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Cablegate: Media Reaction: Haiti; 2/3/10; Buenos Aires

Published: Wed 3 Feb 2010 08:12 PM
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SUBJECT: MEDIA REACTION: HAITI; 2/3/10; BUENOS AIRES
SUMMARY
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1. Headlines on Haiti on 2/3 focused on PM Jean-Max Bellerive's
remarks that the death toll has now reached over 200,000. Only
three newspapers reported on the ten Americans arrested for child
trafficking. End summary.
NEW DEATH TOLL
MAKES HEADLINES
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2. Several local dailies quoted Haitian PM Jean-Max Bellerive's
remarks based on a UN report announcing the latest death toll (over
200,000) and urging the government to make changes in its cabinet.
Largest circulation Clar????n reported on conflicts in food
distribution. Business-financial El Cronista stressed that PM
Bellerive said 60% of the country's GDP was destroyed in only 15
seconds. According to business-financial Ambito Financiero, PM
Bellerive highlighted the lack of coordination between the
government, NGOs and donor countries. Under the headline "Haiti:
aid delivery between tension and conflict," leading circulation
Clar????n reported that in trying to obtain the international aid,
quake survivors are confused with other poor people who were
already living in precarious conditions before the earthquake,
which creates conflict and tension.
http://www.cronista.com/notas/219850-son-mas- 200000-los-muertos-hai
ti
http://www.ambito.com/diario/noticia.asp?id=5 06033
http://www.clarin.com/diario/2010/02/03/elmun do/i-02132434.htm
NEW DENUNCIATION -
15 CHILDREN KIDNAPPED
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3. Left-of-center, pro-government P????gina 12, centrist Cr????tica
de
la Argentina and populist Diario Popular continued reporting on the
case of the ten Americans arrested on child trafficking charges.
P????gina 12 said that while the Haitian Judiciary is analyzing
whether it will authorize the trial to take place in the U.S., a
new conflict was sparked by a denunciation on the kidnapping of 15
children in Port-of-Prince's hospitals. P????gina 12 stated that
although UNICEF stated denunciations are being investigated, the
institution claimed it is too soon to determine how many cases
really happened.
4. Reporting that the Americans arrested rejected the charges,
P????gina 12 emphasized that Haitian PM Jean-Max Bellerive joined the
debate over the kidnapping of Haitian children by stating that
child trafficking networks took advantage of the chaos after the
earth quake and that he termed arrested Americans as "kidnappers."
P????gina 12 also quoted UN human rights experts warning that
"children that are not accompanied by a grown-up could be
kidnapped, sold and subject to slavery."
http://www.pagina12.com.ar/diario/sociedad/3- 139508-2010-02-03.html
5. Under the headline "Transfer is being defined," populist
Diario Popular reported that the Haitian Judiciary is reviewing the
evidence presented and analyzing whether it will authorize the
trial to take place in the U.S. Centrist Cr????tica de la Argentina
underscored that Haitian authorities have already found 12
relatives of the 33 children allegedly kidnapped by the ten
Americans, and it also noted that a group of Cuban nurses started
to vaccinate against measles, diphtheria and tetanus.
http://www.popularonline.com.ar/nota.php?Nota =442359
http://criticadigital.com/impresa/index.php?s ecc=nota=37915
To see more Buenos Aires reporting, visit our
classified website at:
http://www.state.sqov.gov/p/wha/buenosaires
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