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    Haitian 2021 Earthquake & Response

    here you will see a topographical map - "beyond mountains - there are mountains" https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Haiti_topographic_map-fr.svg "dye mon, gen mon". "solve one problem, there will be another" Haitian proverb I have a painting of Jérémie on my bedroom wall It is the first...
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    Haitian 2021 Earthquake & Response

    https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us6000f65h/pager
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    Haitian 2021 Earthquake & Response

    The earthquake hit close to Nippes - the entire south is not heavily populated and not very accessible https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us6000f65h/region-info. this page actually gives the population of various towns
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    Haitian 2021 Earthquake & Response

    Here is the best map that I have found of Haiti on line - giving the names of various towns which will help while reading coverage of the earthquake https://geology.com/world/haiti-satellite-image.shtml
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    Haitian 2021 Earthquake & Response

    Here is the translation of this article from AyiboPost - which I just translated (translation will be up soon) https://ayibopost.com/les-autorites-veulent-diriger-laide-humanitaire-cest-plus-facile-a-dire-qua-faire/ The Authorites Want to direct Humanitarian Aid That is easier said...
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    Haitian 2021 Earthquake & Response

    Since you are living there - you may want to learn more about your own special Earthquake fault! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gonâve_Microplate
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    Haitian 2021 Earthquake & Response

    I remember being in Sto Dom during the 2010 quake - and how my chandelier on the 3rd floor was swinging wildly... OOOPs I was sharing a photo from Twitter but comments are that it was from a 2018 Alaska quake...
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    Haitian 2021 Earthquake & Response

    while the pictures of the damage in the towns is probably all over the TV there - I was struck by this one - of the split in the mountain - While the pictures of the devastation of the towns are quite common - some might be interested to see this one - which shows how the mountain itself has...
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    Haiti to host new Presidental election

    There is great activity on the ground in Haiti to somehow get some sort of skeleton of democracy going since it does seem that that is the ONLY thing that the CORE group will understand... There is a Civil Society group that has managed to organize about 470 groups in the 10 departments -...
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    Translated Articles

    I have volunteered to translate articles, as requested, for Ayibopost which is an online journal run by Widlore Merancourt, who regularly reports for Associated Press and The Washington Post. It pained me that this was the article that he chose - he did observe that it was "heartbreaking but...
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    Haiti to host new Presidental election

    I read that the CEP (the electoral council) had received the credentials for 126 candidates for President... which really broke my heart. There was SO much promise.. so many folks who were saying that "the opposition" as in "civil society" was "unified" -- certainly does not seem so. It is still...
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    President Jovenel Moïse assassinated in the night in his private residence

    Does not look as if the "new" government (which is all men from the former government) are making any progress in setting up a council for elections.. on which THE CORE Group still insist -
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    President Jovenel Moïse assassinated in the night in his private residence

    The US "helped out" by designing a pet mini electric project for its pet mini project - the Caracol industrial plant which was its "Flagship" project after the 2010 earthquake... Built at the cost of $224 million - displacing farmers (who were later compensated) - billed as an industrial park...
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    President Jovenel Moïse assassinated in the night in his private residence

    Perhaps if Moise had not made such BOLD promises? ..."Through the Change Caravan, which has already achieved much in its first year, I anticipate in five years’ time Haiti will be almost unrecognisable. Besides becoming a renewable energy powerhouse, I see us making great leaps in terms of...
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    President Jovenel Moïse assassinated in the night in his private residence

    So - rather than actually FIXING the issue of electricity -- Moise directed his energy towards BLAMING "the oligarchs" ..."President Jovenel Moise took office three years ago promising to bring around-the-clock power to the poorest nation in the Americas. Instead, amid political turmoil and...
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    President Jovenel Moïse assassinated in the night in his private residence

    A more in-depth look at "the troubles" that Moise had in Haiti - in his "fight" with the "oligarchs" -- ..."After Moïse was elected, one of his key goals was to reform the Haitian energy sector promising 24-hour electricity in a country plagued by rolling blackouts and fuel shortages. Roughly...
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    President Jovenel Moïse assassinated in the night in his private residence

    "The United States welcomes efforts by Haiti's political leadership to come together in choosing an interim Prime Minister and a unity cabinet to chart a path forward in the wake of the heinous assassination of Jovenel Moïse," Blinken said in a statement...
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    President Jovenel Moïse assassinated in the night in his private residence

    ..."They want the international community to stop meddling and pushing elections as a vehicle for change, only to rig them and saddle the country with leaders like Martelly and Moïse. They want Haitian-led solutions. They want institutions that work. They want an end to impunity. They want...
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    President Jovenel Moïse assassinated in the night in his private residence

    What really had the people in the streets was the fact that Jovenel HIMSELF had two contracts under the PetroCaribe Scandal ..."The CSCCA details how Moïse’s companies Agritrans and Betex (which were effectively the same company with identical staffs, agreement numbers, patent numbers, and tax...
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    President Jovenel Moïse assassinated in the night in his private residence

    The PetroCaribe scandal goes back to 2008 - but the fire started in 2019 when the Senate released the report on a review of the spending.. https://www.cijn.org/petrocaribe-country-report-haiti/ which contained items such as "Project: Construction of silos for food security: 2012 Approved...