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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...
  • Media Creates New Palin Scandal! Sarah Accused of Bringing Hairdresser on Haiti Trip

    12/12/2010 5:57:01 PM PST · by kristinn · 288 replies · 38+ views
    Sunday, December 12, 2010 | Kristinn
    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin traveled to Haiti this weekend as a guest of the Rev. Franklin Graham and Samaritan's Purse to spotlight the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the earthquake and cholera-stricken Caribbean (half an) island nation. Instead she has found herself embroiled in a scandal, accused of bringing a hair stylist on the trip to make herself look good for the cameras and "photo-ops.".The Associated Press transmitted a photo from Haiti of Palin captioned, "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...
  • Essay: Haiti Needs More Than Sarah Palin's Determined Grin (Sean Penn good, Sarah Palin bad)

    12/12/2010 2:57:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    AOL News ^ | December 12, 2010 | Emily Troutman
    CABARET, Haiti (Dec. 12) -- Sarah Palin, the erstwhile politician and potential candidate for U.S. president, was off limits to the media, except Fox News' Greta Van Susteren, for most of her visit to Haiti this weekend. But Palin finally spoke briefly at a press conference today. "Haiti has been a country that has suffered in the past and is going to continue to suffer until some fundamental changes are being made here," said Palin, who was accompanying the Rev. Franklin Graham, director of Samaritan's Purse, an evangelical charitable organization operating in Haiti. If Sarah Palin wants change for Haiti,...
  • Sarah and Todd Palin Assist Rev. Franklin Graham in Haiti – Videos

    12/12/2010 1:34:58 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 64 replies · 2+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | December 12, 2010 | Brian
    Here is a nice video showing images of Sarah Palin along with husband, Todd, in Haiti with Rev. Franklin Graham and his Samaritan’s Purse ministry. The Palins went to Haiti this weekend along with Graham and Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren to see the status of the cholera epidemic there, and to help with the Haitian people. The video is set to the music of “Finally Home,” by Mercy Me. Here also is a video report on their visit by Rev. Franklin Graham . . .
  • Sarah Palin arrives in Haiti as part of Rev. Franklin Graham's relief mission

    12/11/2010 1:11:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    <p>Sarah Palin arrived in Haiti on Saturday. Whether or not the earthquake-ravaged nation will throw her a tea party remains unknown. The former Alaska governor and one-time GOP vice presidential candidate is visiting Haiti as a part of Rev. Franklin Graham's charity mission.</p>
  • Franklin Graham Returns to Haiti (with Sarah Palin--Pics!)

    12/11/2010 12:10:27 PM PST · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 110 replies · 3+ views
    Samaritan's Purse Today ^ | December 11, 2010 | Samaritan's Purse
    Samaritan’s Purse President Franklin Graham returned to Haiti today to survey our work with cholera patients, hand deliver Operation Christmas Child shoe box gifts to hurting children, visit shelter communities we built in the aftermath of the January earthquake, tour our rubble removal activities, and debrief with staff on water, sanitation, shelter, targeted feeding, training programs, and 2011 needs. Samaritan’s Purse teams have been working in Haiti since the country was devastated by a deadly earthquake in January. Still struggling to recover from the quake, the Haitian people have more recently suffered from the growing cholera epidemic that has already...
  • Palin arrives in Haiti with humanitarian delegation

    12/11/2010 11:48:20 AM PST · by mandaladon · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | 11 Dec 2010 | CNN Wire Staff
    Port-Au-Prince, Haiti (CNN) -- Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin arrived in Haiti on Saturday as part of a humanitarian delegation led by evangelist Franklin Graham and his relief organization Samaritan's Purse. "I am pleased that Gov. Palin will accompany us on a brief trip to Haiti this weekend, and I appreciate her willingness to visit Haiti during such troubled times," Graham said in a statement on the organization's website. "I believe Gov. Palin will be a great encouragement to the people of Haiti and to the organizations, both government and private, working so hard to provide desperately needed relief." Palin...
  • Palin to Haiti with Graham

    12/09/2010 6:44:27 PM PST · by Josh Painter · 83 replies · 5+ views
    Politico ^ | 12/9/10 at 7:14 PM EST | Andy Barr
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is heading to Haiti this weekend with evangelist Franklin Graham, a Palin source confirmed to POLITICO. Palin and Graham will visit a cholera clinic in addition to other stops, as was first reported by CNN. The Haiti visit was the second foreign trip to surface Thursday. Palin is also planning possible visits next year to Israel and Britain. The Haiti trip could serve two distinct political purposes for Palin. First, it provides an opportunity to expand her image and policy portfolio beyond her limited image as a darling of the tea party movement. Second, she'll...
  • Riots spread in Haiti after disputed election results

    12/09/2010 9:40:12 AM PST · by bkopto · 14 replies
    The Star ^ | Dec 8, 2010 | Jennifer Wells
    ....By late Wednesday afternoon the peacekeepers were deploying tear gas and rubber bullets outside the provisional electoral council in the capital. As forewarned, the match has been lit. The election that put former first lady Mirlande Manigat in first place with 31 per cent of the vote has offered predictable chaos and no predictable outcome, with second place finisher Jude Celestin ahead of Michel “Sweet Micky” Martelly by just 0.64 per cent. American Airlines has cancelled flights into the capital. The United Nations imposed travel restrictions.
  • (Presidential) Election in Haiti beset by cholera, confusion

    11/28/2010 10:13:07 AM PST · by Libloather · 1 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/28/10 | Jonathan M. Katz And Ben Fox
    Election in Haiti beset by cholera, confusionBy Jonathan M. Katz And Ben Fox Associated Press – 1 hr 13 mins ago PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – The ballot is as crowded as the earthquake-ravaged capital itself, and a collapsed presidential palace is the prize. The voter rolls are filled with the dead, and living citizens are still struggling to figure out if and where they can vote while worrying about political violence and a spreading cholera epidemic. It's Election Sunday in post-quake Haiti. Most polls opened an hour or more after their 6 a.m. (1100 GMT) start time and confusion reigned at...
  • While Screaming Bible Passages, 'Ugly Betty' Actor Kills Mother With Samurai Sword

    PROSPECT HEIGHTS (WPIX) — Police say an "Ugly Betty" actor held his mother hostage and then murdered her with a samurai sword while screaming Bible passages Tuesday in Brooklyn. Neighbors identified the suspect as Haitian-American actor Michael L. Brea, who has had roles on the TV series "Ugly Betty" and movie "Step-Up 3-D." He was also the face of a campaign for the energy drink Coca-Cola: Full Throttle, according to Haiti Internet movie database website Neighbors on the first and third floors of 501 Park Place in Prospect Heights heard screams coming from the apartment on the second floor...
  • UN worries its troops caused cholera in Haiti

    11/22/2010 12:00:43 AM PST · by Enchante · 10 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 11/19/10 | JONATHAN M. KATZ
    "It very much likely did come either with peacekeepers or other relief personnel," said John Mekalanos, Harvard University microbiology chair. "I don't see there is any way to avoid the conclusion that an unfortunate and presumably accidental introduction of the organism occurred."
  • Protesters in Haiti capital stone UN patrol (Bill *Clinton is in charge of this mess)

    11/18/2010 4:10:15 PM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | 11/18/10 | JOSEPH GUYLER DELVA
    Protesters in Haiti capital stone UN patrolBy JOSEPH GUYLER DELVA, Reuters Last Updated: November 18, 2010 6:37pm PORT-AU-PRINCE - Several hundred protesters stoned a U.N. patrol and yelled anti-U.N. slogans in Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince Thursday as anger spread over a cholera epidemic that is killing dozens of people every day. Police fired tear gas to disperse the demonstrators who accuse U.N. peacekeepers of bringing the disease to the Caribbean nation, where national elections are to be held on Nov. 28, more than 10 months after a devastating earthquake. Reports that Nepalese U.N. troops were the source of the raging cholera...
  • Cholera protesters attack cars in Haiti capital

    11/18/2010 1:11:04 PM PST · by Kartographer · 27 replies
    AP/YahooNews ^ | 11/18/10
    <p>Protesters in Haiti's capital are lashing out at U.N. peacekeepers and the government, blocking roads and attacking foreigners' vehicles.</p> <p>Demonstrators are setting up burning barricades, and Haitian police have fired tear gas.</p> <p>U.N. and non-governmental organization vehicles have been pelted with rocks.</p>
  • US Catholics Gave Over $80M To Haiti, Fed 900,000

    11/17/2010 11:37:16 PM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies ^ | 16-November-2010 | Catholic World News
    16-November-2010 -- Catholic World News Brief US Catholics Gave Over $80M To Haiti, Fed 900,000 Catholics in the United States donated $82.6 million to the national collection for Haitian earthquake relief, according to a report presented to the fall meeting of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. The January 12 earthquake, whose 230,000 victims included the Archbishop of Port-au-Prince, destroyed 70 churches. The US bishops allocated 60% of the aid to humanitarian needs and 40% to the needs of the Church. Through Catholic Relief Services, US Catholics fed 900,000 people, provided emergency shelter for 215,000, and aided 64,000...
  • Haiti protester shot dead by UN peacekeepers

    11/16/2010 9:17:32 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 1+ views
    BBC News ^ | 11/16/10 | BBC
    At least one man has been shot dead in clashes with UN peacekeepers in Haiti. UN troops fired tear gas to disperse demonstrators who were throwing stones and blocking roads in Cap Haitien. The protests come amid a continuing cholera epidemic that has killed more than 900 people, but the UN has also linked them to upcoming elections. UN peacekeepers in Cap Haitien and Hinche were the target of protesters wielding stones and in some cases - the UN says - guns. Some Haitians have accused peacekeepers from Nepal of introducing cholera to Haiti for the first time in a...
  • No Sanctuary at This Church in Haitian Storm

    11/08/2010 7:17:42 PM PST · by Godzilla · 320 replies
    AOL NEWS ^ | Nov 8, 2010 | Emily Troutman
    LEOGANE, Haiti (Nov. 8) -- The water in Haiti's seaside town of Leogane rose to the doorsteps of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. But if you're local, and homeless, you needn't have bothered coming here for help. Help is for Mormons only. Hurricane Tomas swiped the western coast of Haiti late last week, and three days of rain brought massive flooding to many towns, including Leogane. The U.N. estimates 1,500 people in the city were displaced by the flood, most of whom have been living in temporary tents since the Jan. 12 earthquake. The LDS church is...
  • Haiti’s Latest Misery (*Bubba is supposed to bring coordination, efficiency and transparency)

    10/28/2010 10:23:50 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    NY Times ^ | 10/26/10
    Haiti’s Latest MiseryPublished: October 26, 2010 The cholera outbreak in Haiti — the first in 50 years — has layered fresh anxiety atop long-standing misery. By Tuesday the disease had sickened more than 3,000 people and killed more than 250. While the authorities have expressed cautious hope that the outbreak might soon stabilize and remain largely confined to the rural Artibonite region, there is still fear that the disease could overwhelm the shattered capital, Port-au-Prince. **SNIP** More than 1.3 million Haitians were left homeless by the quake, and more than 1.3 million remain homeless today. Thousands of people live in...
  • UN probes base as source of Haiti cholera outbreak

    10/27/2010 8:19:42 PM PDT · by aposiopetic · 9 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 10/27/2010 | Jonathan M. Katz
    MIREBALAIS, Haiti – U.N. investigators took samples of foul-smelling waste trickling behind a Nepalese peacekeeping base toward an infected river system on Wednesday, following persistent accusations that excrement from the newly arrived unit caused the cholera epidemic that has sickened more than 4,000 people in the earthquake-ravaged nation. Associated Press journalists who were visiting the base unannounced happened upon the investigators. Mission spokesman Vincenzo Pugliese confirmed after the visit that the military team was testing for cholera — the first public acknowledgment that the 12,000-member force is directly investigating allegations its base played a role in the outbreak.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Sean Penn Vows 'Decades' in Haiti as Relief Partners Plan Exits

    10/25/2010 11:45:12 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 28 replies ^ | October 25, 2010 | Jo Piazza
    Nearly a year after Haiti’s devastating earthquake, Sean Penn’s JP Haitian Relief Organization is managing a massive tent city. And now, as several of his relief partners announce they are pulling out, Penn is standing his ground.
  • ...Haiti Kidnapping Update

    10/20/2010 11:45:15 PM PDT · by Cindy · 18 replies
    SNIPPET - quote: YOU ARE HERE: Home > Reports > Consular Affairs Bulletins > Report Warden Message: Haiti Kidnapping Update CONSULAR AFFAIRS BULLETINS Americas - Haiti 19 Oct 2010 The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince is issuing this Warden Message to alert U.S. citizens that with 2 recent kidnappings over the last week, the incidence of kidnappings of American citizens in Haiti has reached a total of 9 cases so far in calendar year 2010. The incidence of kidnapping in Haiti has diminished from its peak in 2006 when 60 U.S. citizens were reported kidnapped. In 2007, there were 29 reported...
  • The Haitians Desperate Need for the True Gospel of Jesus Christ!

    09/30/2010 5:16:25 AM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 8 replies
    The Ignorant Fishermen Blog ^ | 9/30/10 | DJP I.F.
    It has been almost one year and nearly a million Haitians still live on the streets between piles of rubble and much debris. The littered streets and unsanitary conditions still plague the inhabitants of this earthquake ravished nation. In the news of late it has been revealed that the Haitian people have still not received the promised $1.15 billion in U.S. aid which they so desperately need. "This Divine remedy cannot be provided by the U.S. and the world. This Divine remedy only comes from and through the Lord Jesus Christ, Almighty God's precious Son" The Haitian people have become...
  • Rev. Jeremiah Wright: "Let's tell the truth about Haiti"

    09/23/2010 2:16:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Haiti Action ^ | September 21, 2010 | Randall White
    Oakland, CA, USA — "… If you want to help Haiti, let's start, let's start, let's start by telling the truth. Okay? The truth is that on April 7, 2003, President Aristide, a democratically elected president on the side of the poor, called together a Restitution Commission which determined that France owed Haiti twenty-one billion dollars. And within weeks, France and The United States told Aristide it was time for him to go. Step aside, step down, resign or be killed. "The Haitians had their duly elected, democratically elected president kidnapped by United States Marines …" On Sunday September 19th...
  • Truth Or Fiction Gives Huston the Thumbs Up

    09/23/2010 10:00:04 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 1 replies
    Publius Forum ^ | 09/23/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    Hey I got "fact checked" by the website TruthOrFiction.comand was found… to be 100% correct! I was not aware that this happened, but someone stumbled across it and emailed it to me. Apparently one of my articles was turned into one of those widely distributed email chain letters and it was so widely emailed to and fro that the fact checker websites took up the issue. The article that was being emailed was mine titled, "Obama Orders Army NOT To Fly U.S. Flag in Haiti." In this one I reported that the Obama administration ordered the U.S. military not to...
  • Rubble, rubble everywhere: Just 2 percent of quake debris in Haiti cleared, recovery slowed

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — From the dusty rock mounds lining the streets to a National Palace that looks like it's vomiting concrete from its core, rubble is one of the most visible reminders of Haiti's devastating earthquake. Rubble is everywhere in this capital city: cracked slabs, busted-up cinder blocks, half-destroyed buildings that still spill bricks and pulverized concrete onto the sidewalks. Some places look as though they have been flipped upside down, or are sinking to the ground, or listing precariously to one side. By some estimates, the quake left about 33 million cubic yards of debris...
  • Now That We Have Air Conditioning, It’s Time to Relocate the Capitol

    08/20/2010 5:33:59 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 24 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | August 20, 2010 | Dan Miller
    From the August 10 edition of Jonah Goldberg’s The Goldberg File: Washington, D.C., … we all know, is a pestilential swamp where the horseflies and water snakes have been replaced with congressmen and senators. And that’s not a fair trade, because horseflies and water snakes leave your wallet alone when they bite. That’s where the Seat of Government (SOG — one of the few acronyms which makes sense as a stand-alone word) has long been located. There are lots of possible reasons why the SOG came to be in Washington, D.C., including the proximity to George Washington’s Mount Vernon. However,...
  • Andrea Mitchell Blames American 'Prejudice' For Paucity Of Donations To Pakistan

    08/19/2010 11:46:30 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 78 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    You ee-vil Americans. You haven't contributed enough to Pakistani flood relief. And now you've been busted by Andrea Mitchell, who knows why you've been so miserly. It's prejudice. Prejudice I tell ya! Mitchell teased her prejudiced-Americans theory at the top of her MSNBC show this afternoon, then trotted it out while talking with Ann Curry, who is in Pakistan. How over the top was Andrea? Even fellow lib Curry had to gently talk Mitchell down, suggesting there was another very good reason why Americans would be cautious about sending money to Pakistan . . . View video here.
  • School founder pleads guilty to sex crimes

    08/19/2010 7:47:19 AM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    UPI ^ | 8/19/2010
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Aug. 19 (UPI) -- The founder of a Haitian boys school pleaded guilty to engaging in illegal sexual activity with minors, the U.S. Attorney's Office for Connecticut said. Douglas Perlitz, 40, founder and director of Project Pierre Toussaint, pleaded guilty Wednesday before U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven to a count of traveling with the intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct. In pleading guilty, Perlitz, a former Connecticut resident, admitted that from 2001 to 2008 he traveled to the school in Cap-Haitien, Haiti, and engaged in illicit sexual conduct with eight minors. "Millions...
  • ICE arrests 14 men in southern Indiana during operation targeting foreign-born gang members

    08/13/2010 11:42:04 PM PDT · by Cindy · 13 replies - News Release ^ | August 11, 2010 | n/a
    NOTE The following text is a quote: August 11, 2010 ICE arrests 14 men in southern Indiana during operation targeting foreign-born gang members INDIANAPOLIS - Agents with the local U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Office of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), in close partnership with other federal, state and local law enforcement partners, arrested 14 foreign-born gang members and gang associates during a two-day operation ending Tuesday. This is the latest joint local action of an ongoing national ICE HSI effort to target foreign-born members of violent street gangs. These arrests were made Aug. 9 and 10 in the Indiana...
  • While Obama Takes Swipe at the Former President, Bush And Daughter Jenna Are Visiting Haiti (Photos)

    08/10/2010 9:48:34 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 27 replies
    hap ^ | 8/11/10 | HAP
    Classless Obama, taking a swipe at former President Bush, but it just so happens that he and daughter Jenna are visiting Haiti today to look at post-quake reconstruction, Bush also visited a project in Port-au-Prince (3 Photos)
  • Can Wyclef Jean save Haiti?

    08/06/2010 7:54:45 AM PDT · by thecodont · 20 replies
    Los Angeles Times / ^ | August 6, 2010 | By Joe Mozingo, Los Angeles Times
    Reporting from Port-au-Prince, Haiti — Wyclef Jean's candidacy for president of this rubble-strewn country gives a charge of electricity to what so far has been feeble interest in upcoming elections. But the heroic narrative he's pitching — hip-hop superstar returning from America to rescue his homeland — will quickly get battle-tested in the fractious, murky and often violent world of Haitian politics. Jean's humanitarian organization, Yele Haiti Foundation, and his status as the most famous member of Haiti's diaspora give him immediate prominence. Young people, for the most part, seem to love him. "Bon bagay," said Saintil Wilson, 22. "Good...