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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The U.S. sent back the torturer Haiti calls the devil. Can its courts handle him? - The Washington PostThe U.S. sent back the torturer Haiti calls the devil. Can its courts handle him?  The Washington Post

Haitian Diaspora Lack Vision to Wield Meaningful Influence in Haiti - Haitian TimesHaitian Diaspora Lack Vision to Wield Meaningful Influence in Haiti  Haitian Times

Haiti's New Penal Code Under Fire - Voice of AmericaHaiti's New Penal Code Under Fire  Voice of America

Human rights experts still dissatisfied with UN cholera response in Haiti - Haitian TimesHuman rights experts still dissatisfied with UN cholera response in Haiti  Haitian Times

How France extorted Haiti for the greatest heist in history - Quartz AfricaHow France extorted Haiti for the greatest heist in history  Quartz Africa

UN group calls for end to violence in Haiti | New York Carib News - NYCaribNewsUN group calls for end to violence in Haiti | New York Carib News  NYCaribNews

Police fire shots, tear gas to disperse demonstrators in Haiti - Deccan HeraldPolice fire shots, tear gas to disperse demonstrators in Haiti  Deccan Herald

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

Taiwan' $ 150 million available without going through Haiti's parliament - Haitian TimesTaiwan' $ 150 million available without going through Haiti's parliament  Haitian Times

Haiti Reopens International Airports, Borders Amid Pandemic - Voice of AmericaHaiti Reopens International Airports, Borders Amid Pandemic  Voice of America

Haiti's Stability in Peril without Strong Response to COVID-19, Legal Expert Tells Security Council - Haiti - ReliefWebHaiti's Stability in Peril without Strong Response to COVID-19, Legal Expert Tells Security Council - Haiti  ReliefWeb

In Haiti, coronavirus spreads in slums, showing challenge for Latin America - ReutersIn Haiti, coronavirus spreads in slums, showing challenge for Latin America  Reuters

Haiti needs a strong COVID-19 response to maintain national stability - UN NewsHaiti needs a strong COVID-19 response to maintain national stability  UN News

Haiti 2020: A long hot summer - Global AmericansHaiti 2020: A long hot summer  Global Americans

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

Former paramilitary deported to Haiti - Republic World - Republic WorldFormer paramilitary deported to Haiti - Republic World  Republic World

Haiti's Prime Minister Suspends Controversial Presidential Pardons - Voice of AmericaHaiti's Prime Minister Suspends Controversial Presidential Pardons  Voice of America

Haiti's Gangs unite, political actors talk of unity - Haitian TimesHaiti's Gangs unite, political actors talk of unity  Haitian Times

On 'Rasanbleman (Red Moon),' Paul Beaubrun Celebrates The Music Of Haiti : World Cafe - NPROn 'Rasanbleman (Red Moon),' Paul Beaubrun Celebrates The Music Of Haiti : World Cafe  NPR

Behind the Covid Numbers in Haiti | NACLA - NACLABehind the Covid Numbers in Haiti | NACLA  NACLA

Criminal gangs for hire: Corrupt cops and the fight for votes in Haitis next elections - Miami HeraldCriminal gangs for hire: Corrupt cops and the fight for votes in Haitis next elections  Miami Herald

Convicted rapists, killers among 415 prisoners granted presidential pardons in Haiti - Miami HeraldConvicted rapists, killers among 415 prisoners granted presidential pardons in Haiti  Miami Herald

Haiti records significant increase in COVID-19 cases after re-opening airport - Jamaica GleanerHaiti records significant increase in COVID-19 cases after re-opening airport  Jamaica Gleaner

A Haitian-American Judge With Infinite Love For Serving: Lody Jean's Story - Haitian TimesA Haitian-American Judge With Infinite Love For Serving: Lody Jean's Story  Haitian Times

Justice for FranoisHaitian-Americans in the movement for Black Lives - scalawagmagazine.orgJustice for FranoisHaitian-Americans in the movement for Black Lives  scalawagmagazine.org

Haitian strongman Emmanuel Toto Constant is back on U.S. deportation flight to homeland - Miami HeraldHaitian strongman Emmanuel Toto Constant is back on U.S. deportation flight to homeland  Miami Herald

Haiti: Between denial and fears about COVID-19, health promotion on the front line - Doctors Without BordersHaiti: Between denial and fears about COVID-19, health promotion on the front line  Doctors Without Borders

American Airlines reduces service to Haiti, cancels Miami-Cap-Hatien route - Miami HeraldAmerican Airlines reduces service to Haiti, cancels Miami-Cap-Hatien route  Miami Herald

From hard-hit Boston to beleaguered Haiti, a lifeline for COVID patients - The Boston GlobeFrom hard-hit Boston to beleaguered Haiti, a lifeline for COVID patients  The Boston Globe

Boy Scout collecting school supplies for children in Haiti - KATC Lafayette NewsBoy Scout collecting school supplies for children in Haiti  KATC Lafayette News

Prosecutors order ex Haiti strongman transferred to new jail - SF GateProsecutors order ex Haiti strongman transferred to new jail  SF Gate

Seeking overdue reparations for UN-caused devastation in Haiti - Harvard Law School NewsSeeking overdue reparations for UN-caused devastation in Haiti  Harvard Law School News

Errol Pierre: Providing health care access from New York, to Haiti - Haitian TimesErrol Pierre: Providing health care access from New York, to Haiti  Haitian Times

Behind The COVID-19 Numbers In Haiti - Latino USABehind The COVID-19 Numbers In Haiti  Latino USA

Haiti says virus infections have peaked - Medical XpressHaiti says virus infections have peaked  Medical Xpress

As Covid-19 cases rose, Haiti banned photos of the dead from social media - CNNAs Covid-19 cases rose, Haiti banned photos of the dead from social media  CNN

A look back At The Haitian Earthquakes Legacy Of Aid - The Organization for World PeaceA look back At The Haitian Earthquakes Legacy Of Aid  The Organization for World Peace

Kidnappings Surge Amid Haiti's Political and Economic Crises - Global Press JournalKidnappings Surge Amid Haiti's Political and Economic Crises  Global Press Journal

Grace Lutheran School reaches out to support sister Haitian school | Sandy Utah News - Sandy JournalGrace Lutheran School reaches out to support sister Haitian school | Sandy Utah News  Sandy Journal

Sunrise Airways to resume flights between Haiti and Dominican Republic on July 3 - Haitian TimesSunrise Airways to resume flights between Haiti and Dominican Republic on July 3  Haitian Times

As cases in Haiti surge, Dr. Pape is on the frontlines again - PBS NewsHourAs cases in Haiti surge, Dr. Pape is on the frontlines again  PBS NewsHour

Haiti Surpasses 6,000 Cases of COVID-19 - Caribbean News - caribbeannationalweekly.comHaiti Surpasses 6,000 Cases of COVID-19 - Caribbean News  caribbeannationalweekly.com

Govt. in talks with Haiti over repatriations - EyeWitness NewsGovt. in talks with Haiti over repatriations  EyeWitness News

Haiti Covid - Deportees Face an Unconscionable Crisis - SAPIENS - SAPIENSHaiti Covid - Deportees Face an Unconscionable Crisis - SAPIENS  SAPIENS

Men Build Hand Washing Stations in Haiti - BloombergMen Build Hand Washing Stations in Haiti  Bloomberg

Coast Guard Interdicts 14 Haitian Migrants - Seapower - SEAPOWER Magazine OnlineCoast Guard Interdicts 14 Haitian Migrants - Seapower  SEAPOWER Magazine Online

Haitian Blue From: Cafe Kreyol - VendingMarketWatchHaitian Blue From: Cafe Kreyol  VendingMarketWatch

Midyear Thoughts on Haiti's Covid 19 Dispatches from Haiti - Peoria Journal StarMidyear Thoughts on Haiti's Covid 19 Dispatches from Haiti  Peoria Journal Star

Dominican Republic: George Floyd protests spark reckoning with race as elections loom - The GuardianDominican Republic: George Floyd protests spark reckoning with race as elections loom  The Guardian

Reviving agricultural production in Haiti in the context of multiple crises - Haiti - ReliefWebReviving agricultural production in Haiti in the context of multiple crises - Haiti  ReliefWeb

Tap Tap Now, An App Here To Strengthen Haitian Restaurants - Haitian TimesTap Tap Now, An App Here To Strengthen Haitian Restaurants  Haitian Times

Robbie Williams was nearly beheaded by bandits in Haiti - Daily MailRobbie Williams was nearly beheaded by bandits in Haiti  Daily Mail

Haiti reports 20 confirmed diphtheria cases in 2020 to date - Outbreak News TodayHaiti reports 20 confirmed diphtheria cases in 2020 to date  Outbreak News Today

Haiti: U.S. deports mortgage fraudster, backs repression - Workers WorldHaiti: U.S. deports mortgage fraudster, backs repression  Workers World

Haiti's National Police Turns 25 years old - Haitian TimesHaiti's National Police Turns 25 years old  Haitian Times

Gheskio, the Infectious diseases center in Haiti's Bicentenaire neighborhood is set ablaze - Haitian TimesGheskio, the Infectious diseases center in Haiti's Bicentenaire neighborhood is set ablaze  Haitian Times

Haitian family detained 3 weeks in San Antonio hotel - San Antonio Express-NewsHaitian family detained 3 weeks in San Antonio hotel  San Antonio Express-News

Haiti opens its side of border; Dominican side still shuttered - Dominican TodayHaiti opens its side of border; Dominican side still shuttered  Dominican Today

Jovenel Moise said Haiti's airport could reopen on June 30 - Haitian TimesJovenel Moise said Haiti's airport could reopen on June 30  Haitian Times

Who Were The Enslaved People Who Fought For The Abolition Of Slavery? - BBC History MagazineWho Were The Enslaved People Who Fought For The Abolition Of Slavery?  BBC History Magazine

COVID-19: As Miami shuts down, American Airlines resumes Caribbean travel from MIA - Miami HeraldCOVID-19: As Miami shuts down, American Airlines resumes Caribbean travel from MIA  Miami Herald

Reviewed: Why Fashion Girls Love Petit Kouraj - Who What WearReviewed: Why Fashion Girls Love Petit Kouraj  Who What Wear

Global Haitian Vetiver Oil Market Growth Prospects, Insight Analysis 2020-2026 | UniKode SA, International Fragrance and Flavor Inc., Lluch Essence Sl., Frager SA - 3rd Watch NewsGlobal Haitian Vetiver Oil Market Growth Prospects, Insight Analysis 2020-2026 | UniKode SA, International Fragrance and Flavor Inc., Lluch Essence Sl., Frager SA  3rd Watch News

Behind Closed d'Ors: Ranking the Best Players in the World Behind Closed Doors - Haitian TimesBehind Closed d'Ors: Ranking the Best Players in the World Behind Closed Doors  Haitian Times

America is not 'Land of the free' for Haitian Immigrants - The Miami TimesAmerica is not 'Land of the free' for Haitian Immigrants  The Miami Times

Floridas COVID-19 surge leads to tighter restrictions for some Caribbean visitors - Miami HeraldFloridas COVID-19 surge leads to tighter restrictions for some Caribbean visitors  Miami Herald

The tragic story of Joe Gaetjens - football's ultimate underdog - The New EuropeanThe tragic story of Joe Gaetjens - football's ultimate underdog  The New European

Fact check: U.S. was not the only (or first) country to abolish slavery - ReutersFact check: U.S. was not the only (or first) country to abolish slavery  Reuters

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

Barcelona sink the Yellow Submarine with season's best - Haitian TimesBarcelona sink the Yellow Submarine with season's best  Haitian Times

Getting to Know Dr. Claire-Cecile Pierre Babson Thought & Action - Babson Thought & ActionGetting to Know Dr. Claire-Cecile Pierre Babson Thought & Action  Babson Thought & Action

Father's dying wish made him an orphan. Now he's Michigan football's best linebacker recruit - Detroit Free PressFather's dying wish made him an orphan. Now he's Michigan football's best linebacker recruit  Detroit Free Press

Haitian President Jovenel Moise Called And Congratulated His Dominican Counterpart Luis Abinader - caribbeannewsservice.comHaitian President Jovenel Moise Called And Congratulated His Dominican Counterpart Luis Abinader  caribbeannewsservice.com

Dominica Reiterates Warning to Haitian Nationals Involved in Illegal Migration - caribbeannationalweekly.comDominica Reiterates Warning to Haitian Nationals Involved in Illegal Migration  caribbeannationalweekly.com

INSIGHT: Marchar Jean was her school's star pupil - today she's trapped by a nonsensical system which is a stain on our nation - Bahamas TribuneINSIGHT: Marchar Jean was her school's star pupil - today she's trapped by a nonsensical system which is a stain on our nation  Bahamas Tribune

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

Coronavirus Trickles Into Haiti: 'This Monster Is Coming Our Way' - The New York TimesCoronavirus Trickles Into Haiti: 'This Monster Is Coming Our Way'  The New York Times

Massive Growth in ?Injection Molding Systems Market Set to Witness Huge Growth by 2026 | Haitian International, ENGEL Holding GmbH, ARBURG GmbH, Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Milacron - 3rd Watch NewsMassive Growth in ?Injection Molding Systems Market Set to Witness Huge Growth by 2026 | Haitian International, ENGEL Holding GmbH, ARBURG GmbH, Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Milacron  3rd Watch News

Real Madrid growing tired of refereeing talk - Haitian TimesReal Madrid growing tired of refereeing talk  Haitian Times

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

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

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

Robbie Williams and Ayda Field threatened with beheading in Haiti - Yahoo EntertainmentRobbie Williams and Ayda Field threatened with beheading in Haiti  Yahoo Entertainment

We are not prepared at all': Haiti, already impoverished, confronts a pandemic - BBC NewsWe are not prepared at all': Haiti, already impoverished, confronts a pandemic  BBC News

What does Thomas Meunier bring to Borussia Dortmund? - Haitian TimesWhat does Thomas Meunier bring to Borussia Dortmund?  Haitian Times

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

10 Years On: Haiti's Devastating Earthquake - Haiti - ReliefWeb10 Years On: Haiti's Devastating Earthquake - Haiti  ReliefWeb

Haiti: Civil Unrest (MDRHT017) DREF Final Report - Haiti - ReliefWebHaiti: Civil Unrest (MDRHT017) DREF Final Report - Haiti  ReliefWeb

'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

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

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

Haiti, spared a major coronavirus outbreak so far, now a tinderbox set to explode - The Washington PostHaiti, spared a major coronavirus outbreak so far, now a tinderbox set to explode  The Washington Post

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

COVID-19 is about to hit Haiti hard, and aid workers say the country is not ready - CBC.caCOVID-19 is about to hit Haiti hard, and aid workers say the country is not ready  CBC.ca

'Never-Ending Battle' for Press Rights in Haiti - Voice of America'Never-Ending Battle' for Press Rights in Haiti  Voice of America

Migrant family detained in San Antonio hotel moved to detention center - San Antonio Express-NewsMigrant family detained in San Antonio hotel moved to detention center  San Antonio Express-News

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

Coronavirus in Haiti: Weakened by past disasters, the country was already in crisis - The New HumanitarianCoronavirus in Haiti: Weakened by past disasters, the country was already in crisis  The New Humanitarian

Haiti Hunger Crisis 2019: What You Need to Know and How to Help - Haiti - ReliefWebHaiti Hunger Crisis 2019: What You Need to Know and How to Help - Haiti  ReliefWeb

Giving Each Premier League Team a Grade Since the Restart - Haitian TimesGiving Each Premier League Team a Grade Since the Restart  Haitian Times