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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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Japanese Reconstruction Minister Quits Under Pressure

Posted July 5th, 2011 at 12:50 am (UTC-5)
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Japan’s newly named reconstruction minister resigned Tuesday over remarks that offended survivors of the country’s March 11 earthquake and tsunami. Ryu Matsumoto stepped down after meeting with embattled Prime Minister Naoto Kan, only a week after Matsumoto was appointed to the post. It was the latest in a string of embarrassments for Mr. Kan, who […]

New Zealand Offers to Buy Homes in Quake-Damaged City

Posted June 23rd, 2011 at 6:55 am (UTC-5)
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The New Zealand government says it will offer to buy 5,000 homes in Christchurch that were severely damaged by a series of powerful earthquakes. Prime Minister John Key told reporters Thursday the homes cannot be rebuilt because they sit on land that is too unstable. He says it will cost up to $500 million to […]

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