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By TONY PROSCIO | July 13, 1994
Out of sight for the moment, kept at bay like the muffled nagging of a bad conscience, America's disgrace gathers its dark testimony, waiting to be heard. In the rough waters off Haiti, an unforgiving judgment is about to be rendered.There's little sign of this yet back home. In a sleepy TV twilight, politicians tell us soothing tales to banish bad dreams. Everything's fine in Washington, where it's always bedtime and we are the heroes of every story. Here in the nursery, there are no goblins under the bed, only the great deeds and lofty motives of a wise and generous nation.
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By Lisa Kawata | August 30, 2011
Schools, homes, shoes and jobs. Love. Hope. As myriad as the needs of those swept up in poverty, abandonment and disaster are the people who pour out their time and treasure to help. In Howard County, we have a commendable reputation for helping our own, but there are some whose hearts reach beyond our borders. Across the sea, in the mountains and valleys and deserts, they root their hearts in lives of strangers. What inspires them to use precious vacation time to bathe dirty orphans and erect shelters on the rubble of earthquakes?
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By Lisa Kawata | August 30, 2011
Schools, homes, shoes and jobs. Love. Hope. As myriad as the needs of those swept up in poverty, abandonment and disaster are the people who pour out their time and treasure to help. In Howard County, we have a commendable reputation for helping our own, but there are some whose hearts reach beyond our borders. Across the sea, in the mountains and valleys and deserts, they root their hearts in lives of strangers. What inspires them to use precious vacation time to bathe dirty orphans and erect shelters on the rubble of earthquakes?
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By James K. Bock and James K. Bock,Sun Staff Correspondent Sun staff writer Mark Matthews contributed to this article | September 16, 1994
GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba -- The expected U.S. invasion of Haiti was the excited talk of detainment camps here yesterday as hundreds of Haitian boat people volunteered to be "liaisons" between the U.S. military and Haitians during the operation.Creole-speaking U.S. soldiers, sailors and Marines put out the word to Haitian camp leaders at breakfast time that the invasion force was looking for a few good Haitians to help out after the expected assault. Lines of volunteers quickly formed, and Haitian detainees compiled long lists of their compatriots' names.
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By James K. Bock and James K. Bock,Sun Staff Correspondent Sun staff writer Mark Matthews contributed to this article | September 16, 1994
GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba -- The expected U.S. invasion of Haiti was the excited talk of detainment camps here yesterday as hundreds of Haitian boat people volunteered to be "liaisons" between the U.S. military and Haitians during the operation.Creole-speaking U.S. soldiers, sailors and Marines put out the word to Haitian camp leaders at breakfast time that the invasion force was looking for a few good Haitians to help out after the expected assault. Lines of volunteers quickly formed, and Haitian detainees compiled long lists of their compatriots' names.
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By Knight-Ridder News Service | November 26, 1991
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration dispatched a military task force to the Caribbean last night to erect an emergency refugee camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for thousands of Haitians who have fled the political turmoil in their -- country and whose exodus by boats to the United States has been blocked by the Coast Guard.Led by Brig. Gen. George A. Walls Jr. of the Marines, the military group, made up of hundreds of troops from all four military services, is to build a tent city at the American base on the eastern tip of Cuba to handle the more than 4,000 Haitians rescued at sea thus far and the hundreds more fleeing each day.A senior Pentagon official said yesterday's action could be open-ended and the size of the tent city was as yet undetermined.
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By CHARLES GREEN | February 23, 1992
Washington. -- Item: Haitian boat people by the thousands are forcibly returned to their country after being denied entry into the United States.Charles Green is a reporter for Knight-Ridder newspapers.
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February 6, 1993
Official Haiti's treatment this week of the United Nations negotiator, Dante Caputo, was a slap in the face for the U.N. and the Organization of American States. The provisional government of Prime Minister Marc L. Bazin and its masters in the army under Lt. Gen. Raoul Cedras have been stringing along their critics since the Sept. 1991 coup. They have no intention of letting in hundreds of U.N.-O.A.S. human rights observers or restoring ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide or letting the Haitian people decide in fair elections.
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By DAN BERGER | February 4, 1992
The trouble with Baltimore's juvenile court system is that there is not enough of it.The Japanese prime minister says Americans lack a work ethic? Well, he lacks tact. So there.What the Democrats really need is Hillary Clinton without Bill.We are shipping the Haitian boat people back whence they came. Native Americans are wondering why they didn't think of that for the English boat people of 1607.Bert Parks has gone to the great Beauty Pageant in the sky.The best thing to do with Eastern High School is move Lake Clifton High School to it and use the Lake Clifton campus for something else.
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By Ron Daniels | July 7, 1995
DESPITE THE criticism of some members of Congress and the media, President Jean Bertrand Aristide has rightly called the recent election there a "major step forward toward democracy in country."There is little question that the election was troubled by massive logistical problems and some irregularities. However, there is no credible evidence of a systematic effort to aid one political party over another. Republican carping reflects an anti-Aristide bias that runs through U.S. policy toward Haiti.
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By TONY PROSCIO | July 13, 1994
Out of sight for the moment, kept at bay like the muffled nagging of a bad conscience, America's disgrace gathers its dark testimony, waiting to be heard. In the rough waters off Haiti, an unforgiving judgment is about to be rendered.There's little sign of this yet back home. In a sleepy TV twilight, politicians tell us soothing tales to banish bad dreams. Everything's fine in Washington, where it's always bedtime and we are the heroes of every story. Here in the nursery, there are no goblins under the bed, only the great deeds and lofty motives of a wise and generous nation.
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By Knight-Ridder News Service | November 26, 1991
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration dispatched a military task force to the Caribbean last night to erect an emergency refugee camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for thousands of Haitians who have fled the political turmoil in their -- country and whose exodus by boats to the United States has been blocked by the Coast Guard.Led by Brig. Gen. George A. Walls Jr. of the Marines, the military group, made up of hundreds of troops from all four military services, is to build a tent city at the American base on the eastern tip of Cuba to handle the more than 4,000 Haitians rescued at sea thus far and the hundreds more fleeing each day.A senior Pentagon official said yesterday's action could be open-ended and the size of the tent city was as yet undetermined.
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January 21, 2010
As I watch the horror unfold in Haiti, I find solace in the immeasurable generosity of so many countries and individuals. The United States was foremost in its efforts to aid this stricken country. On the heels of the U.S., Israel, a country the size of New Jersey, immediately sent enough people and supplies to set up a 100-bed field hospital. Many other countries and individuals have followed suit. Although constantly belittled by the religious right and ultra conservatives as not being real Americans, many celebrities are setting up telethons and raising millions of dollars.
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June 23, 1993
Supreme Court approval of the Bush-Clinton policy of forcing NTC Haitian refugees back to their native land without a hearing places a high moral obligation on this country. The U.S. has to make sure a United Nations oil embargo taking effect today will force Haiti's repressive military regime to its knees. The time for real pressure is now.For the first time, Lt. Gen. Raoul Cedras, head of the illegal junta, has agreed to negotiate directly with Jean-Bertrand Aristide, Haiti's first popularly elected president, who was overthrown in September 1991 and sent into exile.
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