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Haiti Prime Minister: Time for a New Paradigm

DONORS’ CONFERENCE Washington, D.C., April 14, 2009 Michèle Duvivier PIERRE-LOUIS Prime Minister of Haiti I would like to begin by thanking all those who have made this conference possible. I want to extend special thanks to President Moreno who has agreed to host this gathering, which publicized its importance and mobilized the Inter-American Development Bank’s… Read More ›

Secretary Clinton: “Haiti is on a brink”

Why should countries in the Western Hemisphere, Europe, the Middle East and Asia offer assistance to Haiti in the midst of a global economic downturn (inaudible)? Because what happens in Haiti affects far beyond the Caribbean and even the region. This small nation of 9 million people is on a brink. It is on a brink of either moving forward with the help of the collective community or falling further back. And it, as well as this region, will be shaped to a large extent by the decisions that we make.

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Haiti on the Big Stage in NY and Washington

On April 13 and 14,  international and bilateral donors will meet at the headquarters of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to announce a major assistance package for Haiti. The donors meeting should have been held a year ago. But about this time last year, protests over the scarcity and high cost of food spread from… Read More ›

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Haiti: From Natural Catastrophe to Economic Security

A Report for the Secretary-General of the United Nations Paul Collier Department of Economics Oxford University December 27th, 2008 N.B. We publish in its entirety the findings and recommendations of Professor Paul Collier, following a brief visit to Haiti in December 2008 to assess prospects for economic development. The author of “The Bottom Billion,” visited… Read More ›

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Ambassador Rice: Haiti is at the Crossroads

How many times have  you heard that Haiti was at the crossroads of opportunity and despair? Forget it: no answers need be provided. Far too many people have said it far too many times (including this writer), yet opportunities at these crossroads have come and gone. And Haiti has become worse, not better. Outfitted with… Read More ›

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ANALYSIS-Deadly storms a big setback for impoverished Haiti | Reuters.com

The sight of the Haitian port city of Gonaives sitting in a slick of polluted water is only the most visible symbol of the damage done to the Caribbean nation of 9 million by four consecutive storms this summer.

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Cabaret, Haiti hit hard by Ike; bodies on every street corner

In this tiny Haitian town flooded by Hurricane Ike, the grim reality set in Sunday morning as the bodies of a dozen children lay dead on a concrete slab.

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Eureka: Haiti Has a New Government!

It’s official! The curtain has come down on Act III: Michèle Pierre-Louis is now officially the Honorable Prime Minister of Haiti. It took 146 days for the Honorable Members of the Haitian Parliament and His Excellency René Préval to come to an agreement on a new leader

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600,000 need aid in Haiti: UN

The UN has warned hundreds of thousands are in need of immediate aid from severe flooding in Haiti in the wake of Hanna and a previous tropical storm, Gustav

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Haiti: Deja Vu All Over Again

SAINT-MARC, Haiti (AP) — Haitian families scrambled onto rooftops and sreamed for help Tuesday in a city flooded by Tropical Storm Hanna, as U.N. peacekeepers and rescue convoys tried in vain to reach them.

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