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Expectant mothers in Haiti cope with chaotic conditions

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Expectant mothers in Haiti cope with chaotic conditions

Each year, more than half a million women across the world die while giving birth, most of them from developing countries. In Haiti, the situation is desperate, as violence, political chaos and insufficient international aid have hampered even the most basic health care.

Posted: August 4, 2009 11:32   Comments: 1
U.S. must help break Haiti’s cycle of misery

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U.S. must help break Haiti’s cycle of misery

The need in Haiti -- where suffering goes along chronically, untreated and ignored -- requires new thinking and global commitment to change, writes Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner. The U.S. must step up to the plate.

Posted: July 30, 2009 11:16   Comments: 14
Haitians in Dominican Republic face racism, discrimination

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Haitians in Dominican Republic face racism, discrimination

Up to one million people of Haitian origin currently live in the Dominican Republic, and many are subjected to discrimination and violence, with their Dominican-born children denied citizenship. A Worldfocus contributing blogger describes the escalating human rights concerns.

Posted: June 25, 2009 13:12   Comments: 31
Raucous rallies contrast coastal wastelands in Haiti

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Raucous rallies contrast coastal wastelands in Haiti

Worldfocus correspondent Benno Schmidt saw many sides of the island nation, including raucous street celebrations and desolate coastal wastelands. Two videos capture the contrasting "sights and sounds" of Haiti.

Posted: February 20, 2009 15:29   Comments: 4
Dirt poor Haitians eat cookies made of mud

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Dirt poor Haitians eat cookies made of mud

The cookies -- made of dirt, butter and salt -- hold little nutritional value, but manage to keep Haiti's poor alive. The recipe has been passed down through generations of Haitians.

Posted: February 19, 2009 20:20   Comments: 84
Betting on cockfights for fast money in Haitian slum

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Betting on cockfights for fast money in Haitian slum

Worldfocus correspondent Benno Schmidt stumbles upon one of several cockfighting matches held every Sunday in the slums of the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince.

Posted: February 19, 2009 17:44   Comments: 1
Haiti’s government must rebuild trust to repair nation

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Haiti’s government must rebuild trust to repair nation

Haitian Prime Minister Michèle Pierre-Louis took office in September, succeeding a former prime minister who was ousted amid riots. Pierre-Louis discusses how she and the rest of the government can work to overcome Haitians' distrust.

Posted: February 19, 2009 12:55   Comments: 8
Hurricane mudslides bury Haitian towns

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Hurricane mudslides bury Haitian towns

Months after the storms have passed, some Haitians are trying to dig their homes out of 10 to 15 feet of mud. Worldfocus explores how long-gone storms continue to interfere with day-to-day life.

Posted: February 18, 2009 15:04   Comments: 1
Haitians destroy environment in struggle to survive

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Haitians destroy environment in struggle to survive

Haiti is a tiny island country in the Caribbean and the poorest in the Western hemisphere. In their struggle to survive, Haitians are destroying the very elements of their environment that sustain them.

Posted: February 18, 2009 14:01   Comments: 23
Hurricanes raze Haitian infrastructure; second school falls

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Hurricanes raze Haitian infrastructure; second school falls

A school partially collapsed in Haiti today, the second in a week. After suffering four hurricanes in the space of a month, Haitian infrastructure is in decay.

Posted: November 12, 2008 23:00   Comments: 0

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