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Apr 30, 2010, 1:00 AM
Prior to the January earthquake that devastated Haiti, textile manufacturing accounted for three-quarters of the country's export earnings. The sector employed more than 25,000 people. After the quake, estimates suggest the industry is operating at about 50 percent capacity. If U.S. companies begin manufacturing in Haiti, experts say the industry there could support 100,000 jobs.
Apr 30, 2010, 1:00 AM
Rolando Chaparro grimaces as he whips the crowd into a frenzy with the powerful sounds created by furiously flicking his pick across the strings of his electric guitar during the song “Kamba King.”
Apr 30, 2010, 1:00 AM
U.S. Army South, along with U.S. Navy engineers, are working together with the Nicaraguan National Assembly to construct three water wells in Los Sanchez, Samaria and La Noria until May 21 as part of U.S. Army South’s Beyond the Horizon mission.
Apr 30, 2010, 1:00 AM
The Uruguay coach described his team’s draw for the 1986 World Cup, when it was picked along with soccer superpowers West Germany, Denmark and Scotland during a blind draw to form Group E, in four words: “grupo de la muerte.”
Apr 28, 2010, 1:00 AM
The Louisiana National Guard is scheduled to lead a “New Horizons” humanitarian assistance exercise in Haiti beginning June 1, U.S. Southern Command officials announced yesterday.
Apr 27, 2010, 1:00 AM
Hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) deployed to Haiti January 20 to March 10, 2010, in support of USSOUTHCOM’s Operation Unified Response to provide immediate and critical medical care to survivors of the 7.0-magnitude earthquake that devastated much of the Caribbean nation January 12.
Apr 27, 2010, 1:00 AM
On January 12, 2010, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck approximately 10-miles from Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The devastation throughout the capital city
Apr 27, 2010, 1:00 AM
Almost 90% of the buses that will be used by soccer teams and FIFA delegates during the World Cup in South Africa in June and July have Brazilian DNA.
Apr 26, 2010, 1:00 AM
U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) announced today a New Horizons humanitarian assistance exercise in Haiti that will provide much needed medical and engineering services to several communities outside of Port au Prince, including Gonaives, beginning 1 June through September.
Apr 26, 2010, 1:00 AM
Edgar Griffin has lived on this hillside outside the town of Petit Guave for 80 years. He says when he was young, it was lush and green. So green, he says, "You couldn't see a house across from you because it was so green."
Apr 26, 2010, 1:00 AM
The U.S. space agency NASA has displayed the first images from a new satellite that studies the sun.
Apr 26, 2010, 1:00 AM
Brazil has established itself among the largest movie markets, as more than 110 million went to theaters in 2009, eighth-most in the world.
Apr 23, 2010, 1:00 AM
They are friends on the sidelines, but foes the instant they step directly in front of each other only 10-15 feet apart, staring eye to eye.
Apr 23, 2010, 1:00 AM
Lt. Gen. Ken Keen, who had served as commander of the task force in Haiti since January, said farewell in a message to his troops. He said it was a privilege to work with all U.S. military services, side-by-side with 18 militaries from the United Nations Peace-Keeping Force and with hundreds of non-governmental agencies helping provide aid following the devastating earthquake.
Apr 23, 2010, 1:00 AM
South African President Jacob Zuma says his country is ready for the football World Cup, and predicts a memorable event. He was speaking during ceremonies 50 days before the tournament kicks-off on June 11.
Apr 22, 2010, 1:00 AM
The Obama Administration is moving to ease export controls on thousands of military items sought by allies and other friendly countries, while toughening controls on the most sensitive high-technology material. The plan was announced by U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who said it would likely increase exports, but is mainly aimed at improving security for the United States and its partners.
Apr 22, 2010, 1:00 AM
Port-au-Prince General Hospital is the largest hospital in Haiti. Some of its buildings were damaged during the earthquake, but with the help of international medical organizations it has remained open. On any given day, more than 300 patients arrive looking for care. More than two months after the quake, doctors are seeing less of the crush injuries they saw right after the earthquake. Now, as the rainy season begins, they're concerned about infectious disease.
Apr 22, 2010, 1:00 AM
World football's ruling body, FIFA, says South Africans purchased more than 100,000 World Cup tickets in the first 24 hours of over-the-counter sales when they opened Thursday to the host nation for the first time. Previous sales had been only through the Internet.
Apr 21, 2010, 1:00 AM
Army Lt. Gen. Ken Keen, who stepped down Sunday as the commander of Joint Task Force Haiti, told Pentagon reporters on April 19th that the U.S. military will keep about 500 soldiers in Haiti throughout the summer months as part of U.S. efforts to help the nation recover from the quake.
Apr 20, 2010, 1:00 AM
The Spanish defense minister, Carme Chacón, and the prime minister of Haiti, Jean-Max Bellerive, attended a ceremony Sunday in memory of the four Spanish military personnel who died Friday in a helicopter accident, the Spanish embassy announced.