April 24, 2013 4:08 AM
Amnesty International believes that Haiti violated international human rights obligations by failing to protect people forced to leave the impromptu settlements that sprang up after the 2010 earthquake.
A report by the human rights organization said it found that thousands of displaced people have been evicted from public space and... more »
November 13, 2012 8:56 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) - The rain has tapered off in Haiti and floodwaters no longer claw at houses, but the situation across much of the country remains grim following an autumn of punishing rains. Scores of people have died and experts fear food shortages loom. Heavy rains began falling even... more »
February 24, 2012 1:13 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) - A Haiti aid group warns on the eve of the rainy season that the Caribbean nation will likely see a surge in cholera cases. Paul Farmer of the Boston-based group Partners in Health writes in an email Friday that Haiti could see a spike like the... more »
August 1, 2011 4:10 PM
DENVER (AP) - The Knights of Columbus say an amputee soccer team that includes players injured in Haiti's 2010 earthquake plans to tour the United States to work with soldiers injured in Iraq and Afghanistan.
A spokesman for the Knights of Columbus, Andrew Walther, said Monday that the aim... more »
July 23, 2011 7:06 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says the United States has lost a "genuine soldier-statesman" with the death of Army Gen. John Shalikashvili.
Shalikashvili was the first foreign-born chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Obama said Shalikashvili's "extraordinary life represented the promise of America and the limitless... more »
June 4, 2011 12:36 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) - A U.S. official says flaws have been found in a controversial U.S. report that estimates Haiti's 2010 earthquake killed fewer people than previously thought.
Mark Feierstein works on development issues in Latin American and the Caribbean for the U.S. Agency for International Development. He says... more »
March 20, 2011 4:59 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) - Hip-hop singer Wyclef Jean says he was grazed by a bullet in the hand when he stepped out of his car in Haiti to make a phone call.
The Haitian-American performer tells The Associated Press he had just left the car Saturday night when he... more »
March 11, 2011 1:35 PM
The American Red Cross honored Bob Penkhus last night as the 2011 recipiant of the 'Humanitarian of the Year' award for his efforts in Haiti.
"When something strikes your heart like that, you just have to do something," he says.
He escorted a team of 16 doctors from... more »
January 17, 2011 7:24 PM
A shocking scene for many in Haiti on Sunday as former dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier unexpectedly returned to the nation he ruled for 15 years. It took Southern Colorado based organizations who work in Haiti by surprise. "The truth of the matter is it kind of threw everyone for... more »
January 13, 2011 9:30 AM
In the year since an earthquake devastated Haiti, survivors have dealt with political unrest, flooding and a cholera outbreak.
Through it all, Colorado Springs-based Compassion International has worked to ease the misery for residents of the desperately-poor island.
"Part of our activities in the last year have been... more »
January 12, 2011 5:32 PM
The first anniversary of the Haiti earthquake is being marked not just in that devastated country, but also in the United States.
The head of the American Red Cross announced in Washington that the charity will spend $30 million, in partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development, to... more »
January 8, 2011 8:08 PM
Nick Nicholas is helping Health4Haiti, a group of doctors and other medical professionals who go to Haiti each year to provide medical care. The group has access to an x-ray machine in the Haitain city of Gonaives, but it's not hooked up to electricity.
"It's got one hospital for... more »
December 21, 2010 6:01 PM
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - A Colorado man has been sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison for sexually abusing children at a school that he founded in Haiti.
Federal Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven imposed the 19 years and 7 months sentence Tuesday on Douglas Perlitz,... more »
December 21, 2010 8:16 AM
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - A Colorado man who sexually abused children at a school he founded in Haiti is returning to a federal court in Connecticut for sentencing.
Douglas Perlitz of Eagle, Colo., is scheduled for sentencing Tuesday in New Haven.
Some of his victims from Haiti... more »
December 21, 2010 12:12 AM
Dan Woolley spent 65 hours trapped in the rubble of the Haiti earthquake. The Colorado Springs man works for Compassion International and had just arrived in Haiti when the quake hit last January.
His friend and co-worker, David Hames, died in the same hotel where Woolley was trapped. He's... more »
December 16, 2010 5:49 PM
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a Colorado man who sexually abused children at a school in Haiti he founded also threatened to kill a prosecutor.
Authorities cited the alleged threat in court papers Thursday as they argued Douglas Perlitz of Eagle, Colo., should be sent to... more »
July 12, 2010 8:02 PM
Six months after a devastating earthquake rocked Haiti, there's still a lot of work to be done. "People think the worst is over in Haiti, but it's really not." explains Katherine Redmond of Colorado Springs bases Compassion International. The already poor country is struggling to get back on its feet... more »
April 14, 2010 9:21 AM
Gov. Bill Ritter has signed legislation that will help deliver medication to Haiti. The bill will make it easier for nursing homes and hospitals to use or donate discarded medication. Lawmakers hope the change will lead to unused medications being sent to medical clinics in Haiti, which suffered a devastating... more »
March 20, 2010 8:03 PM
The generous people of Southern Colorado continue to support the people of Haiti.
On Saturday, close to 100 people met at Glen Eyrie in Colorado Springs for a Haiti benefit, including music, entertainment, and speeches about the poverty-stricken country. Waddell and Reed Financial Advisors and Compassion International teamed up... more »
March 13, 2010 9:46 AM
Aid groups say they're ready to build but trash and sewage are piling up at the squalid tent camps of Haitian earthquake victims while the government has failed to relocate anyone. With torrential rains expected any day, authorities are not even close to providing the shelters they promised. Heavy rains... more »
March 10, 2010 7:56 PM
A team of surgeons from Pueblo is back from a relief mission is Haiti. Its been three months since the massive earthquake hit killing more than 200,000 people and injuring thousands more. New photos from Haiti show a nation still fractured including some of its people. "Fractures, the amputation, the... more »
March 8, 2010 4:10 PM
Haitian authorities have released one of the last two U.S. Baptist missionaries jailed for trying to take orphans out of the country after the earthquake. Charisa Coulter left her cell Monday accompanied staff of the U.S. Embassy.
The Idaho woman was arrested Jan. 29 with nine other Americans while... more »
March 8, 2010 12:29 AM
You may remember the Thomas family. We first spoke to them 6 weeks ago after they were finally able to bring home their adopted son Jeffry from Haiti. Already you'd think he's always been part of the family. "You would never know that he hasn't been in our family for... more »
March 6, 2010 11:13 PM
Hundreds gathered Saturday afternoon to celebrate the memory of David Hames. Hames was killed in Haiti after the hotel he was in collapsed during the earthquake. Even as he's memorialized, his wife Renee still can't help but ask why. "It's still hard. It's still unbelievable." she says, "I still sometimes... more »
February 27, 2010 10:17 AM
A U.S. military spokesman in Haiti says six American soldiers involved in the aid mission have come down with malaria. The illness is transmitted by mosquitoes An Army spokesman says one of the soldiers was evacuated for treatment. The soldier is said to be improving. The other five soldiers are... more »
February 22, 2010 7:37 PM
Robbie Repola, a Colorado Springs filmmaker just returned from the earthquake torn country of Haiti where he spent a week capturing images from the ravaged nation. He tells us it's a trip he won't ever forget. "You go into one neighborhood and you look at it and it's bombed out.... more »
February 19, 2010 8:39 AM
The U.S. military is helping transport a Mexican army field kitchen to Haiti to feed earthquake victims and relief workers.
The U.S. Northern Command, based at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, says the field kitchen is expected to arrive in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Friday.
Northcom helped... more »
February 18, 2010 8:28 AM
Eight American missionaries charged in Haiti with child kidnapping are back in the U.S.
A C-130 cargo plane carrying the Americans landed at Miami International Airport. Then the eight spent the night at a nearby hotel.
They were allowed to leave by Haitian judge Wednesday, nearly three weeks... more »
February 17, 2010 3:54 PM
Eight of the 10 Americans being held in Haiti are being allowed to come home. A judge made the ruling this afternoon.
The missionaries have been held for nearly three weeks on child kidnapping charges after being caught trying to take more than 30 children out of the country.... more »
February 14, 2010 10:06 AM
The revamped "We Are the World" made its world premiere Friday during NBC's coverage of the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics, and a simultaneous worldwide screening of the full, seven-minute version of the music video is planned for Saturday.
The worldwide simulcast on 53 domestic and international channels... more »
February 10, 2010 11:46 PM
A church community weeps for one of their own after the body of Compassion International videographer David Hames was found in Haiti earlier this week. After weeks of waiting for him to be found in the rubble of the earthquake, the news of his death wasn't easy for friends and... more »
February 10, 2010 6:30 PM
A Haitian judge has decided to release 10 U.S. missionaries accused of kidnapping 33 children and trying to spirit them out of the earthquake-stricken country, a judicial source told Reuters Wednesday.
However, NBC News reported that no final decision had been made, though it's possible a decision could be... more »
February 10, 2010 10:03 AM
Diarrheal illnesses, acute respiratory infections and malnutrition are beginning to claim the lives of dozens of Haiti's earthquake victims. Health officials fearful of contagious disease outbreak are rushing to vaccinate more than half a million children against measles, diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough. Some 300,000 people are injured. And the... more »
February 9, 2010 6:24 PM
The State Department has confirmed that remains discovered in the Hotel Montana in Port-au-Prince, Haiti are those of a Colorado Springs man. David Hames was a videographer working for Compassion International when a massive, 7.0 earthquake reduced the hotel to rubble.
Hames is survived by his widow Renee and... more »