Wyclef Jean receive death threats after Presidency announcement

It appears that he’s hiding in a secret location in Haiti due to some serious death threats after he announced his wish to candidate for presidency.

The singer offered his support to Haitians after the awful earthquake in Jan. 2010 and now he wants to end “the corruption that’s been going on for the past 200 years.”

Nevertheless, Jean isn’t sure if he legally can rule for presidency due to this legal condition: the candidate must have lived in Haiti for five straight years before the election.

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Angelina Jolie made a discreet visit to Haiti

Angelina Jolie returned to Haiti, as a goodwill ambassador for the High Commissioner for Refugees of the UN, where she will attend a series of meetings with UN officials and representatives of the Haitian government.

UN officials have confirmed, however, this visit to the press, provided that their names shall not be disclosed because they were asked not to furnish details to press about Angelina Jolie’s visit in Haiti.

Angelina Jolie visited Haiti several times. In February, she met many orphans and victims of the earthquake that devastated the island earlier, this year.

Before her visit in Haiti, Angelina visited the Colombians refugee camps in Ecuador.

Since becoming a goodwill’s ambassador for the High Commissioner for Refugees of the UN in 2001, Jolie has visited more than 20 refugee camps in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Sudan.

Angelina Jolie and her life partner, actor Brad Pitt, support many other humanitarian projects, donating one million dollars to the organization Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Haiti after the earthquake of January 12, considered one of the largest natural disasters in Americas.

Robbie Williams wants to adopt two children from Haiti

“I wanted to do the adoptions soon as I arrived in Haiti. Is installing a sudden sense of guilt when you get to a place like that. But there are some things I want to do before this step,” said Williams.

“Most likely I will have my own children and then I would still take two. It’s something we discussed. It’s a perspective I do not know exactly when it will materialize”, said Robbie.

Currently, Williams is engaged to American actress Ayda Field.

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Angelina Jolie in Haiti

According to recent reports, it seems that three million Haitians have been left homeless or injured by the 7.0 earthquake on January 12.

Rumors say that the actress also visited the Doctors Without Borders hospital in the Delmas neighborhood of Port-au-Prince, which remembers us the $1 million donation that Angelina and Brad made for Haitians.

When Angelina arrived in the Haitian capital, she was briefed by the United Nations Acting Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Edmond Mulet, on the scale of the humanitarian operation to date and the challenges that remain.

Brad Pitt’s lover also visited a cash-for-work program run by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) in the Carrefour district of Port-au-Prince, which is enabling Haitians to earn an income as they help their country to recover.

There, Angelina Jolie declared : “To give people the ability to work towards their own future is so important at this time. It helps to restore their hope and respects their dignity.”

We Are The World Remake for Haiti

Quincy Jones and Lionel Richie accomplished this week, a tremendous feat in the name of charitable outreach.

Therefore, the two brought together dozens of superstars from the music world to record a new version of “We Are the World” in charitable purpose.

The tune was originally recorded 25 years ago in order to raise money for hunger relief in Africa.

“All my executives and staff that are here are working for nothing,” said Randy Phillips, the CEO of AEG Live and Richie’s manager. (AEG Live underwrote much of the operational costs for the recording of the track, as did Visa.) .

“No one’s making any money. This is strictly a charitable event. We want as much as possible, if it’s 99 percent, to go to charity. That’s what we want to happen here. What we’re going to do is we’ve formed a charitable foundation called the We Are the World Foundation LLC.”

Phillips also declared : “The money will go [to the foundation] as a pit stop, and then it will be distributed. There’s a board that’s going to decide where it goes,”.

“And on that board is Quincy and [‘Crash’ director] Paul Haggis and Luis Alberto Moreno, who runs the [Inter-American] Development Bank.”

Consequently, Haggis was the one who filmed the entire recording process.

Moreover, the song title will be “We Are the World — 25 for Haiti,” which will premiere on NBC during the Opening Ceremony of the Winter Olympics on February 12.

Other earthquakes in Haiti

The USGS detected an quake with 4,4 degree magnitude at local hour 6:16a.m. Port-au-Prince people and the AFP journalists felt another seismic reply, an hour earlier, around 5:00a.m.

The risk of producing other seismic reply in Haiti within 30 days from the quake on 12 January, is high, warned USGS, which estimates with a probability of 25% to produce another quake of 6 degree magnitude in this period of time.

Also, USGS said that any other seismic reply bigger than 5 degree will be strongly felt and may cause other damages.

Auto producers made donations for Haiti victims

Big auto manufacturers unite forces to aid Haiti’s earthquake victims. Toyota, Honda, Chrysler or Hyundai donated depending on their financial status.

Honda’s American division donated $300.00 and contributed with equipment for making the situation easier. Meanwhile, Toyota has proven to be the most generous of all auto producers and donated $500.000 to Red Cross, Save the Children and Doctors without borders, organizations which helped Haitians affected by the quake.

Next to Toyota and Honda there were other auto brands that offer their help. Hyundai donated $100.00 to Red Cross International Committee, while Nissan donated for this cause $50.000 on behalf of their staff and other $30.000 on behalf of North-American divisions and also Canadian and promised another $100.000 when situation will stabilized and the reconstructions works will begin.

Another amazing gesture was made by Chrysler executive president who has bid his own car during last Golden Globe edition. The car, a Chrysler 300C, was signed by over 300 celebrities participating on the event and will be sold for a price of €1million in an auction. The money will follow to be given to American Red Cross.

General Motors donated $100.00 and also made available a mini-site where employees can donate any amount of money.

Finally, the list was ended by Eaton, which donated $100.000 to American Red Cross.


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Haiti smitten by another quake with 6,1 magnitude

Until this moment, the officials declared the quake made 17 victims today.

Tsunami surveillance center from Pacific announced that there isn’t any danger to appear huge waves in Caribbean.

The new quake started a wave of panic among people, who run out from buildings and now stay in middle of the streets, informs A.P.

On 12 January, an earthquake with 7 degree magnitude on Richter scale devastated Haiti. The number of dead people is around 200.000.

Haiti earthquake: 70.000 of corpses buried in common pits

Nowadays, three million people affected by the earthquake have no access to international aid because of the bad infrastructure of the country. The rescue teams can’t handle anymore the desperate situation.

In Haiti are almost 30 rescue international teams, consisting of 1.500 people, but the rescue operations of survivors are chaotic conducted. At least one little girl died due to lack of inadequate rescue equipment, although she was pulled out alive under debris, where she survived four days.
The doctors complain they don’t have drugs, and those which are already on Port-au-Prince airport, will not be distributed until the American contingent of 3.500 soldiers will arrive.

Medical teams have to abandon the wound people in the middle of the night because they are afraid of being attacked and robbed by thieves. Even if they caught several fugitives among escaped prisoners from Port-au-Prince jail, destroyed by the quake, the Haitian police officers can’t manage to control the situation.

Majority of those 1000 American soldiers which already arrived in Haiti are guarding the airport where the donated supplies are, for fear that hungered people will attack.
Meanwhile, a political polemic took shape. It seems that France and Nicaragua accuse U.S. of trying to control Haiti by sending to many intervention troops, in expense of humanitarian aid.

Chavez accuses U.S. that takes advantage of the situation in Haiti to occupy the island

“Why are they sending 3000 soldiers as if they would go to war?”, the socialist leader is asking, and always denounces the American “imperialism”.
“It seems they take advantage of the tragedy to hold military Haiti”, said Chavez.

The statements of the Brazilian leader are coming after Nicaraguan’s statements, Daniel Ortega, which also criticized, the sending of 10.000 American soldiers on Caribbean Sea island.

“What is happening now in Haiti is worrying me a lot, because it is being abused by a drama to send troops which already have taken control of the airport”, said Ortega.

Hugo Chavez announced he will send a ship with 225.000 barrels of fuel to Haiti, through the Dominican Republic.

“The Haitian people must know that we are sending the fuel they need”, said Chavez.

Venezuelan Foreign Minister, Nicolas Maduro, said that:” 5675 tones of food will be send by ALBA ship and other two Venezuelan ships, with destination Haiti”.

Maduro made these statements on Caracas airport, from where the third Venezuelan airplane loaded with 14 tones of humanitarian help left. Also, the Russian Government made available two cargo airplanes for Venezuela.

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