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THE ZINGER – “HOWEVER, THE CASE IS STILL UNDER INVESTIGATION..” Haiti president-elect says Trump business background to help ties

January 31, 2017
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THE ZINGER – “HOWEVER, THE CASE IS STILL UNDER INVESTIGATION..” Haiti president-elect says Trump business background to help ties

Monday, 30 Jan 2017 | 3:10 AM ETReuters Haiti’s incoming president said on Sunday he believed U.S. President Donald Trump‘s business background would give him a better grasp of bilateral relations, as the impoverished Caribbean nation recovers from a devastating hurricane. President-elect Jovenel Moise, a successful banana exporter, was declared winner this month of...
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Big Ten universities apply agricultural know-how to help Haiti

January 31, 2017
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Big Ten universities apply agricultural know-how to help Haiti

Kurt Stepnitz In 2016, Hurricane Matthew wreaked havoc upon the Atlantic seaboard and Caribbean islands. A Category 5 storm, Matthew’s effects were felt as far north as the Canada. Some of Matthew’s worst devastation, however, was visited upon the poor and vulnerable nation of Haiti. The problems facing Haiti are complex and manifold, and...
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Pervasive charcoal trade getting major rethink in Haiti

January 31, 2017
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Pervasive charcoal trade getting major rethink in Haiti

MANICHE, Haiti –  Pungent wood smoke wafts daily across the hinterlands of Haiti’s southern peninsula, where villagers stack smoldering wood beneath dirt mounds to make the charcoal that nearly all the urban households in the country use to cook every meal. For decades, authorities and development workers have denounced such rural charcoal makers for...
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Haiti’s Raquel Pelissier content with runner-up finish

January 31, 2017
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Haiti’s Raquel Pelissier content with runner-up finish

MANILA – Haiti’s Raquel Pelissier does not regret anything even if she failed to win the Miss Universe crown for her country. Pelissier, a model from Port-au-Prince who survived the 2010 earthquake in the Caribbean country, was named first runner-up, while France’s Iris Mittenaere was crowned Miss Universe 2016. “I’m feeling great. I’m feeling...
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PRIVERT ATTEMPTS TO EMBARRASS NEW GOVERNMENT BY ORGANIZING EVENT IMMEDIATELY BEFORE INAUGURATION.

January 31, 2017
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PRIVERT ATTEMPTS TO EMBARRASS NEW GOVERNMENT BY ORGANIZING EVENT IMMEDIATELY BEFORE INAUGURATION.

Havana, Cuba Photo Credit: Garry Pierre-Pierre By M. Skye Holly This past week in Cuba, an unprecedented event was pioneered to honor Haiti and Haitian culture. A Week of Haitian Culture was introduced to highlight the Haitian Revolution and its impact on the nation of Cuba and around the world. Activities commenced on Jan....
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Haiti’s “linguistic apartheid” violates children’s rights and hampers development

January 31, 2017
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Haiti’s “linguistic apartheid” violates children’s rights and hampers development

Michel DeGraff 31 January 2017 Haiti’s educational system routinely discriminates against those who don’t speak French—which is the vast majority of the population. Kreyòl Teaching in local languages is important for children’s rights, anti-discrimination, quality education and equal opportunity for all. Yet Haiti stands out as one of the rare nations in which there...
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