Canadian military begins Haitian pullout Officials continue to try to track missing Canadians

February 25, 2010
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Canadian military begins Haitian pullout   Officials continue to try to track missing Canadians

By Juliet O’Neill, Canwest News Service; with files from Citizen News Services // Canadian military forces are starting to withdraw from crisis work in Haiti and the government is nearing a “tipping point” where many of 50 Canadians still missing six weeks after a massive earthquake will be deemed dead. That will boost the...
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First U.S. Paratroopers to Return From Haiti

February 25, 2010
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First U.S. Paratroopers to Return From Haiti

MIAMI – U.S. Southern Command will begin the redeployment of paratroopers supporting U.S. military relief efforts in Haiti Jan. 25 with the 1st Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division. In response to a request by the government of Haiti, the U.S. government deployed a military contingent to support relief...
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Haiti reconstruction official owns share of concrete company-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

February 24, 2010
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Haiti reconstruction official owns share of concrete company-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

WASHINGTON — Haiti‘s top reconstruction planning official owns part of the country’s largest concrete company, which stands to reap major gains from the coming wave of international rebuilding aid. Patrick Delatour, Haiti’s tourism minister, leads a commission that has been crafting plans to rebuild Port-au-Prince and other earthquake-devastated areas. He acknowledged he is 5%...
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FLASH-FLASH-FLASH DIMITRI VORBE – PREVAL AND ELIZABETH DELATOUR MAKE ANOTHER FORTUNE WHILE MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN DIE

February 24, 2010
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FLASH-FLASH-FLASH  DIMITRI VORBE – PREVAL AND ELIZABETH DELATOUR MAKE ANOTHER FORTUNE WHILE MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN DIE

Two days after the January 12 quake, President Preval gave Dimitri Vorbe a contract to purchase 200,000 food packages at $20.00 US pr package. Vorbe went to the Dominican Republic and purchased some time-expired items for $2.00 each and changed the dates. Even as trapped children scratched against collapsed ceilings in a futile hope...
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Chile: Unasur to provide $100 million to Haiti-Added COMMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

February 24, 2010
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Chile: Unasur to provide $100 million to Haiti-Added COMMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

The Associated Press Wednesday, February 24, 2010; 5:47 PM PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad — Chilean President Michelle Bachelet says a group of South American nations has committed to providing $100 million in aid for earthquake-ravaged Haiti. She says the money from the 12-member Union of South American Nations is meant to help Haitian President Rene Preval...
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Who’ll rule the tent cities of Haiti?

February 24, 2010
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Who’ll rule the tent cities of Haiti?

Haitian survivors’ camps have started to reflect hierarchies and rivalries that vex nation’s politics. Andrew Chung Staff Reporter PORT-AU-PRINCE–They jockey for power. Cronyism is rampant, as is anti-democratic behaviour. And accusations of corruption fly. This may sound like Haiti’s famously dysfunctional national government, but it also describes the tent city spiralling around the main...
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Haitian voodoo leader vows ‘war’ after attack on ceremony-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

February 24, 2010
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Haitian voodoo leader vows ‘war’ after attack on ceremony-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Haiti’s supreme voodoo leader vowed “war” on Wednesday after Evangelicals attacked a ceremony organized by his religion honoring those killed in last month’s massive earthquake. The attack on Tuesday in the capital’s sprawling Cite Soleil slum came with religious tensions rising, as Protestant Evangelicals and other denominations recruit in the wake of the earthquake...
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Recovery prospects dim for Haiti electric utility

February 24, 2010
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Recovery prospects dim for Haiti electric utility

By FRANK BAJAK The Associated Press Wednesday, February 24, 2010; 6:27 PM PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Six weeks after a catastrophic earthquake flattened downtown Port-au-Prince, power has returned to nearly half the city’s neighborhoods. Most, however, are in the hilly southern suburbs, which look down at night on the miles of near blackness where most...
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Miami architect devises prefabs for homeless

February 24, 2010
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Miami architect devises prefabs for homeless

Andrés Duany — the famed Miami architect — has designed a basic, inexpensive and easy-to-assemble house that could shelter thousands of displaced Haitians. BY ANDRES VIGLUCCI aviglucci@MiamiHerald.com Can a stripped-down, bunkhouse-like structure made of near-indestructible, space-age materials provide a solution to Haiti’s post-quake housing crisis? Famed Miami architect and planner Andrés Duany certainly thinks...
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Haiti quake is beginning to be felt miles away-Added COMMENTAYR By Haitian-Truth

February 24, 2010
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Haiti quake is beginning to be felt miles away-Added COMMENTAYR By Haitian-Truth

Haitian farmers in the countryside struggle to feed the displaced relatives they’ve taken in. As meager funds dwindle, they wonder how they’ll be able to buy seeds for the spring planting. February 23, 2010|By Ken Ellingwood Reporting from Saint-Marc, Haiti — Even in normal times, Edwin Andre has all he can do to eke...
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Questions Surface After Haitian Airlift -Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

February 24, 2010
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Questions Surface After Haitian Airlift -Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

By GINGER THOMPSON Published: February 23, 2010 PITTSBURGH — It was widely billed as the first uplifting story in the aftermath of the earthquake that devastated Haiti’s capital: two young American women rescued 54 Haitian orphans in an airlift organized by Gov. Edward G. Rendell of Pennsylvania and supported by top Obama administration officials....
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Haitian Garment Workers Should Get at Least $5 a Day

February 23, 2010
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Haitian Garment Workers Should Get at Least $5 a Day

Americans want to help Haiti; Democrats control the U.S. Congress; the Haitian Parliament has passed legislation saying Haitian workers should be paid at least $5 a day; and specific legislation that provides preferential access to the U.S. market to garments from Haiti is already U.S. law. Therefore, the following policy reform ought to be...
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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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