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Tue Jan 8, 2013, 07:43 PM

HAITI: The Aftershocks of History (interview w/link)

HAITI: The Aftershocks of History
http://www.wlrn.org/post/haiti-aftershocks-history

01/08/13 - Tuesday's Topical Currents is with historian Laurent Dubois, author of HAITI: The Aftershocks of History. Even before the 2010 earthquake destroyed much of the country, Haiti was known for its poverty and corruption. Dubois says Haiti can only be understood by its complex past and inception as the only successful slave revolt in world history. Can a new Haiti emerge from its legacy?

MP3 audio link of radio interview ... http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wlrn/audio/2013/01/TC-01-08-13.mp3

Video: Laurent Dubois talks about What We Must Know in Order to Help Haiti:
http://bigthink.com/users/laurentdubois







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Tue Jan 8, 2013, 07:47 PM

1. This looks really interesting

gracias Mika!

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Sat Jan 12, 2013, 05:57 PM

2. Haiti Quietly Marks Quake's 3rd Anniversary

Haiti Quietly Marks Quake's 3rd Anniversary
By TRENTON DANIEL Associated Press
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti January 12, 2013 (AP)

President Michel Martelly urged Haitians to recall the tens of thousands of people who lost their lives in a devastating earthquake three years ago, marking the disaster's anniversary Saturday with a simple ceremony.

Former U.S. president Bill Clinton joined Martelly later in the day for a similarly quiet wreath-laying commemoration.

"Haitian people, hand in hand, we remember what has gone," Martelly said in the morning as a gigantic Haitian flag flew at half-staff before him on the front lawn of the former National Palace, a pile of tangled steel reinforcement bars nearby. "Hand in hand, we're remembering, we're remembering Jan. 12."

Martelly thanked other countries and international organizations for their help since the Jan. 12, 2010, disaster.

More:
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/haiti-quietly-marks-quakes-3rd-anniversary-18198815


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Sat Jan 12, 2013, 10:02 PM

3. Haiti President Martelly criticises aid on quake anniversary

Haiti's President Michel Martelly has said international aid to help Haiti recover from a devastating earthquake three years ago is not working.

In a speech to mark the anniversary, Mr Martelly said the government had directly received only one third of the aid pledged.

Aid donors needed to co-operate more closely with the Haitian government, he added.

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More than 300,000 Haitians remain in temporary shelter with poor sanitation.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-21001060

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