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
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Haiti - National Geographic
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Haitian folk singer who had sharp words for politicians dies in Miami Beach - Miami Herald

Miami Herald

Haitian folk singer who had sharp words for politicians dies in Miami Beach
Miami Herald
Manno Charlemagne, whose acerbic folk songs about Haitian politics kept him in exile often in South Florida for much of his life, died Sunday in a Miami Beach hospital where he was being treated for cancer. The death of Charlemagne, 69, prompted ...
Haiti - FLASH : Manno Charlemagne passed awayHaitilibre.com

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U-17 WNT to Play the Haiti U-17 WNT Twice During Training Camp in Lakewood Ranch, Fla. - U.S. Soccer (press release) (blog)

U.S. Soccer (press release) (blog)

U-17 WNT to Play the Haiti U-17 WNT Twice During Training Camp in Lakewood Ranch, Fla.
U.S. Soccer (press release) (blog)
CHICAGO (Dec. 9, 2017) The U.S. Under-17 Women's National Team will come together from Dec. 11-16 for a training camp in Lakewood Ranch, Fla., that will feature two full international matches against the Haiti U-17 WNT. Both the USA and Haiti are ...



Baraboo area Haiti medical mission celebrates 20th year | Regional ... - Baraboo News Republic

Baraboo News Republic

Baraboo area Haiti medical mission celebrates 20th year | Regional ...
Baraboo News Republic
Medical missionaries to Haiti have delivered more than health care over the past two decades: They've provided hope.
Mission trip to Haiti has big impact on Sauk Prairie High School graduateSauk Prairie Eagle

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Virginia missionary in custody on charges he abused Haitian boys - WWBT NBC12 News

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Virginia missionary in custody on charges he abused Haitian boys
WWBT NBC12 News
An affidavit says James Arbaugh, formerly of the northern Virginia town of Stuarts Draft, took advantage of Haiti's extensive poverty to abuse the youngsters. Arbaugh lived in Haiti for at least a decade and describes himself on a blog as a missionary ...
Missionary in US custody on charges he abused Haitian boysBrinkwire (press release)

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Haiti president to address Haitian community in France and Belgium - Jamaica Observer

Jamaica Observer

Haiti president to address Haitian community in France and Belgium
Jamaica Observer
PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) Haitian President Jovenel Mose is scheduled to meet with members of the Haitian community in France on Sunday. According to Haiti's Ambassador to France, Vanessa Lamonthe Matignon, the president will discuss matters of ...
Haiti - FLASH : President Mose will meet French President Emmanuel Macron in ParisHaitilibre.com

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In 1825, Haiti Gained Independence From France For $21 Billion ... - Forbes

Forbes

In 1825, Haiti Gained Independence From France For $21 Billion ...
Forbes
For the 'crime' of shaking off the yoke of involuntary servitude in 1825, Haiti dutifully paid France reparations over the course of nearly six generations with interest. France should now do the right thing and return those payments, estimated to ...

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Local nonprofit provides medical care, economic development advice in Haiti - Frederick News Post

Frederick News Post

Local nonprofit provides medical care, economic development advice in Haiti
Frederick News Post
Richard Griffin, Frederick's director of economic development, poses with three Haitian children during a recent trip to Marigot. Griffin joined local physician assistant Beth Smolko and several other volunteers on the trip. Together they provided ...



Man Pleads Not Guilty to Fleeing to Haiti at End of Trial - U.S. News & World Report

Man Pleads Not Guilty to Fleeing to Haiti at End of Trial
U.S. News & World Report
Man Pleads Not Guilty to Fleeing to Haiti at End of Trial. A man who authorities say fled the U.S. on the last day of his 2001 trial on attempted murder charges has appeared in a Connecticut court. Dec. 9, 2017, at 2:34 p.m.. Man Pleads Not Guilty to ...

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Haiti: Salesian missionaries form new partnership to launch Haiti's first vocational training for bakers - ReliefWeb

Haiti: Salesian missionaries form new partnership to launch Haiti's first vocational training for bakers
ReliefWeb
(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries with the National School of Arts and Crafts (ENAM) have partnered with Les Cereales d'Haiti, S.A., a mid-sized organization in the grain industry in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, to develop a 10-month training course ...



Trump deportation order jolts large Haitian community on Shore - Delmarva Daily Times

Delmarva Daily Times

Trump deportation order jolts large Haitian community on Shore
Delmarva Daily Times
Leyna Paul dreams of studying at Johns Hopkins University to become an anesthesiologist, but she's not sure whether she will get the opportunity. Last month, the Trump administration announced plans to end a humanitarian program that allows Haitians ...