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Fair trade community rallies around Nepal

The people of Nepal seem to be disappointed in the government, like the government is holding them back from taking care of each other.


Cuban-trained American doctor helps save lives in Haiti

Raising the dead with dopamine: An American doctor, graduate of Cuba's Latin American School of Medicine, devotes his residency to healing the people of Haiti.


Scientists to look at Big Bang

A super-strong telescope, to be constructed nearly half a mile below the earth's surface and more than a mile in length, may be able to look  into the distant past - to see the Big Bang.

Governing party candidate excluded in Haiti runoff elections

Under intense international pressure, Haiti's election board has announced that it is excluding Jude Celestin, candidate of President Rene Preval's INTE Party, from runoff presidential elections scheduled for March 20.


Haiti cholera crisis provokes street protests

The cholera epidemic in Haiti has now spread to the capital, Port au Prince, and has killed over 1,000 people while sickening up to 19,000.


Wyclef Jean to challenge ballot ruling

Recording artist turned presidential aspirant Wyclef Jean is challenging last week's ruling by Haitian election officials disqualifying his run for the island nation's highest office.


Wyclef Jean to announce run for Haiti president

Haitian-born singer and producer Wyclef Jean is expected to announce his candidacy for president in the earthquake-hit Caribbean country on Thursday night, on Larry King's CNN show.


Haiti, five months after quake, aid slow to show

Although $5.3 billion in immediate aid was pledged to help Haiti after its Jan. 12 near-apocalyptic earthquake, only two percent, or $45 million, has been donated.

For Haitians, first there’s God, then Cuban doctors

Haitian President René Preval said, "For the Haitians first there is God and then the Cuban doctors, and it's not just me saying that ... but also the very poorest citizens."


Cuba, ALBA send aid directly to Haiti

Cuba plays an outsized role in Haitian health services -- before, and certainly after, the devastating earthquake.

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