pressphoto Agency PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Volcy Assad, a Haitian political activist, stood before an enormous plume of black smoke emanating from a pile of burning tires and made it clear that the demands...
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US calls for anyone promoting election violence in Haiti to be held accountable – Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

January 25, 2016
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US calls for anyone promoting election violence in Haiti to be held accountable – Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

The United States on Sunday called for accountability for any violence related to Haiti’s delayed presidential election, saying electoral intimidation and destruction of property were “unacceptable.” “As in the past, the United States is taking great interest in how elections in Haiti are unfolding and expects that persons responsible for organizing, financing, or participating...
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Britain and Bill Gates pledge 3 billion pounds to fight malaria

January 25, 2016
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Britain and Bill Gates pledge 3 billion pounds to fight malaria

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates (L) speaks as he sits with Britain’s Chancellor George Osborne during a visit to the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in Liverpool, Britain January 25, 2016. Reuters/Dave Thompson/pool Britain will spend 500 million pounds ($700 million) per year for the next five years to try and end deaths caused by...
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“Désobéissance contre la désobéissance pronée par le Sénateur Beauplan”

January 24, 2016
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“Désobéissance contre la désobéissance pronée par le Sénateur Beauplan”

Guy Phillipe Audio LISTEN HERE _click link to open audio in new window, and then click play, or go to soundcloud to listen Intervenant sur les manifestations violentes à Port-au-Prince exigeant une transition après le 7 février 2016, Guy Philippe, l’ancien Chef des rebelles en 2004, rejette le diktat d’un petit groupe de corrompus...
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