Daily Archives: January 18, 2011

Human Rights Groups Fight Deportation to Haiti

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Six Miami and Washington human rights groups have sprung into action to fight the mass deportation of Haitians from a number of countries. The groups have filed petitions with the Inter American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) to stop deportation to the country, which is currently suffering from a cholera epidemic and civil unrest following last year’s devastating earthquake.

More than 350 Haitians have been placed in detention centers in the U.S. since the deportations resumed.

Amnesty International has also taken action against the Dominican Republic to cease deportation to Haiti, arguing that it would result in grave human rights violations. In the past week, nearly 1,000 Haitians have been deported from that country.

Deported Haitians will likely be placed in detention centers when they arrive. Forty-eight Haitians have died in their holding cells at these centers. Over one million people in Haiti remain homeless and without proper sanitation.

Many Haitians have applied for Temporary Protective Status in the U.S. Today is the deadline to apply for such status.

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Steve Jobs Takes Medical Leave from Apple

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Apple, Inc. Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs is taking a medical leave for the third time since 2004. The leave comes two years after he took a six-month break for a liver transplant.

The company disclosed the news early on Monday, without specifying why or for how long Jobs would be absent.

In an email to staff, Jobs, 55, wrote, “I love Apple so much and hope to be back as soon as I can.”

For more information on how Jobs’ absence will affect Apple, Inc., click here.

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