2010 News Stories

Sylvia Longmire Drug cartels in U.S. as big a threat as terrorism: Mexican drug cartels are arguably as dangerous and deadly as terrorists, and they were operating far inside our borders well before 9/11.
CNN News, December 9, 2010.

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The Latin American Initiative A unique partnership between the Carr Center's Latin American Initiative and a freelance journalist provides the chance to continue important reporting on drug wars in Juarez, Mexico.
Nieman Reports, September 10, 2010.

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The Latin American Initiative Crisis en Ecuador: Una Ley de servicios publicos que pretende derogar derechos civiles y meritos al personal de la Policia Nacional y al estamento militar, desencadeno una serie de conflictos con el acuartelamiento de toda la policia Nacional y el posterior apoyo de las Fuerzas Armadas estas ultimas tomaron todos los aeropuertos del pais.
Ultimas Noticias, September 9, 2010.

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The Latin American Initiative Farmer-turned-hunger striker dies in Venezuela: CARACAS, Venezuela -- A Venezuelan farmer who staged repeated hunger strikes to protest a government-sanctioned takeover of his farm has died in a military hospital in Caracas.
Miami Herald, August 8, 2010.

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Abogado Amalio Jose Graterol The Defense Lawyer of Judge Maria Lourdes AFiuni calls for replacement of the judge handling the case: The lawyer says Judge Jose Amalio Graterol issued an opinion about the case, outlined in the website of the PSUV.
El Observador RCTV, August 6, 2010.

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The Latin American Initiative Workers' protest in Panama leaves 1 dead, 100 injured: A top Panamanian official was negotiating Friday with banana plantation strikers, one day after violent confrontations with federal troops in Bocas del Toro province left one protester dead and more than 100 injured, a government spokesman said.
CNN News, July 9, 2010.

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The Latin American Initiative Cuban dissident ends hunger strike: Spain to take Cuban prisoners
CNN News, July 9, 2010.

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The Latin American Initiative Winning candidates in Mexico get death threats, party says: At least two winning candidates in Sunday's elections in Mexico have received threats saying they will be killed if they take office, the government-run Notimex news agency reported Thursday.
CNN News, July 8, 2010.

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The Latin American Initiative Venezuela's 'Animal Farm': Last May, a private farm amidst Venezuela's rolling green countryside was expropriated by the country's president, Hugo Chavez.
Huffington Post, July 6, 2010.

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Chavez Beware of rabid dog Commentary; Chavez takes ranch, but critic won't be silenced
Market Watch, June 28, 2010.

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Torres Cantu Mexican candidate shot dead on campaign trail: A Mexican politician who was expected to win a state election has been killed on the campaign trail.
BBC, June 28, 2010.

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The Latin American Initiative Guatemala: Squeezed between Crime and Impunity
Crisis Group, June 22, 2010.

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The Latin American Initiative Thousand people missing in north-east Brazil floods: Floods have engulfed two states in north-east Brazil, leaving about 1,000 people missing and forcing at least 100,000 to flee their homes.
BBC, June 22, 2010.

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Yoani Sanchez Cuba - A Way Forward: In a 1980 interview, Gabriel Garcia Marquez told The New York Times that he had spent three years writing a book about life in Cuba under Fidel Castro.
The New York Review of Books, June 16, 2010.

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Brown is beautiful Hispanics in the US: A new generation
BBC, June 10, 2010.

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Deliverance Map US targets Mexican drug cartels in major sweep: Drug enforcement officers in the United States say they have arrested more than 2,200 people in an investigation targeting Mexican trafficking rings.
BBC, June 10, 2010.

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Polar Chavez eyes Venezuela's top beer brand: Venezuela's biggest beer producer, food and drink giant Polar, is also the country's largest company still in private hands after President Hugo Chavez's nationalisation drive.
BBC, June 9, 2010.

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Colombia FARC Nine die in clashes between Colombian rebel groups: The security forces in Colombia say at least nine people have died in clashes between two left-wing rebel groups.
BBC, June 2, 2010.

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Honduras futbol How football helped to heal Honduras:
BBC News, May 25, 2010.

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Obama/Calderon Obama admits US immigration system is 'broken':
CNN, May 20, 2010.

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The Latin American Initiative Reconocen violacion de los derechos de Afiuni:
analytica.com, May 20, 2010.

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Christiana Figueres UN picks new climate change chief:
BBC News, May 17, 2010.

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The Latin American Initiative Mexico's Drug War: A Rigged Fight?
NPR, May 17, 2010.

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Ciudad Juarez Two headless bodies found in Juarez, third victim dumped at church:
CNN News, May 16, 2010.

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Mexican Senator Missing Former Mexican senator reported missing.
CNN News, May 15, 2010.

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The Latin American Initiative Human rights defenders continue to pay with their lives in Mexico, warn UN experts
HREA, May 13, 2010.

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Chavez Ex-diplomat: Venezuela farm seizure a vendetta:
Associated Press, May 9, 2010.

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Argentina death pilot 'Death flights' suspect returned to Argentina:
CNN News, May 7, 2010.

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Mexico Travel Warning U.S. extends travel warning to Mexico:
CNN News, May 7, 2010.

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The Latin American Initiative Argentina charges ex-dictator with 49 more murders:
MSNBC, May 3, 2010.

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Mexico Drug Wars Mexican drug violence claims 24 lives in 24 hours:
CNN, May 2, 2010.

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Amazonian Peruvians Can free market economics boost Amazonian land rights?:
BBC, April 28, 2010.

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The Latin American Initiative Washingtons Invented Honduran Democracy
COHA, April 22, 2010.

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The Latin American Initiative Mexico Criminal Fusion: The Fusion of Mexico-U.S. Gangs and Drug Cartels
COHA, April 21, 2010.

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The Latin American Initiative Release Judge Jailed for Upholding Venezuelan and International Law:
HREA, April 9, 2010.

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Policia Federal 10 people, ages 8-21, shot dead in Mexico:
CNN News, March 30, 2010.

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The Latin American Initiative Nuns Face Guns, Impunity in Trying to Save Amazon:
New York Times, March 30, 2010.

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Uribe Colombia's Uribe 'not against' hostage-rebel swap:
BBC News, March 29, 2010.

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The Latin American Initiative Venezuela's military intelligence officers detain media tycoon:
El Universal, March 25, 2010.

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two students 2 slain Mexican students memorialized by friends, family and Facebook:
CNN News, March 23, 2010.

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The Latin American Initiative IACHR CONCERNED ABOUT THE USE OF THE PUNITIVE POWER OF THE STATE TO SILENCE OPPONENTS IN VENEZUELA:
Inter-American Commissions for HR, March 22, 2010.

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AlexHaiti Haiti quake pupils look to future:
BBC News, March 11, 2010.

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The Latin American Initiative Chilean fisherman faced tsunami to save others:
CNN News, March 8, 2010.

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Orlando Zapata Tamayo Cuban prison hunger striker Orlando Zapata Tamayo dies:
BBC News, February 24, 2010.

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The Latin American Initiative The volunteer mappers who helped Haiti:
BBC News, February 24, 2010.

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The Latin American Initiative A Walk Through Haiti's Streets:
CNN News, February 23, 2010.

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The Latin American Initiative Canada Gives Haiti Relief:
CNN News, February 22, 2010.

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Dancer Lost Limbs Redefine Life for Thousands in Haiti:
New York Times, February 22, 2010.

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Vodoo Voodoo religion's role in helping Haiti's quake victims
BBC News, February 21, 2010.

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Haiti Camps UN Security Council: Better Shelter, Security Needed for Haiti Victims
Human Rights Watch, February 19, 2010.

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Haiti Woman University Haiti students fear future buried in rubble:
CNN News, February 18, 2010.

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The Latin American Initiative Voices from Haiti:
BBC News, February 17, 2010.

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canada help Canada to build Haiti government base, PM Harper says:
BBC News, February 16, 2010.

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The Latin American Initiative Haiti Quake Damage Much Higher Than First Estimated:
New York Times, February 16, 2010.

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Tent foundation E-mail scams exploiting Haiti earthquake generosity:
BBC News, February 16, 2010.

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The Latin American Initiative 4 children die as Haiti classroom collapses:
CNN News, February 15, 2010.

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people praying The magnitude of Haiti's new reality:
CNN News, February 12, 2010.

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people with preval Haiti will not die, President Rene Preval insists:
BBC News, February 12, 2010.

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Mourning Mourners gather in Haitian capital one month after deadly quake:
CNN News, February 12, 2010.

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demolition Haiti quake death toll rises to 230,000: Haiti's government says about 230,000 people died in last month's earthquake, 18,000 more than its previous estimate.
BBC News, February 11, 2010.

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The Latin American Initiative Disaster Relief at Any Cost
CNN News, February 11, 2010.

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The Latin American Initiative Panoramas: Views From Haiti. Interactive images
New York Times, February 10, 2010.

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The Latin American Initiative ShelterBox: A Quick Fix for Home in Haiti, video
Time Magazine, February 9, 2010.

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Quito Summit South America leaders hold Haiti aid summit: South American leaders are holding a summit in the Ecuadorean capital, Quito, to discuss how to help Haiti recover from last month's earthquake.
BBC News, February 9, 2010.

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The Latin American Initiative Doctors; Haitian may have survived 4 weeks in rubble: Video
CNN News, February 9, 2010.

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The Latin American Initiative Haiti Death Toll Rises:
CNN News, February 5, 2010.

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Laury Silby Child abduction issue 'distracts' from relief - Haiti PM:
BBC News, February 5, 2010.

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supply hard to reach places Volunteers Fly Supplies Into Hard-to-Reach Areas: LEOGANE, Haiti - On a good day, a stray cow might be the only obstacle to landing the small planes bringing oxygen, crutches, baby formula and other supplies that will be put to immediate use at a hospital set up in a nursing school dormitory here.
New York Times, February 4, 2010.

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The Latin American Initiative Hait; Building Back Better - and Beyond:
Crisis Group International, February 4, 2010.

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technology The Technologically Savvy Lend a Hand in Haiti: People around the world have been yearning for meaningful ways to help the people of Haiti - and up to now, most have felt powerless to do much more than open their wallets.
New York Times, February 3, 2010.

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Diasporas Scattered Emigres Haiti Once Shunned Are Now a Lifeline: MIAMI - Since leaving Haiti in 1974 and becoming a successful engineer here, Fritz Armand has often felt that his skills were unwelcome in his native country.
New York Times, February 3, 2010.

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The Latin American Initiative Haitians Help Themselves:
CNN News, February 3, 2010.

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stars we are the world Stars in US re-record We Are the World for Haiti:
BBC News, February 2, 2010.

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Commerce Near Quake's Epicenter, a City Ready for Business: LEOGANE, Haiti Commerce was thriving at the warrenlike shantytown that has sprung to life on what was once this city's main square.
New York Times, February 1, 2010.

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Haiti Rubble Scientists; Why Haiti Should Move Its Capital:
Time Magazine, February 1, 2010.

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Airlifts US resumes Haiti evacuation flights for quake victims: The US military says it has resumed emergency evacuation flights for critically injured victims of the Haitian earthquake.
BBC News, February 1, 2010.

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Joanie Yestin Scout takes comfort in Haiti relief work: Joanie Yestin walks through a small alleyway to what used to be home, now a pile of concrete and crushed belongings.
CNN News, February 1, 2010.

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The Latin American Initiative Haiti Food Lines; "Women Only":
CNN News, February 1, 2010.

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The Latin American Initiative Painful plight of Haiti's 'restavek' children: For more than a week, Sende Sencil had gone without bathing, until two young American doctors at the hospital where she was being treated took the 9-year-old girl for a short walk outside to a shower to wash off the filth and grime.
CNN News, January 29, 2010.

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haiti getty The challenge of rebuilding Haiti: Government and international officials in Haiti are drawing up a strategy to help rebuild the long-impoverished country, while continuing to provide emergency aid to the hundreds of thousands survivors left homeless.
BBC News, January 29, 2010.

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Paloma Rivera In Disaster, Tensions Ease Between an Island's Rivals: PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti Like almost anyone from Hispaniola, the island uncomfortably shared by Haiti and the Dominican Republic, Paloma Rivera is acutely aware that the two nations distrust each other...
New York Times, January 29, 2010.

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haiti rubble Rebuilding Haiti from rubble and dust: Wilmer Blanc sits in the rubble of what remains of his house, refusing to move. The former bus conductor saved all his life to build this. Now it is a wreck with what few items of furniture he has been able to salvage, stacked neatly in a corner.
January 28, 2010.

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Clinton Davos Clinton calls for more Haiti aid at Davos: Davos, Switzerland (CNN) -- Former U.S. President Bill Clinton has warned that many Haitians still face a daily struggle to find food and water two weeks after...
CNN News, January 28, 2010.

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The Latin American Initiative Haiti's 'Little hospital that could':
CNN News, January 28, 2010.

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Watson Haiti forgotten island Quake spared island, but fallout hasn't: Isle de la Gonave, Haiti (CNN) -- The fishing boat speeds over blue waters of the Caribbean, leaving behind the devastation of mainland Haiti.
CNN News, January 27, 2010.

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Soccer city A Visit to Soccer City; Living in Postquake Haiti: On Monday I went walking through a new city. It's been built in the soccer stadium in Leogane, a small town just southwest of Port-au-Prince.
Time Magazine, January 27, 2010.

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The Latin American Initiative Haiti slows orphan airlifts to U.S.: Acting on persistent fears that homeless and orphaned children will be victimized by human traffickers, the Haitian government in Port-au-Prince has put the brakes on the large-scale migration of orphans destined for adoptive families in the U.S.
Miami Herald, January 27, 2010.

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engineer haiti Construction crux of Haiti earthquake tragedy: WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- Haiti's construction industry is to blame for hundreds of thousands of deaths in a tragedy that will repeat itself unless their building practices change, a Berkeley, Calif., engineer said Tuesday.
Miami Herald, January 27, 2010.

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child street crack Human Predators Stalk Haiti's Vulnerable Kids: Mia Pean's heart sank last week when she saw the Toyota pickup truck cruising the debris-cluttered streets of Leogane, ground zero for the earthquake that has devastated Haiti.
Time Magazine, January 27, 2010.

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Haiti exclusive Haiti donors meet to plan rebuilding after quake destruction: (CNN) -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and foreign ministers from more than a dozen countries met Monday to discuss how to rebuild Haiti after the devastating January 12 earthquake.
CNN News, January 26, 2010.

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Aid Map Haiti earthquake maps: Three million people are in need of aid, according to the Red Cross, and so far some 14,000 ready-to-eat meals and 15,000 litres of water have been dropped north-east of the capital, Port-au-Prince, by the US military.
BBC News, January 26, 2010.

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Children in tent Agreement on Effort to Help Haiti Rebuild: PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- Concerned about corruption and wobbly Haitian leadership, international donors agreed Monday during a meeting in Montreal on a 10-year rebuilding effort for earthquake-damaged Haiti...
New York Times, January 25, 2010.

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rebuild Haiti 'can lead quake recovery', Canada summit told: Haiti's government can lead efforts to rebuild the country in the wake of its devastating earthquake, Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive has said.
BBC News, January 25, 2010.

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quake Haiti donors meet to plan rebuilding after quake destruction:
CNN News, January 25, 2010.

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tent cities Haiti's Homeless Are Short Hundreds of Thousands of Tents, Aid Groups Say: PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- As officials focused Sunday on the Herculean task of this nation's physical recovery -- clearing the wreckage and setting up housing for the hundreds of thousands left homeless by an earthquake...
New York Times, January 24, 2010.

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Haiti radio Haiti earthquake; BBC starts Creole broadcasts: The BBC has started broadcasting radio programmes in Creole to earthquake-stricken Haiti.
BBC News, January 23, 2010.

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Factory working At a Haitian Factory, Working Through the Grief: For once, business as usual is a good thing in Haiti. Following the earthquake, almost all shops and businesses remained closed in the nation's capital of Port-au-Prince and surrounding areas.
Time Magazine, January 22, 2010.

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The Latin American Initiative Within Days, a Global Benefit Takes Shape: LOS ANGELES - Quicker than you can tie a red, blue and yellow ribbon - the symbol of concern for Haiti - celebrities rose to George Clooney's call for a telethon to aid that nation's earthquake victims, to be shown Friday night on a hundred networks and myriad Web sites around the world.
New York Times, January 22, 2010.

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Tent areas Aid Groups Focus on Haiti's Homeless:
New York Times, January 22, 2010.

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Guy Uriel Charles Stop calling quake victims looters: Durham, North Carolina (CNN) -- To define someone as a looter is not simply to describe him, or her, through an act, it is to make a moral judgment. It is to characterize the person as lawless and criminal. It connotes someone who is without self-restraint; an animal; wanton and depraved.
CNN News, January 21, 2010.

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tent towns Haiti to relocate 400,000 homeless outside capital: Haiti is planning to house 400,000 earthquake survivors in new tented villages outside the capital, Port-au-Prince, officials have announced.
BBC News, January 21, 2010.

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Haitians in Logne receive food bags UN-backed quake relief operations expand beyond devastated capital: 21 January 2010 United Nations-supported relief efforts to reach the countless victims of Haiti's devastating earthquake are expanding to areas away from Port-au-Prince, the capital...
UN News, January 21, 2010.

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Ben Skinner Haiti Rescue; Saving the Man Who Saved My Life: I was in Haiti in October 2005 researching my book on modern-day slavery when I contracted a severe case of malaria.
Time Magazine, January 20, 2010.

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rescue teams A Week After Earthquake, 15-Day-Old Baby Found Alive: Surprise Survivor Is Just One of the Delayed Rescue Tales that Have Become Hallmarks of Haiti's Earthquake
Wall Street Journal, January 20, 2010.

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Aftershock map Strong aftershock shakes Haiti, week after earthquake: A strong aftershock has rocked Haiti, sending screaming people running into the streets, eight days after another quake devastated the country.
BBC News, January 20, 2010.

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Prof. Herman Professor Dutch Leonard Outlines "Stages" in Haiti Rescue, Recovery, Rebuilding: Rescue and recovery efforts continue at full-throttle in Haiti, one week after a devastating earthquake struck Port-au-Prince, killing thousands of citizens, and destroying homes...
HKS, January 19, 2010.

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Clinton FOX Clinton on Haiti relief: Bill Clinton tells CNN's John Roberts that many small donations can add up to big relief in Haiti.
CNN News, January 15, 2010.

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Hand Haiti LIVE: Haiti earthquake 15 Jan
BBC News, January 15, 2010.

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Aftermath Relief slowly begins to arrive in Haiti: Port-au-Prince, Haiti (CNN) -- The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson gave hope to Haitians on Friday that much-needed relief is on the way, arriving with helicopters, hospital beds and operating rooms to help in the aftermath of this week's earthquake.
CNN News, January 15, 2010.

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Haiti after earthquake The Help That Haiti Needs: International aid groups estimate that 3 million Haitians have been affected by the earthquake, with the death toll expected in the tens of thousands.
The New York Times, January 14, 2010.

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Hatian Earthquake Haiti earthquake survivors plead for aid: Haitians who survived the earthquake are pleading for international aid, as it begins to trickle in.
BBC News, January 14, 2010.

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Haiti Money needed most in Haiti earthquake relief efforts: (CNN) -- The next question on many people's minds after learning about the earthquake devastation in Haiti has been: How can I help? Most organizations are asking for monetary donations. They are not seeking material items, like clothes or food, or volunteers at this time.
CNN News, January 14, 2010.

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destroyed presidential palace Haiti earthquake: IDB redirects resources for emergency assistance and reconstruction: nter-American Development Bank President Luis Alberto Moreno called today for an urgent international response to Haitis devastating earthquake and pledged to redirect millions of dollars in IDB grants to support assistance and reconstruction efforts.
IDB, January 13, 2010.

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The Carr Center for Human Rights Policy Impunity No More: Luis Moreno-Ocampo THE HAGUE- In 1998, more than 100 states adopted the Rome Statute to end impunity for those crimes that we had thought, over and over, would never happen again, only to see them occur, again and again: genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.
New York Times, January 9, 2010.

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The Latin American Initiative The Twin Challenges of Honduras: By Peter Hakim The military coup in Honduras that ousted elected President Manuel Zelaya continues to present two distinct challenges to the United States and other countries of the hemisphere.
Inter-American Dialogue, January 9, 2010.

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Funeral Colombia rebels say they seized and killed governor: Left-wing rebels in Colombia have said they killed a provincial governor shortly after seizing him from his home at gunpoint on 21 December.
January 6, 2010.

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The Latin American Initiative Honduras prosecutor seeks charges against military: TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras -- The chief prosecutor asked the Supreme Court on Wednesday to issue arrest warrants charging Honduras' military commanders with abuse of power for sending President Manuel Zelaya out of the country in his June 28 ouster.
Miami Herald, January 6, 2010.

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SOIL Group seeks answers to Haiti's woes in its toilets: (CNN) -- It's not often you get away with staking out an ex-president to give him a bag of your, ahem, personal waste.
CNN News, January 4, 2010.

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Carlos Beltran Leyva Arrest Targets Drug Cartel: Mexico Police Detain Brother of Slain 'Boss of Bosses'- MEXICO CITY -- The brother of one of the country's most powerful and violent drug lords -- killed last month in a gun battle -- was arraigned Sunday after being stopped while driving with a false driver's license,
Wall street Journal, January 4, 2010.

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Radio Local radio proves a lifeline in Haiti: Communications are still disrupted in Haiti, hampering relief efforts. Cell phone service, is, however, slowly being restored, as are Internet connections.
The World, January 2, 2010.

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The Latin American Initiative Colombia raids Farc jungle base during party: An air strike by Colombian forces has killed at least 18 Farc rebels while they held a New Year's party in a jungle camp, officials said.
BBC News, January 1, 2010.

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