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 10 years later: What happened to the billions pledged to help the people of Haiti? - Global NewsHaiti 10 years later: What happened to the billions pledged to help the people of Haiti?  Global News

In pictures: 10 years since Haiti's devastating earthquake | Haiti - Aljazeera.comIn pictures: 10 years since Haiti's devastating earthquake | Haiti  Aljazeera.com

In Haiti's uprising, journalists are caught in the middle - Columbia Journalism ReviewIn Haiti's uprising, journalists are caught in the middle  Columbia Journalism Review

Exclusive: Haiti's Moise plans to use new powers to overhaul constitution - ReutersExclusive: Haiti's Moise plans to use new powers to overhaul constitution  Reuters

Hunger and Hope in Haiti - The NationHunger and Hope in Haiti  The Nation

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

Haiti earthquake victims honoured at UN, with pledge to safeguard the nation's future - UN NewsHaiti earthquake victims honoured at UN, with pledge to safeguard the nation's future  UN News

Jovenel Mose tries to govern Haiti without a parliament - The EconomistJovenel Mose tries to govern Haiti without a parliament  The Economist

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

Haiti hunger: 1 in 3 people need urgent food aid - Al Jazeera AmericaHaiti hunger: 1 in 3 people need urgent food aid  Al Jazeera America

Millions Going Hungry in Haiti 10 Years After Devastating Earthquake - VOA NewsMillions Going Hungry in Haiti 10 Years After Devastating Earthquake  VOA News

Response to Haitian quake did not bring structural change, sisters say - Crux: Covering all things CatholicResponse to Haitian quake did not bring structural change, sisters say  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

Political crisis in Haiti could lead to president ruling single-handedly - FRANCE 24 EnglishPolitical crisis in Haiti could lead to president ruling single-handedly  FRANCE 24 English

What Happened To Haiti Earthquake Reconstruction? - UN DispatchWhat Happened To Haiti Earthquake Reconstruction?  UN Dispatch

Haitian Times News Roundup Jan. 21 - Haitian TimesHaitian Times News Roundup Jan. 21  Haitian Times

Where Haiti Stands 10 Years After A Crippling Earthquake - NPRWhere Haiti Stands 10 Years After A Crippling Earthquake  NPR

Haiti earthquake: Sadness and anger on 10th anniversary - Al Jazeera AmericaHaiti earthquake: Sadness and anger on 10th anniversary  Al Jazeera America

Political vacuum in Haiti could let president rule single-handedly - ReutersPolitical vacuum in Haiti could let president rule single-handedly  Reuters

UN honours Haiti earthquake victims - Haitian TimesUN honours Haiti earthquake victims  Haitian Times

The great earthquake in Haiti, 10 years later - Washington ExaminerThe great earthquake in Haiti, 10 years later  Washington Examiner

Haiti cholera victims still claiming reparation after epidemic - Haitian TimesHaiti cholera victims still claiming reparation after epidemic  Haitian Times

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

The little-known first female prime minister of Haiti sworn in for 100 days - Face2Face AfricaThe little-known first female prime minister of Haiti sworn in for 100 days  Face2Face Africa

'Even if you are missing a foot, missing a hand, you must live,' says Haiti quake survivor - Daily Inter Lake'Even if you are missing a foot, missing a hand, you must live,' says Haiti quake survivor  Daily Inter Lake

Bernard Diederich, dean of Haitian press who devoted life to telling Haitis story, dies - Miami HeraldBernard Diederich, dean of Haitian press who devoted life to telling Haitis story, dies  Miami Herald

Exclusive: Haitian president defends himself against corruption allegations as he begins rule by decree - The TelegraphExclusive: Haitian president defends himself against corruption allegations as he begins rule by decree  The Telegraph

U.S. Navys Haiti Rescue Mission Recalled as a Trust Builder a Decade Later - U.S. News & World ReportU.S. Navys Haiti Rescue Mission Recalled as a Trust Builder a Decade Later  U.S. News & World Report

Roundup: Haiti's struggles, a decade after earthquake catastrophe - The New HumanitarianRoundup: Haiti's struggles, a decade after earthquake catastrophe  The New Humanitarian

Haiti Mourns 10 Years Of Earthquake Aftermath - NPRHaiti Mourns 10 Years Of Earthquake Aftermath  NPR

On Earthquake Anniversary, Boston's Haitian Community Wrestles With Turmoil Back Home - WBUROn Earthquake Anniversary, Boston's Haitian Community Wrestles With Turmoil Back Home  WBUR

In Haiti, Adventist Hospital Celebrates Blessings 10 Years After Earthquake - Adventist ReviewIn Haiti, Adventist Hospital Celebrates Blessings 10 Years After Earthquake  Adventist Review

Haitian Times News Roundup Jan. 20 - Haitian TimesHaitian Times News Roundup Jan. 20  Haitian Times

Central America and Caribbean: Key Message Update - January 2019 - Haiti - ReliefWebCentral America and Caribbean: Key Message Update - January 2019 - Haiti  ReliefWeb

Haiti Commemorates 10 Years Since Massive Deadly Earthquake - NPRHaiti Commemorates 10 Years Since Massive Deadly Earthquake  NPR

Haitian-American actor Ronel Similien lands role in Bad Boys 3 - Haitian TimesHaitian-American actor Ronel Similien lands role in Bad Boys 3  Haitian Times

French and Haitian cultures collide in Zombi Child - Chicago ReaderFrench and Haitian cultures collide in Zombi Child  Chicago Reader

Haiti by the Numbers, Ten Years Later - Haiti - ReliefWebHaiti by the Numbers, Ten Years Later - Haiti  ReliefWeb

Mose Calls for Support As He Begins Infrastructure Tour - Haitian TimesMose Calls for Support As He Begins Infrastructure Tour  Haitian Times

Anti-Government Protesters In Haiti Vow To Resume Demonstrations In 2020 - NPRAnti-Government Protesters In Haiti Vow To Resume Demonstrations In 2020  NPR

A decade after the earthquake, Haiti's church bells are starting to ring again - PostBulletin.comA decade after the earthquake, Haiti's church bells are starting to ring again  PostBulletin.com

Somerville artist invites community to celebrate Haitian culture - Wicked Local North of BostonSomerville artist invites community to celebrate Haitian culture  Wicked Local North of Boston

The U.N.s Tainted Legacy in Haiti - The New York TimesThe U.N.s Tainted Legacy in Haiti  The New York Times

Haiti's Leader Marks Independence Day Amid Security Concerns - VOA NewsHaiti's Leader Marks Independence Day Amid Security Concerns  VOA News

As Haitian immigrants in US face loss of protected status, community members push back - FRANCE 24 EnglishAs Haitian immigrants in US face loss of protected status, community members push back  FRANCE 24 English

'It was a fast, fast 10 years': Family that adopted Haitian orphans after quake remembers anniversary - WTAE Pittsburgh'It was a fast, fast 10 years': Family that adopted Haitian orphans after quake remembers anniversary  WTAE Pittsburgh

The Pernicious Power of American Promises - The New York TimesThe Pernicious Power of American Promises  The New York Times

Haiti Quake Survivors Still Struggling, 10 Years Later - VOA NewsHaiti Quake Survivors Still Struggling, 10 Years Later  VOA News

Ten years after Haitis earthquake: A decade of aftershocks and unkept promises - Miami HeraldTen years after Haitis earthquake: A decade of aftershocks and unkept promises  Miami Herald

Former Haitian Ambassador visits Charlottesville - - CBS19 NewsFormer Haitian Ambassador visits Charlottesville -  CBS19 News

Haiti: Providing Opportunities for all Haitians - Haiti - ReliefWebHaiti: Providing Opportunities for all Haitians - Haiti  ReliefWeb

Ten years after Haiti's deadly earthquake, country still recovering: 'Keep praying for us' - Fox NewsTen years after Haiti's deadly earthquake, country still recovering: 'Keep praying for us'  Fox News

Haiti 10 years later: Temporary tent city turns into makeshift community for 300,000 - Global NewsHaiti 10 years later: Temporary tent city turns into makeshift community for 300,000  Global News

Kiki thanks Sun readers for saving his life after spending EIGHT days in rubble after Haitis devastating ea - The SunKiki thanks Sun readers for saving his life after spending EIGHT days in rubble after Haitis devastating ea  The Sun

Discovering My Roots in Haiti: Linda Dorcena Forry - Boston magazineDiscovering My Roots in Haiti: Linda Dorcena Forry  Boston magazine

Haiti has dishonored the people who died in the earthquake 10 years ago | Opinion - Miami HeraldHaiti has dishonored the people who died in the earthquake 10 years ago | Opinion  Miami Herald

Immigration Advocates Look to Reverse Deportation of Haitian Community Activist Jean Montrevil - Haitian TimesImmigration Advocates Look to Reverse Deportation of Haitian Community Activist Jean Montrevil  Haitian Times

Haiti: Capacity Statement 2018 - Haiti - ReliefWebHaiti: Capacity Statement 2018 - Haiti  ReliefWeb

Haitis Political Disaster: An Internationally Sponsored Crisis - The Globe PostHaitis Political Disaster: An Internationally Sponsored Crisis  The Globe Post

Decade in pictures: From Haiti's earthquake to refugee crises - Aljazeera.comDecade in pictures: From Haiti's earthquake to refugee crises  Aljazeera.com

Grammy-Nominated Nathalie Joachim Wants To 'Give Voice To The Beauty That Is Not Often Shown' In Haiti - WBURGrammy-Nominated Nathalie Joachim Wants To 'Give Voice To The Beauty That Is Not Often Shown' In Haiti  WBUR

Child victims of Haiti earthquake find hope at orphanage with Canadian ties - Global NewsChild victims of Haiti earthquake find hope at orphanage with Canadian ties  Global News

US Marine arrested in Haiti gun smuggling case had help, forged documents, feds say - Raleigh News & ObserverUS Marine arrested in Haiti gun smuggling case had help, forged documents, feds say  Raleigh News & Observer

Sean Penn's emotional 10-year quest to help rebuild Haiti - CNNSean Penn's emotional 10-year quest to help rebuild Haiti  CNN

Marc Collat 2019 coach of the year - Haitian TimesMarc Collat 2019 coach of the year  Haitian Times

Haiti Farmers Eager to Receive Compensation After 'Groundbreaking' Land Deal - Pulitzer Center on Crisis ReportingHaiti Farmers Eager to Receive Compensation After 'Groundbreaking' Land Deal  Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

This community library is changing the chaos narrative in Haiti's Cit Soleil - Global VoicesThis community library is changing the chaos narrative in Haiti's Cit Soleil  Global Voices

Lori Dengler: Sneaker waves, volcanos and remembering Haiti - Eureka Times-StandardLori Dengler: Sneaker waves, volcanos and remembering Haiti  Eureka Times-Standard

Miami Radio Program WLRN Sundial Honored The 2010 Haiti Earthquake Victims - Broadway WorldMiami Radio Program WLRN Sundial Honored The 2010 Haiti Earthquake Victims  Broadway World

Sean Penn Announces Feature Documentary About Haitian Relief Efforts by Filmmaker Don Hardy - Hollywood ReporterSean Penn Announces Feature Documentary About Haitian Relief Efforts by Filmmaker Don Hardy  Hollywood Reporter

Ten Years After Disastrous Earthquake, Haiti Remains in Political and Economic Crisis - Between The LinesTen Years After Disastrous Earthquake, Haiti Remains in Political and Economic Crisis  Between The Lines

Haiti Has an Alarming Level of Hunger, Says GHI Report - caribbeannationalweekly.comHaiti Has an Alarming Level of Hunger, Says GHI Report  caribbeannationalweekly.com

Haitian American musician Nathalie Joachim pays tribute to underrepresented women of Haiti - PRIHaitian American musician Nathalie Joachim pays tribute to underrepresented women of Haiti  PRI

12 Days Of Charitable Giving 2019: Hands Up For Haiti - Forbes12 Days Of Charitable Giving 2019: Hands Up For Haiti  Forbes

Millions went to rebuild Haitis churches. So why is Notre-Dame Cathedral still in ruins? - Miami HeraldMillions went to rebuild Haitis churches. So why is Notre-Dame Cathedral still in ruins?  Miami Herald

Haiti earthquake remembered in Little Haiti - The Miami TimesHaiti earthquake remembered in Little Haiti  The Miami Times

Haiti: Food insecurity expected to rise next year, UN humanitarian agency reports - UN NewsHaiti: Food insecurity expected to rise next year, UN humanitarian agency reports  UN News

AKA Sorority members sew dresses for children in Haiti - KATC Lafayette NewsAKA Sorority members sew dresses for children in Haiti  KATC Lafayette News

Haiti 2016 Years of Independence A History of Inspiration - Haitian TimesHaiti 2016 Years of Independence A History of Inspiration  Haitian Times

Hope for Haiti gets major gift from GoDaddy founder ahead of earthquake anniversary - Miami HeraldHope for Haiti gets major gift from GoDaddy founder ahead of earthquake anniversary  Miami Herald

Generation Amazing to deliver its football programme in Haiti - ILoveQatar.netGeneration Amazing to deliver its football programme in Haiti  ILoveQatar.net

Bolvar in Haiti - JSTOR DailyBolvar in Haiti  JSTOR Daily

Returning to Haiti 10 years after devastating quake | Environment - The Union LeaderReturning to Haiti 10 years after devastating quake | Environment  The Union Leader

Haiti's Catholic Church, 10 years after the earthquake - Miami HeraldHaiti's Catholic Church, 10 years after the earthquake  Miami Herald

University Hospital in Haiti Earns Global Accreditation for Medical Education - Haitian TimesUniversity Hospital in Haiti Earns Global Accreditation for Medical Education  Haitian Times

Buried alive: lessons from Haiti earthquake | COMMENTARY - Baltimore SunBuried alive: lessons from Haiti earthquake | COMMENTARY  Baltimore Sun

The final frontier of cholera eradication in Haiti - Haiti - ReliefWebThe final frontier of cholera eradication in Haiti - Haiti  ReliefWeb

4 Little Known Facts About Haiti's Independence - Haitian Times4 Little Known Facts About Haiti's Independence  Haitian Times

From Haiti to Loveland: Mans journey to walk on two legs - Loveland Reporter-HeraldFrom Haiti to Loveland: Mans journey to walk on two legs  Loveland Reporter-Herald

Annual Benefit Dinner for Haiti Feb. 7 - Wiscasset NewspaperAnnual Benefit Dinner for Haiti Feb. 7  Wiscasset Newspaper

Connecticut Children's Surgeons Make Pilgrimage To Haiti - Hartford CourantConnecticut Children's Surgeons Make Pilgrimage To Haiti  Hartford Courant

Lacon group plans benefit for Haiti project - News - Peoria Journal StarLacon group plans benefit for Haiti project - News  Peoria Journal Star

Amish community in Florida auctions quilts, raises $300K for Haiti relief - KIRO SeattleAmish community in Florida auctions quilts, raises $300K for Haiti relief  KIRO Seattle

Interfaith service prays for peace for Haiti | Bettendorf - Quad City TimesInterfaith service prays for peace for Haiti | Bettendorf  Quad City Times

Ten years after Haiti quake, a man left disabled struggles to rebuild his life - ReutersTen years after Haiti quake, a man left disabled struggles to rebuild his life  Reuters

A Native Son's Return Home After the Earthquake to Heal Haiti's Youth - Haitian TimesA Native Son's Return Home After the Earthquake to Heal Haiti's Youth  Haitian Times

IFC Vice President Visits Haiti to Discuss Sustainable and Inclusive Private Sector Development - WebWireIFC Vice President Visits Haiti to Discuss Sustainable and Inclusive Private Sector Development  WebWire

Worcester Diocese closes Haitian ministry office - Worcester TelegramWorcester Diocese closes Haitian ministry office  Worcester Telegram

Report: Haitian midfielder Steeven Saba close to signing with Montreal Impact - MLSsoccer.comReport: Haitian midfielder Steeven Saba close to signing with Montreal Impact  MLSsoccer.com

Authorities detain Haitian nationals in The Bahamas - Haitian TimesAuthorities detain Haitian nationals in The Bahamas  Haitian Times

Ten years after Haiti's Jan. 12, 2010 earthquake, Haiti's Catholic Church still has not rebuilt its most iconic structure. - Miami HeraldTen years after Haiti's Jan. 12, 2010 earthquake, Haiti's Catholic Church still has not rebuilt its most iconic structure.  Miami Herald