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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One island, 2 worlds: the story of Haiti and the Dominican Republic ... - Vox

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One island, 2 worlds: the story of Haiti and the Dominican Republic ...
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Over the past six months, I've taken thousands of photos, released 13 dispatches from the road, visited eight countries, and shot countless hours of footage all ...

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Did a Former Haitian Official Commit Suicide Before Clinton Testimony? - snopes.com

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Did a Former Haitian Official Commit Suicide Before Clinton Testimony?
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On 12 July 2017, the Miami Herald covered the death of former Haitian official Klaus Eberwein, news that soon developed into an version of the Clinton Body Count political urban legend. In the original article, the Herald reported that Eberwein held ...



Rice and Beans: $1.20 in New York, $73 in Haiti | EWG - Environmental Working Group

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Rice and Beans: $1.20 in New York, $73 in Haiti | EWG
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People in developing nations don't go hungry because there's not enough food to go around. It's because they're poor.

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Haiti's Police Clash With Protestors Over Budget Bill - teleSUR English

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Haiti's Police Clash With Protestors Over Budget Bill
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The budget, introduced by Moise and Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant, was passed by the country's Congress in September. The march was also commemorating the assassination of Jean Jacques Dessalines, leader of the Haitian Revolution and the first ...



Students pack meals for Haiti - Gaston Gazette

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Students pack meals for Haiti
Gaston Gazette
She watched proudly as students packed nonperishable meals to help feed people struggling in her native country of Haiti. On Thursday, 6-year-old Ayahnna Canty and her first-grade classmates at Cramerton Christian Academy worked vigorously to sort the ...



Haiti goes Pink in October against Breast Cancer - Haiti Sentinel

Haiti Sentinel

Haiti goes Pink in October against Breast Cancer
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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) -Around the world, the month of October is designated as the month to rally against cancer, particularly breast cancer, and associated diseases. On Sunday, the Support Group against Cancer (GSCC) organized a march, ...



Shepherd of the Hills supports priest, orphanage in Haiti - Fond du Lac Reporter

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Shepherd of the Hills supports priest, orphanage in Haiti
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This Category 5 hurricane hit the Dominican Republic and Haiti on Sept. 8, but Boisvert, who founded and runs Pwoje Espwa, or Project Hope, a large orphanage on the southwestern coast of Haiti, persisted in his plans to reach Wisconsin despite winds ...



SUNY-ESF helps plan a sustainable village and learning community in Haiti - The Daily Orange

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SUNY-ESF helps plan a sustainable village and learning community in Haiti
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Researchers and students at SUNY-ESF are trying to transform the small Haitian community of Arcahaie into an example of sustainability. With an $800,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the State University of New York College of Environmental ...



Haiti police use tear gas to stop tax protest - Jamaica Observer - Jamaica Observer

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Haiti police use tear gas to stop tax protest - Jamaica Observer
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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AFP) Haitian police on Tuesday used tear gas and water cannons to ...

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Haiti, the UN and the unintended effects of a peace mission - Deutsche Welle

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Haiti, the UN and the unintended effects of a peace mission
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When Anne Lange traveled to Haiti for the first time, she was already well-acquainted with several Latin American countries. Nonetheless, she was shocked by the situation in this Caribbean state. "Haiti was an absolutely broken country even compared ...
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