The United Nations reports significant progress has been made in providing assistance to hundreds of thousands of quake victims in Haiti. A senior U.N. official says the relief operation is being scaled up on all levels, with shelter topping the list of priorities.
Spain and the United States agreed on the need for Latin America to assume a role of "global interlocutor" to participate in overcoming problems like the economic crisis and confronting challenges like climate change.
The search for strategies to confront alarming levels of crime and prepare for natural disasters are two priority topics for the Central American Integration System (SICA) in the next five months.
To be selected to participate in peace missions abroad is considered a distinction among Latin American military personnel. For the majority, it is not the salary in American dollars that attracts them, but the possibility of raising the profile of their countries abroad, as well as participating in humanitarian and [ … ]
U.S. military flights bringing Haitian earthquake victims to the United States resume Monday.
WASHINGTON – Conditions in earthquake-ravaged Port-au-Prince, Haiti, continue to improve day by day, but a tremendous need still exists, the commander of U.S. Southern Command said today.
Brasilia - A total of R$ 135 million ($75 million dollars) will be used to send ten Rapid-Care Units (UPAs) and fifty Mobile Urgent Care Service (SAMU) ambulances, besides the building of Family Health teams and support for the Child’s Pastoral.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – Viva Rio started helping in the recovery of Haiti right after the earthquake devastated most of the country on Jan. 12.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - The tank landing ship (LST) “Almirante Saboia,” recently commissioned into the Brazilian Navy, will be on its way to Haiti in coming days. The Brazilian Navy has been prepared to deploy the ship since the beginning of the Brazilian aid effort for that country and [ … ]
WASHINGTON – U.S. and international relief workers in Haiti are developing a 5,000-bed hospital in the capital of Port-au-Prince to increase medical capacity as the country struggles to recover two weeks after a devastating earthquake struck.
A French amphibious assault ship equipped with two landing craft, four helicopters and onboard operating rooms arrived off Haiti on Sunday and began to offload humanitarian aid.
Paris - The president of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Luis Alberto Moreno, today called on Latin America and the Caribbean to participate in the launch of a “Marshall Plan” to rebuild Haiti. The Latin American and Caribbean region “can and should play a greater role” in the launch of [ … ]