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February 11th, 2010

Fighting Like Hell

The pioneering labor organizer Mother Jones said, “Pray for the dead, and fight like hell for the living.” That pretty much sums up the priorities for Haiti today. The fighting like hell has always been fierce in the nation that was once called the “pearl of the Antilles,” the wealthiest ... continue reading

February 11th, 2010

Health crisis in Haiti enters a deadly new phase

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Fourteen-month-old Abigail Charlot survived Haiti's cataclysmic earthquake but not its miserable aftermath. Brought into the capital's General Hospital with fever and diarrhea, little Abigail literally dried up. "Sometimes they arrive too late," said Dr. Adrien Colimon, the chief of pediatrics, shaking her head. The second stage of ... continue reading

February 11th, 2010

Haiti gives conflicting numbers for quake death toll, adding to suspicion that nobody knows

TITANYEN, Haiti (AP) - Haiti has issued wildly conflicting death tolls for the Jan. 12 earthquake, adding to confusion about how many people actually died - and to suspicion that nobody really knows.A day after Communications Minister Marie-Laurence Jocelyn Lassegue raised the official death toll to 230,000, her office put ... 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 8th, 2010

G7 nations pledge debt relief for quake-hit Haiti

The world's leading industrialised nations have pledged to write off the debts that Haiti owes them, following a devastating earthquake last month. Canada's finance minister announced at a summit in Iqaluit, northern Canada, that Group of Seven countries planned to cancel Haiti's bilateral debts. Jim Flaherty said he would encourage ... continue reading

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February 8th, 2010

From New Orleans to Port-au-Prince

(New Orleans, Feb. 7, 5:00 p.m.) A bald man I just passed on the street sports temporary fleur-de-lis tattoos all over his pate. The streets are loud with “Who dat say dey gonna beat dem Saints? Who dat? Who dat?”, chanted in that special New Orleans syncopation. Over at Parasol’s, ... continue reading

February 5th, 2010

There's real hope from Haiti - and it's not what you would expect

In the weeks after a disaster like the Haiti-quake, journalists always search for an upbeat twist to the tale. You know it by now – the baby found alive after a week under wreckage. But this time, a shaft of light has parted the rubble and the corpses and the ... continue reading

February 4th, 2010

America's Sorry History with Haiti, Part II

The Haitians have a saying in their native créole language: Piti, piti, wazo fe nich li. “Little by little, the bird builds its nest.” Freed of the powerful grip of the Duvaliers in 1986, and despite a dysfunctional system, little by little, the Haitians undertook the difficult work of rebuilding ... 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 30th, 2010

Disease Spreads in Quake-Hit Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE — Haiti's desperate earthquake survivors faced a new deadly threat Friday as the United Nations reported a rise in cases of diarrhea, measles and tetanus in squalid tent camps for victims. A vast foreign aid effort is struggling to meet survivors' needs 17 days after the disaster, which killed ... continue reading

January 30th, 2010

Tough challenge gets tougher for Haitian amputees

(CNN) -- Haiti's earthquake is creating "a generation of amputees," something that will pose a challenge for Haitian society for years to come, experts say. The 7.0 earthquake resulted in thousands having their limbs crushed as Haiti's ramshackle buildings fell on top of them. The number of amputees created by ... continue reading

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January 30th, 2010

7.0 on the Horror Scale

Following is the log of Beverly Bell during the first ten days after the earthquake in Haiti. January 12, 2010 4:12 p.m. 7.0 EARTHQUAKE ROCKS HAITI. I read this email subject line several times. My brain can’t make sense of it. I blast a note in Creole out to dozens ... continue reading

January 28th, 2010

A day in the life of a Haiti tent city

Reporting from Port-Au-Prince, Haiti - Morning arrives with the melody of the Haitian streets. A rooster crows, and two street preachers stand near the gates of a new tent city. They are both women, both wearing black kerchiefs over their hair. One shouts hoarsely into a bullhorn while the other ... continue reading

January 28th, 2010

Earthquake may have exposed reserves

Jan. 26 (Bloomberg) -- The earthquake that killed more than 150,000 people in Haiti this month may have left clues to petroleum reservoirs that could aid economic recovery in the Western Hemisphere’s poorest nation, a geologist said. The Jan. 12 earthquake was on a fault line that passes near potential ... 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

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