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
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Haiti - National Geographic
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Haitian Times Morning News Roundup May 22 - Haitian Times

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Haitian Times Morning News Roundup May 22
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The Haitian Times Bids Adieu To Kreyolfest. The Haitian Times organized Kreyolfest for 17 of its 19 years of existence. Again, I am sad to say that this year, we were left with no choice but to cancel this year's eventperhaps forever. As of this ...



Haiti - News : Zapping... - Haitilibre.com

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Haiti - News : Zapping...
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Sunday night in the slum "village City of God", located at the Bicentenary near the National Theater, a major operation of the National Police of Haiti (PNH) has allowed to recovered two trucks of goods hijacked last Thursday by members of the gang led ...



The humble toilet is bringing health and hope to Haiti - Treehugger

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The humble toilet is bringing health and hope to Haiti
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There was a time when Haiti was known as "the Pearl of the Antilles" for its fertile, beautiful land. Sadly, that is no longer the case. While it is still beautiful, much of the island has been deforested, the soil has been degraded, and its citizens ...



Twice granted asylum, Haitian refugee still locked up for over 18 months - cleveland.com

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Twice granted asylum, Haitian refugee still locked up for over 18 months
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DSC04500.JPG As Cleveland Heights City Council debated whether to become a "Sanctuary City" over a year ago, a Haitian ethics teacher was already lodged in a jail cell in Chardon, awaiting a ruling on his request for asylum. His case is still under ...



Haiti - Social : New waves of Haitian migrants on the Turks and Caicos Islands - Haitilibre.com

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Haiti - Social : New waves of Haitian migrants on the Turks and Caicos Islands
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In the last 4 days, 79 Haitian illegal immigrants were arrested by local authorities while attempting to enter the ICT territory by sea. On Saturday 19 May another boat with an undetermined number of illegal migrants arrived around 8:00 am in the North ...

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Haiti - Digicel Foundation : Launch of the 2nd Competition Konbit Pou Chanjman - Haitilibre.com

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Haiti - Digicel Foundation : Launch of the 2nd Competition Konbit Pou Chanjman
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Remember that during the first edition launched in March 2017, the Foundation was very pleased to see the large number of organizations working for Haiti's progress. It received more than 300 candidacies, visited 62 organizations in the 10 departments ...



'Little Haiti' district will come to Brooklyn's Flatbush neighborhood - 6Sqft (blog)

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'Little Haiti' district will come to Brooklyn's Flatbush neighborhood
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To celebrate the thousands of Haitian-Americans who have called Flatbush home for decades, city officials revealed last week plans to designate the Little Haiti Business and Cultural District in the Brooklyn neighborhood. The borough boasts one of ...
First step in creating Little Haiti in Flatbush unveiled by New York's first Haitian-American elected officialBrooklyn Daily Eagle

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A 'Little Haiti' District Is Coming to New York City - Observer

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A 'Little Haiti' District Is Coming to New York City
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Ti Ayiti. That's Creole for Little Haiti, which is now coming to the Flatbush section of Brooklyn in the form of the Little Haiti Business and Cultural District. The district will celebrate Haitian culture and contributions to the city and the ...
Brooklyn Lawmakers On The Move May 21, 2018Kings County Politics

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Haiti - FLASH : Fuel prices rise, Government plays on words - Haitilibre.com

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Haiti - FLASH : Fuel prices rise, Government plays on words
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After intervening on May 16 to explain the increase by the end of June, of prices of petroleum products on the national market http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-24395-haiti-economy-rising-fuel-prices-minister-delva-prepares-spirits.html announced by ...



Haiti - Technology : Haiti could miss the ICT train - Haitilibre.com

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Haiti - Technology : Haiti could miss the ICT train
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As part of the "World Telecommunication and Information Society Day" celebrated around the theme "Towards a positive use of artificial intelligence for social well-being" Ing. Jean David Rodney Director General of the National Council of ...