Archive for June 22nd, 2017

UN: Josette Sheeran to raise funds for Haiti cholera victims

June 22, 2017
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UN: Josette Sheeran to raise funds for Haiti cholera victims

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed Josette Sheeran who formerly led the U.N. World Food Program as his special envoy for Haiti with a mandate to raise money for a trust fund to help victims of a cholera outbreak that has afflicted over 800,000 people. Guterres announced Tuesday that Sheeran, who heads the Asia Society,...
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Haitian minors claim UN peacekeepers fathered their children

June 22, 2017
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Haitian minors claim UN peacekeepers fathered their children

For more than a decade, the United Nations has established a peacekeeping mission in the country, one of the longest-running in the world. In October, that will come to an end. Their presence has been controversial because U.N. peacekeepers face accusations of sexual abuse. Some of those claims come from teenagers who will bear...
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Haiti’s one-time fugitive Guy Philippe gets nine years in U.S. prison – Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

June 22, 2017
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Haiti’s one-time fugitive Guy Philippe gets nine years in U.S. prison – Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Guy Philippe, a former police commander who eluded capture in Haiti for more than a decade even as he won a seat in the Haitian Senate, was sentenced to nine years in prison in Miami federal court Wednesday for accepting bribes to protect cocaine smugglers who used the island to ship drugs to the...
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Former Haiti rebel gets 9 years in prison in US drug case

June 22, 2017
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Former Haiti rebel gets 9 years in prison in US drug case

FILE – In this Aug. 24, 2016 file photo, Guy Philippe laughs during an interview in Pestel, Haiti. Philippe, a former Haitian rebel leader and recently elected member of the Senate in the Caribbean country, was sentenced to nearly a decade in prison Wednesday, June 21, 2017, after accepting a plea deal that spared...
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The End of the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti

June 22, 2017
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The End of the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti

What It Means for the Country’s Future By Michael Deibert Under an ash gray sky threatening rain this past April, dozens of people in the Port-au-Prince neighborhood of Cité Soleil (Sun City) gathered across the street from the local police station to survey a flat patch of earth where goats normally graze. As surveyors...
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UN Security Council visits Haiti ahead of peacekeeper departure

June 22, 2017
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UN Security Council visits Haiti ahead of peacekeeper departure

UN Security Council visits Haiti ahead of peacekeeper departure Port-au-Prince (AFP) – The United Nations Security Council began a visit to Haiti on Thursday to assess the poorest country in the Americas three months before ending its 13-year peacekeeping mission there. The delegation will meet President Jovenel Moise as well as representatives of civil...
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