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Venezuela's Chavez: Did U.S. Give Latin Ameri

Thursday, December 29, 2011
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez speculated on Wednesday that the United States might have developed a way to give Latin American leaders cancer, after Argentina's Cristina Fernandez joined the list of presidents diagnosed with the disease. It was a typically controversial statement by Ve ...

Haiti escapes serious damage from Hurricane Irene, UN reports

Thursday, August 25, 2011
Hurricane Irene has left impoverished Haiti relatively unscathed, with only isolated damage from flooding and no widespread serious emergencies in a country that is still struggling to recover from last year's devastating earthquake, the United Nations reported today. Irene is gaining strength as ...

In Haiti, UN staff at the ready as hurricane bears down on northern coast

Wednesday, August 24, 2011
United Nations staffs in Haiti have activated their emergency response systems to prepare for tonight's expected arrival of Hurricane Irene as it crosses the Caribbean region. Irene was upgraded from a tropical storm and Haitian authorities have issued a red alert for the entire country, althou ...

UN provides help to relief efforts in flood-hit Haitian capital

Wednesday, June 8, 2011
United Nations peacekeepers and humanitarian staff are helping with relief efforts in Haiti, where floods sparked by torrential rains earlier this week have killed at least 10 people in the capital, Port-au-Prince. At least four neighbourhoods of the city Carrefour, Cité Soleil, Delmas and Péti ...

Right to housing at risk as Brazil prepares for World Cup and Olympics – UN expe

Wednesday, April 27, 2011
An independent United Nations human rights expert today voiced concern about alleged displacement and evictions in various cities across Brazil as the country prepares to host the 2014 soccer World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games. I am particularly worried about what seems to be a pattern of lack ...

UN MARKS ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF HAITI EARTHQUAKE

Thursday, January 13, 2011
12 January - On the one-year anniversary of the earthquake which devastated Haiti, the United Nations today remembered the disaster s victims in memorial events in Port-au-Prince, New York and elsewhere around the world. In the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince, staff at the United Nations Stabi ...

HAITI: BAN APPOINTS FOUR TOP MEDICAL EXPERTS TO PROBE SOURCE OF CHOLERA EPIDEMIC

Saturday, January 8, 2011
6 January - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today named four top medical experts to an independent panel to investigate the cause of a cholera epidemic in Haiti amid media reports that Nepalese peacekeepers from the United Nations mission there may have been the source. The panel will be chaired b ...

UN URGES MASSIVE CAMPAIGN IN HAITI TO BOOST CHOLERA PREVENTION MEASURES

Saturday, January 1, 2011
30 December - United Nations humanitarian officials are calling for massive mobilization activities in Haiti to promote prevention and early treatment in the cholera epidemic which has already killed more than 2,760 people and infected over 130,000 others, nearly 71,000 of whom were hospitalized. ...
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