Haiti

Videos: Emergency Order Issued For Florida Coast As Hurricane Isaias Crosses Bahamas

The US National Hurricane Center (NHC) on Friday issued a hurricane watch for parts of Florida’s eastern coast after Tropical Storm Isaias battered Haiti and the Dominican Republic and left hundreds of thousands of people without power in Puerto...
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The Us Occupation Of Haiti

Yves EnglerProtesters, medical professionals, and political opponents take part in a demonstration demanding the resignation of President Jovenel Moise in the Haitian capital in Port-au-Prince on October 30, 2019. (Photo: Valerie Baeriswyl/AFP/Getty...
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In Haiti, More Lgbt-friendly Penal Code Prompts Outcry From Pulpit

An overhaul of Haiti’s penal code that punishes marriage officiants who refuse to perform same-sex weddings is provoking outcry among religious leaders in the socially conservative Caribbean nation.  The tension is emerging in a nation that has...
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Haiti Sentences Mexican Drug Traffickers To 5 Years In Prison

A Haitian judge sentenced Mexican nationals Juan Jose Avila, 38, and Andres Vargas Flores, 43, to five years in prison Wednesday after convicting them of drug trafficking. The men were also fined 2 million Haitian gourdes each.Avila and Vargas...

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How France Extorted Haiti For One Of The Greatest Heists In Geopolitical History

In the wake of George Floyd’s killing, there have been calls for defunding police departments and demands for the removal of statues. The issue of reparations for slavery has also resurfaced.Much of the reparations debate has revolved around...
Related topics: France, Police, Debate

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Haiti's Prime Minister Suspends Controversial Presidential Pardons

Haitian Prime Minister Joseph Jouthe is asking Lucmane Delille, Haiti’s minister of justice and public security, to suspend the release of 415 prisoners who received a presidential pardon.Presidential press secretary Eddy Jackson Alexis announced...

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Haiti Reopens International Airports, Borders Amid Pandemic

Haiti reopened its two international airports in Port-au-Prince and Cape Haitian, as well as four official border crossings in Anse-a-Pitres, Malpasse, Belladere and Ouanaminthe on Tuesday. President Jovenel Mo se announced the news in a...
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Let’s Stop Calling It “voodoo Economics”

I have lived in Haiti my whole life, there is no demonic energy. Instead i believe Haiti is filled with mystical energy and its clear with the vibrant culture we hold dear to our hearts. ALSO Voodoo is not a demonic religion. To give thanks to your...

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Prosecutors Order Ex Haiti Strongman Transferred To New Jail

Haitian prosecutors have ordered ex paramilitary leader Emmanuel “Toto” Constant transferred to the northern coastal town of Gonaives a day after he was deported from the U.S. Authorities there will decide whether to free the former strongman...

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'never-ending Battle' For Press Rights In Haiti

Violent protests in which journalists were injured, attempts to intimidate or threaten reporters investigating wrongdoing, and the killing of a radio journalist have damaged Haiti’s press freedom credentials.Haiti experienced the single largest...
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6-year-old Children’s Home Fire Victim Buried In Haiti

A 6-year-old victim of a fire that killed 13 children and two adults in a children’s home outside the Haitian capital in February has been buried in a ceremony attended by her mother and one other mourner

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"the Wuhan Of The Americas": U.s. Deports Covid-19-positive Immigrants To Haiti &...

The United States continues to deport thousands during the coronavirus pandemic, causing a dangerous spread of COVID-19 to Central America and the Caribbean. We speak with Haitian American novelist Edwidge Danticat, who says “U.S. deportations...
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Haiti, Spared A Major Outbreak So Far, Now A ‘tinderbox’ Set To Explode

Tens of thousands of migrant workers are returning from the hard-hit Dominican Republic. Many of them carry the novel coronavirus.
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Time For The World Bank And Imf To Be The Solution, Not The Problem

Franciscka Lucien is Executive Director of the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti. Joel Curtain is the Director of Advocacy at Partners in Health.By Franciscka Lucien and Joel CurtainPORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti and BOSTON, May 7 2020 (IPS) The...

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129 Deportees Arrive In Haiti Amid Coronavirus Concerns

A plane carrying 129 migrants who were deported from the U.S. has landed in Haiti amid concerns that the second such flight this month could strain the impoverished country’s limited resources as it fights COVID-19

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Us Church Faces Neglect Allegations After Haiti Child Deaths

The wealth of the Church of Bible Understanding in the United States has long stood in contrast with the shoddiness of its two children’s homes in Haiti, which have faced years of infractions and failed two state inspections
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Haiti Has An Army And A Police Force. How Did They End Up Shooting At Each Other?

As heavily armed Haitian police officers marched onto Port-au-Prince’s main public square this past Carnival Sunday to protest their low pay and the government’s spending priorities, soldiers in the newly mobilized Haitian Armed Forces quickly...
Related topics: Police, Protests

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Haiti Cancels Mardi Gras Festivities In Port-au-prince

Haiti's government canceled Mardi Gras celebrations Sunday in the capital, Port-au-Prince, in the aftermath of a gunfight between protesting off-duty national police officers and members of the army that left two dead. At least two others were...
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Haiti Police Exchange Fire With Troops Near National Palace

Haitian police officers have exchanged gunfire for hours with soldiers of the newly reconstituted army outside the national palace
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Haitian Leaders Urged To End Political Impasse

Leaders in Haiti must step up and end the political impasse between President Jovenel Moïse and a surging opposition movement that has paralyzed the island nation since July 2018, the top UN official there said on Thursday in a...

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