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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Haitian Sensation - BethesdaMagazine.com

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Haitian Sensation
BethesdaMagazine.com
Two kinds of fritters make their way to the table to begin my first meal at Port-au-Prince (PAP) Authentic Haitian Cuisine in Silver Spring. One batchherbaceous and mildly spicy from a hint of habanero pepperis thin, crispy akra fritters made from ...



Haiti faces a mass extinction of animals thanks to deforestation - Document Journal

Document Journal

Haiti faces a mass extinction of animals thanks to deforestation
Document Journal
Haiti has faced more than its fair share of tragedies in recent history; the small country is still reeling from a catastrophic earthquake in 2010 that claimed over 300,00 lives. Seven years later, 175,000 people were still displaced from the horrific ...



Haitian Times News Roundup Nov. 12 - Haitian Times

Haitian Times

Haitian Times News Roundup Nov. 12
Haitian Times
Haiti. Haiti and Martinique Chamber of Commerce Sign Agreement. A partnership agreement was signed between Haitian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Martinique's Chamber of Commerce and Industry, on Wednesday, November 7, 2018.
Haiti - Social : 86 Haitian boat-people intercepted off CubaHaitilibre.com
86 Haitian migrants rescued from packed, dangerous freighterMidland Reporter-Telegram
Coast Guard repatriates 86 US-bound Haitian migrants near CubaWSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports | Fort Lauderdale

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Haiti Should Look to US Political Opposition as a Model - Haitian Times

Haitian Times

Haiti Should Look to US Political Opposition as a Model
Haitian Times
I know it is fraught with peril to compare Haiti with the United States. But please allow me to do so. For more than 30 years, Haiti has embarked upon a democratic journey that was by and large based on the American model. We've held elections and ...



In Haiti, Church welcomes Pastor Ted. NC Wilson in advance of territory-wide year-end meetings - Adventist News Network

Adventist News Network

In Haiti, Church welcomes Pastor Ted. NC Wilson in advance of territory-wide year-end meetings
Adventist News Network
Seventh-day Adventist World Church President Pastor Ted N.C. Wilson and wife Nancy were greeted by church leaders in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, during a special welcome at the Toussaint Louverture International Airport's diplomatic lounge earlier today.



A Boy from Haiti - The Statesman

The Statesman

A Boy from Haiti
The Statesman
His father, who never had a steady job, like many other men in Haiti, did odd jobs, carrying loads or painting houses. At other times, he was drunk and had little time for his son. He had two elder brothers who had left home early and lived in far-away ...



Grald Bloncourt, Haitian Photographer and Activist, Dies at 91 - New York Times

New York Times

Grald Bloncourt, Haitian Photographer and Activist, Dies at 91
New York Times
Grald Bloncourt, who after being expelled from Haiti for his role in antigovernment protests in 1946 went to Paris and turned his zeal for social justice into photography that captured the humanity of immigrants and factory workers, died on Oct. 29 in ...



Deck the halls while helping Haiti - Sentinel & Enterprise

Deck the halls while helping Haiti
Sentinel & Enterprise
LUNENBURG -- Metal ornaments crafted in Haiti that Mary Jo Doege has for sale are more than just decorations for the holiday season. Half of the money will go back to the artists and the rest will go toward supplies for her and her family to build a ...

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Middle school dance raises money for orphans in Africa, Haiti - hays Post

hays Post

Middle school dance raises money for orphans in Africa, Haiti
hays Post
Community businesses really stepped up for our local middle school students. On October 27, almost 400 middle-schoolers piled into the Hays Recreation Center for the second annual Defend One Halloween Dance which is a night of games, free food, ...



Surf Haiti - A non-profit surfing school in Jacmel - Miami Herald

Miami Herald

Surf Haiti - A non-profit surfing school in Jacmel
Miami Herald
Surf Haiti - A non-profit surfing school in Jacmel. By. November 08, 2018 03:13 PM. Haiti Magnifique -A surf documentary filmed in Haiti with the goal of giving back to the people who call it home.