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  1. Correcting the Record of Haiti's Earthquake

    Wednesday, February 29, 2012

    The world reacted swiftly to Haiti's catastrophic 7.0 earthquake in 2010. The United States shipped in 20,000 troops, some to perform lifesaving medical procedures, others to protect aid workers from earthquake victims deemed dangerous. Movie stars, criminals and other prospective parents rushed to adopt motherless Haitian babies.

  2. Haiti's University Languishes in Ruins - Part 2

    Thursday, February 23, 2012

    When the Interim Haiti Reconstruction Commission failed to approve, or even respond to, a proposal by the University of the State of Haiti (UEH) for a unified campus to replace the nine destroyed or badly damaged faculties in the capital, Vice Rector Fritz Deshommes was not surprised at the silence.

  3. Haiti's University Languishes in Ruins - Part 1

    Thursday, February 23, 2012

    Two years after the earthquake, and despite the proposals written, the consortiums organised and the foreign delegations entertained, the University of the State of Haiti (Université d'Etat d'Haïti or UEH) still has not seen any 'reconstruction', and the proposal for a university campus that would unite all 11 faculties remains a 25-year-old dream.

  4. Brazil’s Construction Boom Eases Integration of Haitians

    Tuesday, February 21, 2012

    Pierre was in the next-door country of Dominican Republic when the January 2010 earthquake destroyed half of Port-au-Prince and killed at least 200,000 of his fellow Haitians, including his wife and his mother.

  5. Rights Groups Denounce Duvalier Ruling, U.S. Urges Appeal

    Tuesday, January 31, 2012

    International and local human rights groups Tuesday strongly denounced the ruling by an investigating judge in Haiti that former dictator Jean-Claude 'Baby Doc' Duvalier should not face charges for massive human rights abuses committed during his 15-year reign, from 1971 to 1986.

  6. U.N. 'Outraged' at Sexual Abuse by Peacekeepers in Haiti

    Monday, January 23, 2012

    The Caribbean nation of Haiti, still struggling to recover from the devastating 2010 earthquake, is once again trying to cope with the sexual abuse of minors by U.N. peacekeepers - for the third time in five years.

  7. From Peacekeeping to Partisan Policing?

    Wednesday, January 18, 2012

    The image of United Nations peacekeeping operations has become seriously tarnished in recent years, say some independent experts who monitor the U.N. missions around the world.

  8. Report Exposes 'Survival Sex Trade' in Post-Earthquake Haiti

    Thursday, January 12, 2012

    Eighteen-year-old 'Kettlyne', a Haitian orphan living in the rubble-strewn Croix Deprez camp — one of the many remaining tent-cities that houses refugees from the Jan. 12, 2010 earthquake — is unable to feed her three-year-old daughter.

  9. Haitian Diaspora Tests Brazil's International Solidarity

    Thursday, January 12, 2012

    Brazil, for decades a source of migrants to the United States and Europe, is now facing its own humanitarian challenge: applying the international solidarity it trumpets to the Haitians who are arriving in the thousands, in search of a better life.

  10. HAITI: Displaced Mark a Tragedy That Could Have Been Yesterday

    Thursday, January 12, 2012

    For two years now, since her husband was one of the estimated 230,000 Haitians killed in the massive earthquake of Jan. 12, 2010 and she and her three children became homeless, little has changed for Dieulia St. Juste.

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