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's Protests: Images Reflect Latest Power Struggle - Council on Foreign RelationsHaiti's Protests: Images Reflect Latest Power Struggle  Council on Foreign Relations

Myth or reality: Is Haiti safer today? - PreventionWebMyth or reality: Is Haiti safer today?  PreventionWeb

Haiti's Massive Protests Are a Repudiation of Authoritarianism and US Intervention - Jacobin magazineHaiti's Massive Protests Are a Repudiation of Authoritarianism and US Intervention  Jacobin magazine

US fugitive, suspected gang member tied to kidnappings in custody after arrests in Haiti - Miami HeraldUS fugitive, suspected gang member tied to kidnappings in custody after arrests in Haiti  Miami Herald

Thousands take to streets in Haiti to protest against kidnappings, president - FRANCE 24 EnglishThousands take to streets in Haiti to protest against kidnappings, president  FRANCE 24 English

UN Security Council Expresses Serious Concern About Haiti, Calls for Elections - Voice of AmericaUN Security Council Expresses Serious Concern About Haiti, Calls for Elections  Voice of America

Haiti: Humanitarian Needs Overview at a Glance - Humanitarian Programme Cycle 2021 (March 2021) - Haiti - ReliefWebHaiti: Humanitarian Needs Overview at a Glance - Humanitarian Programme Cycle 2021 (March 2021) - Haiti  ReliefWeb

Haiti prison breakout leaves 25 dead, 200 on the run - Times of IndiaHaiti prison breakout leaves 25 dead, 200 on the run  Times of India

Homeland Security Will Decide Whether to Extend TPS for Haitians, Biden Administration Says - Voice of AmericaHomeland Security Will Decide Whether to Extend TPS for Haitians, Biden Administration Says  Voice of America

Haiti: Humanitarian Response Plan At a Glance - Humanitarian Programme Cycle 2021-2022 (March 2021) - Haiti - ReliefWebHaiti: Humanitarian Response Plan At a Glance - Humanitarian Programme Cycle 2021-2022 (March 2021) - Haiti  ReliefWeb

Haiti Braces for Unrest as President Mose Refuses to Step Down - The New York TimesHaiti Braces for Unrest as President Mose Refuses to Step Down  The New York Times

Haiti: Time To Break The Silence And Expose The Dictator Mose | Scoop News - Scoop.co.nzHaiti: Time To Break The Silence And Expose The Dictator Mose | Scoop News  Scoop.co.nz

Dispute over Haiti presidential term triggers unrest - BBC NewsDispute over Haiti presidential term triggers unrest  BBC News

Dominican Republic to construct fence along border with Haiti - ReutersDominican Republic to construct fence along border with Haiti  Reuters

Haiti Presidents Term Will End in 2022, Biden Administration Says - Voice of AmericaHaiti Presidents Term Will End in 2022, Biden Administration Says  Voice of America

Is there a democratic solution to Haiti's current crisis? - CNNIs there a democratic solution to Haiti's current crisis?  CNN

Haiti in fresh crisis amid coup claims and dispute over president's term - The GuardianHaiti in fresh crisis amid coup claims and dispute over president's term  The Guardian

Haiti Supreme Court Judge Linked to Coup Plot Released from Detention - Voice of AmericaHaiti Supreme Court Judge Linked to Coup Plot Released from Detention  Voice of America

American Denies Any Involvement in Haiti Coup Attempt - Voice of AmericaAmerican Denies Any Involvement in Haiti Coup Attempt  Voice of America

US Coast Guard intercepts vessel carrying 25 Haiti migrants off Jupiter coast - Herald-Mail MediaUS Coast Guard intercepts vessel carrying 25 Haiti migrants off Jupiter coast  Herald-Mail Media

Haiti Ambassador Condemns Police Attack on Journalists Covering Protest - Voice of AmericaHaiti Ambassador Condemns Police Attack on Journalists Covering Protest  Voice of America

Hoping against hope - Can Haiti rid itself of Jovenel Mose? | The Americas - The EconomistHoping against hope - Can Haiti rid itself of Jovenel Mose? | The Americas  The Economist

United Nations Integrated Office in Haiti - Report of the Secretary-General (S/2021/133) - Haiti - ReliefWebUnited Nations Integrated Office in Haiti - Report of the Secretary-General (S/2021/133) - Haiti  ReliefWeb

Haiti - 2020 Preparedness - Haiti - ReliefWebHaiti - 2020 Preparedness - Haiti  ReliefWeb

Haiti Responds to US State Dept. Tweet Urging Respect for Democratic Norms - Voice of AmericaHaiti Responds to US State Dept. Tweet Urging Respect for Democratic Norms  Voice of America

Haiti bans tinted vehicle windows in effort to stop kidnappings - Jamaica GleanerHaiti bans tinted vehicle windows in effort to stop kidnappings  Jamaica Gleaner

Outcry as more than 20 babies and children deported by US to Haiti - The GuardianOutcry as more than 20 babies and children deported by US to Haiti  The Guardian

Dominican Republic plans wall to keep out Haitian migrants - FRANCE 24Dominican Republic plans wall to keep out Haitian migrants  FRANCE 24

The Film 'Ludi' Explores A Haitian Immigrant's Struggle With Family Obligations - WLRNThe Film 'Ludi' Explores A Haitian Immigrant's Struggle With Family Obligations  WLRN

Haiti Crisis Response Plan 2021 - Haiti - ReliefWebHaiti Crisis Response Plan 2021 - Haiti  ReliefWeb

"Madan Sara" Tells the Story of Haitian Women Both Ordinary and Extraordinary - Ms. Magazine"Madan Sara" Tells the Story of Haitian Women Both Ordinary and Extraordinary  Ms. Magazine

Marine veteran sentenced for smuggling guns to Haiti to train army, become president - Marine Corps TimesMarine veteran sentenced for smuggling guns to Haiti to train army, become president  Marine Corps Times

Haiti Ambassador Tells U.S. And Others Not To Meddle As Political Crisis Intensifies - NPRHaiti Ambassador Tells U.S. And Others Not To Meddle As Political Crisis Intensifies  NPR

U.S. Coast Guard intercepts vessel carrying Haitian 25 migrants off Jupiter coast - Palm Beach PostU.S. Coast Guard intercepts vessel carrying Haitian 25 migrants off Jupiter coast  Palm Beach Post

Jay Maisel : Haiti - The Eye of PhotographyJay Maisel : Haiti  The Eye of Photography

Haiti: Journalists shot while covering protests - reports - DW (English)Haiti: Journalists shot while covering protests - reports  DW (English)

US suspends Haiti deportation flights as Biden administration tries to control Ice - The GuardianUS suspends Haiti deportation flights as Biden administration tries to control Ice  The Guardian

US Officials Are Deporting Haitian Immigrants Despite Knowing They May Face Danger - BuzzFeed NewsUS Officials Are Deporting Haitian Immigrants Despite Knowing They May Face Danger  BuzzFeed News

Haitis president hits out at coup attempt and vows to complete disputed term - EL PAS in EnglishHaitis president hits out at coup attempt and vows to complete disputed term  EL PAS in English

Haiti: In Port-au-Prince, MSF transfers burn patients after violent clashes around its hospital - Doctors Without BordersHaiti: In Port-au-Prince, MSF transfers burn patients after violent clashes around its hospital  Doctors Without Borders

Dedication in a Difficult Context: Faith-Based Nursing in Haiti - DocWire NewsDedication in a Difficult Context: Faith-Based Nursing in Haiti  DocWire News

Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, 11 February 2021 - Haiti - Haiti - ReliefWebDaily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, 11 February 2021 - Haiti - Haiti  ReliefWeb

#BTColumn CARICOM takes action on Haiti - Barbados Today#BTColumn CARICOM takes action on Haiti  Barbados Today

Haiti Price Bulletin, February 2021 - Haiti - ReliefWebHaiti Price Bulletin, February 2021 - Haiti  ReliefWeb

Student makes 'huge and lasting impact' on Haiti school - University of MiamiStudent makes 'huge and lasting impact' on Haiti school  University of Miami

Haiti football abuse investigation: Fifa suspends head of referees - The GuardianHaiti football abuse investigation: Fifa suspends head of referees  The Guardian

Haiti: Explosion of kidnappings shows a country sliding into absolute anarchy - Sky NewsHaiti: Explosion of kidnappings shows a country sliding into absolute anarchy  Sky News

Haiti: Humanitarian Situation Report January December 2020 - Haiti - ReliefWebHaiti: Humanitarian Situation Report January December 2020 - Haiti  ReliefWeb

Solidarity rallies call for end to U.S.-backed dictatorship in Haiti - People's WorldSolidarity rallies call for end to U.S.-backed dictatorship in Haiti  People's World

In Haiti, Carnival celebration goes on despite COVID-19. Nearby Bahamas isnt happy. - Miami HeraldIn Haiti, Carnival celebration goes on despite COVID-19. Nearby Bahamas isnt happy.  Miami Herald

Haitis President Mose is working to leave the country stronger, more stable | Opinion - Miami HeraldHaitis President Mose is working to leave the country stronger, more stable | Opinion  Miami Herald

APTOPIX Haiti Dominican Republic | Nation & World | eastoregonian.com - East OregonianAPTOPIX Haiti Dominican Republic | Nation & World | eastoregonian.com  East Oregonian

Gentrification is real: Magic City developers pay $3M to Little Haiti trust - WPLG Local 10Gentrification is real: Magic City developers pay $3M to Little Haiti trust  WPLG Local 10

DR deploys troops to border with Haiti NationNews Barbados nationnews.com - Nation NewsDR deploys troops to border with Haiti NationNews Barbados nationnews.com  Nation News

Des Gray | Haiti's Resilient Female Director Making Waves in the Music Industry Flaunt Magazine - Flaunt MagazineDes Gray | Haiti's Resilient Female Director Making Waves in the Music Industry Flaunt Magazine  Flaunt Magazine

U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters: Haiti President Jovenel Moses shameful assault on democracy | Opinion - Miami HeraldU.S. Rep. Maxine Waters: Haiti President Jovenel Moses shameful assault on democracy | Opinion  Miami Herald

Beverly Malbranche, Caribbrew Founder and CEO, Is Reviving Haiti's Coffee Industry - VinePairBeverly Malbranche, Caribbrew Founder and CEO, Is Reviving Haiti's Coffee Industry  VinePair

Franklin County French Club packs up books for school in Haiti - State-Journal.comFranklin County French Club packs up books for school in Haiti  State-Journal.com

Little Haiti Revitalization Trust receives $3 million | News | miamitimesonline.com - The Miami TimesLittle Haiti Revitalization Trust receives $3 million | News | miamitimesonline.com  The Miami Times

8 dead, including prison director, after Haiti jail break - TheSpec.com8 dead, including prison director, after Haiti jail break  TheSpec.com

CapFed Best News: Topeka-based Primary Mobile Med International ships first portable medical units to Haiti - The Topeka Capital-JournalCapFed Best News: Topeka-based Primary Mobile Med International ships first portable medical units to Haiti  The Topeka Capital-Journal

Haiti's political deadlock continues - FairplanetHaiti's political deadlock continues  Fairplanet

A mayday call led to Coast Guard rescue, and repatriation, of 25 Haitians off Palm Beach - Miami HeraldA mayday call led to Coast Guard rescue, and repatriation, of 25 Haitians off Palm Beach  Miami Herald

Haitian cousins honor their culture with Caribbean-fusion restaurant in Stamford - News 12 BronxHaitian cousins honor their culture with Caribbean-fusion restaurant in Stamford  News 12 Bronx

Hip Hop Uncovered tells the story of the feared Haitian Jack - The UndefeatedHip Hop Uncovered tells the story of the feared Haitian Jack  The Undefeated

Power of Haitian Women | Penn Today - Penn TodayPower of Haitian Women | Penn Today  Penn Today

Fresh French, Haitian breads with healthy twist at Savannah's Unforgettable Bakery + Cafe - Savannah Morning NewsFresh French, Haitian breads with healthy twist at Savannah's Unforgettable Bakery + Cafe  Savannah Morning News

Press Release: AG Racine Leads Coalition of Attorneys General Defending Family Reunification Programs for Haitian and Filipino Immigrants - The DC LinePress Release: AG Racine Leads Coalition of Attorneys General Defending Family Reunification Programs for Haitian and Filipino Immigrants  The DC Line

Haiti: 11 years after the earthquake, work continues - Haiti - ReliefWebHaiti: 11 years after the earthquake, work continues - Haiti  ReliefWeb

Haiti braces for unrest as opposition demands new president - The HinduHaiti braces for unrest as opposition demands new president  The Hindu

Spectre of unrest, violent repression looming over Haiti, warns UN rights office - UN NewsSpectre of unrest, violent repression looming over Haiti, warns UN rights office  UN News

Photos: Haitian Baptist Church feeds the needy with food from Feeding South Florida - Palm Beach PostPhotos: Haitian Baptist Church feeds the needy with food from Feeding South Florida  Palm Beach Post

Haitian migrants, one Cuban arrested in Brazil | News - Jamaica GleanerHaitian migrants, one Cuban arrested in Brazil | News  Jamaica Gleaner

Despite Pressure, Haiti President Won't Resign on Feb. 7, Ambassador Tells VOA - Voice of AmericaDespite Pressure, Haiti President Won't Resign on Feb. 7, Ambassador Tells VOA  Voice of America

Haiti: Help as pandemic adds to struggles - Haiti - ReliefWebHaiti: Help as pandemic adds to struggles - Haiti  ReliefWeb

CARRY THE BRAND: PM calls on regularized citizens to drop Haitian-Bahamian title - EyeWitness NewsCARRY THE BRAND: PM calls on regularized citizens to drop Haitian-Bahamian title  EyeWitness News

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

Lessons from Haiti: How to build safer cities - DevexLessons from Haiti: How to build safer cities  Devex

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

Haiti: Treating trauma patients affected by chronic violence - Haiti - ReliefWebHaiti: Treating trauma patients affected by chronic violence - Haiti  ReliefWeb

Haiti opens debate on proposed constitutional changes - PBS NewsHourHaiti opens debate on proposed constitutional changes  PBS NewsHour

Gregory Gourdet sets magical scene with Haitian dishes served in yurts at Kann Winter Village (review) - OregonLiveGregory Gourdet sets magical scene with Haitian dishes served in yurts at Kann Winter Village (review)  OregonLive

From Bean to Bar, Haiti's Cocoa Wants International Recognition - Voice of AmericaFrom Bean to Bar, Haiti's Cocoa Wants International Recognition  Voice of America

Violent protests sparked by murder, bring Haiti to brink of instability, Security Council warned - UN NewsViolent protests sparked by murder, bring Haiti to brink of instability, Security Council warned  UN News

Humanitarian Action for Children 2021 - Haiti - Haiti - ReliefWebHumanitarian Action for Children 2021 - Haiti - Haiti  ReliefWeb

Haiti Senator Released From Jail After President Orders Arrest - Voice of AmericaHaiti Senator Released From Jail After President Orders Arrest  Voice of America

Haitian boy, 9, detained as Trump's family separation policy pursued to bitter end - The GuardianHaitian boy, 9, detained as Trump's family separation policy pursued to bitter end  The Guardian

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

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

Haiti Opposition Agrees on Plan to Replace President Moise on February 7 - Voice of AmericaHaiti Opposition Agrees on Plan to Replace President Moise on February 7  Voice of America

'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

Unrest in Haiti: Their impact on Human Rights and the State's obligation to protect all citizens [EN/HT] - Haiti - ReliefWebUnrest in Haiti: Their impact on Human Rights and the State's obligation to protect all citizens [EN/HT] - Haiti  ReliefWeb

Haitian Journalists Protest Police Brutality - Voice of AmericaHaitian Journalists Protest Police Brutality  Voice of America

Haiti Protesters Say Moises Term Ends Next Month; He Disagrees - BloombergQuintHaiti Protesters Say Moises Term Ends Next Month; He Disagrees  BloombergQuint

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

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

Amid pandemic disruptions, Haiti's midwives urge pregnant women to continue antenatal care - UNFPA NewsAmid pandemic disruptions, Haiti's midwives urge pregnant women to continue antenatal care  UNFPA News

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

Trump administration to deport man to Haiti who has never been there - The GuardianTrump administration to deport man to Haiti who has never been there  The Guardian

Haiti: Lifetime Ban for Football Chief - Human Rights WatchHaiti: Lifetime Ban for Football Chief  Human Rights Watch