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Jimmy Carter Visits Haiti: Discusses Pace of Post-Quake Reconstruction

Posted November 7th, 2011 at 9:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter says he has not seen many homes built for the poor following the deadly earthquake that rocked Haiti nearly two years ago. Mr. Carter made his comments in interviews Monday as he visited the Caribbean nation, which is struggling to recover from the January 2010 temblor. In one interview, he […]

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Haiti’s President Urges Follow Through on Aid Pledges

Posted September 23rd, 2011 at 8:11 pm (UTC-5)
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Haitian President Michel Martelly says his country still needs international assistance following last year’s devastating earthquake and is urging the global community to make good on its promises to help the country as it recovers. President Martelly, who took office earlier this year, spoke Friday in his first address before the United Nations General Assembly […]

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Uruguayan Soldiers Detained for Assault in Haiti

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 5:45 pm (UTC-5)
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A military judge in Uruguay has ordered the detention of five soldiers accused of sexually abusing a young Haitian man while serving as United Nations peacekeepers in the Caribbean nation. The five men, whose names have not been released, face charges of disobeying orders and dereliction of duty. Uruguayan President Jose Mujica has apologized for […]

Uruguayan Soldiers Detained for Assault in Haiti

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 3:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A military judge in Uruguay has ordered the detention of five soldiers accused of sexually abusing a young Haitian man while serving as U.N. peacekeepers in the Caribbean nation. The five men, whose names have not been released, face charges of disobeying orders and dereliction of duty. Uruguayan President Jose Mujica has apologized for the […]

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Haitian Lawmakers Approve New Pick for Prime Minister

Posted September 16th, 2011 at 7:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Lawmakers in Haiti’s lower house of parliament have unanimously approved the nomination of a United Nations development expert to serve as prime minister. Legislators Friday approved President Michel Martelly’s designation of 45-year-old Garry Conille to the post. Conille is a medical doctor who has served as an aide to former U.S. President Bill Clinton in […]

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UN Urges International Community to Honor Haiti Aid Promises

Posted September 16th, 2011 at 5:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The head of the United Nations mission in Haiti is urging the international community to step up its funding and development activities there, saying the country’s stability is threatened by political tension and socio-economic problems. Mariano Fernandez spoke Friday as he presented a report on Haiti to the U.N. Security Council. In his remarks, Fernandez […]

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Haitian Protesters Demand UN Withdrawal

Posted September 14th, 2011 at 6:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Police in Haiti have clashed with hundreds of protesters demanding United Nations troops leave the country after peacekeepers allegedly sexually assaulted a young man. Police in the capital city of Port-au-Prince fired tear gas to disperse the demonstrators Wednesday, while some demonstrators threw rocks at police. The protest was sparked after a video taken on […]

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South American Nations Seek to Reduce UN Force in Haiti

Posted September 9th, 2011 at 2:40 am (UTC-5)
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South American countries that contributed troops to the United Nations mission in Haiti have agreed to ask the Security Council to reduce the number of troops deployed in the Caribbean country. Uruguayan Foreign Minister Luis Almagro says the foreign ministers of nine South American nations want troop levels reduced to the numbers in Haiti before […]

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Uruguay Apologizes to Haiti for Alleged Sexual Assault

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 7:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Uruguay’s president has apologized to Haiti for the alleged sexual assault of a young man by Uruguayan peacekeepers. In a letter sent late Tuesday, President Jose Mujica said his country would investigate the incident thoroughly, and impose the maximum penalties against anyone found responsible. He said Uruguayans were humiliated by the “criminal and embarrassing” behavior […]

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Haiti’s Martelly Names Third Prime Minister Nominee

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 8:05 am (UTC-5)
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Haitian officials say President Michel Martelly has selected a recent top aide to former U.S. President Bill Clinton as his third nominee for prime minister. They say Mr. Martelly chose Garry Conille for the post. Conille served as an aide to Mr. Clinton in his work as U.N. special envoy for Haiti. President Martelly took […]

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