Archived posts from category ‘Haiti’

16.01.12
Cartoon Movement: Haiti: Tents Beyond Tents

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13.10.11
From A to B: A Graf a Day

A paragraph or two a day from my forthcoming book FROM A TO B: HOW LOGISTICS FUELS AMERICAN POWER AND PROSPERITY.

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03.10.11
Robert’s Latin America Round-Up

Haiti
Haitian President Michel Martelly is taking steps to rebuild Haiti’s military, more than 15 years after the armed forces were first disbanded, according to a document obtained by the Associated Press. The plan aims for “an initial force of 3,500 soldiers” directed at patrolling the country’s border with the Dominican Republic, maintaining security “during times of crisis” and providing jobs for young people, reports the AP. Over time, the new $95-million National Council of Defense and Security could replace United Nations troops as they withdraw beginning next year. The first 500 soldiers of the initial force are expected to be recruited over the next two months.

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22.09.11
Robert’s Latin America Round-Up

Haiti
The United Nations believes now is the time for a “gradual drawdown” of some peacekeepers from Haiti, according to statements by U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and MINUSTAH (United Nations Stabilization Force in Haiti) chief Mariano Fernandez. Currently, MINUSTAH comprises more than 12,000 soldiers and police. The U.N. wants to reduce this number to 9,450, near the level of peacekeepers before the January 2010 earthquake. That’s effectively two infantry battalions and more than 1,000 police officers.

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15.09.11
Robert’s Latin America Round-Up

by ROBERT BECKHUSEN Guatemala A former general and veteran of Guatemala’s civil war placed first — but did not secure a majority — in the first round of presidential elections Sunday. According to reports, Otto Perez Molina of the conservative Patriotic Party placed ahead of business executive Manuel Baldizon and is expected to beat him [...]

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30.07.11
Matt Bors Explores Haiti’s Tent Cities

“Yesterday we visited one of the biggest tent camps in Port-au-Prince,” Matt Bors writes.

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28.07.11
Matt Bors, Meet Martha Stewart

Matt Bors is in Haiti recruiting artists for a comics journalism project. Martha Stewart, the homemaker queen and former felon, was also in Haiti “for some photo-ops with poor people and a quick meeting with the president,” Bors wrote. Here they are, eying each other warily.

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27.07.11
Matt Bors: Haiti Sketch

One of Matt Bors’ sketches from Haiti. He returns to the U.S. next week.

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25.07.11
Matt Bors: Dark Side of Haiti’s Faith

Matt Bors checks in from Haiti.

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21.07.11
Matt Bors’ Haiti Slideshow

Matt Bors checks in from Haiti with a slideshow.

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14.07.11
Matt Bors Discovers Haiti’s Cartoonists

Matt Bors checks in from Haiti, where he’s recruiting comics talent for some long-form cartoon journalism.

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12.07.11
Haiti, 18 Months after the ‘Quake

Cartoonist Matt Bors is in Haiti to check out the earthquake recovery (or lack thereof) and to recruit Haitian cartoonists to help chronicle ongoing efforts. Matt’s team from Cartoon Movement has posted its first dispatch.

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