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
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Milford nurse lends helping hand in Haiti - News - Milford Daily ... - Milford Daily News

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Milford nurse lends helping hand in Haiti - News - Milford Daily ...
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MILFORD - Her patients had run out of blood pressure medication. Some had upper respiratory infections and others were simply worn out and in pain from ...

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Aggies for Haiti entering second year of service - KBTX

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Aggies for Haiti entering second year of service
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COLLEGE STATION (KBTX) - Texas A&M athletes and staff are once again headed to Haiti for a week in May to serve in a mission trip for Mission of Hope - Haiti. The organization seeks to impact, educate, minister, and feed the people of Haiti through ...



Making dollars count in Haiti - The Boston Globe

The Boston Globe

Making dollars count in Haiti
The Boston Globe
The same situation occurs in the world's most impoverished places, but the stakes are higher. Consider Haiti. A country of 10 million people, it has a total annual national budget of only around $3 billion the same size as that of the City of Boston ...



Population Exposure to Heavy Rains in Haiti April 2017 - ReliefWeb - ReliefWeb

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Population Exposure to Heavy Rains in Haiti April 2017 - ReliefWeb
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Situation Overview Extreme rains falling in Sud Department of Haiti, from the 20 th to the 23 rd of April, 2017, have resulted in flash floods. Many areas that are ...
Haiti - FLASH : PM's cortege killed one, wounded one - HaitiLibre ...Haitilibre.com
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EPPN: Take action on hunger in Haiti - Episcopal News Service

EPPN: Take action on hunger in Haiti
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[Episcopal Public Policy Network policy alert] Six months after Hurricane Matthew slammed into Haiti, 1.5 million Haitians remain food insecure. As our world's climate changes, Haitians have endured catastrophic droughts, destructive floods and ...



Haiti's Guy Philippe pleads guilty to accepting millions from cocaine smugglers - Miami Herald

Miami Herald

Haiti's Guy Philippe pleads guilty to accepting millions from cocaine smugglers
Miami Herald
Guy Philippe, an elected Haitian senator and former police commander who eluded capture in Haiti for more than a decade, pleaded guilty Monday in Miami federal court to a drug-related, money-laundering conspiracy charge that could send him to prison ...
Haiti and the Empire's Collaborators: Guy Philippe Is A Criminal, Not a HeroCenter for Research on Globalization
Haiti Leader Pleads Guilty to Money Laundering in Drug CaseU.S. News & World Report
Former Haiti Coup Leader Pleads Guilty in US Drug Case - VOA NewsVoice of America
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Athletes for Haiti - WFLA

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Athletes for Haiti
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In three years with the Bucs, offensive lineman Kevin Pamphile has been active in sending school supplies and hygiene kits to students in his parents' homeland of Haiti. Last month, he made his first trip there and saw in person the lives he was ...



The United States may be about to inflict a massive hardship on Haiti - Washington Post

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The United States may be about to inflict a massive hardship on Haiti
Washington Post
POVERTY IN Haiti, by far the most destitute country in the Americas, is so extreme that it defies most Americans' imaginations. Nearly 60 percent of Haitians live ...
Tens of thousands of Haitians could be sent back to Haiti if Trump agency has its wayMiami Herald
DHS John Kelly may Stop Visas, Work Permits for 50,000 Haitians ...Breitbart News
Haiti - FLASH : US Immigration Service recommends the end of TPS ...Haitilibre.com
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Haiti PM's motorcade hits 2, killing 1, near flooded zone - World - NZ ... - New Zealand Herald

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Haiti PM's motorcade hits 2, killing 1, near flooded zone - World - NZ ...
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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) A motorcade carrying Haiti's prime minister struck two teenage boys, killing one, as officials drove into the country's third largest ...
Haiti PM's motorcade hits 2, killing 1 near flooded zoneJamaica Observer
Local healthcare workers heading back to HaitiCTV News
Haiti - FLASH : Heavy rain on the South, significant damage (provisional assessment)Haitilibre.com

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How Utah Symphony is improving the lives of young Haitian musicians - Deseret News

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How Utah Symphony is improving the lives of young Haitian musicians
Deseret News
Music education is not something that young musicians in Haiti take for granted. Yuki MacQueen, a Utah Symphony violinist, made this observation last summer when she traveled to Haiti with two other symphony members to provide a workshop for local ...