Haiti

Country Haiti
Capital Port-au-Prince
Continent North America(Central America)
Currency Gourde(HTG)
Languages French & Haitian Creole

Port-au-Prince

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Introduction

The native Taino Amerindians - who inhabited the island of Hispaniola when it was discovered by COLUMBUS in 1492 - were virtually annihilated by Spanish settlers within 25 years. In the early 17th century, the French established a presence on Hispaniola. In 1697, Spain ceded to the French the western third of the island, which later became Haiti. The French colony, based on forestry and sugar-related industries, became one of the wealthiest in the Caribbean but only through the heavy importation of African slaves and considerable environmental degradation. In the late 18th century, Haiti's nearly half million slaves revolted under Toussaint L'OUVERTURE. After a prolonged struggle, Haiti became the first black republic to declare independence in 1804. The poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, Haiti has been plagued by political violence for most of its history. After an armed rebellion led to the forced resignation and exile of President Jean-Bertrand ARISTIDE in February 2004, an interim government took office to organize new elections under the auspices of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH). Continued violence and technical delays prompted repeated postponements, but Haiti finally did inaugurate a democratically elected president and parliament in May of 2006. A massive magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti in January 2010 with an epicenter about 15 km southwest of the capital, Port-au-Prince. An estimated 2 million people live within the zone of heavy to moderate structural damage. The earthquake is assessed as the worst in this region over the last 200 years and massive international assistance will be required to help the country recover.

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Haiti - Wikipedia
Haiti - CIA World Fact Book
Haiti - BBC
Haiti - National Geographic
Haiti - Timeline - BBC

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Hurricane Florence blamed for Haitian trash on NC beaches ... - Charlotte Observer

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Hurricane Florence blamed for Haitian trash on NC beaches ...
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Hurricane Florence blamed for carrying trash from Haiti and the Dominican Republic 1700 miles north to North Carolina's Topsail Island. Neighbors say they've ...
How did piles of Haiti's trash end up on NC beaches? Hurricane Florence is a suspectKansas City Star

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Haiti - Security : Earthquakes, 3 departments at risk under high surveillance - Haitilibre.com

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Haiti - Security : Earthquakes, 3 departments at risk under high surveillance
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Monday Engineer-Geologist Claude Prépetit, Director of the Bureau of Mines and Energy (BME) in a press conference revealed that from January to August the seismic detection system in Haiti recorded about 26 earthquakes of magnitude between 2.9 and ...



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More than 10,000 cases of cancer are diagnosed each year in Haiti, said oncologist Jean D. Cantave, President of the Haitian Oncology Society, which draws the authorities' attention to the need to define a national program to fight against cancer .



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Haiti - News : Zapping... 24/09/2018 10:03:45
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On Sunday, Marie Christine Stephenson, the new Minister of Tourism has left Port-au-Prince to France where Haiti will be present at the 40th IFTM Top Resa show at the Porte de Versaille (Paris, France) from September 25 to 28, 2018, with the goal of ...
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Haiti - Culture : The Haitian singer «Géraldo» finalist of the Prix Découverte RFI 2018 - Haitilibre.com

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Haiti - Culture : The Haitian singer «Géraldo» finalist of the Prix Découverte RFI 2018
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The Listening Committee of the 38th edition of the Prix Découvertes RFI has selected the 10 finalists of the 2018 edition. They will be submitted on November 8th to the vote of the jury chaired this year by the Cameroonian singer Charlotte Dipanda ...



Haiti - Economy : Inflation passes the bar of 14% - Haitilibre.com

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Haiti - Economy : Inflation passes the bar of 14%
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For the month of August 2018, the General Consumer Price Index (base 100 in August 2004) stood at 359.9 against 349.5 in July, showing an increase in inflation in a very slight slowdown of + 1.4% in a monthly rate, compared to 1.5% the previous month ...



CDB, Haiti and Trump - Trinidad & Tobago Express

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CDB, Haiti and Trump
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As the Caribbean Community (Caricom) continues to move, regrettably at a slow pace to widen and deepen economic integration within our region, the latest encouraging development is that the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has officially established ...



New Haitian Tourism Minister Challenged to Reignite Visitor Growth - TravelPulse

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New Haitian Tourism Minister Challenged to Reignite Visitor Growth
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Haiti's newly named tourism minister will be challenged to resume the strong visitor arrivals growth the destination achieved earlier this decade. Marie-Christine Stephenson's immediate role will include reviving the tourism sector based on comparative ...



Man shot in Little Haiti, police say - WPLG Local 10

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Man shot in Little Haiti, police say
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MIAMI - Police are investigating after a man was shot late Tuesday. Kiara Delva, a spokeswoman for the Miami Police Department, said officers found a man suffering from a gunshot wound around 10 p.m. near Northwest Fifth Court and Northwest 67th Street ...



Fête for Haiti celebrates 10th anniversary - Coastal Illustrated

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Fête for Haiti celebrates 10th anniversary
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Helping Hugs Inc. is celebrating its 10-year relationship with St. Joseph Church in Côtes-de-Fer, Haiti. The organization's annual fundraiser, Fête for Haiti, will begin at 6 p.m. Nov. 9 at Bennie's Red Barn. Thanks to the generosity of people on St ...