Haitian official: orphans turned over to US Embassy

February 23, 2010
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Haitian official: orphans turned over to US Embassy

By Frank Bajak (CP) – 6 hours ago PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Haiti has handed U.S. officials six orphans its police seized over the weekend as they were about to board a plane for the United States, a top Haitian official said Tuesday. Social Welfare agency chief Jeanne Bernard Pierre would not say exactly when...
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WENDY HARMANN FROM THE AMERICAN RED CROSS CLARIFIES DONATION SITUATION AND $175,000,000

February 23, 2010
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WENDY HARMANN FROM THE AMERICAN RED CROSS CLARIFIES DONATION SITUATION AND $175,000,000

This is Wendy Harman from the American Red Cross. Perhaps we have not communicated clearly enough – we have SO FAR spent $80 million of the $276 million donated to Haiti relief in Haiti. The $80 million has been spent on immediate relief needs – water, food, shelter, basic supplies and health support. Every...
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Haiti Rocked By Second 4.7 Aftershock In Two Days-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

February 23, 2010
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Haiti Rocked By Second 4.7 Aftershock In Two Days-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Ayinde O. Chase – AHN Editor Port-au-Prince, Haiti (AHN) – A second aftershock in as many days struck Haiti on Tuesday. The early morning 4.7-magnitude jolt was centered 20 miles west-southwest of the capital of Port-au-Prince. People awoke with a jolt at 1:26 a.m. on Tuesday. The latest in a series of mild tremors...
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FLASH–FLASH–FLASH FEBRUARY 23, 2010 UPDATE – PREVAL’S NEW CUSTOMS CRIMES

February 23, 2010
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FLASH–FLASH–FLASH  FEBRUARY 23, 2010 UPDATE – PREVAL’S NEW CUSTOMS CRIMES

Dimitri Vorbe is in control of customs at Haiti’s International Airport.  Of course, this is illegal but it would not have become public – international knowledge -had it not been for a particularly stupid move, even for President Preval. The Mexican Government sent a big load of medical supplies for the Haitian people. It...
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FLASH – FLASH – FLASH 22 Fevrier 2010-PREVAL PLANS TO BLOCK ALL QUAKE AID AT CUSTOMS, CREATING DELAYS OF SEVERAL MONTHS

February 22, 2010
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FLASH – FLASH – FLASH  22 Fevrier 2010-PREVAL PLANS TO BLOCK ALL QUAKE AID  AT CUSTOMS, CREATING DELAYS OF SEVERAL MONTHS

Just when everyone thought that Preval’s criminal daring ways – urged on and focused by his camp-follower Elisabeth Delatour-Preval – had reached its limits, with his recent theft of the $90,000,000 Venezuelan dollars that was targeted for Gonaives rebuilding, and his earlier theft of $198,000,000 from Petro Caraibe accounts… another outrage appears.  This one...
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Italian aircraft carrier plays host to Haitian babies

February 22, 2010
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Italian aircraft carrier plays host to Haitian babies

The Cavour arrived off Port-au-Prince on January 31 and has set up hospitals onshore as well as offering its onboard scanners, laboratories and surgical facilities, Captain Gianluigi Reversi told Reuters in a telephone interview on Monday. “We have a three-month-old girl on board with her mother, who has a problem with her leg,” Reversi...
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FLASH–FLASH–FLASH 22FEB 10 UPDATE – ON UNACCOUNTED RED CROSS $175,000.000

February 22, 2010
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FLASH–FLASH–FLASH 22FEB 10  UPDATE – ON UNACCOUNTED  RED CROSS $175,000.000

American Red Cross $175 million in unallocated Haiti donations – update On the matter of the American Red Cross and the $175 million in unallocated Haiti donations, this update: there’s still no word from the American Red Cross on how the $175 million in donations was handled. Initial attempts to gain an answer have...
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Haiti death toll could reach 300,000: Preval

February 22, 2010
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Haiti death toll could reach 300,000: Preval

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico (Reuters) – The death toll from last month’s devastating earthquake in Haiti could jump to 300,000 people, including the bodies buried under collapsed buildings in the capital, Haitian President Rene Preval said on Sunday. “You have seen the images you are familiar with the pictures. More than 200,000 bodies were...
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Poor Sanitation in Haiti’s Tent Camps Adds to Risk of Disease-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

February 21, 2010
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Poor Sanitation in Haiti’s Tent Camps Adds to Risk of Disease-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

By SIMON ROMERO PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — As hundreds of thousands of people displaced by last month’s earthquake put down stakes in the squalid tent camps of this wrecked city, the authorities are struggling to address the worsening problem of human waste. Public health officials warn that waste accumulation is creating conditions for major disease...
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FLASH-FLASH–FLASH DAILY REPORT 21 FEB 2010-COCAINE KING Picked by PRESIDENT PREVAL as Coordinator of Reconstruction Funds and Projects

February 21, 2010
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FLASH-FLASH–FLASH  DAILY REPORT 21 FEB 2010-COCAINE KING Picked by PRESIDENT PREVAL as Coordinator of Reconstruction Funds and Projects

REYNALD BONEFIL – HAYTRAC – PARTNERS  WITH ELIZABETH DELATOR AND JUDE CELESTIN IN THEFT OF QUAKE VICTIM’S MONEY Here is a guy who was arrested, during the Aristide presidency, with 53 kilos of cocaine in his car, along with $156,000 US in cash. He was in his SUV on Route National #1 early one...
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Mass protests greet Sarkozy visit to Haiti

February 20, 2010
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Mass protests greet Sarkozy visit to Haiti

By Alex Lantier WSWS Saturday, Feb 20, 2010 French President Nicolas Sarkozy traveled for a one-day visit to Haiti on February 17, amid rising popular opposition to the Western-backed Préval government and international tensions over how to rebuild the country. The US military occupied Haiti after the devastating January 12 earthquake that killed over...
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Rain Menaces Haiti’s Homeless-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

February 20, 2010
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Rain Menaces Haiti’s Homeless-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

By DAVID LUHNOW And IANTHE JEANNE DUGAN PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti— Heavy rains pelted Haiti’s capital this week ahead of the rainy season, giving the hundreds of thousands of people left homeless by last month’s earthquake a sense of the misery ahead. Health-care experts say conditions in the crowded tent communities that sprang up after the...
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DAILY REPORT FEBRUARY 19, 2010 FLASH-FLASH – FLASH FEBRUARY 17 DEMONSTRATION BACKFIRES ON PREVAL SARKOZY VISIT A DISASTER FOR PRESIDENT PREVAL

February 20, 2010
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DAILY REPORT FEBRUARY 19, 2010  FLASH-FLASH – FLASH  FEBRUARY 17 DEMONSTRATION BACKFIRES  ON PREVAL  SARKOZY VISIT A DISASTER FOR PRESIDENT PREVAL

French President Sarkozy visited Haiti to offer $400,000,000  towards Haiti’s reconstruction. In return for this offer …. concrete help for the Haitian people, Preval  planned a massive demonstration, in front of the National Palace, as Sarkozy toured  the site with Preval. He hoped to embarrass the French president and anger him at what was...
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Haiti’s government in quake camps land grab-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

February 20, 2010
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Haiti’s government in quake camps land grab-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Feb 20 2010 Wales Online The Haitian government will seize land to build temporary camps for earthquake victims in a controversial new move, prime minister Jean-Max Bellerive said. The decision is potentially explosive in a country where a small elite owns most of the land in and around the capital Port-au-Prince. That elite, a...
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FLASH-FLASH-FLASH DAILY REPORT FEBRUARY 19, 2010 COCAINE CARTEL THREATENS CANADIANS IN JACMEL

February 19, 2010
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FLASH-FLASH-FLASH  DAILY REPORT FEBRUARY 19, 2010     COCAINE CARTEL THREATENS CANADIANS IN JACMEL

Canadians threatened in Jacmel The Canadians had chosen Jacmel as the focus of their relief efforts. They organized everything in Jacmel…electricity, business …started to build roads. Because they are using good, honest people from the population, Jacmel’s Cartel – headed by Zenny, Senator Lambert and others are uncomfortable. These same people were major supporters...
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Intermediary in Haiti Teleco FCPA Case Pleads Guilty to Money Laundering

February 19, 2010
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Intermediary in Haiti Teleco FCPA Case Pleads Guilty to Money Laundering

By Christopher M. Matthews | February 19, 2010 Jean Fourcand pleaded guilty Friday to laundering money between U.S. telecommunications companies and former Haitian government officials, the Justice Department said. Fourcand, the president of Miami-based Fourcand Enterprises Inc., admitted to channeling bribes between the U.S. companies and officials in Haiti’s state owned telecommunications company, Haiti...
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How to Fix Haiti’s Fixers Aid groups in the earthquake-battered country are inefficient and unaccountable. Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

February 19, 2010
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How to Fix Haiti’s Fixers  Aid groups in the earthquake-battered country are inefficient and unaccountable. Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

In the outpouring of generosity since Haiti’s earthquake last month, donors, investors, and charities have all made big moves to help. Key countries pledged assistance at a January summit in Montreal. At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, which fortuitously convened the private sector just a few weeks after the quake, there was...
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UN Aid Chief “Disappointed” with Haiti Earthquake relief efforts- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

February 19, 2010
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UN Aid Chief “Disappointed” with Haiti Earthquake relief efforts- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

By Colum Lynch Washington Post Staff Writer Thursday, February 18, 2010; A08 UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations’ top humanitarian relief coordinator has scolded his lieutenants for failing to adequately manage the relief effort in Haiti, saying that an uneven response in the month after the devastating Jan. 12 earthquake has undercut confidence in...
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Why Unicef Wants to Keep Kids Out of Haiti’s Orphanages-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

February 19, 2010
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Why Unicef Wants to Keep Kids Out of Haiti’s Orphanages-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

By Tim Padgett and Jessica Desvarieux / Port-au-Prince The 10 U.S. missionaries who were arrested in Haiti last month for allegedly abducting children no doubt consider themselves Christian martyrs. When a TIME reporter visited the Idaho Baptists recently in their squalid, rusted jail cells in Port-au-Prince and asked about their predicament, their unsurprising Biblical...
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Haiti “restavek” tradition called child slavery-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

February 19, 2010
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Haiti “restavek” tradition called child slavery-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Jim Loney PORT-AU-PRINCE Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:17am EST Haitians line up during a food distribution at the Cite Soleil neighborhood in Port-au-Prince February 15, 2010. Credit: Reuters/Ivan Alvarado PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) – Living in a tent after an earthquake left a million Haitians in the streets, Melila Thelusma says she cannot support her two...
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