Archive for July 13th, 2017

Moving Haiti’s rustic, rum-like clairin to market

July 13, 2017
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Moving Haiti’s rustic, rum-like clairin to market

LEOGANE, Haiti Haiti’s most famous export is Barbancourt, a delicately flavored, carefully aged rum that’s considered among the best in the world. Then there’s its rustic cousin clairin, a drink that’s much cheaper and relatively rare outside this struggling Caribbean country. Clairin, or kleren as it’s known in Haitian Creole, is less refined than...
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Coast Guard returns 102 migrants to Haiti in biggest interception in a year

July 13, 2017
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Coast Guard returns 102 migrants to Haiti in biggest interception in a year

The U.S. Coast Guard returned 102 migrants to Haiti on Wednesday, the largest migrant interdiction in more than a year, officials said. The migrants were crammed aboard a small sailboat with standing room only when they were intercepted near the Bahamas on Tuesday, a spokesman for the Coast Guard said. The U.S. Coast Guard...
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Brazil’s ex-President Lula convicted of corruption

July 13, 2017
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Brazil’s ex-President Lula convicted of corruption

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been convicted of corruption charges and sentenced to nine and a half years in prison. The judge ruled he could remain free pending an appeal. Lula has rejected claims that he received an apartment as a bribe in a corruption scandal linked to state oil...
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