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  • When Capital Is Nowhere in View

    12/13/2012 9:19:55 AM PST · by Mr. K · 7 replies
    Ludwig Von Mises Institute ^ | Tuesday, May 10, 2011 | Jeffrey A. Tucker
    A Travel Channel episode of No Reservations, [..], took viewers to Port-au-Prince, Haiti. I had heard that the show offered unique insight into the country and its troubles. I couldn't imagine how. But it turns out to be true. Through the lens of food, we can gain an insight into culture, and from culture to economy, and from economy to politics and finally to what's wrong in this country and what can be done about it. Through this micro lens, we gain more insight than we would have if the program were entirely focused on economic issues. Such an episode...
  • Sean Penn Appointed Haitian Ambassador

    01/17/2012 1:49:24 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 42 replies ^ | Monday, 16 January 2012 |
    Sean Penn Appointed Haitian Ambassador LOS ANGELES, USA ( - Sean Penn has accepted the job of Ambassador for Haiti, where he has spent the last two years managing a tent camp for displaced Haitians after the earthquake. Sean Penn will now be the "ambassador at large" for the Caribbean nation. Penn was offered the position by Haitian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Laurent Lamothe, while at the Cinema for Peace benefit in Los Angeles on Saturday night. Picking up a humanitarian award for his work in Haiti, he told the crowd: "I do accept [the job]," before adding it would...
  • Don Bosco Prep mourns losses at Haitian school belonging to same Catholic order

    01/20/2010 8:47:48 PM PST · by Coleus · 2 replies · 308+ views
    north ^ | 01.19.10 | ALLISON PRIES
    As they continued to look for survivors and shelter the homeless, officials from the Salesians of St. John Bosco learned Tuesday that several hundred people had perished, according to Hannah Gregory, a Salesian public relations representative. The private high school is a part of the Salesian Catholic order, which works specifically with young people around the world, encouraging them to learn and care for themselves. The order had six facilities in Haiti; most have been destroyed. The hardest hit was a compound called Enam in Port-au-Prince that served primary grades and offered vocational training for older children, said the Rev....
  • In a turnabout, police are the good guys in post-quake Haiti

    01/29/2010 11:23:53 PM PST · by myknowledge · 9 replies · 396+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | January 30, 2010 | William Booth
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI -- In the hours and days after the city crumbled and the enfeebled government of Haiti disappeared from public view, a remarkable thing happened here: The police showed up for work. Since the earthquake struck, the once notoriously corrupt Haitian National Police have been doing their jobs and are keeping something approaching law and order in a capital of chaos. A force previously dominated by thugs has transformed itself, according to international advisers, U.N. police officers and Haitians. In Port-au-Prince today, there is something almost heroic about an officer trying to direct traffic on Grand Rue Dessalines.
  • Strong 6.1 earthquake strikes Haiti

    01/20/2010 5:53:42 AM PST · by myknowledge · 8 replies · 645+ views
    Port-au-Prince has been hit by a strong earthquake measuring 6.1 on the moment magnitude scale, eight days after the Haitian capital was razed by a 7.0 tremor. The quake struck 59 kilometres west of the city, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). It followed the much more powerful quake on January 12 that is thought to have killed up to 200,000 people. Witnesses say the latest tremor sent people who were camping out in the capital's streets running away from crumbled buildings in panic. Residents reported a low vibration followed by a brief but more powerful rumbling shake at...
  • U.S. soldiers land in Port-au-Prince

    01/19/2010 6:45:43 PM PST · by myknowledge · 4 replies · 677+ views
    UPI ^ | January 19, 2010
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. soldiers arrived by helicopter at Haiti's presidential palace Tuesday with some immediately deploying to the general hospital in Port-au-Prince. Officials said the 82nd Airborne Division is providing a combination of humanitarian aid and security, CNN reported. The hospital, like much of the capital, has no running water or electricity a week after the earthquake, and doctors were using vodka to sterilize equipment. "Our primary purpose is in getting to the population, whether it be the distribution of water, food, or, in this case, where they've got medical treatment going on and they're overwhelmed,"...
  • Could the Navy power Port-au-Prince from a nuclear submarine?

    01/19/2010 5:14:03 PM PST · by JeffBoste · 70 replies · 1,868+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 01-19-2010 | Foreign Policy
    Could the Navy power Port-au-Prince from a nuclear submarine
  • Damaged Haiti port to open in 2-3 days: U.S. commander

    01/18/2010 1:11:14 PM PST · by myknowledge · 16 replies · 786+ views
    Reuters ^ | January 18, 2010 | Andrew Cawthorne and Catherine Bremer
    PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - The U.S. military hopes to have Haiti's main port open in two or three days for shipments of emergency relief supplies to earthquake survivors, the American officer in charge of logistics said on Monday. The Port-au-Prince dock could not receive ships because it was badly damaged by last Tuesday's quake, which submerged the quay and smashed equipment, including the only container crane. "They have a phenomenal port, which we will get opened in two to three days, and we have a great airfield. My instructions are to move things in as fast as we can," Brigadier General...
  • Anarchy amid the anguish in Haiti

    01/18/2010 3:11:24 AM PST · by Scanian · 24 replies · 1,117+ views
    *Gangs set up roadblocks in capital * Desperate looters stealing supplies The bullets whizzing over our heads are all the proof we need that things are starting to get ugly here. Desperation has gripped Port-au-Prince. Gangs are now in control of some parts, setting up roadblocks and seizing the scant amount of food or supplies that cross their paths. Post photographer Bill Farrington and I saw this anarchy firsthand as we drove through a particularly lawless part of town at around dusk.
  • Warnings of chaos in Haiti as Port-au-Prince struggles with disaster

    01/15/2010 3:53:20 PM PST · by myknowledge · 18 replies · 739+ views
    Times Online ^ | January 15, 2010 | Catherine Philp, James Bone and Jacqui Goddard
    United Nations peacekeepers warned today that Haiti’s capital could quickly descend into rioting if three million hungry, thirsty and traumatised quake survivors were forced to go longer without emergency aid. The warning came as aid agencies battled to deliver tonnes of aid to Haiti’s capital in spite of blocked roads, a clogged airport and shattered ports. Looters have emptied food shops and scuffles broken out among survivors fighting over scarce water as the wait for help drags on. Brazil’s Defence Minister, Nelson Jobim, warned that the Brazilian-led peacekeeping force could struggle to cope if desperation spilled into violence. “We are...
  • Lack of Food, Water, and Shelter Leaves Port-Au-Prince a "City on Edge" - Video 1/14/10

    01/14/2010 8:57:22 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 3 replies · 356+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 14, 2010 | Brian
    Here is a video report on the desperate situation in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, where the city is described as being "on edge" as lack of food, water, and shelter are taking their toll on the people. The streets are described as being the "roads of the dead" as bodies are everywhere, with not enough room in the cemeteries to bury them all. . . . (VIDEO)
  • Haitian Families Struggle to Find, Bury Their Dead

    01/14/2010 8:16:34 PM PST · by kristinn · 13 replies · 1,067+ views
    AP via The New York Times ^ | Thursday, January 14, 2010 | Gregory Bull in Port-au-Prince and others
    Some of the dead in this shattered city line the roads, carefully placed garments shrouding their faces. Others are carried into the hills for quick burials. Hundreds are arrayed in a macabre tangle of limbs outside a morgue, just feet from the grievously wounded. The living and the dead here share the same space -- the sidewalks, the public plazas, the hospitals. The living are frightened of being inside in case another earthquake hits; the dead are everywhere. On the doorstep of a pharmacy, six bodies were lined up shoulder to shoulder. On the body of one woman, covered in...
  • How Bush-Cheney Policy Screwed Haiti (Mega-Barf Alert)

    01/14/2010 6:23:42 PM PST · by texanyankee · 24 replies · 943+ views
    Mother Jones ^ | January 13, 2010 | James Ridgeway
    In the wake of the devastating earthquake, American eyes are again turned toward Haitisomething that only seems to happen when yet another disaster strikes, and never during the daily chaos and misery that plague the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Ive spent a good deal of time in Haiti, reporting first on the repression under the Duvaliers, then on the rise of Jean-Bertrand Aristide's popular movement, and then on the 1991 military coup that brought him down. I was there during the period of the 1994 military intervention that restored Aristede to power. US interest in the country seemed...
  • Haiti earthquake: Thousands struggle for survival in rubble

    01/15/2010 1:59:34 AM PST · by myknowledge · 16 replies · 735+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | January 15, 2010 | By Haiti correspondents
    THE United States is taking charge in earthquake-devastated Haiti as thousands of troops and tonnes of aid begin arriving in the impoverished Caribbean nation. US President Barack Obama, responding to the first large-scale humanitarian disaster of his presidency, has pledged $US100 million to Haiti with more to come. "I will not put up with any excuses for us not doing the very best in this time of tragedy,'' Mr Obama said. He announced that the "first waves" of the US response were in place including two search-and-rescue teams on the ground, Coast Guard cutters in the port, the US Southern...
  • 'Roadblock of corpses' in desperate Haiti

    01/14/2010 10:48:51 PM PST · by myknowledge · 66 replies · 2,666+ views
    Nine News ^ | January 15, 2010
    Haitians have begun blocking their roads with corpses in a dramatic protest against the delay in aid at the capital of Port-au-Prince. PHOTOS: Earthquake devastation rocks HaitiThe sight was witnessed by TIME magazine photographer Shaul Schwarz, who told Reuters news agency that he saw two roadblocks in the city formed entirely of dead bodies jammed together. "They are starting to block the roads with bodies; it's getting ugly out there. People are fed up with getting no help," he was reported as saying. (READ MORE: Despair as Haiti sees little sign of aid) In the third night since the quake,...
  • Gangs Armed With Machetes Loot Port-Au-Prince

    01/14/2010 6:02:55 PM PST · by traumer · 62 replies · 2,517+ views
    Central Business District Resembles Hell On Earth As Bodies Pile Up And Armed Men Battle Over Food, Supplies PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (CBS) The earthquake aftermath has brought out the best and worst of the people of Haiti. Much like the days after Hurricane Katrina, looting has become a problem very quickly. The looting appears to be isolated to Port-au-Prince's old commercial center. It's an area that under normal circumstances would be filled with many shops, markets and a few homes. But on Wednesday it was a completely different scene. It looked like a war zone. Some of the buildings were on...
  • Who's running Haiti? No one, say the people

    01/14/2010 3:00:32 PM PST · by NCjim · 64 replies · 1,959+ views
    Desperate Haitians turned rubble-strewn streets and parks into makeshift hospitals and refugee camps on Thursday in the absence of any noticeable response from authorities in Haiti after Tuesday's earthquake. With the 7.0 magnitude earthquake collapsing the presidential palace, a string of ministries and the headquarters of the U.N. peacekeeping mission in the country, Haiti faces a dangerous vacuum in security and government. The Caribbean nation of 9 million people, the poorest in the western hemisphere, has a turbulent history of conflict, social turmoil, dictatorship, fragile institutions and devastating natural catastrophes. Many in the capital Port-au-Prince picked away at shattered buildings...
  • Haiti: Disaster beyond magnitude (America's Fault)

    01/14/2010 4:26:38 PM PST · by americanophile · 24 replies · 1,352+ views
    The Guardian ^ | July 15, 2010 | The Guardian
    It is all too easy, seeing the appalling scenes from Port-au-Prince yesterday, to forget America's historic debt to Haiti, scene of the first successful slave revolt, which defined the destiny of Africans in the New World. The establishment of the first black independent state had tangible consequences. It denied Napoleon his foothold in the Caribbean and led him to sell New Orleans and the Louisiana territories to Jefferson. But, for as long as anyone can remember, Haiti has been treated as a basket case where corruption, gang violence and natural disaster combine to drag the country backwards. Now an earthquake...
  • Haiti: enslaved by its dark history

    01/14/2010 4:45:31 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 53 replies · 2,251+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 1/14/2008 | Ian Thomson
    For 200 years the Caribbean nation has suffered from natural disasters and violent rulers By any standards, Haiti represents a very great concentration of misery and dashed hopes. In January 1804 a key date in the history of a bedevilled country the African slaves overthrew their French masters and declared the worlds first black republic. Haiti became an emblem of slaverys longed-for abolition. And the slave leader, Toussaint LOuverture, was hailed by William Wordsworth, among other Romantics, as a morning star of the Americas. Since independence, however, emperors, kings and presidents-for-life have misruled the Caribbean nation through violence...
  • Growing desperation grips Haitian capital in quake's aftermath

    01/14/2010 12:53:49 PM PST · by Kartographer · 36 replies · 1,129+ views
    CNN ^ | 1/14/10 | Arthur Brice
    Sporadic gunfire was heard Wednesday night outside the hotel where CNN is lodged. Sirens could be heard at times, but the predominant sounds in the pre-dawn darkness were the shouts and screams from the thousands of people who spent the night in a dark park across the street. A rooster's crowing could sometimes be heard above the din. SNIP The hotel resembles a compound, with razor wire topping eight-foot walls and a gated parking lot, guarded by a man wielding an old shotgun. And although the hotel's residents seemed safe, and street violence had not been seen, there was a...
  • Exclusive: Papal nuncio gives dramatic report on Church in Haiti

    01/14/2010 10:52:35 AM PST · by NYer · 25 replies · 1,025+ views
    cna ^ | January 14, 2010
    Archbishop Bernardito Auza. Credit: CBCP. Port au Prince, Haiti, Jan 14, 2010 / 01:30 pm (CNA).- In an exclusive email to CNA, the Apostolic Nuncio to Haiti, Archbishop Bernardito Auza, has revealed the details surrounding the death of the Archbishop of Haiti, the condition of the buildings at the nunciature, the archdiocese and the major seminary, as well as an updated body count of priests, religious, and seminarians in Port-au-Prince, which was hit by a massive earthquake on Tuesday. Catholic Relief Services (CRS) has a great presence here, said the nuncio. But due to the difficult situation, the lack...
  • Sattelite Photo of Port-au-Prince Haiti Devastation

    01/14/2010 10:49:09 AM PST · by Reaganesque · 28 replies · 3,033+ views ^ | 1/14/10 |
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  • Haiti earthquake

    01/14/2010 6:25:52 AM PST · by shadeaud · 14 replies · 709+ views
    Mail Online ^ | Jan.14,2010 | M.Seamark/L, Hazelton
    Sixteen Britons are among the tens of thousands missing after a catastrophic earthquake ripped Haiti apart. They had all been living in the capital Port-au-Prince when the disaster - which measured 7.0 on the Richter scale - struck on Tuesday. International Development Secretary Douglas Alexander said there were 32 British nationals living in the city - half of whom had yet to make contact with the UK's ambassador.
  • In Haiti, It's U.S. To The Rescue Again

    01/13/2010 4:58:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 53 replies · 1,263+ views ^ | January 13, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Disaster Relief: Tuesday's earthquake in Haiti was its worst since 1770, leaving the capital in ruins and a death toll that may top 100,000. But help is on its way, and it's America leading the effort. Our tiny tragic neighbor was already in bad shape when the 7.0 earthquake struck the capital of Port-au-Prince. It wasn't just any 7.0 quake, as if that were not bad enough, but a shallow one, meaning it shook harder. Worse still, it hit the most populated area of the country, where 3 million of the country's 9 million citizens live and left thousands...
  • Puerto Rico responds to earthquake devastation in Haiti

    01/14/2010 6:22:04 AM PST · by rrstar96 · 4 replies · 711+ views
    Puerto Rico Daily Sun ^ | January 14, 2010 | Xavira Neggers Crescioni
    As the island mobilized to help Haiti, Interim Gov. Kenneth McClintock sent three military helicopters and two C-130 cargo airplanes from the Puerto Rico Air National Guard filled with emergency personnel and equipment to aid the neighboring Caribbean nation, which was devastated by a magnitude 7.0 earthquake Tuesday evening. Since this morning I have been in contact with United Nations Special Envoy to Haiti Bill Clinton and Haitian Consul General in Miami Ralph Latourtude to put Puerto Rico at Haitis service, McClintock said during a news conference to announce various collection centers where local residents can make donations of water,...
  • 'Destruction everywhere' in Port-au-Prince

    01/14/2010 5:35:01 AM PST · by myknowledge · 42 replies · 1,585+ views
    UPI ^ | January 13, 2010
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- The commander of the first U.S. ship to reach earthquake-stricken Haiti described devastation all around from her vantage point in the Port-au-Prince harbor. "It is hard to look out in this harbor and see a building that is not affected ... from the waterfront up the hills to the larger buildings," Cmdr. Diane W. Durham of the Coast Guard cutter Forward said by satellite phone Wednesday afternoon, WTKR-TV, Norfolk, Va., reported. The Forward, dispatched from the American naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, arrived in Haiti at sunrise and the light of day highlighted...
  • ELCA Members in Haiti Reported Safe Following Earthquake

    01/13/2010 5:19:57 PM PST · by lightman · 3 replies · 306+ views
    ELCA News Service ^ | 13 January AD 2010 | Melissa Ramirez-Cooper
    ELCA Members in Haiti Reported Safe Following Earthquake 10-012-MRC CHICAGO (ELCA) -- Members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) engaged in volunteer work and immersion experiences in Haiti are reported safe following a Jan. 12 earthquake that struck the southern part of the Caribbean nation. The Rev. Douglas A. Hill, Abiding Hope Lutheran Church, Littleton, Colo., and a group of 11 seminary students are in Jacmel, which is located about 40 miles from the earthquake epicenter. The group is safe and has shelter, food and water, but direct communication with the group is not possible at this time,...
  • Presiding Bishop Details ELCA Response to Haiti Earthquake

    01/13/2010 5:15:22 PM PST · by lightman · 1 replies · 194+ views
    ELCA News Service ^ | 13 January AD 2010 | John Brooks
    Presiding Bishop Details ELCA Response to Haiti Earthquake 10-013-JB CHICAGO (ELCA) -- The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) is responding to the earthquake in Haiti through the Lutheran World Federation (LWF), wrote the Rev. Mark S. Hanson, ELCA presiding bishop, in a Jan. 13 letter to members. Hanson, who is also president of the LWF, noted that the ELCA has committed substantial funds to support relief efforts, and encouraged members to share information and provide financial gifts. The Jan. 12 earthquake caused considerable structural damage around the capital city, Port-au-Prince, and may have killed "more than a hundred thousand...
  • Abortionist to Haiti: "Stew in Your Own Juices" for High Population

    01/13/2010 1:16:25 PM PST · by julieee · 33 replies · 1,673+ views ^ | January 13, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Abortionist to Haiti: "Stew in Your Own Juices" for High Population Port-au-Prince, Haiti -- The world is in mourning today in the aftermath of a devastating earthquake in Haiti that initial reports indicate could have left hundreds of thousands of people dead or wounded. Although the nation is getting the world's sympathy, Haiti was once on the receiving end of hatred from an abortion practitioner.
  • Church Response to Haiti Earthquake [LDS Caucus]

    01/13/2010 12:42:02 PM PST · by TheDon · 15 replies · 630+ views
    We express our sympathy and prayers on behalf of the citizens of Haiti following the recent devastating earthquake. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is immediately shipping humanitarian relief, including personal hygiene kits and supplies for newborns. Efforts are underway to determine further humanitarian response in coordination with government and disaster relief organizations. Donations for relief efforts can be made at All missionaries serving in the country are safe, and we continue efforts to account for Church members in the area.
  • Haiti - New master in Haitain voodoo

    03/08/2008 7:05:32 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 11 replies · 914+ views
    Excerpt - PORT-AU-PRINCE (AFP) In a Haitian dance hall transformed into a temple, dozens of voodoo practitioners dressed all in white, scarves around their necks in red, yellow or green, came Friday to pay homage to their first-ever "supreme master". "Open the barriers," a sole voice intoned in Creole. "The master has arrive," answered the crowd of men and women, as they rose to greet Max Beauvoir, 72. Until recently, the priests of voodoo, the heavily spirit-focused, African-rooted belief of many Haitians, operated autonomously without a formal hierarchy or rules. But through the associations of followers, they decided to...
  • New Video Shows the Suffering in Haiti in the Aftermath of the Earthquake - Video 1/13/10

    01/13/2010 10:32:16 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 10 replies · 693+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 13, 2010 | Brian
    Here is new video from Haiti that shows more of the suffering of the people there in the aftermath of a powerful earthquake that struck yesterday. Rescue efforts are ongoing to try and help the victims, and a people who were already the poorest in the Western Hemisphere, are now left with virtually nothing. . . . (VIDEO)
  • The Haitian 'White Hou$e' - An omen of things to come or already pres__ent in DC?

    01/13/2010 9:35:01 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 1,257+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 1/13/10 | Reuters
    A Haitian soldier looks at the badly damaged presidential palace after an earthquake in Port-au-Prince January 13, 2010. A major earthquake rocked Haiti, killing possibly thousands of people as it toppled the presidential palace and hillside shanties alike and left the Caribbean nation appealing for international help. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz (HAITI tags: - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
  • US husband saves wife trapped in Haiti rubble

    01/13/2010 9:49:20 AM PST · by Liberty Valance · 17 replies · 1,061+ views
    Kerrville Daily Times ^ | Jan 13, 12:00 PM EST | The Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) -- A young American aid worker - trapped for about 10 hours under the rubble of her mission house that was destroyed in Haiti's earthquake - has been rescued by her husband. Frank Thorp told CBS's "The Early Show" by phone from Haiti on Wednesday that he drove 100 miles to Port-au-Prince once he learned of the quake, and dug for over an hour to free his wife, Jillian, and her co-worker Charles Dietsch. The two were trapped under about a foot of concrete, he said.
  • Haiti Archbishop Killed in Quake as Churches, Cathedral Reduced to Rubble

    01/13/2010 8:27:38 AM PST · by rrstar96 · 24 replies · 2,164+ views
    Fox News ^ | January 13, 2010 | Fox News
    The archbishop of Port-au-Prince was killed in the devastating earthquakes that have demolished the Haitian capital and taken untold lives since striking Tuesday, according to a dispatch from the Vatican. The body of Msgr. Joseph Serge Miot, 65, was found under the rubble of the archdiocese, and may be one of only hundreds of victims trapped in the ruins of Church buildings on the island.
  • President Obama Pledges "Full Support of the United States" for the People of Haiti - Video 1/13/10

    01/13/2010 7:55:05 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 34 replies · 909+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 13, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of President Obama, flanked by Vice-President Biden, speaking this morning on the devastating earthquake in Haiti. Obama said the "people of Haiti would have the full support of the United States" in efforts to rescue victims, and to provide needed supplies of food and water. Obama said the United States is trying to locate Americans who are in Haiti to make sure of their condition. Search and Rescue teams will arrive later today, and other supplies are on the way. . . . (VIDEO)

    01/13/2010 7:52:55 AM PST · by Neoavatara · 176+ views
    Neoavatara ^ | January 13, 2010 | Neoavatara
    A powerful earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale ravaged Haiti and its capital, Port-au-Prince, on Tuesday. The devastation is unmeasurable. Most buildings in the capital are unusable. And important structures such as the Presidential palace and the United Nations headquarters have been destroyed. Among the dead is the UN mission leader as well as the Archbishop of Haiti. The number of dead are certain to be in the thousands, and already there are estimates that more than a million people will be homeless, without food and shelter. There are multiple ways to donate, the easiest being the Red Cross...
  • Video Shows Haiti's National Presidential Palace Destroyed - Video 1/12/10

    01/13/2010 6:35:17 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 8 replies · 966+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 13, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of Haiti's National Presidential Palace that has been destroyed by the 7.0 Earthquake that struck the country yesterday. Below is a picture of what it looked like before the quake . . . . (VIDEO)
  • U.S. sending disaster response teams to Haiti

    01/12/2010 7:19:11 PM PST · by La Lydia · 23 replies · 812+ views
    Reuters ^ | January 12, 2010
    The U.S. Agency for International Development is sending disaster response teams to Haiti to help the impoverished nation after it was hit by a major earthquake on Tuesday. USAID said in a statement it would be sending teams including up to 72 people, six search and rescue dogs and up to 48 tons of rescue equipment. The teams will be accompanied by USAID disaster experts...
  • Earthquake In Haiti Photos and Video

    01/12/2010 8:15:07 PM PST · by Talkradio03 · 8 replies · 1,117+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 1/12/10 | HAP
    Photos and New Video from CBS News, some of the people in the video badly injured with no one to help
  • UN: 5 killed in headquarters collapse in Haiti quake; over 100 missing including mission chief.

    01/13/2010 6:21:29 AM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 118 replies · 4,302+ views
    Breitbart (AP) ^ | January 13, 2010
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) - UN: 5 killed in headquarters collapse in Haiti quake; over 100 missing including mission chief.
  • Strong quake hits Haiti, collapsing hospital

    01/12/2010 2:37:29 PM PST · by Kartographer · 17 replies · 1,060+ views
    AP/YahooNews ^ | 1/12/10
    An Associated Press videographer saw the wrecked hospital in nearby Petionville, and a U.S. government official reported seeing houses that had tumbled into a ravine. No further details on any causualties or other damage were immediately available. "Everybody is just totally, totally freaked out and shaken," said Henry Bahn, a visiting official with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. "The sky is just gray with dust."
  • Haiti Suffers Catastrophe of Major Proportions

    01/13/2010 5:51:06 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 40 replies · 1,426+ views ^ | 01/13/2010 | John G. Winder
    First Lady of Haiti Begs For U.S. Hospital Ship; Capital of Port Au Prince in Ruins In a press conference held just moments ago, Haitis Ambassador to the U.S., Raymond Alcide Joseph said Haiti is currently in the assessment phase. Alcide also related a message from Haitian First Lady Elisabeth Debrosse Delatour who said, Please ask the world. Ask the United States to help us with a hospital ship. In 2008, the U.S. deployed a Navy Hospital ship following widespread devastation caused by numerous hurricanes that struck the island nation.
  • Update on Haitian Earthquake: Aftershocks Hit Area; More than 3 Million People Impacted - Video

    01/13/2010 5:45:51 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 11 replies · 737+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 13, 2010 | Brian
    Here is a CBS News update on the devastating Earthquake that hit Haiti yesterday. Harry Smith gave several facts about the situation there: Strongest Earthquake in the region in 200 yearsEstimates are that 3 million people live in the affected area around Port-Au PrinceHaiti's National Palace destroyedAt least one Hospital destroyedThousands of buildings destroyedU.N. Headquarters Destroyed (believed to be the Hotel ChristopherMore than two dozen aftershocks have hit the areaAirport damaged . . . (VIDEO)
  • Graphic Raw Video Shows Devastation in Haiti Following 7.0 Earthquake - Video 1/12/10

    01/12/2010 7:47:04 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 22 replies · 1,512+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 12, 2010 | Brian
    Here is graphic raw video showing the devastation in Haiti caused by a powerful 7.0 Earthquake that struck the country today, centered near the capital city of Port-Au-Prince. The video shows the catastrophic results to buildings and life. At around the 1:20 mark of the video, you see the Presidential Palace which suffered major damage. We are undoubtedly only beginning to see the proportions of this disaster in the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere. . . . (VIDEO)
  • Haiti's Ambassador to the U.S. Calls 7.0 Earthquake a "Catastrophe of Major Proportions" - Video

    01/12/2010 7:33:44 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 15 replies · 516+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 12, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of the Hatian Ambassador to the U.S. talking with Katie Couric about the 7.0 Earthquake that has hit Southern Haiti, centered near the capital city of Port-Au-Prince. The ambassador reported that the earthquake is a "catastrophe of major proportions." Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. . . . (VIDEO)
  • Haiti hit by largest earthquake in over 200 years

    01/12/2010 7:17:55 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 1,322+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/12/10 | Jonathan M. Katz - ap
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti The strongest earthquake in more than 200 years rocked Haiti on Tuesday, collapsing a hospital where people screamed for help and heavily damaging the National Palace, U.N. peacekeeper headquarters and other buildings. U.S. officials reported bodies in the streets and an aid official described "total disaster and chaos." United Nations officials said a large number of U.N. personnel were unaccounted for. Communications were widely disrupted, making it impossible to get a full picture of damage as powerful aftershocks shook a desperately poor country where many buildings are flimsy. Electricity was out in some places. Karel Zelenka, a...
  • 7.3 Earthquake Devastates Impoverished Haiti

    01/12/2010 4:34:39 PM PST · by Patriot1259 · 32 replies · 1,371+ views ^ | 01/12/2010 | John G. Winder
    Immediately following the quake a Tsunami alert was issued for the Caribbean region including Haiti, Cuba, the Bahamas and the Dominican Republic. Aftershocks in excess of 5.0 have continued to hit the island. Seventy per cent of Haiti's population lives on less than two dollars per day and half of its 8.5 million people are unemployed.
  • 7.0 quake hits impoverished Haiti (hospital collapses; argest quake recorded in this area)

    01/12/2010 3:12:39 PM PST · by NYer · 32 replies · 2,348+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | January 12, 2010
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – A strong earthquake hit the impoverished country of Haiti on Tuesday, where a hospital collapsed and people were screaming for help. Other buildings also were damaged.There were no immediate reports of deaths or injuries, but an analyst at the U.S. Geological Survey said there could be substantial damage and casualties. Powerful aftershocks were felt in the first hour.The earthquake had a preliminary magnitude of 7.0 and was centered about 10 miles (15 kilometers) west from the Caribbean nation's capital of Port-au-Prince, the USGS said. It had a depth of 5 miles (8 kilometers).An Associated Press videographer saw...
  • Major magnitude 7.3 quake hits Haiti - USGS (Breaking!)

    01/12/2010 2:22:15 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 331 replies · 17,205+ views
    Reuters UK ^ | 01/12/2010 | n/a
    A major magnitude 7.3 quake hit the impoverished country of Haiti Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. The epicentre of the quake, which was initially reported a magnitude 7.0 off the coast, was located inland, six miles (10 km) west of Carrefour, close to the capital Port-au-Prince and was only 20.5 miles (30 km) deep. Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere....