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
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Haiti is making face masks, medical garments to fight the coronavirus and save jobs - Miami HeraldHaiti is making face masks, medical garments to fight the coronavirus and save jobs  Miami Herald

Haiti on the precipice as coronavirus and US-imposed leadership take their toll - The GrayzoneHaiti on the precipice as coronavirus and US-imposed leadership take their toll  The Grayzone

Haiti is making masks to fight the coronavirus - NYCaribNewsHaiti is making masks to fight the coronavirus  NYCaribNews

Haiti, Venezuela among countries in $2 billion U.N. humanitarian response plan - Miami HeraldHaiti, Venezuela among countries in $2 billion U.N. humanitarian response plan  Miami Herald

COVID-19 in Haiti The Current Response and Challenges - Haiti - ReliefWebCOVID-19 in Haiti The Current Response and Challenges - Haiti  ReliefWeb

It became part of life: how Haiti curbed cholera - The GuardianIt became part of life: how Haiti curbed cholera  The Guardian

In Haiti, virus crisis leaves cancer patients in limbo - FRANCE 24In Haiti, virus crisis leaves cancer patients in limbo  FRANCE 24

Haiti hospital chief kidnapped amid coronavirus emergency - ReutersHaiti hospital chief kidnapped amid coronavirus emergency  Reuters

15 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Haiti - Haitian Times15 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Haiti  Haitian Times

Central America and Caribbean: Food Security Outlook - Lean season starts in Haiti and Guatemala, February 2020 to September 2020 - Haiti - ReliefWebCentral America and Caribbean: Food Security Outlook - Lean season starts in Haiti and Guatemala, February 2020 to September 2020 - Haiti  ReliefWeb

As Haiti installs new prime minister without Parliament, U.S. lawmakers express frustrations - Miami HeraldAs Haiti installs new prime minister without Parliament, U.S. lawmakers express frustrations  Miami Herald

Coronavirus: Haiti shuts Dominican Republic border, suspends most international flights - Bradenton HeraldCoronavirus: Haiti shuts Dominican Republic border, suspends most international flights  Bradenton Herald

Haiti Confirms its First Coronavirus Cases - VOA NewsHaiti Confirms its First Coronavirus Cases  VOA News

Haiti confirms coronavirus in country, closes airports to all commercial flights - Bradenton HeraldHaiti confirms coronavirus in country, closes airports to all commercial flights  Bradenton Herald

Hospital Chief kidnapped in Haiti - NYCaribNewsHospital Chief kidnapped in Haiti  NYCaribNews

Coronavirus hits rich and poor unequally in Latin America - Associated PressCoronavirus hits rich and poor unequally in Latin America  Associated Press

Haiti's Scouts set up mobile hand washing sinks to ward off coronavirus - ReutersHaiti's Scouts set up mobile hand washing sinks to ward off coronavirus  Reuters

Haitis informal economy complicates efforts to fight pandemic - Crux: Covering all things CatholicHaitis informal economy complicates efforts to fight pandemic  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

Haitis new government has to prove itself in order to receive millions in blocked aid - Miami HeraldHaitis new government has to prove itself in order to receive millions in blocked aid  Miami Herald

Scarred by unrest, Haiti sinks deeper into poverty - Yahoo FinanceScarred by unrest, Haiti sinks deeper into poverty  Yahoo Finance

Haiti COVID-19: Flash Update No 1 As of 23 March 2020 (15:00 Haiti time) - Haiti - ReliefWebHaiti COVID-19: Flash Update No 1 As of 23 March 2020 (15:00 Haiti time) - Haiti  ReliefWeb

Scouts in Haiti help spread message about hand-washing - The Washington PostScouts in Haiti help spread message about hand-washing  The Washington Post

Home from Haiti: Molly Kinder back from Haiti amid coronavirus fears - Southeast MissourianHome from Haiti: Molly Kinder back from Haiti amid coronavirus fears  Southeast Missourian

Arrival of first coronavirus cases in Haiti sends people scrambling for supplies - Global NewsArrival of first coronavirus cases in Haiti sends people scrambling for supplies  Global News

Haiti Intensifies Coronavirus Preparations - VOA NewsHaiti Intensifies Coronavirus Preparations  VOA News

Haiti declares emergency over coronavirus, imposes curfew, shuts borders - ReutersHaiti declares emergency over coronavirus, imposes curfew, shuts borders  Reuters

Coronavirus exposes precarious living conditions in Haiti - Haitian TimesCoronavirus exposes precarious living conditions in Haiti  Haitian Times

Haiti Closes Border with Dominican Republic, Suspends Most Flights - VOA NewsHaiti Closes Border with Dominican Republic, Suspends Most Flights  VOA News

U.S. warns Americans not to travel to Haiti due to kidnappings, other crimes - Miami HeraldU.S. warns Americans not to travel to Haiti due to kidnappings, other crimes  Miami Herald

JetBlue suspends Port-au-Prince flights as Haiti border shuts down over COVID-19 - Miami HeraldJetBlue suspends Port-au-Prince flights as Haiti border shuts down over COVID-19  Miami Herald

Haiti Hospital Workers Say They Are Unprepared to Handle Coronavirus Patients - VOA NewsHaiti Hospital Workers Say They Are Unprepared to Handle Coronavirus Patients  VOA News

Haiti's president picks new prime minister to tackle socio-political crisis - FRANCE 24 EnglishHaiti's president picks new prime minister to tackle socio-political crisis  FRANCE 24 English

Vision Help Foundation Helps More Than 300,000 People Prepare for COVID-19 in Haiti With Door-to-Door Campaign, Brochures and in Local Churches - Yahoo FinanceVision Help Foundation Helps More Than 300,000 People Prepare for COVID-19 in Haiti With Door-to-Door Campaign, Brochures and in Local Churches  Yahoo Finance

After another day of violent protests, Haiti to allow police to unionize - Miami HeraldAfter another day of violent protests, Haiti to allow police to unionize  Miami Herald

Haiti: COVID-19 border monitoring - SITREP 5, 28 to 29 March 2020 - Haiti - ReliefWebHaiti: COVID-19 border monitoring - SITREP 5, 28 to 29 March 2020 - Haiti  ReliefWeb

Anatomy of Haitis kidnapping epidemic: No one seems immune - Miami HeraldAnatomy of Haitis kidnapping epidemic: No one seems immune  Miami Herald

Jim Kenyon: 'Chaos and waiting' as DHMC couple stuck in Haiti amid pandemic - Valley NewsJim Kenyon: 'Chaos and waiting' as DHMC couple stuck in Haiti amid pandemic  Valley News

Haitian Times News Roundup Mar. 25 - Haitian TimesHaitian Times News Roundup Mar. 25  Haitian Times

JetBlue to resume Haiti flights after canceling over COVID-19 requirement - Miami HeraldJetBlue to resume Haiti flights after canceling over COVID-19 requirement  Miami Herald

The Haitian Times - Haitian TimesThe Haitian Times  Haitian Times

Haitian Times News Roundup Mar. 26 - Haitian TimesHaitian Times News Roundup Mar. 26  Haitian Times

Haiti requests medical inputs from China to treat Covid-19 - Prensa LatinaHaiti requests medical inputs from China to treat Covid-19  Prensa Latina

Haitian repatriations to continue - Bahamas TribuneHaitian repatriations to continue  Bahamas Tribune

Paul Farmer On The Challenges Of Coronavirus In The Developing World : Goats and Soda - NPRPaul Farmer On The Challenges Of Coronavirus In The Developing World : Goats and Soda  NPR

Silence as Haitis crisis worsens - Trinidad & Tobago Express NewspapersSilence as Haitis crisis worsens  Trinidad & Tobago Express Newspapers

Diplomatic 'incident' no threat to Taiwan-Haiti relations: MOFA - Focus Taiwan News ChannelDiplomatic 'incident' no threat to Taiwan-Haiti relations: MOFA  Focus Taiwan News Channel

Haiti's scouts setting up mobile hand-washing sinks - The Guam Daily PostHaiti's scouts setting up mobile hand-washing sinks  The Guam Daily Post

Haiti, a land crippled by chaos - The HinduHaiti, a land crippled by chaos  The Hindu

A lesson from Haiti on ignorance during epidemics - FortuneA lesson from Haiti on ignorance during epidemics  Fortune

World Bank approves US$56 million for Haiti's Cap-Haitien - Jamaica ObserverWorld Bank approves US$56 million for Haiti's Cap-Haitien  Jamaica Observer

Miami Compas Fest is canceled due to coronavirus pandemic, which is surprising to no one - Miami HeraldMiami Compas Fest is canceled due to coronavirus pandemic, which is surprising to no one  Miami Herald

Haitian-American businessmen convicted of port bribery scheme get new trial - Miami HeraldHaitian-American businessmen convicted of port bribery scheme get new trial  Miami Herald

Warning situation: Haiti could be a big threat to Dominican Republic - Dominican TodayWarning situation: Haiti could be a big threat to Dominican Republic  Dominican Today

Haiti only Caricom country in UN global plan for COVID-19 - Jamaica ObserverHaiti only Caricom country in UN global plan for COVID-19  Jamaica Observer

'What will happen will be catastrophic,' Haitian religious superior predicts | News Headlines - Catholic Culture'What will happen will be catastrophic,' Haitian religious superior predicts | News Headlines  Catholic Culture

Traffic jam at the Haiti-Dominican border - Haitian TimesTraffic jam at the Haiti-Dominican border  Haitian Times

How the 2010 earthquake destroyed the careers of three of Haiti's finest young talents - These Football TimesHow the 2010 earthquake destroyed the careers of three of Haiti's finest young talents  These Football Times

Haitian Times News Roundup Mar. 02 - Haitian TimesHaitian Times News Roundup Mar. 02  Haitian Times

Haitian community leaders form task force to address coronavirus crisis - Haitian TimesHaitian community leaders form task force to address coronavirus crisis  Haitian Times

Haiti's President declares state of emergency - Nation NewsHaiti's President declares state of emergency  Nation News

Haitian Gov't thanks Cuba for assistance to fight Covid-19 - Prensa LatinaHaitian Gov't thanks Cuba for assistance to fight Covid-19  Prensa Latina

US warns citizens about Haiti - Nation NewsUS warns citizens about Haiti  Nation News

Haiti only CARICOM country covered in UNs US$2 billion response plan for... - St. Lucia News OnlineHaiti only CARICOM country covered in UNs US$2 billion response plan for...  St. Lucia News Online

Haiti Leaders Asking Authorities To Secure Airports And Bus Stations As Coronavirus Death Toll Going Up - Modern DiplomacyHaiti Leaders Asking Authorities To Secure Airports And Bus Stations As Coronavirus Death Toll Going Up  Modern Diplomacy

Haiti Requests Financial Aid From IMF - rjrnewsonline.comHaiti Requests Financial Aid From IMF  rjrnewsonline.com

Haitis Jovenel could turn into an autocrat. The U.S. cant let that happen | Editorial - Miami HeraldHaitis Jovenel could turn into an autocrat. The U.S. cant let that happen | Editorial  Miami Herald

Why the Haitian Diaspora Has an Important Role to Play in US Elections - Haitian TimesWhy the Haitian Diaspora Has an Important Role to Play in US Elections  Haitian Times

The UN's Inadequate Response to the Haiti Cholera Outbreak - Harvard Political ReviewThe UN's Inadequate Response to the Haiti Cholera Outbreak  Harvard Political Review

Haitian Times News Roundup Mar. 18 - Haitian TimesHaitian Times News Roundup Mar. 18  Haitian Times

Do Not Travel Advisory Issued For the Republic of Haiti - Vax Before TravelDo Not Travel Advisory Issued For the Republic of Haiti  Vax Before Travel

Haitian Times News Roundup Mar. 09 - Haitian TimesHaitian Times News Roundup Mar. 09  Haitian Times

Haitian Times News Roundup Mar. 03 - Haitian TimesHaitian Times News Roundup Mar. 03  Haitian Times

Fighting for the soul of Little Haiti - GristFighting for the soul of Little Haiti  Grist

Haiti imposes heavy fine for price gouging - Nation NewsHaiti imposes heavy fine for price gouging  Nation News

More border closures in Latin America, Caribbean as coronavirus cases spike - Miami HeraldMore border closures in Latin America, Caribbean as coronavirus cases spike  Miami Herald

Every country in Latin America and the Caribbean now has coronavirus cases, health group says - Miami HeraldEvery country in Latin America and the Caribbean now has coronavirus cases, health group says  Miami Herald

North Dakota farmer supports agriculture in Haiti - Perham FocusNorth Dakota farmer supports agriculture in Haiti  Perham Focus

Caribbean and Latin American nations take drastic measures to curtail coronavirus spread - Miami HeraldCaribbean and Latin American nations take drastic measures to curtail coronavirus spread  Miami Herald

Safe return guaranteed for some 1700 Cubans stranded in Haiti and Guyana - Granma EnglishSafe return guaranteed for some 1700 Cubans stranded in Haiti and Guyana  Granma English

Little Haiti residents forced from home again as climate change upends Miami real estate - CBS NewsLittle Haiti residents forced from home again as climate change upends Miami real estate  CBS News

Brooklyn High School Principal, 36, Dies from Coronavirus - Haitian TimesBrooklyn High School Principal, 36, Dies from Coronavirus  Haitian Times

Haitian Vetiver Oil Market [Review: 2020-2029] | Top Players Albert Vieille SAS, Unicode SA, Vigon International - GuruFocus.comHaitian Vetiver Oil Market [Review: 2020-2029] | Top Players Albert Vieille SAS, Unicode SA, Vigon International  GuruFocus.com

UK Startup Puts Haitian Farmers and Their Crops On the Blockchain - CointelegraphUK Startup Puts Haitian Farmers and Their Crops On the Blockchain  Cointelegraph

Edina couple's solar-powered XTorch lights the way for low-income people around globe - Minneapolis Star TribuneEdina couple's solar-powered XTorch lights the way for low-income people around globe  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Photos: Borders tighten as countries race to contain coronavirus outbreak - Gulf NewsPhotos: Borders tighten as countries race to contain coronavirus outbreak  Gulf News

Haiti mulls aid to workers hit by coronavirus restrictions - Yahoo News AustraliaHaiti mulls aid to workers hit by coronavirus restrictions  Yahoo News Australia

Coronavirus: Haitian community encouraged to seek medical help - EyeWitness NewsCoronavirus: Haitian community encouraged to seek medical help  EyeWitness News

Voodoo Spirits of Haiti: a cruel cult or a cultural identity? RTD - RTVoodoo Spirits of Haiti: a cruel cult or a cultural identity? RTD  RT

Confirmed coronavirus cases grow in Caribbean - Miami HeraldConfirmed coronavirus cases grow in Caribbean  Miami Herald

NDCL collects more than $7000 for children of Uganda, Haiti - News-Herald.comNDCL collects more than $7000 for children of Uganda, Haiti  News-Herald.com

Haitian leaders urged to end political impasse - UN NewsHaitian leaders urged to end political impasse  UN News

In pictures: Haiti capital's streets blocked as protests spread - BBC NewsIn pictures: Haiti capital's streets blocked as protests spread  BBC News

Security Council calls for dialogue in Haiti - UN NewsSecurity Council calls for dialogue in Haiti  UN News

There Is No Hope: Crisis Pushes Haiti to Brink of Collapse - The New York TimesThere Is No Hope: Crisis Pushes Haiti to Brink of Collapse  The New York Times

Haiti Is in the Eye of the Storm - The NationHaiti Is in the Eye of the Storm  The Nation

What is really behind the crisis in Haiti? - Al Jazeera EnglishWhat is really behind the crisis in Haiti?  Al Jazeera English

Millions in Haiti face hunger in 2020 - CNNMillions in Haiti face hunger in 2020  CNN

Haiti Is in the Streets - The NationHaiti Is in the Streets  The Nation

Haiti Gripped by Violent Protests Amid Calls for Presidents Ouster - The New York TimesHaiti Gripped by Violent Protests Amid Calls for Presidents Ouster  The New York Times

President Jovenel Moise: What is next for Haiti? - Al Jazeera AmericaPresident Jovenel Moise: What is next for Haiti?  Al Jazeera America