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Members of Tampa Bay community are helping Haiti recover listen

01/13/12 Andrea Lypka
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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After the earthquake that killed 300,000 people and wiped out some villages and cities in Haiti two years ago, Tampa Bay organizations are helping to rebuild the infrastructure. A Haiti-native and St. Petersburg resident plans to build 10 training centers in Haiti.

Local officials and volunteers commemorated the Haiti earthquake victims at Night of Unity and Hope for Haiti at First Baptist Church in St. Petersburg last night. Some of the volunteers, including Victor Floener from Disaster I...

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U.S. supports Honduran government despite violent crackdown on protesters listen

05/11/11 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Union busting, deregulation of private industry and silencing of dissent are on the laundry list of beefs many US citizens have about the new Republican leadership in statehouses like Florida, Ohio and Indiana. Working people in one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere are railing against their US-supported government’s anti-labor policies.

An estimated 300 people have died suspiciously in Honduras since a 2009 military coup that replaced democratically elected president Ma...

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The elections In Haiti and tree sitter protestors in South Florida

03/21/11 Robert Lorei
Last Call Monday
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Good afternoon, welcome to The Last Call; I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up today we'll hear two interviews before we open the phone lines.

First with Tampa resident Daniel Thelusmar who is in Haiti observing the elections. Daniel is originally from Haiti.

Later we'll hear from Panagioti Tsolkas who is with Everglades Earth First. He is part of a group of protesters who are trying to save an undeveloped area of palm Beach County from being bulldozed to build th...

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Actor/activist Danny Glover on Haiti elections listen

03/17/11 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide is leaving South Africa today and plans to return to Haiti tomorrow at noon.

Actor Danny Glover flew to South Africa to accompany Aristide back to Haiti.

The impoverished nation of Haiti is still feeling the pain of the earthquake that ravaged the country over a year ago, not to mention a chaotic presidential election many have deemed fraudulent. Actor Danny Glover recently made a film about a 1791 slave uprising in that country, and has m...

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Many are skeptical of Haiti election listen

12/03/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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The London Telegraph reported today that between two and three thousand Haitians protested the results of Sunday’s presidential election in the capitol of Port Au Prince. Some of the twelve presidential candidates were reportedly among the protestors. A United Nations peacekeeping official has meanwhile warned that the international community would pull its support from the country if it did not accept the results of the election. Preliminary results are expected to be out Tuesday. This w...

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Elementary School in Haiti

11/06/10 mary glenney
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Liliane Stransky, the founder of Step By Step Foundation who just opened the Tipa Tipa Elementary School in Lahaie, Haiti for 596 children talked to us as Hurricane Tomas was striking the area. She talked of her concerns for the children and their families. She also discussed the recent cholera outbreak and her organizations efforts to help the people. Tipa in Creole means step-thus step by step Liliane hopes to go forward and continue to help particular...

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Haitian Presidential forum in St. Petersburg listen

10/18/10 Sarah Curran
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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As the small Caribbean nation of Haiti shook on January 12, 2010, the hearts of people all around the world shook with it. Over 200,000 people lost their lives to the disaster and billions of dollars worth of infrastructure laid in ruble. Now the country is hoping a new president will raise a new and more powerful Haiti out of the ashes.

“I am watching My country and it is dying”

Haitians like Beatrice Abbott gathered at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida, last Saturday, ...

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USF Tampa will host forum for Haiti presidential candidates listen

09/23/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Note: as of Sept. 29, this forum has been moved to Eckerd College in St. Pete. October 16th from 2pm until 4pm in Fox Hall.

The people of Haiti will choose a new president this fall. Like all elections, the candidates will debate. But the location of one forum might take you by surprise: At least ten of the candidates for president of Haiti will debate in October on the campus of the University of South Florida in Tampa.

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The Tampa Bay for Haiti Coalition hosts Haiti Memorial listen

02/22/10 Alexis Chamberlain
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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On Friday in Tampa, Haiti’s ambassador to the United States, Raymond Joseph, acknowledged exiled former Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Artistide’s desire to assist Haiti and return to the country with medical supplies and other emergency equipment.

Joseph made the comment after the City of Tampa hosted the first U.S. memorial to pay its respects to those lost in last month’s earthquake.

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Haitians in US can seek Temporary Protected Status beginning tomorrow listen

01/20/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Beginning tomorrow Haitian nationals in the U.S. will be able to apply for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). Any Haitian who was in the U.S. before the earthquake devastated their home country is eligible for 18 months amnesty from deportation.

Stuart Dresser, director of the Tampa Field Office of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, announced in a press conference this afternoon that the application window opens tomorrow. “During the ...

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