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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After temporary reprieve from deportation ends, what will Haitians return to? - Miami Herald

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After temporary reprieve from deportation ends, what will Haitians return to?
Miami Herald
A day after the Department of Homeland Security strongly urged Haitians who have been protected from deportations to prepare for their ultimate return to Haiti, Evita Fremont wondered what she would be going back to. If they tell you to get out, you ...
Correction: Immigration Protection-Haiti storyWashington Post
U.S. Extends Temporary Protected Status for Haitians, But Will Mass Deportations Follow in 6 Months?Democracy Now!
Haitian TPS recipient, Farah Larrieux disappointed in extensionSouth Florida Caribbean News
The Star, Kenya -Catholic News Agency -Haitilibre.com -USCIS
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Falkville football coach leads mission trip to Haiti - The Decatur Daily

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Falkville football coach leads mission trip to Haiti
The Decatur Daily
The book tells the story of Lee Ann Newsom, who quit her job and sold everything to move to Haiti to address the devastation of the poverty-stricken Caribbean island. One part of the book that Donna found moving told of a 12-year-old girl sold into ...



A Hawk In Haiti: Triton Grad Giving Back - The Daily Record (registration)

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A Hawk In Haiti: Triton Grad Giving Back
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Laura Molina, a 2015 graduate of Triton High School and a rising junior at Mars Hill University, took a 10-day mission trip to Haiti this April. Ms. Molina, nine other students and two faculty members flew out of Asheville April 9 with 500 sticks of ...



UN chief wants $40.5 million for Haiti cholera victims - Daily Mail

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UN chief wants $40.5 million for Haiti cholera victims
Daily Mail
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is asking U.N. member states to transfer $40.5 million in unspent funds from Haiti's peacekeeping mission to help communities and victims of a cholera outbreak that has afflicted over 800,000 ...
UN wants to shift $40 mln to Haiti cholera fundYahoo7 News

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Haitians get 6 months of protection from deportation but told prepare to leave U.S. - Miami Herald

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Haitians get 6 months of protection from deportation but told prepare to leave U.S.
Miami Herald
But the end is coming, DHS officials warned, telling the 58,706 Haitians enrolled in the Temporary Protected Status program, or TPS, to use the time to handle their affairs. This six-month extension should allow Haitian TPS recipients living in the ...
Trump Administration's Failure to Recognize Haiti Is a Painful American TraditionThe Root
For Haitians who came to U.S. after earthquake, another deportation ...Washington Post
Haitian-Americans celebrate unity parade amid immigration fears ...The Boston Globe
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Presiding Bishop preaches on 'forgiveness, repentance, healing and reconciliation' in Haiti - Episcopal News Service

Episcopal News Service

Presiding Bishop preaches on 'forgiveness, repentance, healing and reconciliation' in Haiti
Episcopal News Service
Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry (center), Bishop of Haiti Jean Zache Duracin (left) and Bishop Suffragan of Haiti Og Beauvoir (right), talk before the solemn Eucharist on Tuesday, May 23 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The bishops and ...

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Group sets out to change dire conditions at Haiti's Asile... - Local 10

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Group sets out to change dire conditions at Haiti's Asile...
Local 10
HAITI - At Asile Communal, the only public shelter in Haiti for the elderly, people must pump fresh water from the ground to avoid contracting cholera, and because their facility has no running water. It's heartbreaking, Kettyna Bellabe, deputy mayor ...



Neocolonialism in Haiti, Water for Profit and the Cholera Epidemic - Center for Research on Globalization

Center for Research on Globalization

Neocolonialism in Haiti, Water for Profit and the Cholera Epidemic
Center for Research on Globalization
The notion of a colonist as cannibal in Haiti is widespread. This idea, called manje moun (eating people), could hardly qualify as superstition, given the experience of colonialism. It is daunting to find a better description for those who grab control ...



Trump made a promise to Haitian immigrants. Will he break it and deport them? - Washington Post

Washington Post

Trump made a promise to Haitian immigrants. Will he break it and deport them?
Washington Post
Once upon a time, Donald Trump tried to fashion himself as Haiti's savior. To all of our friends in Haiti, and in Little Haiti, your day of justice is coming, the then-candidate told a crowd of Haitians in South Florida last October. And it arrives ...
Haiti-born Wyclef Jean raps a message to Donald Trump about immigrationMiami Herald
PHOTOS: Miami's Little Haiti Awaits Decision On Haitian Temporary ...The Denver Post
An easy call on Haiti for Trump just heed Florida's adviceOrlando Sentinel
U.S. News & World Report -Daily Item -Sun Sentinel
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'Ignored' hunger crisis unfolds in post-hurricane Haiti - Humanosphere

Humanosphere

'Ignored' hunger crisis unfolds in post-hurricane Haiti
Humanosphere
More recently, statistics from the European Commission indicated that eight out of Haiti's 10 departments have reached crisis levels of food insecurity. The EU institution said that three of those regions would likely be in a state of emergency or ...