Haiti earthquake: News updates

Haiti earthquake: News updates

There are 6 comments on the CNN story from Jan 14, 2010, titled Haiti earthquake: News updates. In it, CNN reports that:

Look here for news updates on the aftermath of a 7.0 earthquake that struck Haiti.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at CNN.

HAARP 2010

Toronto, Canada

#1 Jan 15, 2010
Haiti EarthQuake H.A.A.R.P 2010

“l'enfer, c'est les autres”

Since: Jul 09

Location hidden

#2 Jan 15, 2010
WASHINGTON Haiti has received billions of dollars in taxpayer and private aid from the United States and others, yet is so poor that few homes had safe drinking water, sewage disposal or electricity even before the earthquake. With sympathetic donors around the world sending money, making sure that aid is spent properly will be a challenge.

Corruption, theft and other crime and Haiti's sheer shortage of fundamentals reliable roads, telephone and power lines and a sound financial system add to the difficulty as foreign governments and charities try not only to help Haiti recover from the disaster but pull itself out of abject poverty.

It is one of the poorest places on Earth. Most basic public services are lacking, people typically live on less than $2 a day, nearly half the population is illiterate and the government has a history of instability. The public has little opportunity to be sure that aid to the government is used honestly and well. Nor is following the money easy for donors, including the United States, 700 miles away and one of the country's biggest helpers.

"It has been a challenge and I think it really is one of the things we have to look at when the country has had such long-standing problems that it seems as though we have made little dent there," said Rep. Russ Carnahan, D-Mo., chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee's subcommittee on international organizations, human rights and oversight.

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rattlecattle

Winter Springs, FL

#3 Jan 15, 2010
Haiti has a big problem ..far worse than an earth quake.

It is called Haitians.......we should bury the whole country in condoms and birth control pamphlets.

“l'enfer, c'est les autres”

Since: Jul 09

Location hidden

#4 Jan 15, 2010
It gripes me that we rush around the world and Hussein rushes to save Haitians, while people are going homeless and hungry right here in America. After he kept his top General on hold for...what was it...3 months??? Americans were dying.

What has Hussein actually done for the poor of America? Nada. Zilch. Nothing. Zero. Oh...wait...he tripled the cost of my cigarettes.

It becomes more clear every day what his "priorities" are...and who they are...

I feel sorry for the residents of Port au Prince, but they will get help. What about poor Americans? Get to the back of the line, suckers...behind Haitians.
skinnyminny

Fountain Valley, CA

#6 Jan 18, 2010
What about the oil in Haiti?
rattlecattle

Saint Cloud, FL

#8 Jan 18, 2010
Haiti.....WHO CARES??????????

Let them eat rocks and drink salt water

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