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Sean Penn Announces Haiti Reforestation Project

December 8, 2015
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Sean Penn Announces Haiti Reforestation Project

By Alexa Gray, Contributing Editor How much power and influence do celebrities have in today’s world? One would argue, a significant amount, and with great power comes great responsibility. Actor Sean Penn, has demonstrated (yet again) that his organization J/P HRO (Haitian Relief Organization) is committed to using power for good. On Monday, Sean...
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Haiti/Insécurité- Drive By Shooting

December 7, 2015
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Haiti/Insécurité- Drive By Shooting

L’animateur de compas, Cheristin Ferdinand connu sous le nom de Mass Design (anglais) a été assassiné en fin d’après midi par des individus armés non identifiés circulant à moto, avons-nous appris à la rédaction de Vant bèf info (VBI). Selon des informations parvenues à notre rédaction, Mass design a reçu plusieurs projectiles à Delmas...
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Venezuelan opposition wins Congress, aims for supermajority

December 7, 2015
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Venezuelan opposition wins Congress, aims for supermajority

Lilian Tintori, wife of jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, left, holds hands up with reelected opposition lawmaker Enrique Marquez, who represents Zulia state, during a press conference in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, Dec. 7, 2015. By Joshua Goodman and Hannah Dreier | AP December 7 at 5:44 PM CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela’s opposition rejoiced Monday after its...
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Advocates: Haiti needs debate about risks of gold mining

December 7, 2015
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Advocates: Haiti needs debate about risks of gold mining

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) David Mc Fadden” Haiti risks human rights violations and increased environmental degradation if gold mining proceeds in the impoverished country without an informed population and a strong system of safeguards in place, according to a report issued Monday by U.S. legal experts. The mineral extraction industry has been mostly dormant in...
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Protests continue in Haiti – Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

December 7, 2015
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Protests continue in Haiti – Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

By G. Dunkel Workers world.com The U.S. government has made it clear that it has no intention of disputing the results that Haiti’s Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) announced on Nov. 24. They put Jovenel Moïse, representing the Haitian Bald-Headed Party (PHTK), the current government party of Michel Martelly, first with 33 percent of the...
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Venezuelans may swing to opposition in Sunday’s vote-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

December 6, 2015
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Venezuelans may swing to opposition in Sunday’s vote-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

A worker passes propaganda graffiti in Caracas ahead of the vote. (CNN)Venezuelans headed to the polls Sunday to vote for a new National Assembly. A total of 167 seats are up for grabs and, although President Nicolas Maduro is not on the ballot, the election’s outcome could have a major impact on his presidency....
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Haiti opposition says transitional gov’t may be needed

December 5, 2015
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Haiti opposition says transitional gov’t may be needed

Photo: Dieu Nalio Chery, AP FILE – In this Nov. 12, 2015 file photo, supporters of presidential candidate Maryse Narcisse, of the Lavalas party, removes an election campaign sign of presidential candidate Jovenel Moise, in front of a sign of his rival, Jude Celestin, during a protest against election results in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Celestin...
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Bye, bye, bananas

December 5, 2015
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Bye, bye, bananas

(Amy Sancetta/AP Photos) In the mid 1900s, the most popular banana in the world—a sweet, creamy variety called Gros Michel grown in Latin America—all but disappeared from the planet. At the time, it was the only banana in the world that could be exported. But a fungus, known as Panama Disease, which first appeared in Australia in...
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L’UE recommande la poursuite du processus électoral et déplore un ” amalgame” entre les concepts irrégularités et fraudes massives.-

December 4, 2015
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L’UE recommande la poursuite du processus électoral et déplore un ” amalgame” entre les concepts irrégularités et fraudes massives.-

L’UE recommande la poursuite du processus électoral et déplore un ” amalgame” entre les concepts irrégularités et fraudes massives.- L’ambassadeur de l’Union Européenne en Haïti, Vincent Degert, plaide pour la poursuite du processus électoral. Le diplomate juge toutefois nécessaire que des dispositions soient adoptées pour améliorer le processus. Le CEP avait déjà pris des...
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Sean Penn: IsraAid Inspired and Supported My Humanitarian Work in Haiti

December 3, 2015
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Sean Penn: IsraAid Inspired and Supported My Humanitarian Work in Haiti

by ISRAEL21c | 12.02.15 5:45 pm On his first visit to Israel, American actor and humanitarian activist Sean Penn declared that the work of his nonprofit J/P Haitian Relief Organization has succeeded largely because of its cooperation with volunteers from IsraAID-The Israel Forum for International Humanitarian Aid. “The indirect impact of IsraAID is that...
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Students making change for Respire Haiti

December 3, 2015
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Students making change for Respire Haiti

Advocate staff photo by STACY GILL — Several fundraisers were held at Zachary High School recently, including the Kiss the Pig contest to help raise money for a student mission trip to Respire Haiti. Nine ZHS students and one from Silliman went with special education teacher Jamie Byrd, who teaches there part of the...
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Program launched to reduce deadly cervical cancer in Haiti

December 3, 2015
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Program launched to reduce deadly cervical cancer in Haiti

.View gallery . . ST. MARC, Haiti (AP) — A pilot program was launched Wednesday to battle deadly cervical cancer in impoverished Haiti, which has the world’s highest rate of the preventable disease. Roughly 3,000 Haitian women get cervical cancer each year and about half of them die from the illness. But pointing to...
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Rebuilding Haiti, One Stitch at a Time

December 3, 2015
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Rebuilding Haiti, One Stitch at a Time

TAKE ACTION Visiting Haiti is an experience measured as much in magic as it is sadness. On a recent trip back I had the opportunity to retrace the footsteps of a fashion icon who’s left a part of his heart where an earthquake left the already struggling nation in physical and economic ruin. In an industry seemingly disinterested...
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5 Hidden Gems to Visit During Art Basel in Miami’s Little Haiti Neighborhood

December 3, 2015
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5 Hidden Gems to Visit During Art Basel in Miami’s Little Haiti Neighborhood

Photo: Dagmar Schwelle / Laif / Redux This week last year, a clever meme appeared on social media: “Want to know who’s at Art Basel? Don’t worry, they’ll fu**ing tell you.” And that’s not too far off—the annual art show has become a complete scene, to say the least, and while the 2015 fair...
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Honduras, Myanmar & Haiti top of climate change risk list

December 3, 2015
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Honduras, Myanmar & Haiti top of climate change risk list

Photo: dpa-tmn (AFP) Honduras, Myanmar and Haiti top a new list of nations hardest hit by two decades of storms, floods, landslides and droughts that killed more than half a million people, climate analysts reported Thursday, warning of more frequent disasters if Earth’s overheating cannot be tamed. Scientists point to the mounting threat from...
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Ensure integrity of Haiti’s election

December 3, 2015
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Ensure integrity of Haiti’s election

Edwige Danticat Haiti finds itself embroiled — again — in an electoral crisis in the midst of a presidential election. This shouldn’t come as a surprise. First, elections repeatedly were delayed under President Michel Martelly until Parliament dissolved in January. This allowed him to rule by decree without democratic checks and balances. Now, on...
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Haiti Elections- Position du G-8 : Communiqué du RDNP

December 1, 2015
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Haiti Elections- Position du G-8 : Communiqué du RDNP

Nous avons lu, avec satisfaction mais sans surprise, la position du G-8 dans son communiqué du 29 novembre. Aussi, saluons-nous le courage de nos compatriotes qui, dans cette conjoncture difficile, ont choisi la bonne voie, en mettant l’intérêt de la nation au dessus de leurs légitimes ambitions. En avril et en mai 2015, nous...
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Artist paints colorful new life into vintage Little Haiti building

December 1, 2015
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Artist paints colorful new life into vintage Little Haiti building

Haitian artist Turgo Bastien paints the old St. Claire Laundry and Dry Cleaners building in Little Haiti on Nov. 10. Alfonso Duran By Christian Portilla South Florida News Service When Turgo Bastien created his first painting, it wasn’t with a brush or acrylic paint. The artist, then 8, turned a chicken feather into a...
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A search for family in Haiti raises questions about adoption

December 1, 2015
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A search for family in Haiti raises questions about adoption

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — As Mariette Williams waited for her flight from South Florida to Haiti, she paced the departure lounge, folding and re-folding her ticket and clutching the handle of a bag sagging with gifts. She was excited but terrified: For the first time in nearly 30 years, she was about to see...
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