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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Concerned over Haiti's political crisis, Guterres promises 'continuous commitment' - UN NewsConcerned over Haiti's political crisis, Guterres promises 'continuous commitment'  UN News

Haiti opposition rejects president's assurances he will fight corruption - Reuters
  1. Haiti opposition rejects president's assurances he will fight corruption  Reuters
  2. Haiti president on demands for him to resign: It would be irresponsible on my part  Miami Herald
  3. Security Council marks end of 15 years of UN peacekeeping in Haiti  UN News
  4. UN ends peacekeeping mission in Haiti as protests continue  DW (English)
  5. Haiti President Breaks Silence, Says Will Not Resign  U.S. News & World Report
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Daily protests are paralyzing Haiti. Heres why. - The Washington PostDaily protests are paralyzing Haiti. Heres why.  The Washington Post

CRS: Humanitarian disaster looms in Haiti - Haiti - ReliefWebCRS: Humanitarian disaster looms in Haiti - Haiti  ReliefWeb

Haiti and the failed promise of US aid - The GuardianHaiti and the failed promise of US aid  The Guardian

Haiti protesters clash with police hours after journalist shot dead - The GuardianHaiti protesters clash with police hours after journalist shot dead  The Guardian

Community Violence Reduction: Youth from Martissant and La Saline trained to repair smartphones - Haiti - ReliefWebCommunity Violence Reduction: Youth from Martissant and La Saline trained to repair smartphones - Haiti  ReliefWeb

Explainer: What's behind Haiti's deadly protests, and possible outcomes - ReutersExplainer: What's behind Haiti's deadly protests, and possible outcomes  Reuters

The United Nations Integrated Office in Haiti starts operations - Haiti - ReliefWebThe United Nations Integrated Office in Haiti starts operations - Haiti  ReliefWeb

Catholic aid group expresses concern over Haiti unrest - Catholic News AgencyCatholic aid group expresses concern over Haiti unrest  Catholic News Agency

Failing Haiti and forgetting Jean-Bertrand Aristide - The GuardianFailing Haiti and forgetting Jean-Bertrand Aristide  The Guardian

As the UN leaves Haiti, its victims still wait for justice - Al Jazeera EnglishAs the UN leaves Haiti, its victims still wait for justice  Al Jazeera English

Humanitarian crisis increases in Haiti as anti-government protests grip the nation - CNNHumanitarian crisis increases in Haiti as anti-government protests grip the nation  CNN

Haiti Gripped by Violent Protests Amid Calls for Presidents Ouster - The New York TimesHaiti Gripped by Violent Protests Amid Calls for Presidents Ouster  The New York Times

On eve of Haiti departure, U.N. names new head of political mission - Miami HeraldOn eve of Haiti departure, U.N. names new head of political mission  Miami Herald

'Words, not guns': learning brings hope to Haiti's most notorious slum - The Guardian'Words, not guns': learning brings hope to Haiti's most notorious slum  The Guardian

Dozens vie to be Haitis leader amid perceived power vacuum - PBS NewsHourDozens vie to be Haitis leader amid perceived power vacuum  PBS NewsHour

What is really behind the crisis in Haiti? - Al Jazeera EnglishWhat is really behind the crisis in Haiti?  Al Jazeera English

Peacekeeping mission is finished in Haiti, but U.N.s commitment to the country remains strong | Opinion - Miami HeraldPeacekeeping mission is finished in Haiti, but U.N.s commitment to the country remains strong | Opinion  Miami Herald

Pro-Democracy Movement in Haiti Swells Despite Lethal Police Violence - TruthoutPro-Democracy Movement in Haiti Swells Despite Lethal Police Violence  Truthout

Tuesday's Daily Brief: UNICEF child health report, Peacekeeping operations end in Haiti, Syria-Turkey latest, Haitian migrants deported from Bahamas - UN NewsTuesday's Daily Brief: UNICEF child health report, Peacekeeping operations end in Haiti, Syria-Turkey latest, Haitian migrants deported from Bahamas  UN News

Gas shortages paralyze Haiti, triggering protests against failing economy and dysfunctional politics - The Conversation - USGas shortages paralyze Haiti, triggering protests against failing economy and dysfunctional politics  The Conversation - US

Thousands join protest called by Haitis art community - Washington PostThousands join protest called by Haitis art community  Washington Post

Protests Choke Communities in Haiti as Aid, Supplies Dwindle - TIMEProtests Choke Communities in Haiti as Aid, Supplies Dwindle  TIME

Haiti Faces New Wave of Protests as Calls for President's Resignation Grow - VOA NewsHaiti Faces New Wave of Protests as Calls for President's Resignation Grow  VOA News

Ghosts of tyrants past stalk proud Haiti as it slides towards the brink - The GuardianGhosts of tyrants past stalk proud Haiti as it slides towards the brink  The Guardian

UN's transition out of Haiti - GOV.UKUN's transition out of Haiti  GOV.UK

Angry Protesters in Haiti Call for Resignation of President - The New York TimesAngry Protesters in Haiti Call for Resignation of President  The New York Times

Haiti's Embattled President Faces 5th Week of Protests - VOA NewsHaiti's Embattled President Faces 5th Week of Protests  VOA News

Haiti unrest disrupts hospitals and schools, UN says - PBS NewsHourHaiti unrest disrupts hospitals and schools, UN says  PBS NewsHour

Amid perceived power vacuum, dozens vie to be Haiti's leader - The Associated PressAmid perceived power vacuum, dozens vie to be Haiti's leader  The Associated Press

Thousands join protest by Haiti's art community - Miami HeraldThousands join protest by Haiti's art community  Miami Herald

Haiti: Civil Unrest Information bulletin no. 2 - Haiti - ReliefWebHaiti: Civil Unrest Information bulletin no. 2 - Haiti  ReliefWeb

Photojournalist shot outside Haitian senate - CNNPhotojournalist shot outside Haitian senate  CNN

Anti-government strike paralyses Haiti's capital - Al Jazeera AmericaAnti-government strike paralyses Haiti's capital  Al Jazeera America

Montreal protesters rally in solidarity with Haiti demonstrations - Global NewsMontreal protesters rally in solidarity with Haiti demonstrations  Global News

Businesses, Schools Closed as Haiti's Capital Reels from Political Chaos - VOA NewsBusinesses, Schools Closed as Haiti's Capital Reels from Political Chaos  VOA News

Haiti: Civil Unrest (MDRHT016) Emergency Plan of Action Final Report - Haiti - ReliefWebHaiti: Civil Unrest (MDRHT016) Emergency Plan of Action Final Report - Haiti  ReliefWeb

25 Years After 'Operation Uphold Democracy,' Experts Say the Oft-Forgotten U.S. Military Intervention Still Shapes Life in Haiti - TIME25 Years After 'Operation Uphold Democracy,' Experts Say the Oft-Forgotten U.S. Military Intervention Still Shapes Life in Haiti  TIME

Pistol-packing senators confront Haiti's angry opposition - ReutersPistol-packing senators confront Haiti's angry opposition  Reuters

Haiti Protesters Demand US, International Community Stop Supporting President Moise - VOA NewsHaiti Protesters Demand US, International Community Stop Supporting President Moise  VOA News

Haitian Migrants, Devastated by Dorian, Face Deportation From Bahamas - The New York TimesHaitian Migrants, Devastated by Dorian, Face Deportation From Bahamas  The New York Times

10 Years After Haiti's Earthquake, 'This Music School Will Never Stop' - NPR10 Years After Haiti's Earthquake, 'This Music School Will Never Stop'  NPR

Haiti fuel shortages spark violent protests - DW (English)Haiti fuel shortages spark violent protests  DW (English)

What legacy did Brazil's peacekeeping efforts leave in Haiti? - The Brazilian ReportWhat legacy did Brazil's peacekeeping efforts leave in Haiti?  The Brazilian Report

UN Mission in Haiti calls on protestors, authorities, to refrain from violence - UN NewsUN Mission in Haiti calls on protestors, authorities, to refrain from violence  UN News

Haiti's president calls for unity government, protesters demand resignation - ReutersHaiti's president calls for unity government, protesters demand resignation  Reuters

Bishops Falls woman finishes third eyecare mission to Haiti - The Sackville Tribune PostBishops Falls woman finishes third eyecare mission to Haiti  The Sackville Tribune Post

Pelosi Discusses Haiti Crisis with Diaspora - VOA NewsPelosi Discusses Haiti Crisis with Diaspora  VOA News

Haiti on the brink of insurrection - In Defence of MarxismHaiti on the brink of insurrection  In Defence of Marxism

Haiti's President Cancels UN Speech - VOA NewsHaiti's President Cancels UN Speech  VOA News

Haitian Foreign Minister calls for development reboot to close 'striking gap' between promises and action on ending poverty - UN NewsHaitian Foreign Minister calls for development reboot to close 'striking gap' between promises and action on ending poverty  UN News

Crises in Iraq and Haiti Expose the Failure of Militarized Neoliberalism - Common DreamsCrises in Iraq and Haiti Expose the Failure of Militarized Neoliberalism  Common Dreams

This was supposed to be our emergency flight out of here. Haiti closes international airport. - Bradenton HeraldThis was supposed to be our emergency flight out of here. Haiti closes international airport.  Bradenton Herald

More Than Remittances: A Millennial Expat Calls His Peers To Do Biz In Haiti - WGCU NewsMore Than Remittances: A Millennial Expat Calls His Peers To Do Biz In Haiti  WGCU News

Is It Possible For Haiti To Thrive? Former PM Lamothe Says Yes - ForbesIs It Possible For Haiti To Thrive? Former PM Lamothe Says Yes  Forbes

Haitis recurring fuel shortage has countrys professional and working class on edge - Miami HeraldHaitis recurring fuel shortage has countrys professional and working class on edge  Miami Herald

We've Never Forgiven Haiti for Being Black - Progressive.orgWe've Never Forgiven Haiti for Being Black  Progressive.org

At least 1 killed in Haiti protests - Miami HeraldAt least 1 killed in Haiti protests  Miami Herald

Shooting at Haitian Parliament Surprises Few as Anti-Government Protests Continue - NACLAShooting at Haitian Parliament Surprises Few as Anti-Government Protests Continue  NACLA

Haitian Americans to Pelosi: Stop U.S. meddling. Its time for Haiti president to go. - Miami HeraldHaitian Americans to Pelosi: Stop U.S. meddling. Its time for Haiti president to go.  Miami Herald

That there is corruption in Haiti isnt a surprise. But then a senator admitted it openly - Miami HeraldThat there is corruption in Haiti isnt a surprise. But then a senator admitted it openly  Miami Herald

United Nations Mission for Justice Support in Haiti - Report of the Secretary-General (S/2019/805) - Haiti - ReliefWebUnited Nations Mission for Justice Support in Haiti - Report of the Secretary-General (S/2019/805) - Haiti  ReliefWeb

Epidemiological Update - Diphtheria in the Americas - Summary of the situation - 18 October 2019 - Haiti - ReliefWebEpidemiological Update - Diphtheria in the Americas - Summary of the situation - 18 October 2019 - Haiti  ReliefWeb

Haitians urge judges to find UN culpable for cholera outbreak that killed thousands - The GuardianHaitians urge judges to find UN culpable for cholera outbreak that killed thousands  The Guardian

MINUJUSTH completes its mandate, putting an end to 15 consecutive years of peacekeeping in Haiti - Haiti - ReliefWebMINUJUSTH completes its mandate, putting an end to 15 consecutive years of peacekeeping in Haiti - Haiti  ReliefWeb

Caricom cannot abandon Haiti - Jamaica ObserverCaricom cannot abandon Haiti  Jamaica Observer

From Baghdad to Kyiv to Haiti, people everywhere are rising up. The U.S. is a big part of the problem. | Will - The Philadelphia InquirerFrom Baghdad to Kyiv to Haiti, people everywhere are rising up. The U.S. is a big part of the problem. | Will  The Philadelphia Inquirer

Haiti Situation Report, 1 Oct 2019 - Haiti - ReliefWebHaiti Situation Report, 1 Oct 2019 - Haiti  ReliefWeb

Disillusioned Haitian American voters not sure about Trump - ABC NewsDisillusioned Haitian American voters not sure about Trump  ABC News

Haitians in Miami tell Nancy Pelosi Haiti President has to go - Miami HeraldHaitians in Miami tell Nancy Pelosi Haiti President has to go  Miami Herald

Haitian bishops call on president to step down - Angelus NewsHaitian bishops call on president to step down  Angelus News

Haitians Commemorate Dessalines Day with Massive Mobilisations - NewsClickHaitians Commemorate Dessalines Day with Massive Mobilisations  NewsClick

UN chief concerned over Haiti's political crisis - New EuropeUN chief concerned over Haiti's political crisis  New Europe

Haiti paid over $20 billion in present-day money to free itself from France. Here's why - Face2Face AfricaHaiti paid over $20 billion in present-day money to free itself from France. Here's why  Face2Face Africa

Thousands rally in Haiti against President Moise - Miami HeraldThousands rally in Haiti against President Moise  Miami Herald

Haiti senator who opened fire calls it self-defense, but others demand an investigation - Miami HeraldHaiti senator who opened fire calls it self-defense, but others demand an investigation  Miami Herald

Blake School graduates give Haiti's poorest children a chance to play - Minneapolis Star TribuneBlake School graduates give Haiti's poorest children a chance to play  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Letter: Haiti exports no products the U.S. values - Miami HeraldLetter: Haiti exports no products the U.S. values  Miami Herald

The Bahamas Is Using Hurricane Dorian To Push Out Haitian Immigrants, Critics Say - BuzzFeed NewsThe Bahamas Is Using Hurricane Dorian To Push Out Haitian Immigrants, Critics Say  BuzzFeed News

Fond Blanc Foundation hoping to build second school in Haiti - WMTVFond Blanc Foundation hoping to build second school in Haiti  WMTV

Expert says technology helps fuel anti-government protests in Haiti - KU TodayExpert says technology helps fuel anti-government protests in Haiti  KU Today

HAITI: Four Killed as Authorities Crack Down on Anti-Government Protests - The Real News NetworkHAITI: Four Killed as Authorities Crack Down on Anti-Government Protests  The Real News Network

Don't abandon Haiti, diplomat urges Caricom - Jamaica ObserverDon't abandon Haiti, diplomat urges Caricom  Jamaica Observer

Haiti: Unrest disrupts humanitarian programmes - Haiti - ReliefWebHaiti: Unrest disrupts humanitarian programmes - Haiti  ReliefWeb

Haitian Band Performs, Teaches Dance and African Drumming Students - Wesleyan ConnectionHaitian Band Performs, Teaches Dance and African Drumming Students  Wesleyan Connection

Ronaldo Damus of North Texas SC called into Haiti National Team - The Dallas Morning NewsRonaldo Damus of North Texas SC called into Haiti National Team  The Dallas Morning News

Video shows Haitian senator shooting into crowd - Miami HeraldVideo shows Haitian senator shooting into crowd  Miami Herald

CARICOM Cannot Abandon Haiti | Sir Ronald Sanders - Caribbean360.comCARICOM Cannot Abandon Haiti | Sir Ronald Sanders  Caribbean360.com

Haiti's Uncertain Future - FinalCall.com NewsHaiti's Uncertain Future  FinalCall.com News

Thousands join Haitian arts protest - The Canberra TimesThousands join Haitian arts protest  The Canberra Times

Little Haiti is up for grabs. Will gentrification trample its people and culture? - Miami HeraldLittle Haiti is up for grabs. Will gentrification trample its people and culture?  Miami Herald

Montreal protesters demand that Canada take action against Haitian Government | Watch News Videos Online - Globalnews.caMontreal protesters demand that Canada take action against Haitian Government | Watch News Videos Online  Globalnews.ca

Gangsters fleeing to Haiti, Costa Rica police - MoBay most wanted believed murdered overseas - Jamaica GleanerGangsters fleeing to Haiti, Costa Rica police - MoBay most wanted believed murdered overseas  Jamaica Gleaner

North Okanagan non-profit to sell apple pies for Haitian women - Kelowna Capital NewsNorth Okanagan non-profit to sell apple pies for Haitian women  Kelowna Capital News

No Compassion kids hurt by Haiti protests - Mission Network NewsNo Compassion kids hurt by Haiti protests  Mission Network News

Tacoma Defiance defender Denso Ulysse called into Haitian U-23 National Team - SoundersFC.comTacoma Defiance defender Denso Ulysse called into Haitian U-23 National Team  SoundersFC.com

Woman in wheelchair struck in hit-and-run in Little Haiti - WPLG Local 10Woman in wheelchair struck in hit-and-run in Little Haiti  WPLG Local 10

Six Haitian nationals rescued from the Rio Grande by Border Patrol agents - FOX 29Six Haitian nationals rescued from the Rio Grande by Border Patrol agents  FOX 29

At a standoff? Massive Little Haiti real estate development delayed for fifth time - Miami HeraldAt a standoff? Massive Little Haiti real estate development delayed for fifth time  Miami Herald