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Is Venezuela’s Bolivar In Free Fall?

July 28, 2015
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Is Venezuela’s Bolivar In Free Fall?

By Dimitra DeFotis Venezuela’s currency, at 683.26 bolivars to the U.S. dollar, has tumbled from 500 at the start of the month and is in free fall, the Financial Times asserts in an article today. Venezuela’s money supply expanded 85 percent over the past year, and the bolivar’s value on the black market is...
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Haitians feel squeeze as domestic currency weakens against dollar

July 28, 2015
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Haitians feel squeeze as domestic currency weakens against dollar

By Jacqueline Charles jcharles@MiamiHerald.com PORT-AU-PRINCE For Michella Louis, summertime in Haiti means dining out with friends and shopping for the latest fashion offerings. But as Haiti’s domestic currency, the gourde, loses value against the U.S. dollar, Louis, 29, finds herself cutting back on everything — from her social calendar to what she eats and...
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JULY 28, 2015 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF AMERICAN OCCUPATION – HAITI. WORSE NOW THAN WHEN AMERICANS DEPARTED IN 1934

July 28, 2015
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JULY 28, 2015 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF AMERICAN OCCUPATION – HAITI. WORSE NOW THAN WHEN AMERICANS DEPARTED IN 1934

July 28, 2015 I am listening to Evans Paul talk a lot of negative garbage, involving the 1915 – 1934 American occupation of Haiti. Evans Paul speaks of the humiliation involved with the occupation. He has some experience since Evans Paul was effectively responsible for the 2nd occupation, in 1994, brought about by, and...
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Haiti marks 100th anniversary of U.S. occupation

July 28, 2015
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Haiti marks 100th anniversary of U.S. occupation

BY JACQUELINE CHARLES jcharles@MiamiHerald.com PORT-AU-PRINCE They landed a century ago this month, brandishing guns and hoisting the stars and strips on government buildings in a foreign land. It would be 19 years before Old Glory would come down, and Haiti’s bicolor red and blue flag would fly again. While many in this struggling nation...
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Tent cities sprouting in Haiti as migrants return from Dominican Republic

July 28, 2015
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Tent cities sprouting in Haiti as migrants return from Dominican Republic

By Mariano Castillo, CNN In the past month, near the Haitian border city of Anse-a-Pitres, makeshift settlements of returnees have sprouted. Two such sites can be seen in July 20 in Parc Cadot, just north of Anse-a-Pitres. Port-au-Prince, Haiti (CNN)Concerns of a humanitarian emergency in Haiti are mounting as a growing number of Haitians...
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ELECTION VIOLENCE ACCELERATING AS MORE DEATHS REPORTED – THINGS WILL GET WORSE.

July 28, 2015
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ELECTION VIOLENCE ACCELERATING AS MORE DEATHS REPORTED – THINGS WILL GET WORSE.

July 28, 2015 Celestin, a candidate in the Plateau Centrale said his opponent had best not come back to the area, or “he would kill him!” When asked if he meant “he would kill him?” the candidate said, “if he didn’t, the Mob would.” This is frightening and harks back to the times when...
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Project seeks to build Lego-style homes from rubble in Haiti

July 28, 2015
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Project seeks to build Lego-style homes from rubble in Haiti

Holland-based The Mobile Factory aims to turn debris from 2010 earthquake into Lego-style blocks for sustainable housing near Port-au-Prince The Star.com Themobilefactory.org Haitian families will be able to build their own homes in a pilot project, expected to be launched this year, that uses stackable bricks made from rubble as building blocks. By: Jillian...
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Girls and women key to Haiti’s future

July 28, 2015
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Girls and women key to Haiti’s future

BY DONNA SHALALA clintonfoundation.org As the former President of the University of Miami, I was proud to help strengthen UM’s decades-long relationship with our neighbors in Haiti. Both before and after the devastating 2010 earthquake, UM faculty, staff, and students worked, often with Project Medishare and alongside Haitian partners, to build the kinds of...
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JetBlue and Marriott Port-au-Prince Team Up to Give Back to Haiti

July 28, 2015
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JetBlue and Marriott Port-au-Prince Team Up to Give Back to Haiti

July 27, 2015 at 1:37 PM | by Charyn Pfeuffer | You’ve got to love a great partnership. From now until August 29th, 2015, anyone planning on flying JetBlue to Port-au-Prince from Fort Lauderdale, Boston or JFK will be able to stay at Marriott Port-au-Prince for a fantastic flat rate of $125 per night...
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