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Audit finds U.S. housing aid program in Haiti falls short
By Amelie Baron PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - A post-earthquake housing program in Haiti funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has delivered only a quarter of the planned number of homes at nearly twice the budgeted cost, according to a government audit. The project was part of reconstruction efforts in Haiti, where a devastating earthquake in January 2010 killed more than ...
Haiti condemns threats against rights activists
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti's government says it won't condone threats directed at rights activists and journalists in the Caribbean nation.
Drought threatens population in the northwest of Haiti
By Amelie Baron PORT-DE-PAIX, Haiti (Reuters) - Only cactus grows along the dirt road fringing arid fields on the way to the isolated village of Bas des Moustiques, on the outskirts of the northwestern city of Port-de-Paix in Haiti. A lack of rain in recent months has killed crops in Haiti's poorest region, and left people struggling to survive. Julia Sodietra, 41, has lost hope as she fights a ...
Director Raoul Peck shoots new quake film in Haiti
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti's most respected filmmaker began production on a new film in Haiti this week, making perhaps the first feature to dramatize how people faced the topsy-turvy days and weeks after the 2010 earthquake.
Report finds faults in US housing effort in Haiti
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — An effort by Washington to build housing for Haitians in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake has fallen short and exceeded costs, a U.S. government report said Tuesday.
Amnesty: Haiti human rights activist threatened
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A leading human rights activist in Haiti has been threatened for his work, Amnesty International said Tuesday, marking the latest documented case of attacks or threats against watchdog groups in the Caribbean nation.
Neglected islanders resist plan for Haiti tourism revival
By David Adams ILE-A-VACHE, Haiti (Reuters) - For decades the mostly dirt-poor residents of the small island of Ile-à-Vache off Haiti's south coast lived in anonymity, virtually ignored by the government and visited only by the most adventurous backpackers and yachters. Then in 2012, helicopters started dropping off big shots: Haiti's president, Michel Martelly, Bill Clinton, ad agency models ...
US report finds faults in Haiti housing effort
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A U.S. government report says a $50.8 million effort by Washington to build housing for Haitians in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake has fallen short.