El subsecretario estadunidense de Estado para América Latina, Arturo Valenzuela, dijo hoy que Estados Unidos está prestando asistencia con respeto a la soberanía de Haití, ante la catástrofe causada por el terremoto del 12 de enero.La declaración fue en clara alusión de los comentarios hechos por los gobiernos de Venezuela y Bolívia- de tendencia marxista-, en contra del control de Estados Unidos en Haití para canalizar la ayuda humanitaria a ese devastado pueblo y bajo la anuencia del presidente haitiano Rene Préval. Tanto Hugo Chávez como su similar Evo Morales coinciden en calificar a Estados Unidos como los ‘bad boys’ de las invasiones,anteponiendo sus tésis políticas a las necesidades reales de Haití: “ayuda, venga de donde venga”.
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Estados Unidos está ofreciendo asistencia de emergencia lo más pronto posible ‘respetando la soberanía de los haitianos’, en coordinación con las autoridades de ese país y la comunidad internacional, anotó
Valenzuela formuló sus declaraciones en una rueda de prensa, luego de un discurso en el hotel Ritz-Carlton ante diplomáticos y empresarios, en la que detalló la asistencia de Washington al país caribeño.
El terremoto ha dejado numerosos muertos.Reportes indican unos 200 mil fallecidos. Además de muchas personas sin casa y desempleados, por eso Estados Unidos continúa impulsando esfuerzos con otros países, puntualizó.
El comentario del diplomático pareció aludir a señalamientos de países como Venezuela y Bolivia, que han calificado de ‘invasión’ el despliegue de unos 12 mil soldados estadunidenses en Haití.
Estados Unidos concedió la semana pasada un Estatus de Protección Temporal (TPS) a los indocumentados haitianos, aprobó un programa de ingreso a niños haitianos huérfanos y urgió a los residentes en ese país que eviten salir y se sumen a las labores de reconstrucción.

At the airport, Sailors from USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and soldiers from the U.S. Army's 82nd Airborne Division prepare for transit. The U.S. military is conducting humanitarian and disaster relief operations as part of Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage in Haiti Jan. 12. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Candice Villarreal/Released)

Crew members aboard the Military Sealift command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) take a break from their duties to look at the Atlantic Ocean as the ship transits to Haiti to participate in Operation Unified Response. Comfort is deploying to conduct humanitarian and disaster relief operations after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage near Port-au-Prince on Jan. 12, 2010. Comfort brings the capability of one of the largest trauma facilities in the U.S., capable of providing a full spectrum of surgical and medical services. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Chelsea Kennedy/Released)

Army Diver Sgt. Brent Byrle, assigned to the 544th Engineer Dive Team, conducts underwater pier inspections after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake damaged large sections of the port Jan. 12. A U.S. Navy and Army joint-service dive task force is assessing the damage to port facilities for possible repair as part of the humanitarian and disaster relief to Haiti, Operation Unified Response. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Chris Lussier/Released)

An air crewman assigned to Helicopter Sea Squadron (HSC) 22 carries a Haitian child to the flight deck triage area aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) during a mass casualty environment. The child was one of 19 Haitians brought aboard Bataan during a mass medical evacuation from various areas around Port-au-Prince. Bataan, along with amphibious dock landing ships USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43), USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) and USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) are participating in Operation Unified Response and are providing military support capabilities to civil authorities to help stabilize and improve the situation in Haiti in the wake of the 7.0 magnitude earthquake on Jan. 12, 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Julio Rivera/Released)

Medical staff aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) treat an injured patient during a mass causality environment. The child was one of 19 Haitians brought aboard Bataan during a mass medical evacuation from various areas around Port-au-Prince. Bataan, along with amphibious dock landing ships USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43), USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) and USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) are participating in Operation Unified Response and are providing military support capabilities to civil authorities to help stabilize and improve the situation in Haiti in the wake of the 7.0 magnitude earthquake on Jan. 12, 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ash Severe/Released)

Sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins (DDG 76) transport a girl to the medical evacuation holding area at Killick Haitian Navy Coast Guard Base. The girl was given a teddy bear by the shipÕs crew. Higgins was on her way home from a scheduled deployment when she was diverted to assist in Operation Unified Response following a 7.0 Magnitude earthquake struck Haiti Jan. 12. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Martine Curaron/Released)

A Haitian boy holds the hand of a Sailor assigned to the Bataan Amphibious Relief Mission. The multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) is on station in Haiti supporting of Operation Unified Response, a joint operation providing military support capabilities to civil authorities to help stabilize and improve the situation in Haiti following a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that devastated the island nation on Jan. 12, 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Hendrick Dickson/Released)

United Nations volunteers and Haitian citizens unload supplies delivered by a helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26 embarked aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are conducting humanitarian and disaster relief operations as part of Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage near Port-au-Prince on Jan. 12, 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Aaron

Search and Rescue teams from France, Haiti, Turkey, Fairfax County, Va. and members of the U.S. Air Force 23rd Special Tactics Squadron cut a hole in the roof a of a collapsed market in search of a 25-year-old Haitian woman. Units from all branches of the U.S. military are conducting humanitarian and disaster relief operations as part of Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage in Haiti Jan. 12. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael C. Barton/Released)

Senior Chief Hospital Corpsman Huben Phillips carries a Haitian infant into the medical triage area aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5). The ship went into a mass casualty environment for more than two hours, bringing aboard 19 Haitians in need of medical care. Bataan, along with amphibious dock landing ships USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43), USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) and USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) are participating in Operation Unified Response and are providing military support capabilities to civil authorities to help stabilize and improve the situation in Haiti in the wake of the 7.0 magnitude earthquake on Jan. 12, 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ash Severe/Released)

Military personnel and vehicles sit at the New Hope Mission preparing the landing zone to operations to assist in the flow of relief supplies ashore. The multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan is participating in Operation Unified Response and are providing military support capabilities to civil authorities to help stabilize and improve the situation in Haiti in the wake of the 7.0 magnitude earthquake on Jan. 12, 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ryan Steinhour/Released)

Military personnel and vehicles sit at the New Hope Mission preparing the landing zone to operations to assist in the flow of relief supplies ashore. The multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan is participating in Operation Unified Response and are providing military support capabilities to civil authorities to help stabilize and improve the situation in Haiti in the wake of the 7.0 magnitude earthquake on Jan. 12, 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ryan Steinhour/Released)

Lt. Marlin Williams, a Navy chaplain embarked aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), prays for a Haitian boy as he receives treatment at the Killick Haitian Coast Guard Clinic. The boy was trapped under the bodies of dead family members in a collapsed building for seven days before he was rescued from the rubble. Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are conducting humanitarian and disaster relief operations as part of Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage near Port-au-Prince on Jan. 12. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Candice Villarreal/Released)


Earthquake Location
Magnitude 6.1 HAITI REGION
Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at 11:03:44 UTC

Un fuerte terremoto de 6,1 grados en la escala de Richter ha sacudido de nuevo Haití y sus efectos se sintieron en la capital, Puerto Príncipe.El temblor, que tuvo lugar a las 6:03 hora local (11:03 GMT), fue fuerte y prolongado, según se pudo comprobar en distintos puntos de la capital.No hay alerta de Tsunami

Sólo la Cruz quedó intacta tras el desplome de la Catedral en Haití

La réplica de ha causado escenas de pánico en Puerto Príncipe donde la gente que dormía en campamentos ha salido a las calles y ha intentado alejarse de los edificios dañados por el seísmo de hace ocho días. Efe constató que se derrumbaban edificios ya afectados por el anterior seísmo. De momento no se ha informado sobre daños o víctimas.El epicentro se ha localizado a 42 kilómetros al oeste-noroeste de Jacmel y a 9,9 kilónmetros de profundidad, una de las localidades más afectadas por el terremoto de hace ocho días.
A pesar de la intensidad del movimiento telúrico, no se ha activado una alerta de tsunami en la zona
Más de 75.000 personas han muerto, 250.000 han resultado heridas y más de un millón se han quedado sin hogar a consecuencia del terremoto del pasado día 12, en la que se considera una de las mayores catástrofes humanitarias de la Historia.

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Por otra parte, un avión de la Fuerza Aérea estadounidense provisto de una emisora de radio está difundiendo mensajes a los haitianos en los que se les insta a no intentar huir del país por barco hacia Estados Unidos, advirtiéndoles de que serán interceptados y devueltos si lo hacen, según informa la CNN.

La emisora está difundiendo mensajes que han sido grabados por el embajador de Haití en Estados Unidos y anuncios de los lugares a los que las víctimas del terremoto pueden acudir en busca de alimentos y ayuda.