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On Jan. 12, 2010, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit Haiti, killing some 250,000 people, injuring millions, leaving a million and a half homeless. Haitian filmmaker Raoul Peck, in his earnest but obfuscating documentary, “Fatal Assistance,” conveys the horror of those 75 seconds with a few black-and-white images taken from security cameras. 19 more words
Police detectives are investigating the slaying of a human rights activist and his wife, Haitian authorities said Monday.Police spokesman Gary Desrosiers told Radio Caraibes that Daniel Dorsinvil and Girldy Lareche were killed Saturday by a lone gunman as they walked through a residential neighborhood in the capital, Port-au-Prince.Desrosiers didn’t cite a motive for the killing, though he acknowledged reports that the couple were either killed in a robbery or targeted because of the husband’s activism.Dorsinvil was coordinator for the Platform of Haitian Human Rights Organizations, one of Haiti’s lesser-known advocacy groups. via - Boston.com.
Andrew Square activist continues to push the United Nations to address the cholera epidemic it has caused in Haiti -- Boston.com
It isn’t that winning a suit against the UN is just difficult; it’s that a victory is almost impossible. Even serving legal documents on its New York headquarters is harder than one might think. 95 more words
Four years after the earth shook in Haiti, a survivor remains in a Cambridge hospital — and in limbo - News Local Massachusetts - Boston.com
They help her into a sequined dress, tie a good luck balloon to her bed, and share a cake bidding “Bon Voyage.”
The medical staff at Spaulding Hospital Cambridge has healed the wounds of Zilania Joacin, fed and clothed her, helped her in and out of bed nearly every day since she arrived with little more than a hospital johnny. 27 more words