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Sudden Storm in Haiti Kills at Least 11 People and Shreds Thousands of Tents

September 25, 2010


  This AP story says that five people were killed.  Al Jazeera is reporting that at least 11 people have died. Storm shreds aging tents in Haiti earthquake camps By JONATHAN M. KATZ (AP) – 2 hours ago PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The sudden, powerful storm that ripped through Haiti’s battered capital destroyed thousands of tents […]

Tents Not Holding Up in Heavy Haitian Rains

June 27, 2010


Tents Aren’t Holding Up in Heavy Haitian Rains Updated: 1 day 19 hours ago Emily Troutman Contributor PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (June 25) — Hurricane season in Haiti officially began three weeks ago, bringing rain to the region nearly every day. More than 1.5 million Haitians remain in the streets. Yet this week, the United Nations completed […]

HAITI: From Wetland to Wasteland – Shameless Sheltering of Homeless Continues

April 13, 2010


From the sewage drenched camps in Port-au-Prince to a windy moonscape a long way from everything, with  nothing but tarps and tents.  Like sending cattle to the slaughter. The following is an excellent report from Al Jazeera’s Sebastian Walker.

HAITI: What’s Needed Now is US Soldier-UN “Peacekeeper” Manpower to Implement Solutions

March 3, 2010


Here are two more articles showing how things in Haiti continue to go to hell in a handbasket.  I can’t say it enough.  The relief effort is not rocket science and there are many capable humanitarian aid experts in Haiti solving problems daily associated with the quake aftermath.  What’s needed is manpower to implement the solutions.   Haiti, […]

UN Says US Military Not Cooperative in Haiti: Will the Excessive Number of Haitian Deaths Prove It?

March 2, 2010


The following Washington Post article reveals that the US government, particularly the military, provided little cooperation to the UN, aid agencies, etc. to assist Haiti’s earthquake victims.  This resulted in a delay of supplies, food and water and caused many deaths. In addition to NGO and UN claims about the US’ unwillingness to play nice, the US  seems eerily detached […]

A New Haiti: Presented by Haitian Government, But Cooked Up by the 2004 Coup Cabal

February 26, 2010


The three musketeers, US, France, and Canada are settling in for the long haul, but there is one job that must be taken care of immediately before the true pillage of the country can commence– they have to get those Aristide-supporting Haitians out of Port-au-Prince, one way or another.  FEBRUARY 26, 2010, 7:16 P.M. ET […]

News, L’Agence Haitienne de Presse: Sarkozy’s aid package-protesters call for Aristide return-Parliament members insist reconstruction must be developed by Haitians

February 19, 2010


Please visit the official site of AHP/Radio Solidarité at AHP News Bulletin – Feb. 17, 2010 – Unofficial English Translation President Sarkozy’s aid package – Demonstrators supporting the return of Pres. Aristide to Haiti call for restitution – Human rights group affirms the validity of the call for restitution and fears Haiti’s voice will […]

Haiti News Updates from L’Agence Haitienne de Presse in English

February 12, 2010


Haiti news updates courtesy of L’Agence Haitienne de Presse (AHP) From time to time, AHP, translates some of its news items into English.  I will post translated news updates to this blog as I receive them.  If you read French, you can find the following stories and more at the AHP website noted below:  AHP News – […]

The Newest Ugly American: Haitian Protesters Confront Bill Clinton

February 7, 2010


Haitian protesters confront Bill Clinton Photograph by: Kena Betancur, Reuters, Agence France-Presse By Andrew Beatty, Agence France-PresseFebruary 6, 2010Comments (9)    Survivors of Haiti’s earthquake demand tents in front of the Haitian government’s temporary offices before Bill Clinton, now UN special envoy for Haiti, visits in Port-au-Prince on Friday. Former U.S. President Bill Clinton was […]

Venezuelan Aid to Haiti: Letter from Venezuelan Ambassador to Rep. Donald Payne

January 22, 2010


Venezuelan aid to Haiti: Letter from Venezuelan Ambassador to US Con Posted by: “walterlx” walterlx Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:01 am (PST) January 21, 2010 The Honorable Donald Payne Chairman Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health Committee on Foreign Affairs U.S. House of Representatives Washington, D.C. – Dear Chairman Payne, I am writing to request your support […]