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US Envoy to Haiti Urges Patience on Disaster Recovery

Posted March 16th, 2012 at 8:35 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. ambassador to Haiti says it will take years to complete reconstruction efforts from the devastating 2010 earthquake. In an interview with VOA’s Creole Service, Kenneth Merten compared the pace of reconstruction efforts in Port-au-Prince to that of New York City’s World Trade Center, which was destroyed in the 2001 terrorist attack and the […]

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US Envoy to Haiti Urges Patience on Disaster Recovery

Posted March 16th, 2012 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. ambassador to Haiti says it will take years to complete reconstruction efforts from the devastating 2010 earthquake. In an interview with VOA’s Creole Service, Kenneth Merten compared the pace of reconstruction efforts in Port au Prince to that of New York City’s World Trade Center, which was destroyed in the 2011 terrorist attack […]

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US Envoy to Haiti Urges Patience on Disaster Recovery

Posted March 16th, 2012 at 6:55 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. ambassador to Haiti says it will take years to complete reconstruction efforts from the devastating 2010 earthquake. In an interview with VOA’s Creole Service, Kenneth Merten compared the pace of reconstruction efforts in Port au Prince to that of New York City’s World Trade Center, which was destroyed in the 2011 terrorist attack […]

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US Envoy to Haiti Urges Patience on Disaster Recovery

Posted March 16th, 2012 at 4:40 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. ambassador to Haiti says the reconstruction efforts from the devastating 2010 earthquake will take years to complete. In an interview with VOA’s Creole Service, Kenneth Merten compared the pace of reconstruction efforts in Port au Prince to that of New York City’s World Trade Center, which was destroyed in the 2011 terrorist attack. […]

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Former Haitian Official Convicted in US in Bribery Scheme

Posted March 13th, 2012 at 2:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A federal jury in Miami, Florida has convicted a former Haitian government official for his role in a money laundering and bribery scheme. The U.S. Justice Department made the announcement Tuesday in the case of 45-year-old Jean Rene Duperval, who worked for a Haitian state-owned telecommunications company, Teleco. A Justice Department statement says Duperval awarded […]

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Haiti PM says Reconstruction Too Slow

Posted February 9th, 2012 at 10:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Haiti’s prime minister says the Caribbean nation’s post-earthquake reconstruction needs to move “faster” and “be more effective.” Prime Minister Garry Conille told VOA his trip to Washington was aimed at improving things, to coordinate with donors and partners to “see how we can make a difference much more quickly for the millions of Haitians that […]

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US Official Optimistic About Haiti’s Economic Future

Posted January 10th, 2012 at 5:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. State Department official says he is optimistic that sustained economic growth is possible in Haiti, which is struggling to rebuild following a deadly earthquake two years ago this week. Tom Adams, the State Department’s special coordinator for Haiti, spoke to VOA Tuesday, two days before the anniversary of the 7.0 magnitude quake that […]

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Investment Forum Seeks New Business for Haiti

Posted November 30th, 2011 at 1:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Business leaders are discussing new possibilities for Haiti at a conference designed to bring more money and jobs to the impoverished Caribbean nation. The two-day Invest in Haiti Forum in the capital, Port-au-Prince, is aimed at highlighting business opportunities in the country. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) organized the event along with the Haitian government […]

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Haiti Cholera Victims Demand UN Compensation

Posted November 8th, 2011 at 5:55 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S.-based human rights group has filed a claim with the United Nations, seeking millions of dollars in compensation and an apology on behalf of more than 5,000 Haitians affected by Haiti’s deadly cholera outbreak. The Boston-based Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti, IJDH, recently filed the petition, which was sent to United Nations […]

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Haiti Cholera Victims Demand UN Pay for Outbreak

Posted November 8th, 2011 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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A human rights group says it has submitted claims to the United Nations seeking damages on behalf of more than 5,000 Haitians affected by the nation’s deadly cholera outbreak. The petition filed by the U.S.-based Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti says the U.N. and its peacekeeping force are liable for hundreds of millions […]

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