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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Three Haitian boys needing life-saving heart surgery require host families in Toronto - Toronto Star

Toronto Star

Three Haitian boys needing life-saving heart surgery require host families in Toronto
Toronto Star
Robinson's organization, Haiti Cardiac Alliance, is helping the children, aged three to four years old, find treatment outside Haiti. The group has helped 300 Haitian kids get heart surgeries at hospitals all over the U.S. and the Caribbean since it ...

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NYC councillor in Montreal to gather information for Haitian asylum seekers fleeing US - CBC.ca

CBC.ca

NYC councillor in Montreal to gather information for Haitian asylum seekers fleeing US
CBC.ca
A New York City councillor spoke at Montreal's Maison d'Hati Tuesday about his search for answers on Canada's immigration policy, so that he can then relay the information to Haitians living in the United States on temporary protection status (TPS).
New York City councillor visits Montreal to report back to Haitian constituentsGlobalnews.ca
Haitian Refugees Say Canadian Social Benefits Are 'Not Enough'One America News Network (press release)

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Haiti: Cholera figures (as of 30 June 2017) - Reliefweb

Reliefweb

Haiti: Cholera figures (as of 30 June 2017)
Reliefweb
The number of suspected cases of cholera continued to decline at the national level in June 2017. The effective coordination of the various actors has made it possible to control all the new outbreaks of the epidemic while continuing to reduce the ...



Mobile clinics deliver essential care to women and girls in remote ... - UNFPA News

UNFPA News

Mobile clinics deliver essential care to women and girls in remote ...
UNFPA News
PICHON/BELLE-ANSE, Haiti Delicate and petite, Nlia is 25 but looks like a teenager. She has already been pregnant three times, and has endured more ...

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Experience Haiti - thepaper24-7.com

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Experience Haiti
thepaper24-7.com
Two years ago I traveled to Haiti for the first time. I loved it so much that I went back this summer, but I took my camera with me to document my amazing experience, McClaskey wrote. I have been interning with Abbey Elaine Photography for about a ...



Haiti may ban gay marriage, public support for LGBTQ rights - Wisconsin Gazette

Wisconsin Gazette

Haiti may ban gay marriage, public support for LGBTQ rights
Wisconsin Gazette
A gay rights group in Haiti is fighting to head off a proposed law that would ban same-sex marriage as well as any public demonstrations in favor of LGBTQ people. A bill passed by the Haitian Senate earlier this summer provides for up to three years in ...



Haiti - News : Zapping... - Haitilibre.com

Haiti - News : Zapping...
Haitilibre.com
The President of Brazil, Michel Temer, announced that the Brazilian peacekeepers participating in the Minustah in Haiti will begin to return as of the end of August. "The Brazilian armed forces will leave Haiti from 31 August with a full sense of duty ...

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Supplies needed for Haiti-bound bus - Bellefontaine Examiner

Bellefontaine Examiner

Supplies needed for Haiti-bound bus
Bellefontaine Examiner
Seth Pope spray paints a Women Arise logo as Nathaniel Alexander works on the hood of a school bus that is being converted to a mobile medical unit and will be driven and transferred via a cargo boat to Haiti later this summer. (EXAMINER PHOTO ...



Haiti - Diaspora : 10th Edition of Haitian Book Day - Haitilibre.com

Haitilibre.com

Haiti - Diaspora : 10th Edition of Haitian Book Day
Haitilibre.com
Saturday August 19th in Montreal, the 10th edition of the Haitian Book Day will be held. For the event, there are more than 30 authors and more than 25 publishers who will open the doors of Haiti to you. A major event that was able to take a prominent ...



Bangor Daily News - Bangor Daily News

Bangor Daily News

Bangor Daily News
Bangor Daily News
Though he's lived part-time in Maine for three years now, Richard Morse's band RAM has never actually played in Maine. That will change next week when the Haitian ensemble will perform at the American Folk Festival on the Bangor Waterfront, set for Aug.

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