Monthly Archive: November 2011

Nov 18

GAO reports on delays in US quake aid for Haiti

U.S.-funded projects seeking to help Haiti rebuild after last year’s earthquake have suffered numerous delays, a report by the U.S. Congress’ chief auditor said Thursday.

Nov 17

Study suggests homicides dropping in Haiti capital

Haiti’s capital has seen a significant drop in homicide rates in recent years despite a public perception that the poor Caribbean country is rife with crime and violence, two social scientists said Wednesday.

Nov 16

Canadian diplomat says new army should not be priority for Haiti’s government

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Haiti’s efforts to restore its disbanded army could deplete resources from more pressing matters in the Caribbean nation, which is still recovering from the massive earthquake that killed hundreds of thousands of people almost two years ago, a Canadian diplomat said Tuesday. John Babcock, a spokesman for Canadian Minister of State of …

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Nov 15

Haiti’s artisans getting lots of attention and new buyers

Sketch pad in hand and an oversized papier-mâché handbag hanging off her shoulder, fashion icon Donna Karan walked the workshop floor, checking on samples while giving creative feedback to workers on their handiwork.

Nov 14

Haiti Jails U.S. Deportees in Filthy Conditions, Without Cause

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The United States has deported more than 250 Haitians since January knowing that one in two will be jailed without charges in facilities so filthy they pose life-threatening health risks. An investigation by the Florida Center for…

Nov 14

Haiti’s artisans getting lots of attention, and new buyers

Sketch pad in hand and an oversized papier-mâché handbag hanging off her shoulder, fashion icon Donna Karan walked the workshop floor, checking on samples while giving creative feedback to workers on their handiwork.

Nov 13

Helicopter with Haiti PM makes emergency landing

An adviser in Haiti’s government says a helicopter carrying Prime Minister Garry Conille and two other Cabinet members has made an emergency landing in the hills above the capital.

Nov 12

Haiti president to revive disbanded army despite lack of int’l support, senior official says

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — President Michel Martelly is going forward with a plan to restore his country’s disbanded army even though diplomats have told him their countries will not fund the project, a senior government official told The Associated Press. Martelly recently met with diplomats, including representatives of the U.S., European Union and Brazil, who suggested …

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Nov 10

Haiti cholera victims demand major UN compensation

Five thousand cholera victims in Haiti have launched legal action demanding hundreds of millions of dollars in damages from the United Nations for an epidemic widely blamed on UN peacekeepers, lawyers said Tuesday.

Nov 09

New Haiti cholera campaign faces tough questions

Haiti’s two most prominent health care organizations are preparing a new assault on the country’s deadly cholera epidemic: the dispatch of hundreds of workers to remote villages and gritty alleys in the capital to administer a vaccine against the raging disease.

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