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 finally has an elections commission, but controversy over constitution role brews - Miami HeraldHaiti finally has an elections commission, but controversy over constitution role brews  Miami Herald

CBPTA Extended Until 2030, Benefiting Trade With Haiti, US Textiles Sourcing Journal - Sourcing JournalCBPTA Extended Until 2030, Benefiting Trade With Haiti, US Textiles Sourcing Journal  Sourcing Journal

Pumpkin sale in Fox Chapel will help build schools, clinics in Haiti - TribLIVEPumpkin sale in Fox Chapel will help build schools, clinics in Haiti  TribLIVE

Haiti Quake Survivor Now U.S. Soldier: Im Blessed, Im Lucky To Be Here Today - CBS DenverHaiti Quake Survivor Now U.S. Soldier: Im Blessed, Im Lucky To Be Here Today  CBS Denver

Haitis public works minister is accused of intimidating the countrys watchdog agency - Miami HeraldHaitis public works minister is accused of intimidating the countrys watchdog agency  Miami Herald

DOVE's Haiti Drive Success - Seton Hall University News & EventsDOVE's Haiti Drive Success  Seton Hall University News & Events

Adviser recognized for helping Haitian children - InvestmentNewsAdviser recognized for helping Haitian children  InvestmentNews

Love is the Greatest Treasure of All - Diocese Of NorwichLove is the Greatest Treasure of All  Diocese Of Norwich

Naomi Osaka visits Haiti, her father's homeland | New York Carib News - NYCaribNewsNaomi Osaka visits Haiti, her father's homeland | New York Carib News  NYCaribNews

Haitis supreme court declines to swear in election council. Mose installed them anyway - Miami HeraldHaitis supreme court declines to swear in election council. Mose installed them anyway  Miami Herald

Amid theft and accusations of sabotage, Haiti struggles to turn on the lights - ReutersAmid theft and accusations of sabotage, Haiti struggles to turn on the lights  Reuters

Haiti Moves Closer to Constitutional Referendum, Elections - U.S. News & World ReportHaiti Moves Closer to Constitutional Referendum, Elections  U.S. News & World Report

The U.S. Pushes Haiti on Elections, But Haitians Denied Elections With Riots - South Florida Caribbean NewsThe U.S. Pushes Haiti on Elections, But Haitians Denied Elections With Riots  South Florida Caribbean News

Crowdfunding campaign to combat food insecurity in Haiti & Antigua - Loop News St. LuciaCrowdfunding campaign to combat food insecurity in Haiti & Antigua  Loop News St. Lucia

Exploring Yanvalou, the sacred dance of Haiti The Haitian Times - Haitian TimesExploring Yanvalou, the sacred dance of Haiti The Haitian Times  Haitian Times

U.S. tells Haiti leaders on delayed elections: Do your respective jobs - Miami HeraldU.S. tells Haiti leaders on delayed elections: Do your respective jobs  Miami Herald

AP PHOTOS: Haitian center a refuge for transgender people - Associated PressAP PHOTOS: Haitian center a refuge for transgender people  Associated Press

Haiti Receives Payout from CCRIF of US$7.45 million following the Passage of Tropical Cyclone Laura - Haiti - ReliefWebHaiti Receives Payout from CCRIF of US$7.45 million following the Passage of Tropical Cyclone Laura - Haiti  ReliefWeb

Haiti's brides beat hurricanes, power cuts and protests to wed in style - The Wider ImageHaiti's brides beat hurricanes, power cuts and protests to wed in style  The Wider Image

Haiti capital Port au Prince brought to standstill by protesting police - FRANCE 24 EnglishHaiti capital Port au Prince brought to standstill by protesting police  FRANCE 24 English

Bernard Fils-Aim, Haitian Activist and Cellphone Mogul, Dies at 67 - The New York TimesBernard Fils-Aim, Haitian Activist and Cellphone Mogul, Dies at 67  The New York Times

Ceraphin Corporation CEO Announces the Launch of Haitian Broadcasting Network - Broadway WorldCeraphin Corporation CEO Announces the Launch of Haitian Broadcasting Network  Broadway World

Haitian center a refuge for transgender people - NBC NewsHaitian center a refuge for transgender people  NBC News

Prominent lawyer in Haiti is shot and killed at his home - Washington PostProminent lawyer in Haiti is shot and killed at his home  Washington Post

Haiti: Tropical Storm Laura - Situation Report No. 4, As of 28 August 2020, 16:00 - Haiti - ReliefWebHaiti: Tropical Storm Laura - Situation Report No. 4, As of 28 August 2020, 16:00 - Haiti  ReliefWeb

Haiti: Tropical Storm Laura - Situation Report No. 3, As of 25 August 2020, 12 noon - Haiti - ReliefWebHaiti: Tropical Storm Laura - Situation Report No. 3, As of 25 August 2020, 12 noon - Haiti  ReliefWeb

Coronavirus pandemic denies children access to their basic rights - Haiti - ReliefWebCoronavirus pandemic denies children access to their basic rights - Haiti  ReliefWeb

UNICEF Haiti Humanitarian Situation Report No. 1: 1 January - 30 June 2020 - Haiti - ReliefWebUNICEF Haiti Humanitarian Situation Report No. 1: 1 January - 30 June 2020 - Haiti  ReliefWeb

Black Spartacus Review: An Opening for Haiti - The Wall Street JournalBlack Spartacus Review: An Opening for Haiti  The Wall Street Journal

Haiti: COVID-19 Border Monitoring - Weekly Sitrep 22 - (24 August - 6 September 2020) - Haiti - ReliefWebHaiti: COVID-19 Border Monitoring - Weekly Sitrep 22 - (24 August - 6 September 2020) - Haiti  ReliefWeb

COVID: School has reopened in Haiti. But students, teachers are protesting on the streets - Miami HeraldCOVID: School has reopened in Haiti. But students, teachers are protesting on the streets  Miami Herald

Haiti thanks Taiwan for helping upgrade electricity grid - Focus Taiwan News ChannelHaiti thanks Taiwan for helping upgrade electricity grid  Focus Taiwan News Channel

Haiti football sexual abuse claims: more officials investigated by Fifa - The GuardianHaiti football sexual abuse claims: more officials investigated by Fifa  The Guardian

Haiti: IPC Acute Food Insecurity Analysis, August 2020 June 2021 - Haiti - ReliefWebHaiti: IPC Acute Food Insecurity Analysis, August 2020 June 2021 - Haiti  ReliefWeb

International Political Scenario for Haiti 18 25 September 2020 - New Delhi TimesInternational Political Scenario for Haiti 18 25 September 2020  New Delhi Times

Report reveals US State Department gave money to firm tied to Haitian police - The Real News NetworkReport reveals US State Department gave money to firm tied to Haitian police  The Real News Network

Hurricane Laura hit the Dominican Republican, Haiti, and Cuba before the US - Vox.comHurricane Laura hit the Dominican Republican, Haiti, and Cuba before the US  Vox.com

New coffee brewed in St. Louis supplies jobs in Haiti - RADIO.COMNew coffee brewed in St. Louis supplies jobs in Haiti  RADIO.COM

Hurricane Laura tracks toward US Gulf Coast after slamming Haiti - Phys.orgHurricane Laura tracks toward US Gulf Coast after slamming Haiti  Phys.org

Dorval laid to rest while four suspects jailed in his killing - Haitian TimesDorval laid to rest while four suspects jailed in his killing  Haitian Times

When a deadly cholera outbreak spread through Haiti, these people traced the epidemic to its source - ABC NewsWhen a deadly cholera outbreak spread through Haiti, these people traced the epidemic to its source  ABC News

$157 million electricity project coming to Haiti The Haitian Times - Haitian Times$157 million electricity project coming to Haiti The Haitian Times  Haitian Times

Haitians protest against holding new elections The Haitian Times - Haitian TimesHaitians protest against holding new elections The Haitian Times  Haitian Times

Pregnant Canadian begs for travel exemption to return from Haiti with her children - CBC.caPregnant Canadian begs for travel exemption to return from Haiti with her children  CBC.ca

Haiti's LGBTQ demand rights, say time is now - Haitian TimesHaiti's LGBTQ demand rights, say time is now  Haitian Times

New book shares couple's journey of biblical faith - Tahlequah Daily PressNew book shares couple's journey of biblical faith  Tahlequah Daily Press

SVA Alumnus Georges Laguerre Spins a Film Career Into the Food Industry and His TiGeorges Kaf - SVA - SVA FeaturesSVA Alumnus Georges Laguerre Spins a Film Career Into the Food Industry and His TiGeorges Kaf - SVA  SVA Features

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

Georgia ministry opens hospital in Haiti - Toccoa RecordGeorgia ministry opens hospital in Haiti  Toccoa Record

Its a lack of respect. Why Haitians felt snubbed by Kamala Harris Florida visit. - Tampa Bay TimesIts a lack of respect. Why Haitians felt snubbed by Kamala Harris Florida visit.  Tampa Bay Times

Coalition backing TPS starts tour slamming Trump's 'racist' end to immigrant protections - NBC NewsCoalition backing TPS starts tour slamming Trump's 'racist' end to immigrant protections  NBC News

Haitian works spotlighted in Montreal's virtual festival of Black films - Haitian TimesHaitian works spotlighted in Montreal's virtual festival of Black films  Haitian Times

President Moise Installs New Members to Electoral Council - caribbeannationalweekly.comPresident Moise Installs New Members to Electoral Council  caribbeannationalweekly.com

US Elections 2020: Early Voting Begins for Presidential Election - News18US Elections 2020: Early Voting Begins for Presidential Election  News18

The Bahamas, Haiti, T&T record more COVID-19 cases - Jamaica ObserverThe Bahamas, Haiti, T&T record more COVID-19 cases  Jamaica Observer

Democrats double down on vote-by-mail push in Florida's Haitian communities - Haitian TimesDemocrats double down on vote-by-mail push in Florida's Haitian communities  Haitian Times

Court Rules Government Can End Humanitarian Protections For Some 300000 Immigrants - NPRCourt Rules Government Can End Humanitarian Protections For Some 300000 Immigrants  NPR

Trump's frontrunners for the Supreme Court nomination are a devout Catholic and Cuban-American judge - Daily MailTrump's frontrunners for the Supreme Court nomination are a devout Catholic and Cuban-American judge  Daily Mail

TPS holders, advocates decry ruling that opens way for mass deportation - Haitian TimesTPS holders, advocates decry ruling that opens way for mass deportation  Haitian Times

Global Hybrid Injection Molding Machinery Market 2020 Competitive Analysis Haitian International, Nissei Plastic, ENGEL Holding GmbH, Sumitomo Heavy Industries - The Daily ChronicleGlobal Hybrid Injection Molding Machinery Market 2020 Competitive Analysis Haitian International, Nissei Plastic, ENGEL Holding GmbH, Sumitomo Heavy Industries  The Daily Chronicle

First Baptist hosts the Beulah Land Gospel Quartet - Cadillac NewsFirst Baptist hosts the Beulah Land Gospel Quartet  Cadillac News

Sussex Co. Haitians hit hard by COVID-19 - Delaware State News - Delaware State NewsSussex Co. Haitians hit hard by COVID-19 - Delaware State News  Delaware State News

Opinion: Citizenship and healing the nation - Sumter ItemOpinion: Citizenship and healing the nation  Sumter Item

Haitian Art and Handcraft Virtual Auction and Sale | Clubs & Organizations, Art Galleries and Exhibits - https://www.chronogram.com/Haitian Art and Handcraft Virtual Auction and Sale | Clubs & Organizations, Art Galleries and Exhibits  https://www.chronogram.com/

Smith: Abaco eviction process ill-conceived EyeWitness News - EyeWitness NewsSmith: Abaco eviction process ill-conceived EyeWitness News  EyeWitness News

First Came the Hurricane, Then Came the Campaign of Terror - The NationFirst Came the Hurricane, Then Came the Campaign of Terror  The Nation

Haitian Energy International : RESIGNATION OF INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND CHANGE IN COMPOSITION OF BOARD COMMITTEES - Marketscreener.comHaitian Energy International : RESIGNATION OF INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND CHANGE IN COMPOSITION OF BOARD COMMITTEES  Marketscreener.com

Haitian American Artiste' Mickael Marabou drops an impressive follow up to last summer's smash Hit Fever - Music TalkersHaitian American Artiste' Mickael Marabou drops an impressive follow up to last summer's smash Hit Fever  Music Talkers

Naomi Osaka's Parents, Leonard Francois and Tamaki Osaka, Are Her Biggest Fans - MarieClaire.comNaomi Osaka's Parents, Leonard Francois and Tamaki Osaka, Are Her Biggest Fans  MarieClaire.com

Kelleher's Oct. 7 auction offers Central and South America - Linn's Stamp NewsKelleher's Oct. 7 auction offers Central and South America  Linn's Stamp News

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

A young DACA recipient makes it to Columbia University. But can he afford to stay? - The Philadelphia InquirerA young DACA recipient makes it to Columbia University. But can he afford to stay?  The Philadelphia Inquirer

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

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

Profiles in Space: Space Soldier's immigrant story enriches Army's tapestry - DVIDSProfiles in Space: Space Soldier's immigrant story enriches Army's tapestry  DVIDS

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

Outtakes Around the Lakes: A most remarkable young lady - SuburbaniteOuttakes Around the Lakes: A most remarkable young lady  Suburbanite

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

From Port-de-Paix to Tallahassee: Marie Woodson's path to the Florida House - Haitian TimesFrom Port-de-Paix to Tallahassee: Marie Woodson's path to the Florida House  Haitian Times

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

Haitian boat detained after 190-mile crossing - Turks and Caicos Weekly NewsHaitian boat detained after 190-mile crossing  Turks and Caicos Weekly News

PAS announces visual art winners - Pendleton Times-PostPAS announces visual art winners  Pendleton Times-Post

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

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

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

Haiti: Hurricane Season 2020 - PreventionWebHaiti: Hurricane Season 2020  PreventionWeb

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, a land crippled by chaos - The HinduHaiti, a land crippled by chaos  The Hindu

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

Global Haitian Vetiver Oil Market Demand, Opportunities, Segmentation and Future Trends Forecast To 2025 - Crypto DailyGlobal Haitian Vetiver Oil Market Demand, Opportunities, Segmentation and Future Trends Forecast To 2025  Crypto Daily

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

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

Milwaukee Art Museum names Kantara Souffrant curator of community dialogue - OnMilwaukee.comMilwaukee Art Museum names Kantara Souffrant curator of community dialogue  OnMilwaukee.com

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

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

IMF Executive Board Approves US$111.6 Million Disbursement to Haiti to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic - International Monetary FundIMF Executive Board Approves US$111.6 Million Disbursement to Haiti to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic  International Monetary Fund

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

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

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

In Haiti, coronavirus and a man named Barbecue test the rule of law - The Washington PostIn Haiti, coronavirus and a man named Barbecue test the rule of law  The Washington Post