Haiti Earthquake http://wlrn.org en 3.3 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Haiti http://wlrn.org/post/33-magnitude-earthquake-hits-haiti <p>The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting that a 3.3 magnitude earthquake shook Haiti about 6 miles southwest of Carrefour at 1:56 a.m. this morning.</p><p><a href="http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/">A USGS map shows</a> that there have been tremors near the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico in the last few days.&nbsp;</p><p>About two weeks ago, <a href="http://wlrn.org/post/earthquake-cubas-coast-felt-key-west-residents-not-rattled">there was a 5.1 magnitude earthquake between Key West and Cuba.</a></p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 13:49:13 +0000 Julia Duba 26698 at http://wlrn.org DCF, Shakespeare And The Lieutenant Governor http://wlrn.org/post/dcf-shakespeare-and-lieutenant-governor <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On The Florida Roundup: After a nine-month vacancy,&nbsp;Gov. Rick Scott picks a new lieutenant governor.&nbsp; Miami-Dade property appraiser Carlos&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lopez-Cantera</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;becomes the first Hispanic to hold the position.&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 12:02:55 +0000 Elaine Chen 26589 at http://wlrn.org DCF, Shakespeare And The Lieutenant Governor U.S. Aid Official: 'We Have To Change The Way We Do Business In Haiti' http://wlrn.org/post/us-aid-official-we-have-change-way-we-do-business-haiti <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Right after Haiti’s catastrophic 2010 earthquake, which killed more than 200,000 people, I rode in a U.S. Army </span>helicopter<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> ferrying food and medical supplies into demolished Port-au-Prince neighborhoods.</span></p><p>As we descended near the suburb of Pétionville, and as&nbsp;corpses became visible amid the ruins and campfire smoke billowed up in our faces, the pilot said he couldn’t put us down. Too many people were running to the landing spot, and they risked being killed by the chopper rotors.</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 00:22:24 +0000 Tim Padgett 26478 at http://wlrn.org U.S. Aid Official: 'We Have To Change The Way We Do Business In Haiti' Four Years Later, Rebuilding Continues, Haitians Ask: 'Remember' http://wlrn.org/post/four-years-later-rebuilding-continues-haitians-ask-remember <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">Reporter <a href="http://wlrn.org/people/wilson-sayre" target="_blank">Wilson Sayre</a> went to one of several events held in Miami to commemorate the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Hear what she heard at the march below.</span></p><p></p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 04:53:35 +0000 Hillary Lindwall 26277 at http://wlrn.org Four Years Later, Rebuilding Continues, Haitians Ask: 'Remember' After Bringing Cholera To Haiti, U.N. Plans To Get Rid Of It http://wlrn.org/post/after-bringing-cholera-haiti-un-plans-get-rid-it Not quite 10 months after Haiti's devastating 2010 earthquake, a more insidious disaster struck: cholera.<p>Haiti hadn't seen cholera for at least a century. Then suddenly, the first cases <a href="http://www.npr.org/2010/10/22/130759193/officials-race-to-contain-cholera-outbreak-in-haiti">appeared</a> in the central highlands near a camp for United Nations peacekeeping forces.<p>Since then the disease has struck 1 out of every 16 Haitians — nearly 640,000 people. Tue, 15 Jan 2013 19:49:29 +0000 Richard Knox 7644 at http://wlrn.org After Bringing Cholera To Haiti, U.N. Plans To Get Rid Of It A Poetic Journey After The Quake: HIV/AIDs In Haiti http://wlrn.org/post/poetic-journey-after-quake-hivaids-haiti <p></p><p></p><p class="p1">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">The devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti demolished the country's health care system along with everything else. </span></p><p><span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">But from the ruins came&nbsp;</span><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 13px; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 24px;">Voices of Haiti -- </em>an odyssey in verse that&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 24px;">grew out of a commission from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting to document HIV/AIDS after the quake. The multimedia project, which came to the University of Miami this year, blends&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">Haitian voices to conjure up images of strength, hope and faith.</span></p><p> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Patricia Sagastume 6511 at http://wlrn.org A Poetic Journey After The Quake: HIV/AIDs In Haiti Three Years After The Haiti Earthquake, An Unsure Future For One Woman And Her Country http://wlrn.org/post/three-years-after-haiti-earthquake-unsure-future-one-woman-and-her-country <p></p><p>All this week we've been bringing you the story of Fabienne Jean, a dancer who lost her right leg three years ago in the earthquake in Haiti.</p><p>Fabienne’s right leg was crushed and&nbsp;had to be amputated. When&nbsp;she danced again, she was hailed as a symbol of Haiti’s post-earthquake recovery.</p><p>But as reporter Jacob&nbsp;Kushner&nbsp;discovered during the year he spent reporting on this story, the quest to rebuild one woman’s life would take&nbsp;much more than that.</p> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 13:30:00 +0000 WLRN Staff & WL 7595 at http://wlrn.org Three Years After The Haiti Earthquake, An Unsure Future For One Woman And Her Country On The Anniversary Of The Haiti Earthquake: Has The Diaspora 'Checked Out?' http://wlrn.org/post/anniversary-haiti-earthquake-has-diaspora-checked-out <p></p><p>It's been three years since an earthquake leveled Port au Prince and shook all of us indirectly in South Florida, home to the nation's largest population of Haitian-Americans.</p><p>Miami Herald reporter Jacqueline Charles remembers January 12, 2010, well.</p><p>That day, Charles was in the process of writing a story about Haiti's latest mess, a controversy over the government taking a loan from Venezuela to help the country rebuild an airport.</p> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 13:01:15 +0000 Phil Latzman 7575 at http://wlrn.org On The Anniversary Of The Haiti Earthquake: Has The Diaspora 'Checked Out?' After The Haiti Earthquake, Fabienne Jean Dances Again http://wlrn.org/post/after-haiti-earthquake-fabienne-jean-dances-again <p></p><p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; line-height: normal; ">&nbsp;</p><div style="font-size: 13.333333969116211px; "><div class="im" style="color: rgb(80, 0, 80); "><p>All this week we've been bringing you the story of&nbsp;Fabienne&nbsp;Jean, a dancer who lost her leg in the earthquake in Haiti three years ago. A prosthetic technician from Boston helped&nbsp;Fabienne&nbsp;get a replacement leg.</p><p>He hoped to help her recover in other ways too: to start &nbsp;a business, buy a house and open up a dance studio.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Jacob Kushner 6676 at http://wlrn.org After The Haiti Earthquake, Fabienne Jean Dances Again Slideshow: Fabienne Jean, Three Years After The Haiti Earthquake http://wlrn.org/post/slideshow-fabienne-jean-three-years-after-haiti-earthquake <p></p><p>All week long we've been bringing you the story of&nbsp;Fabienne&nbsp;Jean, a dancer who lost her leg in the earthquake in Haiti three years ago this month.&nbsp;</p><p>A prosthetic technician from Boston heard her story and fitted&nbsp;Fabienne&nbsp;with a fake leg. He tried to help&nbsp;Fabienne&nbsp;recover in other ways too. He hatched plans to help her start her business, buy a house and open a dance studio to raise money for Haitian amputees.&nbsp;</p><p>But as reporter Jacob&nbsp;Kushner&nbsp;discovered,&nbsp;Fabienne's&nbsp;recovery has been a slow, frustrating process.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 09 Jan 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Jacob Kushner 6634 at http://wlrn.org Slideshow: Fabienne Jean, Three Years After The Haiti Earthquake HAITI: The Aftershocks of History http://wlrn.org/post/haiti-aftershocks-history <p></p><p class="p1">01/08/13 - Tuesday's&nbsp;<b>Topical Currents</b> is with historian Laurent Dubois, author of <a href="http://amzn.to/ZifzzK"><i>HAITI:&nbsp; The Aftershocks of History</i></a>. &nbsp;Even before the 2010 earthquake destroyed much of the country, Haiti was known for its poverty and corruption. &nbsp;Dubois says Haiti can only be understood by its complex past and inception as the only successful slave revolt in world history. &nbsp;Can a new Haiti emerge from its legacy?</p> Tue, 08 Jan 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 7398 at http://wlrn.org HAITI: The Aftershocks of History After The Earthquake: A Haitian Dancer's Highs And Lows As She Recovers From An Amputation http://wlrn.org/post/after-earthquake-haitian-dancers-highs-and-lows-she-recovers-amputation <p>Yesterday we <a href="http://wlrn.org/post/haiti-three-years-after-earthquake-still-rebuilding-life">began the story of&nbsp;Fabienne&nbsp;Jean</a>, a dancer who lost her leg in the earthquake that devastated Haiti three years ago this month. A prosthetic technician from Boston promised to help&nbsp;Fabienne&nbsp;dance again. But he didn't stop there. He wanted to help her put the rest of her life back together too.&nbsp;</p><p>In the second part of our week-long series, Jacob&nbsp;Kushner&nbsp;tells us how difficult their task would become.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 08 Jan 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Jacob Kushner 6629 at http://wlrn.org After The Earthquake: A Haitian Dancer's Highs And Lows As She Recovers From An Amputation Haiti Three Years After The Earthquake: Still Rebuilding A Life http://wlrn.org/post/haiti-three-years-after-earthquake-still-rebuilding-life <p></p><p>The earthquake that struck Haiti three years ago this month sent a concrete wall crashing&nbsp;down onto the 30-year-old dancer&nbsp;Fabienne&nbsp;Jean. Her right leg was crushed and&nbsp;had to be amputated. When&nbsp;Fabienne&nbsp;danced again, she was hailed as a symbol of Haiti’s post-earthquake recovery.</p><p>But as reporter Jacob&nbsp;Kushner&nbsp;discovered, the quest to rebuild one woman’s life would take&nbsp;much more than that.</p><p> Mon, 07 Jan 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Jacob Kushner 6621 at http://wlrn.org Haiti Three Years After The Earthquake: Still Rebuilding A Life One Year After The Quake: “Las Twins” http://wlrn.org/post/one-year-after-quake-las-twins <p>Carmen Maria Romero was one of the four medical workers in Haiti whose voices you heard in <a href="http://wlrnunderthesun.org/2010/07/after-the-quake-patients-and-healers/" target="_blank" title="After the Quake: Patients and Healers">After the Quake: Patients and Healers.</a> She’s a physical therapist who had already been volunteering in Haiti for ten years, and who traveled there last January to help with the relief efforts.</p><p>Romero was so moved by the suffering and the resilience of her patients that she decided to quit her job and relocate to Haiti.</p> Wed, 03 Oct 2012 17:11:44 +0000 Dan Grech 2546 at http://wlrn.org One Year After The Quake: “Las Twins” Lost Between Two Nations http://wlrn.org/post/lost-between-two-nations <p>When an earthquake struck Haiti in January 2010, the United States stopped deporting Haitian immigrants to the devastated nation. But deportations resumed last January, and Franco Coby, 24, of Fort Myers, found himself banished from the country he grew up in since the age of 6.</p> Wed, 11 Jan 2012 19:38:09 +0000 Jacob Kushner 1579 at http://wlrn.org Lost Between Two Nations