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Bill Quigley

Law Professor

October 11th, 2010

Nine Months After the Quake -- A Million Haitians Slowly Dying

“If it gets any worse,” said Wilda, a homeless Haitian mother, “we’re not going to survive.” Mothers and grandmothers surrounding her nodded solemnly.We are in a broiling “tent” with a group of women trying to raise their families in a public park. Around the back of the Haitian National Palace, ... continue reading

July 23rd, 2010

House-Senate dispute threatens war funding

WASHINGTON — House and Senate Democrats are at odds over how to approve additional funding for U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and will not be able resolve wide differences at least until next week.Last month, House Democratic leaders won approval for an unpopular $58.8 billion war funding by allowing ... continue reading

Conner Gorry

Conner Gorry is Senior Editor of 'MEDICC Review: The International Journal of Cuban Health & Medicine'

May 11th, 2010

Making the Rounds: Hôpital Universitaire de la Paix

It’s not even 7:30 and already it’s hot and close as we board the bus for the circuitous, rubble-pocked ride to Hôpital Universitaire de la Paix. As the crow flies, it’s probably less than a mile from our tent camp to Port-au-Prince’s university teaching hospital, but weaving between vendors and ... continue reading

Conner Gorry

Conner Gorry is Senior Editor of 'MEDICC Review: The International Journal of Cuban Health & Medicine'

April 23rd, 2010

Interview with Dr. Patrick Dely: Part II

“My future is to see my country transformed, a different country, where Haitians feel happy and proud to be in their country. Where they don’t need to emigrate, where Haitian children have access to education… I see myself working to make this Haiti a reality. My future is to work ... continue reading

Conner Gorry

Conner Gorry is Senior Editor of 'MEDICC Review: The International Journal of Cuban Health & Medicine'

March 8th, 2010

Two of the 170,000+ "Cases"

I do a lot of listening here, asking far fewer questions than I usually would and I never inquire about family… Case IThere’s a light drizzle falling as the busload of doctors, nurses, and 5th year medical students head out for the morning’s work in the Cuban health posts known ... continue reading

February 24th, 2010

Haiti buys 50,000 tents from China to help people made homeless by earthquake

HAITI has bought 50,000 tents from China, but needs at least 150,000 more to shelter the people made homeless by the January 12 earthquake, Haitian Prime Minister Rene Preval says. "We've purchased 50,000 tents from China for $5 million, that's $100 per unit. They'll be arriving here this week," Preval ... continue reading

February 22nd, 2010

HAITI: Private Contractors 'Like Vultures Coming to Grab the Loot'

VANCOUVER, Canada - Critics are concerned that private military contractors are positioning themselves at the centre of an emerging "shock doctrine" for earthquake-ravaged Haiti.Next month, a prominent umbrella organisation for private military and logistic corporations, the International Peace Operations Association (IPOA), is co-organising a "Haiti summit" which aims to bring ... continue reading

February 18th, 2010

Haiti students fear future buried in rubble

Port-au-Prince, Haiti -- It was once a proud center of learning, a bastion of Creole language and culture. But now students say that their potential for knowledge, like so many of their classmates, is buried under the rubble of The Faculty of Applied Linguistics in Port-au-Prince Haiti. Haiti's devastating earthquake ... continue reading

February 16th, 2010

Officials urge clothing companies to buy Haiti apparel

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. trade official urged clothing manufacturers and retailers on Tuesday to help rebuild Haiti by importing 1 percent of their apparel production from the earthquake-ravaged country."One percent may seem small, but it means new jobs and new opportunities for the Haitian people who so desperately ... continue reading

February 10th, 2010

Haitian president says government buried 270,000 bodies in mass graves

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Haitian president says government has buried 270,000 bodies in mass graves. continue reading

February 9th, 2010

Haiti PM: rebuilding could take 10 years

PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - Four weeks after an earthquake shattered its capital, Haiti remains in a precarious situation with no clear idea of how to house 1 million people living in the streets, Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive said on Tuesday.Bellerive said it could take his impoverished Caribbean nation three or four ... continue reading

February 9th, 2010

Haiti raises earthquake's death toll to 230,000

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Haiti's government has raised the death toll for the Jan. 12 earthquake to 230,000 from 212,000 and says more bodies remain uncounted.The government initially estimated 150,000 dead on Jan. 24, apparently from bodies being recovered in the rubble of collapsed buildings in Port-au-Prince, the capital that was ... continue reading

Gail Reed

Gail A. Reed is the International Director of Medical Education Cooperation with Cuba (MEDICC) a non-profit organization working to enhance cooperation among the U.S., Cuban and global health communities aimed at better health outcomes.

February 9th, 2010

From Cuba With Love

Since the tragic earthquake struck Haiti, Cuban-trained Haitian doctors and Cuban medical personnel have been saving lives on the front lines. Now 400-strong, they were already on the ground when disaster struck, serving in 120 communities throughout the country, including the hard-hit capital of Port-au-Prince. The effects of the disastrous ... continue reading

February 8th, 2010

Haitians struggling in aftermath of earthquake face new threat: a deadly rainy season

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Survivors of Haiti's catastrophic earthquake have had one saving grace: There's been no significant rain since the disaster. But that won't last.The rainy season in Haiti is deadly even in a good year. Now, in a devastated capital city, the early spring rains threaten to cause landslides ... continue reading

February 8th, 2010

New Orleans at the ready to help Haiti rebuild

New Orleans — Marie Jose Poux is a hospice nurse in New Orleans, but she was born in Haiti. Ms. Poux was in Port-au-Prince on Jan. 12 when the earthquake struck, and she spent the next two weeks lending what help she could to the ravaged city. "My soul is ... continue reading

February 4th, 2010

Haiti death toll tops 200,000 as aid anger mounts

PORT-AU-PRINCE — The death toll in the Haiti quake has swelled to 200,000, Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive said as angry protests over the slow arrival of aid flared on the rubble-strewn streets.More than three weeks after the 7.0-magnitude earthquake, Bellerive said his tiny Caribbean nation had been ravaged by "a ... continue reading

February 3rd, 2010

4,000 tears wiped from the face of Haiti

There is a working class, blue-collar bar I visit often in Flint called Jester's. To outsiders it might appear as a rough and tumble place, with an unsual mix of bikers, pool sharks, white folks, single moms, gangsters, old folks, black folks, autoworkers, young folks, latin folks, and everything in between. ... continue reading

February 3rd, 2010

In post-earthquake Haiti, street boy demonstrates skills to survive on the edge

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- Clifford Berrette, 11 years old and 4 feet tall, moved like a determined little man through the choking exhaust of the bus terminal in scuffed white sneakers, unnoticed in the crush of people hurrying to leave town. He picked up a rag from the ground and began ... continue reading

February 2nd, 2010

As food distribution improves, Haitians want U.S to 'take over'

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI -- International relief organizations backed by American soldiers delivered hundreds of tons of rice to homeless residents of the Haitian capital Sunday, laboring to ease a food shortage that has left countless thousands struggling to find enough to eat. But even as food-aid workers enjoyed their most successful ... continue reading

February 2nd, 2010

Haitians drinking urine to survive

People drinking their own urine to re-hydrate themselves; dogs fighting on the streets over dead bodies; the air thick with rotting human flesh; and people resorting to heaping the dead at dump sites, pile on old tyres and incinerate them – these are some of the realities Haitian national Gaston ... continue reading

February 1st, 2010

USS Vinson to leave Haiti soon, signaling turning point in aid efforts

The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson will soon leave Haiti, the Pentagon said Monday, marking a turning point in the US military’s initial response to the earthquake last month.Also this week, the military head of Haiti relief efforts will decide if the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), which has been ... continue reading

January 27th, 2010

Canada calls on developed nations to forgive Haiti’s debt

OTTAWA—Finance Minister Jim Flaherty is calling on developed countries to forgive Haiti’s debt so the country can concentrate on climbing out from under the rubble and not a mountain of debt. Flaherty said Wednesday that when G7 finance ministers meet in Iqaluit on Feb. 5 and 6, he will also ... continue reading

January 27th, 2010

Chavez forgives Haiti's debt

President Hugo Chavez on Monday said that Petrocaribe, Venezuela's cut-rate regional energy alliance, will forgive quake-stricken Haiti's debt.Haiti's debt with Venezuela is US$295 million, about one-third of its global foreign debt of US$1 billion, according to International Monetary Fund figures."Haiti has no debt with Venezuela - on the contrary, it ... continue reading

January 25th, 2010

Italy official: Haiti relief effort 'pathetic'

ROME - Italy's top disaster official called the Haiti quake-relief effort a "pathetic" failure Sunday, criticizing the militarized approach of the U.S. as ineffective and out of touch for the emergency at hand. Guido Bertolaso, Italy's well-respected civil protection chief, said what was needed was a single international civilian coordinator ... continue reading

January 25th, 2010

Haiti capital earthquake death toll 'tops 150,000'

The confirmed death toll from Haiti's devastating earthquake has risen above 150,000 in the Port-au-Prince area alone, a government minister has said.Communications Minister Marie-Laurence Jocelyn Lassegue said the count was based on bodies collected in and around the capital by state company CNE. Many more bodies remain uncounted under rubble ... continue reading

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