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    Essay On Haiti Earthquake

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    industrial, and financial capital, Port-au-Prince, was home to approximately 2.5 million people, 86% of whom lived in unfit housing. The Republic of Haiti, in short, was hardly prepared to serve as the location for the Western Hemisphere’s worst disaster in recorded history. At 1653 hours UTC-5 on January 12th, 2010, Haiti experienced its first damaging earthquake since 1770 – a 7.3 magnitude earthquake centered around 10 miles from its capital city, Port-au-Prince. Within 35 seconds, approximately

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    “Factional Terror, Paramilitarism and Civil War in Haiti: The View from Port-au-Prince, 1994-2004” is a scholarly article discussing the observations made by J. Christopher Kovats-Bernat in Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti, during the country’s heavily violent civil war. The article goes into great detail in order to discuss the events leading up to the civil unrest, taking into consideration many of the political, economic, and cultural influences that prompted the 1994 coup-d’état and the resulting

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    January 12, 2010 just fifteen miles south of the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince was a severely large-scale earthquake, at a magnitude of 7.0. The initial shock was then followed by a series of aftershocks with magnitudes ranging up to 5.9. Over three hundred thousand people died due to this extreme chaos. Many buildings collapsed and disintegrated under the force of the quake; both the cathedral and National Palace in Port-au-Prince were heavily damaged. In the aftermath of this tragedy, efforts to

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    Historical Analysis

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    In 1969, an author by the name of Edwidge Danticat was born in Haiti and raised by her grandparents beginning at the age of four in Port au Prince. During Danticats time in Port au Prince, she learned the Haitian call and response of storytelling where she got the title “Krik? Krak!” Krik meaning the request of telling a story and Krak meaning the listener would agree. Danticat experienced a lot of pain, including the beating of her people due to the turmoil caused by invaders in her county of Haiti

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    Edwige Danticat’s Tones in We Are Ugly, But We Are Here When I first read “We Are Ugly, But We Are Here,” I was stunned to learn how women in Haiti were treated. Edwige Danticat, who was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in 1969 and immigrated to Brooklyn when she was twelve years old, writes about her experiences in Haiti and about the lives of her ancestors that she links to her own. Her specific purpose is to discuss what all these families went through, especially the women, in order to offer

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    The Hardship of Haiti

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    Haiti is a beautiful Caribbean country that has had more than its fair share of hardship. A culture of strength and perseverance is evident from the moment one arrives and it only feels stronger the further one travels from Port au Prince. The people are of African descent, with a strong French influence creating a uniquely mixed culture that is rare in the western hemisphere. The business climate is such that there are very few foreign businesses or joint ventures in Haiti and although there

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    capital was devastated on January 12, 2010 by a magnitude 7.0 earthquake. According to then USGS it was the worst earthquake in 200 years. The quake struck at 09:30am local time and was centered just 10 miles northwest of the Haitian capital of Port au Prince. The initial quake was later followed by twelve aftershocks greater than magnitude 5.0. Structures of all kinds were damaged or collapsed, from shantytown homes to national landmarks. On February 3, 2010 Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive was quoted

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    aid relief efforts is the NGO and other organization do not know where properly apply the aid to. Many of the policy makers of these organizations try to centralize the aid relief to the highly populated and of course highly publicized capital Port-Au-Prince. Now this would make sense at face value, give the aid to the capital and hope the effects trickle down to the rest of the nation, build a strong base for the country to build off of. However, this is a flawed way to look at it. There are 1.5

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    Earthquake In Haiti

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    not dissimilar to other corrupt countries with a history of colonial exploitation. Poor Infrastructure Haiti was dealt with a catastrophic blow in January 2010 when a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck 10 miles southwest of the country’s capital, Port-au-Prince. It was the region's worst earthquake in 200 years. The earthquake leveled many sections of the city, destroying government buildings, foreign aid offices, and countless houses. Assessing the scope of the devastation, Prime Minister Préval said

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    A thick cloud of dust evades Haiti on January 12th 2010 (Paliardy) as the 7.0 magnitude earthquake shatters the hearts and homes of many. Even though that day was grim and destructive, it was a celebration of survival for the Cherisma family. Seven days later the unexpected happened to Fabienne Cherisma “ a daughter, sister, a source of love and pride for her family.” (Carroll) Edward Linsmiers captured the sudden tragic death of an innocent teenager that day opening the eyes of society to the fearful

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