Category Archives: CNS in Haiti

Carnival returns to Port-au-Prince, but celebration is more subdued

Editor’s Note: CNS staff writer Dennis Sadowski and staff photographer Bob Roller arrived in Haiti yesterday afternoon to report on the aftereffects of the January 2010 earthquake. PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The pre-Lenten celebration of Carnival returned to the Haitian capital … Continue reading

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USAID assessment finds vegetable seeds are plentiful in Haiti

Back in June, Haitian peasants threatened to burn any vegetable seeds showing up in seed stores that were donated by the Monsanto Co. Peasant leaders said the hybrid seed, not bred for local conditions, would upset agricultural environments and make … Continue reading

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Life in camps no better for Haitians than in days following earthquake

Seven months after the Jan. 12 earthquake, a large part of Haiti continues to reel in the aftermath of the disaster. Haitians are praying and hoping that relief comes their way soon and that summer tropical storms bypass their country. … Continue reading

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Keep Haiti in the headlines, advocates urge

Headlines in the media about the Haitian earthquake have fallen to a trickle now that the disaster is more than three months in the past. But that doesn’t mean it should be forgotten, advocates working on Haitian relief efforts believe. … Continue reading

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Determined Haitians stand strong in the face of insurmountable obstacles

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – While leaving the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince this morning we passed by a U.N. World Food Program food distribution site. Dozens of earthquake victims were hurrying back to their tattered shelters a few blocks away, … Continue reading

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Charlie Jacques prays the rosary for comfort outside destroyed Port-au-Prince cathedral

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Just about every morning since the Jan. 12 earthquake Charlie Jacques visits what’s left of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption and prays the rosary. “It gives me comfort and gets me through the day,” … Continue reading

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Persevering Haitian barber rebuilds his shop amid signs of clean up

SARTHE, Haiti — Signs of clean up and rebuilding slowly are becoming more evident across some of the most seriously damaged neighborhoods around Port-au-Prince. Barber Chov Jean Jacques is just one example. We came across Jacques sitting in what was … Continue reading

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