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  • Ex-dictator 'Baby Doc' returns to Haiti (of course)

    01/16/2011 3:34:05 PM PST · by markomalley · 68 replies
    AFP ^ | 1/16/11
    <p>Ousted strongman Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier returned to Haiti on Sunday after some 25 years in exile as the country wrestled with a post-election crisis.</p>
  • On earthquake anniversary, Pope appoints archbishop, sends $1.2 million to Haiti

    01/12/2011 2:40:17 PM PST · by NYer · 7 replies
    cna ^ | January 12, 2010
    Pope Benedict and Bishop Guire Poulard Vatican City, Jan 12, 2011 / 12:24 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Exactly one year since a catastrophic earthquake took the life of the Archbishop Serge Miot of Port-au-Prince, Pope Benedict XVI has appointed a new leader to help guide the Haitian Church and nation out of the rubble.The announcement of a new archbishop came as the Vatican remembered the solemn events of the earthquake last Jan. 12 that killed an estimated 250,000 people, creating a humanitarian nightmare and leaving the country’s fragile economy and political system in shambles. Archbishop Miot was among those who...
  • Haiti suffers year of crisis with nobody in charge (Not true - Bill *Clinton is UN Special Envoy)

    01/04/2011 5:00:24 PM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    KETK NBC ^ | 1/02/11
    Haiti suffers year of crisis with nobody in chargeBy Associated Press Sunday, January 2, 2011 - 9:49pm **SNIP** Over the summer, a storm ripped through a quarter of the camp's tents. People screamed and cried as, again, they lost their homes. Only one more relocation camp was built. The rest of the project was abandoned. In May, an old smell returned to the Champ de Mars: Tear gas. Parliament dissolved because an election could not be held to replace expiring seats. Its last act was to grant emergency powers to Preval and create a reconstruction commission co-chaired by Prime Minister...
  • Disaster doctors may be using the wrong drugs

    12/26/2010 12:01:32 PM PST · by neverdem · 14 replies · 5+ views
    Nature News ^ | 22 December 2010 | Daniel Cressey
    Study of Haiti earthquake victims shows most wounds infected with Gram-negative, not Gram-positive, bacteria. Guidelines for medical teams responding to catastrophes such as the Haiti earthquake may be causing doctors to miss a crucial set of deadly bacteria. According to an Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) rapid-response team, a large proportion of the wounds treated at their field hospital in Haiti were infected with Gram-negative pathogens. These bacteria are largely ignored in current recommendations on drug treatment for disaster victims. Staining with the dye crystal violet is widely used to differentiate bacteria into two types — Gram-positive and Gram-negative — in...
  • 'Christmas of misery' for many in Haiti (Bill *Clinton is in charge of this mess)

    12/26/2010 10:14:59 AM PST · by Libloather · 30 replies · 3+ views
    St Catharines Standard ^ | 12/25/10 | Joseph Guyler Delva
    'Christmas of misery' for many in HaitiBy Joseph Guyler Delva, REUTERS Posted 1 day ago PORT-AU-PRINCE - Maritza Monfort is singing along to a Christmas carol in Creole on the radio, but the Haitian mother of two is struggling to lift her spirits. "I sing to ease my pain. If I think too much, I'll die," said Monfort, 38, one of over a million Haitians made homeless by a January earthquake that plunged the poor, French-speaking Caribbean nation into the most calamitous year of its history. With a raging cholera epidemic and election turmoil heaping more death and hardship on...
  • Haiti urged to stop cholera anti-voodoo lynchings [Voodoo practitioners lynched]

    12/25/2010 7:37:13 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 42 replies · 3+ views ^ | 25/12 13:04 CET
    The head of Haiti’s voodoo religion has called on authorities to act after dozens of priest lynchings. At least 45 male and female voodoo priests have been murdered in recent weeks after being blamed for causing the Caribbean country’s deadly Cholera outbreak. Most of the killings have taken place in the coastal town of Jeremie with victims often being hacked to death with machetes. Max Beauvoir, the supreme leader of Haitian voodoo, who has criticised police for not doing enough to stop the killings, said:’‘We saw what happened in Jeremie. Certainly, immediately, everyone witnessed some holding machetes, cutting. About 45...
  • Palin Hammers Democrat Sen. Patrick Leahy over Reported Call for an End to Help for Haiti – Video

    12/24/2010 8:46:59 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 51 replies · 3+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | December 24, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren talking with Gov. Sarah Palin in Haiti about the devastation and suffering they saw during their visit there last week. Palin, along with husband Todd, and daughter Bristol went to Haiti along with Rev. Franklin Graham and Greta Van Susteren. They focused on the work Graham’s ministry – Samaritan’s Purse – is doing in Haiti to try and save the people there from a Cholera Epidemic. Palin also hammered Democrat Sen. Patrick Leahy – who Van Susteren said has called for an end of American aid to Haiti until the corruption...
  • Bringing Christmas to Haiti

    12/24/2010 7:30:56 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 2 replies · 2+ views
    Greta and Palin family help Rev. Graham's Samaritan's Purse hand out gifts to Haitian children
  • Sarah Palin: Helping Haiti This Christmas

    12/23/2010 8:41:48 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Caffeinated Thoughts ^ | December 22, 2010 | Governor Sarah Palin
    If you are still looking for a cause to donate to this Christmas, allow me to make a suggestion. Todd, Bristol, Greta Van Susteren, and I recently traveled to Haiti to witness first hand the amazing work done by Rev. Franklin Graham’s organization Samaritan’s Purse. Bristol wrote about our experiences on her Facebook page here. In an effort to fight a deadly cholera outbreak in Haiti, Samaritan’s Purse has flown over a dozen flights carrying vital medical supplies to the two cholera treatment centers it has been running since the start of the outbreak. These centers, run by medical volunteers...
  • (Video) Governor Palin: Helping Haiti This Christmas

    12/22/2010 1:34:30 PM PST · by MaxCUA · 20 replies
    If you are still looking for a cause to donate to this Christmas, allow me to make a suggestion. Todd, Bristol, Greta Van Susteren, and I recently traveled to Haiti to witness first hand the amazing work done by Rev. Franklin Graham’s organization Samaritan’s Purse. Bristol wrote about our experiences on her Facebook page here. In an effort to fight a deadly cholera outbreak in Haiti, Samaritan’s Purse has flown over a dozen flights carrying vital medical supplies to the two cholera treatment centers it has been running since the start of the outbreak. These centers, run by medical volunteers...
  • Franklin Graham Praises Palin's Compassion: "She’s Not Afraid to Get Her Hands Dirty” – Video

    12/20/2010 1:17:57 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 51 replies · 1+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | December 20, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of Rev. Franklin Graham talking about Gov. Sarah Palin and her recent trip with him to Haiti to check on the Cholera Crisis there and to raise awareness about the tremendous needs there. Graham praised Palin for the way she showed compassion to the suffering people in Haiti: “She came in with her smile. She would sit on the cots – now you have to understand, a Cholera Clinic – these cots have been soaked in urine and fecal matter, and vomit – Cholera is a horrible thing – and she just sat right there in the...
  • I’m from the UN and I’m Here to Help - UN inadvertently supplied Haiti with cholera.

    12/19/2010 10:25:51 AM PST · by opentalk · 7 replies · 2+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | December 17, 2010 | Theodore Dalrymple
    That human action or activity often has unintended consequences is not a new observation. Among the activities that often have results very different from those envisaged or desired is foreign aid. There is probably not a single case of a very poor country being hauled out of poverty by such aid; there are many instances of dictators being kept in power and of civil wars virtually funded by it. ..To the roll of unintended consequences must now be added the likely introduction of cholera into Haiti by Bangladeshi troops there who are part of the UN peacekeeping force there. A...
  • Clinton's lies (the impeached *one ticks off Fidel and Cuba over Haiti)

    12/18/2010 12:19:53 AM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies ^ | 12/17/10
    Clinton's liesReflections of Fidel (Taken from CubaDebate) Havana. Dicember 17, 2010 IT truly pains me having to deny it. Today he is nothing more than a simple fellow consigned to history, as if the empire's history, and even more importantly, the history of the human race, were guaranteed beyond a few dozen years, without a nuclear war breaking out in Korea, Iran or some other area of conflict. As is known, the United Nations has sent a special envoy to Haiti. Clinton – who was of course President after George H. W. Bush and before George W. Bush – prevented...
  • Palin Touches Down in Haiti (Mild barf Alert)

    12/16/2010 7:47:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Nonprofit Quarterly ^ | December 13, 2010 | Rick Cohen
    Sarah Palin's two-day visit to Haiti on the invitation of Franklin Graham, son of evangelist Billy Graham, garnered some controversy over a picture that the Associated Press ran with a caption that the former Alaska governor was having her hair done before a photo shoot. It was a silly fight and the AP caption was a distraction. The interesting thing about Palin's visit wasn't how she pinned up her hair, but what she was doing in Haiti, with whom, and why. Directing a faith-based NGO called Samaritan's Purse, Franklin Graham has been a subject of other articles at NPQ. Read...
  • US aid worker jailed in Haiti kidnapping case

    12/16/2010 6:28:35 PM PST · by ruralvoter · 2 replies
    Associate Press ^ | 12/16/10 | Jonathan M. Katz and Jacob Kushner
    An American who sold his construction business and traveled to Haiti to help earthquake victims was in jail Thursday as authorities investigated allegations he kidnapped an infant. Paul Waggoner, co-founder of a group that provides medical supplies and transportation for aid missions, was expected to be transferred to the overcrowded and dangerous national penitentiary. He could spend the next few months there on accusations that he and his fellow volunteers say are fabricated. Waggoner and members of his organization, Materials Management Relief Corps, said the 15-month-old boy he is accused of taking actually died at a hospital with fever and...
  • Franklin Graham: Palin's Compassion Touched Haitians' Hearts

    12/16/2010 2:52:32 PM PST · by unseen1 · 47 replies ^ | 12/16/2010 | Henry J. Reske and Kathleen Walter
    Sarah Palin’s visit to the earthquake-ravaged Haiti showed she is not “afraid to get her hands dirty,” says the Rev. Franklin Graham. The former Alaska governor is a “woman of strong principle and no question she has a strong faith in God,” the son of renowned evangelist Billy Graham said during a Newsmax.TV interview in which he discussed his hosting her Haitian visit...... ...The former GOP vice-presidential candidate “has tremendous compassion for people, she loves people, and she cares deeply about people,” Graham said. “She was an encouragement not only to the staff and to the relief workers (but) even...
  • Is AP anti-Palin?

    12/15/2010 5:01:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies · 1+ views
    The Charleston Daily Mail ^ | December 15, 2010 | Don Surber
    What is wrong with this picture? That’s right, its caption is screwball: “Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, center, has her hair done during a visit to a cholera treatment center set up by the NGO Samaritan’s Purse in Cabaret, Haiti, Saturday Dec. 11, 2010. Palin arrived Saturday in Haiti as part of a brief humanitarian mission. Dieu Nalio Chery/AP” Her hair is not being “done.” There are no scissors, no curling irons, no hairbrushes, no hair spray. There may not even be a comb. And her stylist turns out to be Bristol Palin. The cutline is plain wrong. Lori Ziganto...
  • The Optics of Obama and Palin

    12/13/2010 2:36:08 PM PST · by onyx · 58 replies · 1+ views
    Human Events ^ | 12/13/2010 | John Hayward
    Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational Christian charity with a 40-year history of bringing aid to the suffering people of the world.  It has been deeply involved in aid for Haiti, which recently imported a cholera outbreak on top of its other woes.  SP President Franklin Graham invited Sarah Palin and Fox News host Greta van Susteren to join him on a weekend visit to the island, to “see our work first-hand, and to draw attention to the plight of the Haitian people,” as stated in a report on the organization’s website.  Palin has worked with Samaritan’s Purse before, on a...
  • Palin Urges Americans ‘Not to Forget Haiti’

    12/13/2010 11:34:45 AM PST · by pissant · 125 replies · 3+ views
    NY Times ^ | 12/13/10 | Mike Shear
    Sarah Palin, the former governor of Alaska, urged Americans “not to forget Haiti” as she spent the weekend in the earthquake-ravaged country, the Associated Press reported. The onetime vice-presidential candidate declined to answer questions from reporters at a brief news conference, saying, “We don’t need to be getting political here today, O.K., folks.” Ms. Palin had joined the evangelist Franklin Graham and his organization, Samaritan’s Purse, in a tour of the devastation. In her brief remarks, the A.P. said she urged a military airlift of supplies. “I know that there’s been some discussion of U.S. aid perhaps being lifted from...
  • Sarah Palin's Haiti Visit: Blink and You'd Miss It (No matter what, attack Sarah Palin!)

    12/12/2010 11:14:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies · 7+ views
    Time Magazine ^ | December 12, 2010 | Jessica Desvarieux in Port-au-Prince
    Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin's visit to Haiti was over faster than you could say cholera. Palin spent less than 48 hours in the earthquake-ravaged nation that's currently facing a growing cholera epidemic that has already killed more than 2,000 people, and mounting political unrest due to a contested election. Palin was accompanied by her reality-TV-star daughter, Bristol, and her husband, Todd. And she mostly remained off-limits to media organizations except for Fox News, the network on which she serves as a news analyst. The trip to Haiti had been planned a month in advance, and was hosted by the...