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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Leogane: Haiti’s ‘neglected’ quake-hit town

February 14, 2010
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Leogane: Haiti’s ‘neglected’ quake-hit town

By Christian Fraser BBC News, Leogane, Haiti The mountain of rock that dominates the main square in Leogane was once a cathedral. It surrounds an altar that is still intact. Next door stand the remains of the funeral home decorated with brightly coloured washing. The line is tied between two broken pillars. A snapshot...
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Adoption `lawyer’ tied to child sex case in El Salvador

February 14, 2010
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Adoption `lawyer’ tied to child sex case in El Salvador

BY PATRICIA MAZZEI, MICHAEL SALLAH AND GERARDO REYES pmazzei@MiamiHerald.com SANTO DOMINGO — The man providing legal advice to American church workers charged with trying to take children out of Haiti did jail time in the United States for bank fraud years before emerging as the key suspect in a child prostitution ring in El...
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US reduces troop numbers in Haiti

February 14, 2010
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US reduces troop numbers in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE — The US military has reduced its number of troops in Haiti to 13,000 from a post-quake high of some 20,000 because the need has decreased, General Douglas Fraser said on Saturday. The commander also said the Haitian government was taking back control of the Port-au-Prince airport during daylight hours, with the United...
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Detained Americans seek distance from adviser

February 14, 2010
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Detained Americans seek distance from adviser

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — A man who provided legal assistance to 10 jailed U.S. missionaries and who may be wanted for human trafficking in El Salvador was not known to the Americans’ church group before their arrest, a relative said Saturday. For that reason and because the adviser could not by law represent them in...
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Race to the Rainy Season in Haiti

February 14, 2010
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Race to the Rainy Season in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE–(ENEWSPF)– One month after the catastrophic quake that leveled most of Port-au-Prince, CARE and other aid agencies are in a race against time to get people waterproof shelter and decent sanitation before the rainy season hits at the end of March. Most people crammed into overcrowded temporary camps are huddled under bed sheets strung...
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Haiti Faces Major Food Crisis as Planting Season Nears, UN Says

February 14, 2010
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Haiti Faces Major Food Crisis as Planting Season Nears, UN Says

February 12, 2010, 03:50 PM EST By Bill Varner Feb. 12 (Bloomberg) — Haiti faces a major food crisis due to a lack of support for farmers who begin planting in March for a harvest that usually produces 60 percent of the nation’s grains, fruits and vegetables, the United Nations said. “We are alarmed...
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Education Was Also Leveled by Quake in Haiti

February 14, 2010
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Education Was Also Leveled by Quake in Haiti

By MARC LACEY Published: February 13, 2010 PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Christina Julme was scribbling notes in the back of a linguistics class at the State University of Haiti when, in an instant, everything went black. Lynsey Addario for The New York Times Christina Julme was in her linguistics class when the earthquake struck, and...
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A Haitian-Free Rebuilding Plan?

February 14, 2010
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A Haitian-Free Rebuilding Plan?

A Haitian-Free Rebuilding Plan? For OpEdNews: Stanley Lucas – Writer Over the past 25 years, rampant political violence and an almost totally corrupt business and economic system have kept Haiti’s Diaspora from being able to engage in any meaningful efforts to improve their country. There are more than two million Haitians living in the...
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DAILY REPORT: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2010 NO MORE FREE WATER AS OF FEBRUARY 17TH!!!

February 13, 2010
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DAILY REPORT: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2010 NO MORE FREE WATER AS OF FEBRUARY 17TH!!!

One month ago, the disastrous quake cut the heart out of our Nation. People have yet to actually realize the gravity of their situation. People are still in shock, wondering what to do, and where to go. Even as the Haitian People struggle with their realities, President Preval does whatever he can to disrupt...
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Baby pulled from Haiti quake rubble treated in London

February 13, 2010
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Baby pulled from Haiti quake rubble treated in London

A three-month-old girl who was pulled from the rubble after the earthquake in Haiti is to undergo life-saving surgery at leading London hospitals. Landina Seignon suffered head and arm injuries when the hospital where she was being treated for a burn collapsed in January’s quake. Following fears that she had days to live, the...
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Haiti thanks America by arresting missionaries-COMMENTARY by Haitian-Truth added below article

February 12, 2010
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Haiti thanks America by arresting missionaries-COMMENTARY by Haitian-Truth added below article

News about the American missionaries being detained in Haiti for attempting to get children out of the country (“Missionaries in Haiti face kidnap charges,” Geopolitics, Friday) is as absurd as it is disturbing. It is the height of insult for the Haitian government to question the intentions of these missionaries after our government promised...
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