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October 15, 1994
Haiti--Clinton's 51st state. RON YAFFEE Seal Beach
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NEWS
January 13, 2014 | By Ellen Olivier
The event: ”Help Haiti Home,” staged by Sean Penn & Friends and presented at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills by Giorgio Armani to benefit the J/P Haitian Relief Organization. Anderson Cooper served as host and ceremonies ended with a surprise performance by U2. The scene: Held on Golden Globes weekend, the affair Saturday brought out a generous helping of A-listers, some of whom bid generously enough at the live auction to bring the gala's proceeds to a whopping $6 million.
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ENTERTAINMENT
January 22, 2010
'Hope for Haiti Now' When: 5 p.m. today Where: CNN, National Geographic When: 8 tonight Where: CBS, NBC, the CW, ABC, Fox, KOCE, BET, Bravo, Country Music Television, Comedy Central, E!, G4, HBO, MTV, Style, TNT, VH1 Rating: TV-PG (may be unsuitable for young children)
ENTERTAINMENT
September 30, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Pamela Anderson is running in the New York City marathon in November to help raise funds for Haiti. Now if only the streets of New York were lined with sand and everyone were required to wear a red swimsuit ... The former "Baywatch" babe, 46, has joined Sean Penn's J/P Haitian Relief Organization along with a slew of other teammates. PHOTOS: 50 most beautiful female celebrities "I'm running the New York Marathon this year and raising funds for the J/P Haitian Relief Organization (Can you believe it?
OPINION
February 9, 2010
The 10 American Baptist missionaries arrested on charges of abducting children from earthquake-ravaged Haiti had circulated fliers promising to give orphans "with no one to love or care for them" a better life in the Dominican Republic, and claiming to have government permission to do so. In fact, they didn't have the proper paperwork, authorities said, and the New Life Children's Refuge had yet to build its advertised orphanage. Many of the 33 supposed orphans turned out to have parents.
NEWS
April 11, 1989 | From Reuters
The United States has donated $25,000 to the Red Cross of Haiti for treatment of victims of recent unrest in Port-au-Prince, the State Department said Monday.
SPORTS
May 22, 2012 | By Gary Klein
USC quarterback Matt Barkley traveled to South Africa, Nigeria and Mexico on humanitarian relief trips, but the devastation he witnessed in Haiti still surprised him. Barkley and 15 other Trojans football players returned to Los Angeles last week after building four houses and moving relief supplies to villagers still recovering from the 2010 earthquake. "What we saw in Haiti was worse than anything I'd seen before in Africa and other places," he said Tuesday. The trip humbled Barkley, as it did others . Barkley recounted one young man working out calculus equations on a beat-up blackboard under a tree.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 21, 1998
Re "In Haiti, Wheels of Justice Turn Ever So Slowly," April 11: Isn't The Times being naive in thinking that those Haitian thugs who drove President Jean-Bertrand Aristide from office will be brought to justice? Though elected by the people of Haiti, the so-called "mad priest," Aristide, had little credibility among the leading circles in the U.S. and was abhorred by his country's entrepreneurs. If Michel-Joseph Francois and Emmanuel Constant are forced to appear in a court of law, they will surely defend their actions by claiming a tie to the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 1995
I was appalled by your editorial on Haiti (Oct. 20). You state that President Jean-Bertrand Aristide "must fully embrace privatization . . . in order to get at least $1 billion in foreign aid from the United States and other sources." So much for democracy and freedom of choice. A major pillar of U.S. foreign policy appears to be to make the world safe for privatization and to protect the profits of the wealthy elite. We seem to have a considerable fear of the possible successes of government-managed business and industry.
NEWS
October 27, 2010 | By Mary Forgione, For the Los Angeles Times
Cholera's recent resurgence in Haiti remains something of a mystery to health experts. The island nation had been free of the disease since at least 1960 -- until the outbreak Friday. Now cholera has claimed almost 300 lives, and the World Health Organization said Wednesday the outbreak likely hasn’t yet peaked. The disease can be horrific, as the National Geographic Channel explains. Cholera ravaged Britain with four epidemics in the mid-19th century, one killing 30,000 people in London alone.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 23, 2013 | By Hector Tobar
In Edwidge Danticat's fiercely beautiful new novel, "Claire of the Sea Light," a rose comes to life on the edge of the water. Ville Rose is a fictional seaside town in Haiti, home to 11,000 people some 20 miles outside the country's teeming capital city, Port-au-Prince. Seen from the mountains that rise above it, the town's shape is that of a flower, "like the unfurling petals of a massive tropical rose," Danticat writes. The main road in Ville Rose is Avenue Pied Rose, or Stem Rose Avenue, and the many alleys are called épines , or thorns, an apt metaphor for the complex relationships among the town's residents.
SCIENCE
July 3, 2013 | By Melissa Pandika
The United Nations sent Nepalese peacekeeping troops to bring relief to Haiti after it was devastated by a 7.0 earthquake in 2010. A new study concludes the peacekeepers brought something else, as well -- cholera, triggering an epidemic that has sickened hundreds of thousands of Haitians and killed more than 8,000, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. After sequencing the DNA of 23 samples of the cholera-causing bacterium from Haiti and comparing them to the DNA of strains found elsewhere, researchers said the outbreak could be traced to Nepal , where the disease is endemic.
NEWS
June 28, 2013 | By Brian E. Clark
Vacation in Haiti? Yup, that's what Elevate Destinations is offering those who may be looking for what the company calls a "transformative summer experience. " Here's the scoop: Travelers will be based on the island of Ile a Vache, a 30-minute boat ride from Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Elevate is partnering with the Edem Foundation -- a nonprofit group supporting the education of children in Haiti and community economic development -- to run a Children and Youth Leadership Workshop (similar to a summer camp)
NEWS
April 26, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn and Booth Moore
Film and fashion joined forces for a good cause Thursday night, when a constellation of celebrities including Samuel L. Jackson, Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgewick, Minnie Driver, Emma Roberts, Pamela Anderson, Fergie, Josh Duhamel, Rachel Zoe and Poppy Delevingne celebrated the opening of the Paris Photo Los Angeles international photography fair at Paramount Studios, then decamped to Mr. Chow in Beverly Hills for a private dinner and silent auction to...
ENTERTAINMENT
April 24, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Before her panel at the L.A. Times Festival of Book, journalist and author Amy Wilentz dropped in at our video booth to talk about how she came to write her latest book, "Farewell, Fred Voodoo. " Written after Haiti's devastating 2010 earthquake, this book, she explains wryly, "is about what happens when outsiders come to help you. " Wilentz's history of traveling to and writing about Haiti goes back more than 20 years, she tells L.A. Times staff writer Carolyn Kellogg. "I didn't want to go back," she says.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 11, 2013 | By Hector Tobar, Los Angeles Times
Deep into Marie Arana's wonderful new biography of Simón Bolívar, "the George Washington of South America," there's a deliciously unexpected pause in the action. It's 1816, and Bolívar has set sail from Haiti. He's on his way back to Venezuela, with an army set to take on the hated Spanish colonial authorities. At the island of St. Thomas, he ostensibly stops for "supplies. " In reality, his fleet of ships has anchored so that Bolívar can pick up his mistress, Pepita Machado.
SPORTS
May 21, 2012 | By Gary Klein
USC football players spoke to The Times last week about how they were by humbled by their recent trip to Haiti , where a group of 16 Trojans helped build four houses and moved supplies to people still recovering from the 2010 earthquake. On Monday, USC released a video about the trip featuring interviews with players while they were in Haiti and also shows them working with and interacting with children and local residents. "I think it sparked something in me that I'm going to continue to do the rest of my life," defensive lineman Devon Kennard says in the video.
NEWS
June 28, 2013 | By Brian E. Clark
Vacation in Haiti? Yup, that's what Elevate Destinations is offering those who may be looking for what the company calls a "transformative summer experience. " Here's the scoop: Travelers will be based on the island of Ile a Vache, a 30-minute boat ride from Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Elevate is partnering with the Edem Foundation -- a nonprofit group supporting the education of children in Haiti and community economic development -- to run a Children and Youth Leadership Workshop (similar to a summer camp)
TRAVEL
April 7, 2013 | By Susan Spano
Here's a quiz derived from National Council for Geographic Education curricula and questions devised for the National Geographic Bee. The bee, celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, will draw the winners of state contests to Washington, D.C., to compete May 20 to 22 in the nationals. First prize includes a $25,000 college scholarship and a trip to the Galápagos Islands. No prizes given for correctly answering these geography-related questions, just bragging rights. (Note: The questions get progressively tougher.)
TRAVEL
February 3, 2013 | By Zachary Reid
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Two turns off the alley and I was hopelessly lost. In less than five minutes, I couldn't see the guest house where I had been staying for a week, even though it was one of the taller buildings in Haiti. With a few quick turns, my guide led me and a friend into a world we couldn't possibly imagine, much less navigate. For four hours, we traversed Petionville, one of the towns that makes up the sprawling metropolis of Port-au-Prince. It was all narrow passages and stairs between concrete buildings that cascade off one another, spilling down the ubiquitous hills of Haiti before hitting bottom and starting the climb back up. We would be so deep in the maze we could barely see sunlight, then we would duck through a passage and find ourselves on a spit of openness with 6-foot cornstalks sprouting through the garbage-strewn ground.
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