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Changing the Narrative About Haiti

May 21, 2017
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Changing the Narrative About Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE – Prioritizing spending alternatives is difficult in every country. But it is especially challenging in Haiti, where, following years of fractious politics, a newly elected government is striving to expand the economy and improve wellbeing while confronting the lingering consequences of the massive 2010 earthquake. Every government has limited funds, but Haiti has...
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Report: Cash-strapped UN health agency spends about $200 million a year on travel

May 21, 2017
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Report: Cash-strapped UN health agency spends about $200 million a year on travel

LONDON — The World Health Organization routinely spends about $200 million a year on travel — far more than what it doles out to fight some of the biggest problems in public health including AIDS, tuberculosis or malaria, according to internal documents obtained by The Associated Press. As the cash-strapped U.N. health agency pleads...
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Nearly 3,500 Haitians repatriated every month to the border of Dajabón

May 21, 2017
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Nearly 3,500 Haitians repatriated every month to the border of Dajabón

Haiti Libre: Colonel Ange Alfredo Camacho, Interagency Coordinator said that members of CESFRONT (Border Security Corps) have arrested on the Dominican territory in the border area of Dajabón on average about 3,500 undocumented Haitians each month since the beginning of the year who were trying to bypass the military checkpoints along the border. These...
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Haiti-born Wyclef Jean raps a message to Donald Trump about immigration- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

May 21, 2017
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Haiti-born Wyclef Jean raps a message to Donald Trump about immigration- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

By Jacqueline Charles jcharles@miamiherald.com Hip hop star Wyclef Jean came to Miami to help Haitians celebrate their pride and their Little Haiti neighborhood. But the Haiti-born star, concerned about the plight of tens of thousands of Haitians who could face deportation as the Trump administration decides whether to extend the Temporary Protected Status (TPS)...
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Single mosquito bite might be enough to transmit multiple viruses, study finds

May 21, 2017
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Single mosquito bite might be enough to transmit multiple viruses, study finds

Mosquito bites aren’t just a nuisance but can be a serious public health threat as seen during the mosquito-borne Zika outbreak that spread through much of the globe last year. A new study published today in the Nature Communications journal reports that mosquitoes might be even more adept at spreading disease than previously thought....
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Dany Laferrière decorated with the Order of Montreal, to the rank of Officer

May 21, 2017
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Dany Laferrière decorated with the Order of Montreal, to the rank of Officer

BY Haiti Libre: As part of the 375th anniversary of the founding of Montreal, the Mayor of Montreal, Denis Coderre, in the presence of Bernard Voyer, co-president of the Council of the Order of Montreal, presented at a solemn ceremony at City Hall, the prestigious medal of the Order of Montreal to 17 eminent...
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Accueil | Nouvelles | Haiti | Pots-de-vin et factures truquées à l’ambassade du Canada en Haïti Pots-de-vin et factures truquées à l’ambassade du Canada en Haïti

May 21, 2017
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Accueil | Nouvelles | Haiti | Pots-de-vin et factures truquées à l’ambassade du Canada en Haïti Pots-de-vin et factures truquées à l’ambassade du Canada en Haïti

Ambassade du Canada à Port-au-Prince photo AFP Un groupe d’employés haïtiens de l’ambassade canadienne à Port-au-Prince avait formé une «organisation criminelle» qui a allègrement exploité les ressources diplomatiques à son bénéfice personnel pendant une douzaine d’années, et ce, au nez et à la barbe des responsables canadiens, révèle une enquête confidentielle du gouvernement fédéral....
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