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How the Red Cross Raised Half a Billion Dollars for Haiti ­and Built Six Homes

By Justin Elliot, Propublica, and Laura Sullivan, NPR THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF CAMPECHE sprawls up a steep hillside in Haiti’s capital city, Port-au-Prince. Goats rustle in trash that goes forever uncollected. Children kick a deflated volleyball in a dusty lot below … Continue reading

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Republicans say aid efforts in Haiti are a failure

How dare they make such a statement! Do they have amnesia? It was one of their own, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) who blocked roughly $917 million dollars from the rebuilding effort.  If it is a failure they have their own to … Continue reading

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Haitian lawmakers vote to allow dual nationality

This development hopefully will spur investment, reconstruction and development in the country. The Associated Press: Haitian lawmakers vote to allow dual nationality.

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Righting a Wrong

Today is the one year anniversary of the horrific earthquake in Haiti. The country, the rebuilding, the people have been in the rear view mirror of the ever-changing 24-hour news cycle until roughly last week. Our news agencies with a … Continue reading

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The Total Failure of Global Aid in Haiti

The deep-seated global vendetta against Haiti is appalling. The United States has not released its pledged aid (thanks to Sen. Tom Coburn-let him know you do not agree), so in some respects the rest of the global community has that as an excuse,”…the … Continue reading

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Nine Months After the Quake — A Million Haitians Slowly Dying

Bill Quigley writes a piece that provides us all with a picture of what the situation on the ground is and just how much aid to Haiti is needed. My position on this is and has been crystal clear, the people of … Continue reading

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Bill Clinton lobbies for earthquake aid to Haiti

Outraged! That’s how I feel about this situation. Unfortunately, in Righting A Wrong I identified the reason Haiti seems to be victimized by the global community. As I have previously posted Sen Tom Coburn is the hearatless legislator holding up the … Continue reading

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Haiti Still Waiting For Pledged U.S. Aid

This is completely unacceptable. A certain political party talks about streamlining government. Yet, according to this article one of their own Sen. Tom Coburn is aiding the hold up by injecting an additional $1 million expense for an “independent” administrator … Continue reading

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Letter Urges French to Repay Haiti’s “Independence Debt”

The price of freedom is poverty. As I have written before, because Haiti was the first to gain its independence by the sword and defeated the great Napoleon, Haiti has been penalized over generations for their accomplishment. The French has … Continue reading

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US-backed textile training center opens in Haiti

This is great example of Haitian rebuilding. US-backed textile training center opens in Haiti.

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