Tag: <span>Rene Preval</span>

Haiti’s Presidential List Delayed; Wyclef Won’t Make the Cut, One Official Says

Today in Latin America Top Story — Haiti’s Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) delayed a decision of who among the 34 presidential hopefuls will be eligible to run in the Nov. […] Read More >

Wyclef Jean May Run For President of Haiti In 2010

Today in Latin America Top Story — Musician Wyclef Jean said that he is thinking of running for the presidency of earthquake ravaged Haiti, but has yet has yet to […] Read More >

Haiti’s Police Break Up Anti-Préval Protest In Front Of National Palace

Today in Latin America Top Story — Haitian police broke up a rally on Monday in front of the National Palace, where protesters demanded that President René Préval step down. […] Read More >

Foreign Governments Pledge nearly $10 Billion in Aid to Haiti at U.N. Donor Conference

The world’s governments pledged to donate more than expected to Haiti’s earthquake reconstruction effort at a conference at the United Nations on Wednesday. More than 100 countries participated in the […] Read More >

Bill Clinton Urges Civil Society, NGOs to Support Haitian Government

NEW YORK — Haiti’s Jan. 12 earthquake killed more 200,000 people, destroyed the national economy, and left more than a million homeless. For Haiti’s 10,000, mostly foreign nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), […] Read More >

Sarkozy Becomes First French President to Visit Haiti; Promises $400 million in aid

Today in Latin America Top Story — French President Nicolas Sarkozy visited Haiti Wednesday, becoming the first French president to visit the country since it gained independence in 1804. Sarkozy […] Read More >

UNASUR Creates $300 Million Fund To Aid Haiti’s Recovery At Meeting In Quito

Today in Latin America Top Story — South American leaders met in Quito, Ecuador Tuesday to create a $300 million fund to aid Haiti in the country’s recovery process. The […] Read More >

Haiti Must Build A Strong State To Recover From Earthquake, Experts Say; Call For Haitian “Marshall Plan”

NEW YORK — A Port-au-Prince school collapsed on a sunny day in Nov. 2008, leaving 80 children dead. The school, perched precariously on a hillside, had been built without a […] Read More >

Haiti Suffers Aftershock of 6.0 on Richter Scale After Devastating Earthquake; Level of Damage Unknown

After suffering a devastating earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale last week, Haiti experienced an aftershock measuring 6.1 early this morning, the New York Times reports. The aftershock terrified […] Read More >

Massive Earthquake Hits Haiti

A 7.0 magnitude earthquake rocked the island nation of Haiti yesterday leaving large portions of country’s capital, Port-au-Prince, in ruins and thousands suspected to be dead, according to the New […] Read More >