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‘Kombit’ Documents the Struggle to Reforest Haiti (Film Review)

February 1, 2017
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‘Kombit’ Documents the Struggle to Reforest Haiti (Film Review)

http://planetsave.com January 31st, 2017 by Kyle Field We were recently treated to a preview screening of the film “Kombit” which unpacks the work being done by way of a partnership between the non-profit “Smallholder Farmers Alliance” and the Timberland company in Haiti. Haiti has a major issue with deforestation with over 98% of the...
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It’s a Carnival turf war in Haiti, with the president-elect vs. the mayor

February 1, 2017
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It’s a Carnival turf war in Haiti, with the president-elect vs. the mayor

By Jacqueline Charles jcharles@miamiherald.com He isn’t even president yet and he’s already ignited a war — a Kanaval turf war. Standing before a delirious crowd last Sunday in a storm-ravaged Les Cayes, Haiti’s President-elect Jovenel Moïse, still two weeks from his Feb. 7 swearing-in, put his foot down in a Trump-like fashion. Haiti’s President-elect...
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ANOTHER ZINGER!! GARRY PIERRE PIERRE FLIRTS WITH THE TRUTH!!Jovenel Moise to Assume Haiti’s Presidency Under Cloud of Corruption

February 1, 2017
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ANOTHER ZINGER!! GARRY PIERRE PIERRE FLIRTS WITH THE TRUTH!!Jovenel Moise to Assume Haiti’s Presidency Under Cloud of Corruption

Jovenel Moise / Photo Credit: Yoani Sánchez By Garry Pierre-Pierre Jovenel Moise’s story sounded more like an American dream than a Haitian one. A year and a half ago, Moise, a political neophyte, was introduced to the Haitian public as the handpicked candidate of Michel Martelly to replace the outgoing president. Here is the...
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A Phoenix Rising in Haiti

February 1, 2017
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A Phoenix Rising in Haiti

Smallholder farmers throughout the southwestern region of Haiti have risen up to begin rebuilding following the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew last October. One image taken last Friday captures the spirit of this vast enterprise as a farmer (below) works on a new tree nursery next to a giant breadfruit tree felled by the...
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Brazil withdrawing from Haiti UN mission in April

February 1, 2017
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Brazil withdrawing from Haiti UN mission in April

http://www.janes.com Brazil is beginning to withdraw its military contingent from the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) and plans to conclude the operation by 17 April. The Brazilian military contribution to MINUSTAH was planned to end in October 2016, but was extended for six months according to UN Security Council resolution 2313 on 13...
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