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2 years 4 months ago

Fall rains bring havoc to Haiti

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...

3 years 9 months ago

US: Flaws in death toll report on Haiti quake

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...

5 years 1 month ago

It's confirmed: Haiti body was David Hames

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...

5 years 1 month ago

Arrests hamper legitimate adoption efforts

Ten Americans were arrested in Haiti on suspicion of child trafficking for allegedly trying to cross the Border into the Dominican Republic with 33 children. All made court appearances on Monday, though no formal charges have yet been filed. Their arrests are damaging efforts by other orphanages to...

5 years 2 months ago

Colorado Guard helps with Haiti relief efforts

A Colorado Army National Guard crew is helping the U.S. Southern Command's relief efforts in Haiti. The crew was to have left Wednesday night to help ferry personnel, medical supplies and equipment between Homestead Air Force Base, Fla., and the airport in Port-au-Prince. Guard members will spend at least...

5 years 2 months ago

Travolta flies supplies to Haiti

John Travolta has left Haiti after flying a jet full of relief supplies into Port-au-Prince. The actor piloted his own Boeing 707 from Florida, packed with six tons of ready-to-eat military rations and medical supplies for earthquake survivors. Travolta's wife, Kelly Preston, was also aboard, along with doctors...

5 years 2 months ago

Compassion worker remains missing in Haiti

Compassion International says rescue workers are continuing to look for one of its employees missing in the rubble of a Port-au-Prince hotel since a powerful earthquake struck there last week. The Colorado Springs-based agency says that workers are trying to find Dave Hames of Colorado Springs using information provided...

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