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UN leader vows to help Haiti fight cholera epidemic

Port-au-prince - UN chief Ban Ki-moon visited Haiti on Monday, vowing to help the country end a cholera epidemic that has killed more than 8,500 people since 2010 and that some blame on UN peacekeepers.Ban promised to seek $2.
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Haiti PM to donors: Please honor aid pledges

Port-au-prince - Only half of the nine billion dollars in international aid promised to Haiti after a devastating earthquake in 2010 has been delivered, the prime minister told AFP.
In the Media by Clarens Renois (AFP) - 2 comments

Former Haitian president Leslie Manigat dies at 83

Port-au-prince - Former Haitian president Leslie Manigat, who was ousted in a coup after 120 days in office, died Friday at his home in Port-au-Prince. He was 83.Manigat, who suffered a stroke in 2012, had retired from political life.
In the Media by AFP

Haiti announces legislative elections for October

Port-au-prince - The Haitian government Tuesday announced that legislative elections will be held in October, three years behind schedule amid a slow earthquake recovery process and gargantuan logistical woes.
In the Media by AFP

Thousands call for elections in Haiti

Port-au-prince - Thousands of Haitians took to the streets of the capital Port-au-Prince Thursday to demand that President Michel Martelly step down and new elections be held.
In the Media by AFP

Clashes as Haiti president marks three years in power

Port-au-prince - Clashes between protesters and police marked Haitian President Michel Martelly's three years in power Wednesday, with at least one person shot in the confrontations.
In the Media by AFP

Explorer finds shipwreck of Christopher Columbus' Santa Maria

The American underwater archaeological explorer Barry Clifford has reached back 522 years and solved the mystery of where Christopher Columbus' Santa Maria wound up. The ship sunk off the north coast of Haiti in 1492 and Clifford believes he's found it.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

Case against the U.N. in Haiti continues Special

"It is time for justice to be done for the people of Haiti," states attorney Stan Alpert. Alpert is representing victims of cholera in Haiti - a disease introduced and spread by the United Nations.
Digital Journal Report by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Drought worsens food crisis in poverty-stricken Haiti

Port-au-prince - The World Food Program sounded an alarm Friday over arid conditions in northwest Haiti that have worsened an already dire food shortage in this impoverished country.
In the Media by AFP

Haiti cholera victims file new lawsuit against UN

Port-au-prince - Victims of Haiti's deadly post-earthquake cholera epidemic filed a new lawsuit Tuesday against the United Nations in US federal court, demanding compensation over the organization's alleged responsibility for the outbreak.The class-action suit -- repre...
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U.N. sued by 1,500 victims of cholera outbreak in Haiti

A class action lawsuit has been filed in the U.S. District Court in Brooklyn against the United Nations over the cholera outbreak in Haiti which left over 9,000 dead and 700,000 sick. The contagion has spread to several countries.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Haiti's first cardinal says will tell pope of country's woes

Port-au-prince - For the first time, a Haitian has been named a cardinal -- and he's vowing to "bring the reality" of his tiny, impoverished Caribbean country "into the heart of the Vatican."Chibly Langlois, 56, is one of 19 who will be formally appointed to the Cathol...
In the Media by Clarens Renois (AFP) - 1 comment

Haiti marks fourth anniversary of quake that killed 250,000

Port-au-prince - Haiti marked four years on Sunday since a violent earthquake shattered the impoverished nation, which is still struggling to recover from the widespread devastation that killed 250,000 people.
In the Media by Clarens Renois (AFP)

Four years after earthquake, Haiti still in ruins

Port-au-prince - Four years after Haiti was hit by a violent earthquake, the dragging pace of reconstruction is nowhere more apparent than the capital, where its landmark presidential palace and cathedral remain in ruins.
In the Media by Clarens Renois (AFP)

Haitian cholera epidemic spreads

The strain of bacteria which caused the cholera epidemic in Haiti has spread to other countries. Meanwhile, victims of the epidemic in Haiti look set to sue the United Nations.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Photojournalist wins $1.2 million in copyright infringement trial

New York - In a landmark decision, a jury awarded photojournalist, Daniel Morel, $1.2 million (£740,000) for infringement of copyright. The sum will be paid by defendants Agence France-Presse and Getty Images who used his photographs without asking his permission.
In the Media by Lesley Lanir - 8 comments

Lawsuit alleges that UN forces brought cholera epidemic to Haiti

A federal lawsuit that will reportedly be filed in New York on Wednesday alleges that Nepalese United Nations peacekeepers re-introduced cholera into Haiti.

Op-Ed: Assata Shakur? How about these REAL terrorists living in the USA?

Washington - Yesterday the FBI added former Black Panther and convicted cop-killer Assata Shakur to its Most Wanted Terrorist list, placing a $2 million reward on her head. Shakur becomes the first woman and the second 'domestic terrorist' to make the list.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 6 comments

Wyclef, Kid Ink appearing on MTV's RapFix on May 1

Rapper/producer and politician Wyclef Jean has just dropped a mixtape and will be appearing on MTV's RapFix Live Wednesday. The Fugees founding member will be joined by Los Angeles based rapper Kid Ink.
In the Media by Layne Weiss

Three years after quake, Haitians continue to suffer in camps

Three years after Haiti was hit by a disastrous earthquake, over 358,000 people continue to live in makeshift camps spread around Port-au-Prince, where they remain exposed to crime and diseases, such as the cholera outbreak affecting the country.
In the Media by Raluca Besliu - 11 comments
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