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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Haiti: Lifetime Ban for Football Chief - Human Rights WatchHaiti: Lifetime Ban for Football Chief  Human Rights Watch

Outreach to Haiti: Why We Do Parish Twinning - Diocese Of NorwichOutreach to Haiti: Why We Do Parish Twinning  Diocese Of Norwich

GICA to export clinker to Dominican Republic and Haiti - International Cement ReviewGICA to export clinker to Dominican Republic and Haiti  International Cement Review

Did the U.S. steal an island covered in bird poop from Haiti? A fortune is in dispute - Tampa Bay TimesDid the U.S. steal an island covered in bird poop from Haiti? A fortune is in dispute  Tampa Bay Times

Haitian Protesters Clash with Police During Call for President to Resign - Voice of AmericaHaitian Protesters Clash with Police During Call for President to Resign  Voice of America

Haiti: End Sexual Abuse in Football - Human Rights WatchHaiti: End Sexual Abuse in Football  Human Rights Watch

U.S. and others tell Haiti to speed up election planning, but no mention of January date - Miami HeraldU.S. and others tell Haiti to speed up election planning, but no mention of January date  Miami Herald

Haiti's President, Opposition Leaders Congratulate Biden on US Election Win - Voice of AmericaHaiti's President, Opposition Leaders Congratulate Biden on US Election Win  Voice of America

Haitian football's sexual abuse scandal: Jean-Bart banned for life by FIFA - DW (English)Haitian football's sexual abuse scandal: Jean-Bart banned for life by FIFA  DW (English)

New program seeks diaspora dollars to invest in Haiti - Haitian TimesNew program seeks diaspora dollars to invest in Haiti  Haitian Times

WFP Haiti Country Brief, October 2020 - Haiti - ReliefWebWFP Haiti Country Brief, October 2020 - Haiti  ReliefWeb

Haiti Has a Long History of Being Assaulted by Its Latin American Neighbors - IDN InDepthNews | Analysis That MattersHaiti Has a Long History of Being Assaulted by Its Latin American Neighbors  IDN InDepthNews | Analysis That Matters

World Bank Provides Additional Resources for Agricultural Livelihoods and Resilience in Haiti - Haiti - ReliefWebWorld Bank Provides Additional Resources for Agricultural Livelihoods and Resilience in Haiti - Haiti  ReliefWeb

Haitian Students March to Demand Justice for Slain High School Student - Voice of AmericaHaitian Students March to Demand Justice for Slain High School Student  Voice of America

In outrage over Haiti students killing, focus turns to artists, social media influencers - Miami HeraldIn outrage over Haiti students killing, focus turns to artists, social media influencers  Miami Herald

Podcast: Pooja Bhatia and Thomas Jones Haiti's Revolution LRB 17 November 2020 - London Review of BooksPodcast: Pooja Bhatia and Thomas Jones Haiti's Revolution LRB 17 November 2020  London Review of Books

US steps up deportation of Haitians ahead of election, raising Covid fears - The GuardianUS steps up deportation of Haitians ahead of election, raising Covid fears  The Guardian

Health expert: Haiti won't see second COVID-19 wave, despite spike in US - Haitian TimesHealth expert: Haiti won't see second COVID-19 wave, despite spike in US  Haitian Times

Someone has to start: how a Haitian transgender activist is inspiring hope through visibility - UNAIDSSomeone has to start: how a Haitian transgender activist is inspiring hope through visibility  UNAIDS

Haiti: COVID-19 border monitoring - Weekly Sitrep 26, 19 October - 1 November 2020 - Haiti - ReliefWebHaiti: COVID-19 border monitoring - Weekly Sitrep 26, 19 October - 1 November 2020 - Haiti  ReliefWeb

Humanitarian Action for Children 2021 - Haiti - Haiti - ReliefWebHumanitarian Action for Children 2021 - Haiti - Haiti  ReliefWeb

FIFA bans Haiti FA chief for life for sexual abuse - ESPN IndiaFIFA bans Haiti FA chief for life for sexual abuse  ESPN India

Haitians March on U.S. Embassy Demanding Biden End U.S. Support for Haiti's Authoritarian President - Democracy Now!Haitians March on U.S. Embassy Demanding Biden End U.S. Support for Haiti's Authoritarian President  Democracy Now!

Malinowska explores Haiti's Polish heritage at the Hirshhorn - Cornell ChronicleMalinowska explores Haiti's Polish heritage at the Hirshhorn  Cornell Chronicle

IOM Aids COVID-impacted communities on Haiti-Dominican Border and Worldwide - Dominican Republic - ReliefWebIOM Aids COVID-impacted communities on Haiti-Dominican Border and Worldwide - Dominican Republic  ReliefWeb

Joint Statement on Dominican Republic-Haiti Private Sector Border Initiative - US Embassy in the Dominican Republic.Joint Statement on Dominican Republic-Haiti Private Sector Border Initiative  US Embassy in the Dominican Republic.

Haiti 1st Non-Arab or African State to Open Consulate in Morocco's Dakhla - Morocco World NewsHaiti 1st Non-Arab or African State to Open Consulate in Morocco's Dakhla  Morocco World News

Global Hunger Index Upgrades Haitis Food Insecurity From Alarming To Serious - ForbesGlobal Hunger Index Upgrades Haitis Food Insecurity From Alarming To Serious  Forbes

Tribute to kidnapped high school student killed in Haiti - Miami HeraldTribute to kidnapped high school student killed in Haiti  Miami Herald

Haiti: COVID-19 border monitoring - Weekly Sitrep 25, 5 - 18 October 2020 - Haiti - ReliefWebHaiti: COVID-19 border monitoring - Weekly Sitrep 25, 5 - 18 October 2020 - Haiti  ReliefWeb

Haitian dictator money remains a tough nut to crack - swissinfo.chHaitian dictator money remains a tough nut to crack  swissinfo.ch

Haiti - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #3, Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 - Haiti - ReliefWebHaiti - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #3, Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 - Haiti  ReliefWeb

Annaba Port: 41,000 tonnes of clinker exported to Haiti, Dominican Republic - Algeria Press ServiceAnnaba Port: 41,000 tonnes of clinker exported to Haiti, Dominican Republic  Algeria Press Service

Former Cardinals pitcher on a mission to make the world a better place - KSDK.comFormer Cardinals pitcher on a mission to make the world a better place  KSDK.com

Home for the holidays means kremas time in Haitian-American households - Haitian TimesHome for the holidays means kremas time in Haitian-American households  Haitian Times

Haitian Times Morning News Roundup - Haitian TimesHaitian Times Morning News Roundup  Haitian Times

Virtual Members-Only Curators Tour: Haitian Masterworks, December 9 - River Cities ReaderVirtual Members-Only Curators Tour: Haitian Masterworks, December 9  River Cities Reader

Kanye claims the president of Haiti gave him an island. Not so fast, says a guy in Texas. - Miami HeraldKanye claims the president of Haiti gave him an island. Not so fast, says a guy in Texas.  Miami Herald

Fate of Haiti a top concern for many Haitian-American voters - Haitian TimesFate of Haiti a top concern for many Haitian-American voters  Haitian Times

Konbit Sante's new director looks to carry on tradition - pressherald.comKonbit Sante's new director looks to carry on tradition  pressherald.com

Hundreds march in Haiti after outrage over students slaying - WTOPHundreds march in Haiti after outrage over students slaying  WTOP

Residents decry jump in price for food and building materials - Haitian TimesResidents decry jump in price for food and building materials  Haitian Times

Haiti extends list of countries having opened consulates in Moroccan Sahara - The North Africa PostHaiti extends list of countries having opened consulates in Moroccan Sahara  The North Africa Post

Kanye West Is Building A New City Of The Future In Haiti - GQ AustraliaKanye West Is Building A New City Of The Future In Haiti  GQ Australia

Trump administration steps up pressure for Mose to stage Haitis overdue elections - Miami HeraldTrump administration steps up pressure for Mose to stage Haitis overdue elections  Miami Herald

Thanksgiving comes smaller, lower-key this year, but still with Haitian twist - Haitian TimesThanksgiving comes smaller, lower-key this year, but still with Haitian twist  Haitian Times

The push to get Haitians to 'Hexit' from Democrats - POLITICOThe push to get Haitians to 'Hexit' from Democrats  POLITICO

Haiti - UNHAS - Step by step guide to passenger bookings, October 2020 - Haiti - ReliefWebHaiti - UNHAS - Step by step guide to passenger bookings, October 2020 - Haiti  ReliefWeb

Turkey and Haiti Seek Ways to Strengthen Bilateral Relations - caribbeannationalweekly.comTurkey and Haiti Seek Ways to Strengthen Bilateral Relations  caribbeannationalweekly.com

Congresswoman Wilson Statement in Response to State Department Letter on Haiti Elections - South Florida Caribbean NewsCongresswoman Wilson Statement in Response to State Department Letter on Haiti Elections  South Florida Caribbean News

Haitian gourde rises as regulation of local money exchanges, banks increases - Haitian TimesHaitian gourde rises as regulation of local money exchanges, banks increases  Haitian Times

Why Haiti's abused women and children see their abusers as benefactors - Haitian TimesWhy Haiti's abused women and children see their abusers as benefactors  Haitian Times

Haiti: Flight Routes, November 2020 - Haiti - ReliefWebHaiti: Flight Routes, November 2020 - Haiti  ReliefWeb

Haitian Handcraft Holiday Sale | Art Galleries and Exhibits - https://www.chronogram.com/Haitian Handcraft Holiday Sale | Art Galleries and Exhibits  https://www.chronogram.com/

Global Injection Machines Market Insight, Present Scenario & Growth Prospect 2020-2026 | Arburg, ENGEL Holding, Haitian International Holding, Nissei Plastic Industrial - The CourierGlobal Injection Machines Market Insight, Present Scenario & Growth Prospect 2020-2026 | Arburg, ENGEL Holding, Haitian International Holding, Nissei Plastic Industrial  The Courier

Local Announcement: NOU PAP BLIYE: A Haitian Coloring Book by Regine Romain - Patch.comLocal Announcement: NOU PAP BLIYE: A Haitian Coloring Book by Regine Romain  Patch.com

Haitian Refugee Group Urges Biden to Rescind Trump's Policies on Immigration - caribbeannationalweekly.comHaitian Refugee Group Urges Biden to Rescind Trump's Policies on Immigration  caribbeannationalweekly.com

108-year-old Nyack woman shares her secret to longevity: 'Speak up' - The Journal News108-year-old Nyack woman shares her secret to longevity: 'Speak up'  The Journal News

Abinader says Haiti crisis affects Dominican Republic in different ways - Dominican TodayAbinader says Haiti crisis affects Dominican Republic in different ways  Dominican Today

Forge to meet Haiti's Arcahaie FC in CONCACAF League quarter-finals - CBC.caForge to meet Haiti's Arcahaie FC in CONCACAF League quarter-finals  CBC.ca

Haitian-Americans pleased they got to vote, but anxious over stalemate - Haitian TimesHaitian-Americans pleased they got to vote, but anxious over stalemate  Haitian Times

Diego Maradona obituary The Haitian Times - Haitian TimesDiego Maradona obituary The Haitian Times  Haitian Times

Stop the Massacres in Haiti and Say Her Name - KPFA - 94.1FMStop the Massacres in Haiti and Say Her Name  KPFA - 94.1FM

Man with lengthy criminal record target of ambush shooting in Little Haiti - WPLG Local 10Man with lengthy criminal record target of ambush shooting in Little Haiti  WPLG Local 10

Upcoming Haitian Holiday Handcraft Fundraiser - Hudson Valley PressUpcoming Haitian Holiday Handcraft Fundraiser  Hudson Valley Press

Haiti soccer boss banned for sexual abuse - Bendigo AdvertiserHaiti soccer boss banned for sexual abuse  Bendigo Advertiser

Haitian American Assemblywoman Mathylde Frontus victorious - Caribbean LifeHaitian American Assemblywoman Mathylde Frontus victorious  Caribbean Life

Violent protests sparked by murder, bring Haiti to brink of instability, Security Council warned - UN NewsViolent protests sparked by murder, bring Haiti to brink of instability, Security Council warned  UN News

Father grieves son killed in shooting ambush in Little Haiti - WPLG Local 10Father grieves son killed in shooting ambush in Little Haiti  WPLG Local 10

Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine doses could go out in mid-December - Haitian TimesPfizer's coronavirus vaccine doses could go out in mid-December  Haitian Times

Haiti's Accidental City - NASAHaiti's Accidental City  NASA

When France extorted Haiti the greatest heist in history - The Conversation USWhen France extorted Haiti the greatest heist in history  The Conversation US

The Spanish Icon Who Transformed the Fortunes of Real Madrid - Haitian TimesThe Spanish Icon Who Transformed the Fortunes of Real Madrid  Haitian Times

Haitian-American incumbent legislator wins re-election | World News - Jamaica GleanerHaitian-American incumbent legislator wins re-election | World News  Jamaica Gleaner

Supporting Haiti's COVID-19 response - UN EnvironmentSupporting Haiti's COVID-19 response  UN Environment

'Haiti has Turkey's full support against COVID-19' - Anadolu Agency'Haiti has Turkey's full support against COVID-19'  Anadolu Agency

Haiti addresses power shortages with 130 MW of PV capacity - pv magazine InternationalHaiti addresses power shortages with 130 MW of PV capacity  pv magazine International

'Humanitarian catastrophe' looms in Haiti, threatening years of progress as COVID-19 takes hold, ECOSOC group says - UN News'Humanitarian catastrophe' looms in Haiti, threatening years of progress as COVID-19 takes hold, ECOSOC group says  UN News

This is how community leaders are busting coronavirus myths in Haiti - World Economic ForumThis is how community leaders are busting coronavirus myths in Haiti  World Economic Forum

Would be PSG better off selling both Mbappe and Neymar? - Haitian TimesWould be PSG better off selling both Mbappe and Neymar?  Haitian Times

Mangrove restoration in Haiti moves up a gear - UN EnvironmentMangrove restoration in Haiti moves up a gear  UN Environment

In Pictures: Rubber bullets, tear gas at Haiti protests - Aljazeera.comIn Pictures: Rubber bullets, tear gas at Haiti protests  Aljazeera.com

Pan American Health Organization Fears 'Humanitarian Crisis' In Haiti : Goats and Soda - NPRPan American Health Organization Fears 'Humanitarian Crisis' In Haiti : Goats and Soda  NPR

US Rapper Kanye West Makes Surprise Visit to Haiti - Voice of AmericaUS Rapper Kanye West Makes Surprise Visit to Haiti  Voice of America

Pompeo Calls on Haiti to Hold Overdue Legislative Elections - Voice of AmericaPompeo Calls on Haiti to Hold Overdue Legislative Elections  Voice of America

'I was stressed but happy': weddings, Haitian style a photo essay - The Guardian'I was stressed but happy': weddings, Haitian style a photo essay  The Guardian

Haiti was the first nation to permanently ban slavery - The Washington PostHaiti was the first nation to permanently ban slavery  The Washington Post

This physician has battled epidemics, quakes, and poverty in Haiti. Now, she's taking on COVID-19 - Science MagazineThis physician has battled epidemics, quakes, and poverty in Haiti. Now, she's taking on COVID-19  Science Magazine

Facing the Monster in Haiti | NEJM - nejm.orgFacing the Monster in Haiti | NEJM  nejm.org

Haitian President Calls for Calm, Asks Justice Department, Police to Shed Light on Student's Killing - Voice of AmericaHaitian President Calls for Calm, Asks Justice Department, Police to Shed Light on Student's Killing  Voice of America

Haiti on Red Alert After Tropical Storm Laura Floods Towns, Killing at Least 5 - Voice of AmericaHaiti on Red Alert After Tropical Storm Laura Floods Towns, Killing at Least 5  Voice of America

Erling Haaland scores landmark goal and sets goal record - Haitian TimesErling Haaland scores landmark goal and sets goal record  Haitian Times

Haiti's President urges 'critical rethink' to ensure development assistance targets national priorities - UN NewsHaiti's President urges 'critical rethink' to ensure development assistance targets national priorities  UN News

Concerns Raised Over Planned Gang Raid in Haiti - Human Rights WatchConcerns Raised Over Planned Gang Raid in Haiti  Human Rights Watch

Haiti: Football Sex Abuse Case Witnesses Threatened - Human Rights WatchHaiti: Football Sex Abuse Case Witnesses Threatened  Human Rights Watch

Haitian Medical Providers Remain Wary with Covid-19 Case Counts Unclear - Haiti - ReliefWebHaitian Medical Providers Remain Wary with Covid-19 Case Counts Unclear - Haiti  ReliefWeb

In Haiti, More LGBT-friendly Penal Code Prompts Outcry from Pulpit - Voice of AmericaIn Haiti, More LGBT-friendly Penal Code Prompts Outcry from Pulpit  Voice of America

FIFA ban Haiti soccer chief for life after sex abuse investigation - Khmer TimesFIFA ban Haiti soccer chief for life after sex abuse investigation  Khmer Times

Statement by IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva on Haiti - International Monetary FundStatement by IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva on Haiti  International Monetary Fund

Haiti Policeman Released from Jail After Violent Demonstrations - Voice of AmericaHaiti Policeman Released from Jail After Violent Demonstrations  Voice of America