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Exiled President 'Baby Doc' Returns to Haiti

Monday, January 17, 2011

Former Haitian president, Jean Claude Devalier, returns to his country after nearly twenty five years of exile. The former president known as "Baby Doc" has been accused of human rights violations. Upon his arrival, he told reporters that he had returned to Haiti simply to help after the earthquake. Marie Claire Williams, reporter for the BBC Caribbean service explains the significance of this homecoming, which has left residents confused.

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WNYC News

From Brooklyn, Helping Haiti Help Itself

Friday, January 14, 2011

Finding ways to help Haiti help itself has proven a challenge. A Haitian born accountant in Brooklyn has been learning that first hand.

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Features

A Year Later, New York Honors Victims and Survivors of Haiti Quake

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

On the year anniversary of the quake, the outpouring of support is decidedly less star-spangled, but in a city populated with some of the biggest money makers and opinion formers in the country, New York is honoring and remembering the victims of Haiti's earthquake in myriad ways.

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The Takeaway

Haiti, One Year Later: Where Has the International Aid Gone?

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Today marks one year since the devastating earthquake in Haiti. The country suffered tremendously on January 12, 2010: 230,000 dead, thousands more injured, businesses and homes reduced to rubble. And yet the year only brought more difficulties, as cholera struck the countryside and accusations of fraud haunted a hotly-contested presidential election. Half of all American households sent donations to Haiti in the months following the earthquake. But as over 800,000 Haitians continue to live in temporary camps, the situation still seems dire. Where has all the aid gone? Who has it helped? What difference has it made?

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The Takeaway

President Obama Heads to Arizona for Speech on Shooting

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Amidst a swirling debate over causes for the tragic shooting in Arizona, President Obama heads to the state to address the nation; Biden, Clinton and Gates on international trips with pressing agendas; South Carolina's new Governor Nikki Haley heads to office; a report from the Detroit Auto Show; as a middle-aged adult, a man has a revelation about his racial background; where Haiti's international aid has gone a year later; one family's story of traumatic brain injury; misinterpreting metaphors; and assigning value in modern society.

WNYC News

From Haiti to Brooklyn: Earthquake Memoirs at PS 269

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

It’s been one year since an earthquake devastated Haiti. New York City schools have taken in almost 800 students from the island nation. And 12 of them have started memoirs, posted inside the entrance to a Brooklyn elementary school.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Web Extras: Haiti, One Year Later

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

On today’s show, Leonard spoke to Dan Reed, the producer of the Frontline documentary “Battle for Haiti”, about the more than 4,000 prisoners who escaped from the National Penitentiary during last year’s earthquake and the repercussions of this jailbreak.

Tomorrow marks the one year anniversary of last year’s 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Haiti. Below, you can find links to our coverage of the quake and the rebuilding efforts over the past year - an interesting timeline of a natural disaster and its repercussions. We’ve also included some of our coverage of Haiti before the earthquake: a saddening reminder that Haiti’s troubles go back further than just last year.

We’d love to know what coverage you found really meaningful—and what we should be keeping an eye on in the future. Leave your thoughts in the comments!

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The Takeaway

The Battle for Haiti

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

A year ago, when the monumental earthquake of January 2010 hit Haiti, 250,000 people died, even more were injured, and roughly one million were left homeless. But the tragedy didn’t end there. At the same time that millions of civilians mourned, over 4,000 prisoners escaped from the national penitentiary and began a reign of terror over the nation’s tent cities that continues today; raping women and children, brutalizing citizens, and controlling access to drinking water and electricity.

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Selected Shorts

Mysteries and Wonders

Sunday, December 26, 2010

This week's episode includes three tales by Saki, Liliana Heker, Charles Johnson about something unexpected, along with a fourth in which Edwidge Danticat secretly follows her mother.

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The Takeaway

Haitians Face Uncertain Future as US Suspends Special Immigration Status

Monday, December 20, 2010

Beginning next month, the U.S. government will end the special immigration status granted to certain Haitians left homeless by January's devastating earthquake. Immigration and Customs Enforcement — part of the Department of Homeland Security — says that they will only deport Haitians who had been convicted of crimes and finished serving their sentences; however, within New York's Haitian population, reaction has gone from concern to anger, as slow reconstruction coupled with a deadly cholera epidemic means an uncertain future for those forced to return home.

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The Takeaway

Protests Continue in Response to Haiti Elections

Thursday, December 09, 2010

More protests are expected in Haiti today, and schools, businesses and airports have been closed do to violence. The unrest follows the announcement of the country's preliminary presidential election results earlier this week, which many say suffered from widespread voter fraud and other issues. Joining us for more on the story is Jacqueline Charles, Caribbean correspondent for The Miami Herald.  

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The Takeaway

Haitian Elections in Turmoil

Monday, November 29, 2010

Both voters and candidates are calling yesterday's elections in Haiti invalid, citing widespread fraud. Twelve of the nineteen presidential candidates held a press conference yesterday afternoon calling for the vote to be canceled, and protesters took to the streets after scores of complaints from those whose names did not appear on the rolls at polling stations were unable to vote.

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The Takeaway

Running an Election in a Time of Cholera

Friday, November 26, 2010

Haitians want change. They have been struggling to physically rebuild their society in the aftermath of the earthquake. This weekend, they will attempt to do some political rebuilding, as well. The country is set to vote for a new president, 99 deputies and 20 senators this Sunday.

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The Takeaway

What Does Haiti Still Need, Ten Months Post-Earthquake?

Friday, November 26, 2010

Ten months after the devastating January earthquake, Haiti still needs support for schools, factories and businesses. In the past few weeks, Haiti has needed better plumbing and medical support for a cholera epidemic.

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The Takeaway

Haitian Cholera Epidemic Spreading Fast

Friday, November 26, 2010

UN officials announced this week that cholera is now projected to spread across Haiti more than twice as fast as originally estimated, with more than 425,000 cases expected in the first six months since it appeared. The disease had officially infected 66,593 people and killed 1,523 as of Monday, according to the country's Ministry of Health.

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The Takeaway

Haiti Gov't Attempts Education Reform

Friday, November 26, 2010

Haiti has barely recovered from the January earthquake that killed an estimated 200,000 people, and now the country is in the wake of a full blown cholera epidemic.  That has not stopped the Haitian government from taking on the mammoth task of reforming the country's education system.

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The Takeaway

Adopted Family Relishes Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 25, 2010

In January, Lisa Scoppa and her husband, Duke, were in the process of adopting two young Haitian children when the news struck that Port-au-Prince had been hit by a devastating earthquake. The Scoppas feared their children were lost, but after several anxious days, discovered they had been evacuated to Florida. Now, ten months later, the family is together for their first Thanksgiving, and the two kids, Therline and Erikson, are officially U.S. citizens.

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The Takeaway

This Week's Agenda: TSA, Black Friday, Haiti

Monday, November 22, 2010

With Thanksgiving approaching, how many notches you'll have to relax that belt buckle won't be the only question people will be asking. Much of the focus will be on air safety and retail sales. Many travelers are not happy about the latest security measures the TSA is using for secondary screening, including full-body scans and thorough pat-downs. Many see both as extremely invasive, but the TSA says that both measures will stay. Callie Crossley, host of "The Callie Crossley Show" at WGBH in Boston, will see if any changes will come as Thanksgiving quickly approaches.

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The Takeaway

Epidemics and Politics: Can Haiti Learn From History?

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Demonstrators in Haiti have been protesting an outbreak of cholera, which has killed more than 1,000 people and has hospitalized more than 16,000 in the past month. The riots began on Monday in northern and central Haiti, over suspicions that U.N. peacekeepers had brought the epidemic to the country from Nepal. But protesters have also used the issue to make a political statement, burning campaign posters of Jude Celestin, the candidate of President Rene Preval's Unity Party – just ahead of national elections coming up on November 28th, 2010. 

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The Takeaway

Top of the Hour: Cholera and Anger Spreads in Haiti, Morning Headlines

Thursday, November 18, 2010

More than 1,000 people have died in Haiti of the spreading cholera epidemic, and the result may be an epidemic of political unrest. 

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