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Haiti's 'Baby Doc' Duvalier Dies At 63


Image: Former Haitian president Jean-Claude Duvalier "Baby Doc" has died at age 63. He returned from exile in 2011.

npr.org - October 4th, 2014 - Bill Chappell

Jean-Claude Duvalier, the former Haitian dictator nicknamed "Baby Doc" after he succeeded his father in ruling the country, has died. Duvalier was the president of Haiti from 1971 to 1986, a brutal regime that ended in his exile. He returned to the country in 2011.

Haiti - Health : Status and Functioning of the Health System

haitilibre.com - July 9, 2014

The west's peanut butter bias chokes Haiti's attempts to feed itself


Image: Haitian children are checked by health agents for signs of malnutrition. Photograph: MFK

theguardian.com - July 10th, 2014 - Rashmee Roshan Lall

Bedline is 17 months and weighs just 5.3kg. She lies feverish and quiet in her grandmother's arms, eyes glazed, her pale blue nylon frock hanging off thin shoulders.

Hard to Breathe

Image: “The worst readings are near heavy traffic areas and often where displaced people are living in camps,” says Mary Davis. Photo: Ann Rappaport

now.tufts.edu - April 23rd, 2014 - Gail Bambrick

Air pollution in the island nation of Haiti can reach levels considered hazardous by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, according to recent findings by Tufts researchers.

Neglected Islanders Resist Plan for Haiti Tourism Revival


Artesia Suprice (C, yellow striped shirt) stands with her family outside their home which is one of dozens that will be expropriated by Haiti's government to make way for an international airport, on Ile-a-Vache island, off Haiti's south coast, March 25, 2014.
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reuters.com - by David Adams - April 6, 2014

Haiti Drought Causes Extreme Emergency

huffingtonpost.com - AP - by Evens Sanon and Trenton Daniel - March 18, 2014

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A drought is causing an extreme emergency in northeast Haiti, wiping out sorely needed crops and livestock, an official said Tuesday.

Pierre Gary Mathieu of the government's National Coordination of Food Security told The Associated Press that the eight-month-long drought in the region has caused the loss of two harvest seasons. It will take the area six months to recover.

Social Suffering in Soleil

Baby Boy (Photo by John Carroll)

blogs.pjstar.com - by John A. Carroll, MD - www.haitianhearts.org - February 13, 2014

. . So what happened here? Didn’t you hear that things are going much better in Haiti now? I read it in the news. . .

We won’t be able to go to Soleil tomorrow. Too much shooting. Gangs against gangs and then the police come and shoot too. My driver Djongo does not play. He grew up in Soleil.

Haiti, Unfinished and Forsaken

nytimes.com - January 10th, 2014 - The Editorial Board

Four years after the earthquake, Haiti is a fragile, largely forgotten country. It’s possible that some natural or man-made crisis this year could push it back into the headlines. But sustained attention, with the kind of support from outside that Haiti still needs to rebuild and become more self-sufficient, is mostly gone.

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