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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 26th, 2010

Michael Moore on Democracy Now!, January 26, 2010

AMY GOODMAN: We’re broadcasting from Park City, Utah, home of the Sundance Film Festival, the nation’s largest festival for independent cinema. We’re broadcasting from its headquarters. Today we speak with one of the most famous independent filmmakers in the world, Michael Moore. For the past twenty years, Michael has been ... continue reading

January 26th, 2010

Haiti's creditors urged to cancel its foreign debts

Haiti's creditors were yesterday urged to cancel its remaining foreign debt as ministers from prominent international donor countries met in Montreal to consider the first steps towards rebuilding the country. Jean-Max Bellerive, the Haitian prime minister, told ministers, including Hillary Clinton, the US secretary of state, that his country would ... 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

January 23rd, 2010

Breaking the Chains of Dependence in Haiti

As news of the earthquake that devastated Port-au-Prince trickled out on Tuesday evening, the Haitian Diaspora held its collective breath. At 6 a.m. the next morning I placed an anxious phone call to my father, who left Haiti’s political violence behind for Miami in 2004. He had no news of ... continue reading

January 22nd, 2010

The myth of Haiti's lawless streets

As a member of the media covering the tragedy in Haiti, it's with a sense of alarm and astonishment that I've witnessed how some senior aid officials have argued for withholding aid of the utmost urgency because of sensational claims about violence and insecurity, which appear to be based more ... continue reading

January 21st, 2010

Lending a hand in Haiti

For years Carol Smith declined the offer to visit Haiti with a friend who wanted to show her the place where she had been more than a dozen times to adopt two children. After finally agreeing to a 10-day trip, Smith stepped off an American Airlines jet and onto Haitian ... continue reading

January 21st, 2010

Allegheny General Hospital Nurses Volunteer To Go To Haiti

PITTSBURGH -- Some nurses from Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh are headed to the disaster zone in Haiti to help care for earthquake survivors. When the Service Employees International Union, which represents the nurses, asked for volunteers, Cece Peterson, of Cranberry, signed up without hesitation. The LifeFlight registered nurse said ... continue reading

January 20th, 2010

Doctors Without Borders Plane with Lifesaving Medical Supplies Diverted Again from Landing in Haiti

Port-au-Prince – A Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) cargo plane carrying 12 tons of medical equipment, including drugs, surgical supplies and two dialysis machines, was turned away three times from Port-au-Prince airport since Sunday night despite repeated assurances of its ability to land there. This 12-ton cargo was part ... continue reading

January 20th, 2010

Military Still Short on Soldiers in Haiti

Food, water and medicine is finally beginning to get to the millions who need help in Haiti, but it's still flowing more slowly than anyone would like. CBS News correspondent David Martin has more on the continuing bottleneck in Port-au-Prince. An Air Force cargo plane can in one swoop drop ... continue reading

January 19th, 2010

Medical workers tend to Haiti's wounded as collection of the dead continues

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — They are young and eager and some even smile as they file out of the clinic across from the University of Haiti Hospital — nurses and doctors and medical students ready to do what they can to help a nation in need. As they reach the corner ... continue reading

January 19th, 2010

Cuban-run hospital performs amputations

Port-au-Prince, Haiti (CNN) -- At Peace Hospital there are mostly haunting looks and shattered bodies among the hundreds of patients stretched out on the front lawn and lying in the halls. But a week after a 7.0 earthquake devastated the Haitian capital, there is a glimmer of hope. Carla has ... continue reading

January 19th, 2010

Help steps up, but so does scale of Haiti tragedy

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – The staggering scope of Haiti's nightmare came into sharper focus Monday as authorities estimated 200,000 dead and 1.5 million homeless in the quake-ravaged heart of this tragic land, where injured survivors still died in the streets, doctors pleaded for help and looters slashed at one another in ... continue reading

January 19th, 2010

U.S. Air Force drops 55,000 pounds of food, water into Haiti

ONBOARD AN AIR FORCE C-17 OVER HAITI -- Bypassing the gridlock of Haiti's main airport and congestion of roadways in the earthquake-ravaged country, the U.S. military delivered badly needed food and water on Monday by parachute.A C-17 cargo plane left Pope Air Force Base in North Carolina shortly after noon, ... continue reading

January 18th, 2010

Haiti: We're not here to fight, US troops insist

The US paratrooper had a simple message for the people of Haiti. Dressed in khaki, carrying an assault rifle and with the iconic sight of Black Hawk helicopters taking off  behind him, he said: "I don't plan on firing a single shot while I'm here. I've been in Iraq three ... continue reading

January 18th, 2010

Bringing the Military's Might to Aid Haiti

Water, water everywhere, and yesterday it finally got to people who need it. Paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne landed on a hill where survivors had gathered. So often these days, the face of America is that of a soldier - in this case, Captain Jonathan Hartsock: "I brought my paratroopers ... continue reading

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January 18th, 2010

Sometimes Disaster Breathes Healthcare Words of Truth

Everybody in, nobody out. It’s the battle cry of millions of people throughout the United States who believe healthcare is a basic human right and who advocate for Medicare for All system as an achievable and just answer to that cry. Everybody in, nobody out. It’s the way we are ... continue reading

January 18th, 2010

King: ‘Now is the time to make real the promise’

THE GREAT Martin Luther King Jr. address of 1963 at the Lincoln Memorial is remembered as the “I have a dream’’ speech. But King spoke an even more compelling line that day: “When will you be satisfied?’’ It was the question that had so often been put to him and ... continue reading

January 18th, 2010

South Florida MLK Day celebrations have Haiti in mind

A moment of silence for the victims of last week's devastating earthquake in Haiti interrupted the celebratory cheer of Saturday's Martin Luther King Jr. Parade in South Miami-Dade. With tens of thousands dead and the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, in shambles, festivities scheduled in Miami-Dade and Broward counties have taken on ... continue reading

January 18th, 2010

Elderly and abandoned, 84 Haitians await death

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – The old lady crawls in the dirt, wailing for her pills. The elderly man lies motionless as rats pick at his overflowing diaper. There is no food, water or medicine for the 84 surviving residents of the Port-au-Prince Municipal Nursing Home, barely a mile (1 1/2 kilometers) ... continue reading

January 18th, 2010

Churches turn eye to Haiti on eve of MLK Day

NEW ORLEANS -- Churches all across the metro area have been taking time today to pray and collect donations for the massive rescue effort in Haiti.Officials now estimate that tens of thousands of people are dead, with humanitarian efforts now hampered by outbreaks of violence in the Caribbean nation.The situation ... continue reading

January 17th, 2010

Aircraft Carrier Purifies Water; Challenge Is Delivery

ABOARD THE USS CARL VINSON–Help is now headed to Haiti from the nuclear reactor of an aircraft carrier. And it’s not power, it’s water. The USS Carl Vinson, a nuclear-powered vessel sitting five miles off the coast of Port-au-Prince, has begun producing purified water for the devastated country at the ... continue reading

January 17th, 2010

In Haiti, relief agencies rush to meet desperate need for water

Port-au-Prince, Haiti's densely populated capital, is home to more than 2 million people, each of whom, under normal circumstances, needs to drink about a gallon of clean water every day, just to survive. Basic needs such as washing and cooking add another three gallons or so per person each day. ... continue reading

January 16th, 2010

Military aids Haiti earthquake recovery in 'baby steps'

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — U.S. paratroopers trickled into Haiti Saturday and began distributing water and other basic supplies to the earthquake ravaged country.But officers say there are still not enough supplies and people to begin a robust distribution effort to provide hundreds of thousands of people with adequate supplies of food ... continue reading

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