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January 10, 1988 | By Michael Vitez, Inquirer Staff Writer
The signs of tension here are everywhere as Haitians prepare for a presidential election next Sunday. A youth, well-known for his activities against former dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier, was shot and seriously wounded by police in the northern city of Gonaives as they attempted to arrest him. An army soldier was shot in the head Friday and his automatic rifle was taken by two unidentified men who fled. Another man who is a critic of the election was reportedly beaten in a taxicab the same day, according to the influential Catholic radio station, Radio Soleil.
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January 16, 2010 | By Melissa Dribben, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
PORT AU PRINCE HAITI - Britt Parvus, a 33-year-old ophthalmology fellow at Wills Eye Institute was headed to the elevator with her boss, Carol Shields, Friday morning and decided to hint, none too subtly, about the need for donations to a small health clinic in Haiti. The two-year-old non-profit project called, straightforwardly, Haiti Clinic, normally provides basic first aid and primary care to the residents of Cite Soleil, one of the poorest neighborhoods in the city. But after Tuesday's devastating earthquake, no one knew if the clinic, which operated out of a school building, had survived.
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October 1, 2012 | Associated Press
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Several thousand people poured into the streets of Haiti's capital on Sunday to protest the government of President Michel Martelly. It was among the biggest demonstrations this year in Port-au-Prince against the first-time leader as he tries to rebuild the impoverished nation following a powerful 2010 earthquake that displaced more than a million people and destroyed thousands of homes. Demonstrators' complaints included the high cost of living, rising food prices and allegations of corruption as they snaked through the poorer neighborhoods Port-au-Prince.
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January 24, 2010 | By Melissa Dribben, Inquirer Staff Writer
MIREBALAIS, Haiti - Luc Bouquet set foot in the United States for the first time in August 1988 and built himself a life that by any measure would be considered an immigrant's dream. But he has never felt at home in his adopted country. Born in Mirebalais, a small village in the Goat Mountains about 40 miles outside Port-au-Prince, Bouquet was essentially an orphan. After his mother died when he was 7, his father abandoned the family. Bouquet managed to get himself through high school, was sponsored to attend Johnson Bible College in Knoxville, Tenn.
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September 30, 1991 | Daily News Wire Services
Mutinous soldiers today opened fire on the home of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. Government sources said the president was safe, but a radio report said 15 to 20 people were killed and more than 120 wounded in fighting caused by the rebellion. It was the most serious challenge to Aristide since he took office Feb. 7 as this Caribbean nation's first freely elected leader. Radio Antilles reported a prominent critic of Aristide, politician Sylvio Claude, was killed and burned in the streets in an apparent backlash by the president's supporters.
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September 3, 2012
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Smarck Michel, 75, a businessman who served for almost a year as Haiti's prime minister after the United States restored President Jean-Bertrand Aristide to power in the mid-1990s, died Saturday, his son said. Kenneth Michel said his father had a brain tumor and died in the family home near Port-au-Prince. Mr. Michel was born March 29, 1937, in St. Marc, a port city north of the capital, and moved around the country during his childhood because his father was in the Haitian armed forces.
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August 25, 2012 | By Trenton Daniel, Associated Press
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Tropical Storm Isaac strengthened as it swirled toward Haiti on Friday, threatening to bring punishing rains to people still without homes after the 2010 earthquake but unlikely to gain enough steam to strike as a hurricane. Forecasters expected the storm to stay below hurricane force until it reached the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday, and they shifted the projected track back eastward. It remained a threat to Tampa, Fla., where the Republican National Convention starts Monday.
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March 1, 2012 | By Liz Gormisky, Inquirer Staff Writer
More than two years after one of the worst earthquakes in Haiti's history devastated the country's capital, families are still homeless, basic medical needs are not met, and finding safe drinking water remains a daily challenge. The 7.0-magnitude earthquake that struck near Port-au-Prince spurred a global relief effort that some fear has fallen out of the public's consciousness. Maurine McFarlane, who visited Haiti days after the second anniversary of the Jan. 12 earthquake, was shocked by her first visit to Port-au-Prince.
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January 14, 2010 | By Michael Matza, Inquirer Staff Writer
At Radio Vision Celeste yesterday, the programming went beyond hard news from Haiti's shattered capital, Port-au-Prince. For the estimated 90,000 Haitian immigrants in Southeastern Pennsylvania and South Jersey, the station passed on personal appeals from those desperate to learn about their loved ones, using shortwave radio communications with the handful of stations still in operation there. If the person in Haiti could be located, that message was passed back and broadcast from Radio Vision Celeste's studio in Northeast Philadelphia.
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March 3, 2004 | By ELMER SMITH
ANOTHER cheering throng. Another caravan of conquering heroes surrounded by a thicket of skinny arms waving in salute to their latest liberators. It's a scene reminiscent of so many "triumphal" marches into Port-au-Prince. The object of their adulation this time is Guy Phillipe, a "rebel" leader who looks too young to have voted for Jean Bertrand Aristide in 1990. He may not even remember the repressive regime of "Papa Doc" Duvalier, Haiti's President-for-Life, who sacked the treasury in 1986 just before his retreat to an elegant exile in France.
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November 1, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
Nixlot Dameus was 11 years old when he decided he had been bullied for the last time. After being chased, caught, and beaten in the streets of his Olney neighborhood, Dameus retreated home and decided that at least one life would end. "That night, I got home and said, 'That's it. I'm either going to end my life here or find a way to kill them and get my revenge,' " Dameus said. Instead, he gave birth to a new life. Dameus, now a 17-year-old senior at Del-Val Charter, won the World Physique Federation USA Teenage Mr. Universe bodybuilding competition earlier this month.
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October 1, 2012 | Associated Press
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Several thousand people poured into the streets of Haiti's capital on Sunday to protest the government of President Michel Martelly. It was among the biggest demonstrations this year in Port-au-Prince against the first-time leader as he tries to rebuild the impoverished nation following a powerful 2010 earthquake that displaced more than a million people and destroyed thousands of homes. Demonstrators' complaints included the high cost of living, rising food prices and allegations of corruption as they snaked through the poorer neighborhoods Port-au-Prince.
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September 3, 2012
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Smarck Michel, 75, a businessman who served for almost a year as Haiti's prime minister after the United States restored President Jean-Bertrand Aristide to power in the mid-1990s, died Saturday, his son said. Kenneth Michel said his father had a brain tumor and died in the family home near Port-au-Prince. Mr. Michel was born March 29, 1937, in St. Marc, a port city north of the capital, and moved around the country during his childhood because his father was in the Haitian armed forces.
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August 25, 2012 | By Trenton Daniel, Associated Press
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Tropical Storm Isaac strengthened as it swirled toward Haiti on Friday, threatening to bring punishing rains to people still without homes after the 2010 earthquake but unlikely to gain enough steam to strike as a hurricane. Forecasters expected the storm to stay below hurricane force until it reached the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday, and they shifted the projected track back eastward. It remained a threat to Tampa, Fla., where the Republican National Convention starts Monday.
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August 25, 2012 | By Danica Coto, Associated Press
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Tropical Storm Isaac churned toward the Dominican Republic and Haiti on Thursday, threatening to strengthen into a hurricane that could take a shot at Florida just as the Republicans gather for their national convention. The storm dumped heavy rain across eastern and southern Puerto Rico and whipped up waves as high as 10 feet in the Caribbean as it moved through the region. U.S. forecasters said Isaac could become a Category 1 hurricane Friday as it approaches the Dominican Republic and Haiti.
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March 1, 2012 | By Liz Gormisky, Inquirer Staff Writer
More than two years after one of the worst earthquakes in Haiti's history devastated the country's capital, families are still homeless, basic medical needs are not met, and finding safe drinking water remains a daily challenge. The 7.0-magnitude earthquake that struck near Port-au-Prince spurred a global relief effort that some fear has fallen out of the public's consciousness. Maurine McFarlane, who visited Haiti days after the second anniversary of the Jan. 12 earthquake, was shocked by her first visit to Port-au-Prince.
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January 15, 2012 | By Trenton Daniel, Associated Press
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Days after the earthquake killed their young daughter and destroyed much of their house, Meristin Florival and his family pitched a makeshift tent on a hill in the Haitian capital and called it home. Two years later, they're still there, living without drains, running water, or electricity. A few miles away, Jean Rony Alexis has left the camp where he spent the months after the quake and moved into a shedlike shelter built on a concrete slab by the Red Cross.
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March 23, 2010
I FIRST HEARD about the earthquake in Haiti when I was home in Naples, Fla., for the offseason, and I immediately wanted to help. Although I do not have any familial connections to Haiti, the photos and news articles flooding the TV were enough to grip my heart. Even before the earthquake, I knew my church in Naples was working with an organization in Haiti. So, when it happened, I contacted my pastor to see what I could do. The organization that my church, Summit Church, worked with was called Mission of Hope Haiti.
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January 24, 2010 | By Melissa Dribben, Inquirer Staff Writer
MIREBALAIS, Haiti - Luc Bouquet set foot in the United States for the first time in August 1988 and built himself a life that by any measure would be considered an immigrant's dream. But he has never felt at home in his adopted country. Born in Mirebalais, a small village in the Goat Mountains about 40 miles outside Port-au-Prince, Bouquet was essentially an orphan. After his mother died when he was 7, his father abandoned the family. Bouquet managed to get himself through high school, was sponsored to attend Johnson Bible College in Knoxville, Tenn.
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January 22, 2010 | By Melissa Dribben, Inquirer Staff Writer
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - For the first time in a week, Luc Bouquet would have more than his fill for breakfast. His 82-year-old father-in-law had arrived the night before with a haul of fresh fruits and vegetables from the family's farm four hours outside Port-au-Prince - passionfruit, grapefruit, yams, and three kinds of bananas. "Ah," he said, sitting down to a heaping bowl of boiled yams, plantain, mackerel, and fiery tomato sauce. "This is too much. We can't eat all this.
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