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Venezuela first lady’s nephews jailed for drugs

December 16, 2017
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Venezuela first lady’s nephews jailed for drugs

Two nephews of Venezuela’s first lady have been sentenced to 18 years in prison in the US after being convicted of trafficking drugs. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and first lady Cilia Flores Franqui Francisco Flores de Freitas, 32, and Efraín Antonio Campo Flores, 31 were accused of conspiring to smuggle 1,700 pounds (800kg) of...
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Epidemiological Update – Diphtheria – 15 December 2017

December 16, 2017
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Epidemiological Update – Diphtheria – 15 December 2017

Diphtheria in the Americas – Summary of the situation Between epidemiological week (EW) 1 and EW 49 of 2017, Brazil, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela reported confirmed diphtheria cases. The following is a summary for each country. In Brazil, up to EW 49 of 2017, 14 states reported a...
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How America’s First Black Ambassador Became a Popular Hero

December 16, 2017
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How America’s First Black Ambassador Became a Popular Hero

Ebenezer Bassett was the first American diplomat to offer a dissident asylum— and in doing so, became the first to defy his bosses at the Department of State. 12.16.17 12:00 AM ET The first American diplomat to defy his boss—the secretary of state—to give sanctuary to a dissident, and who endured the siege of...
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Mothers of Haiti’s ‘peacekeeper babies’ seek child support payments from UN

December 16, 2017
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Mothers of Haiti’s ‘peacekeeper babies’ seek child support payments from UN

A lawsuit has been filed in Haiti against the UN and peacekeeping soldiers by mothers of ‘peacekeeper babies’ seeking child support and paternity payments, the Guardian reports. The legal team for 10 mothers who are struggling financially with raising children allegedly fathered by UN peacekeepers stationed in Haiti, have argued they were sexually exploited....
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‘A World of Misery Few of Us Really See’: Readers and a Bureau Chief Discuss Haiti’s Abandoned Dead

December 16, 2017
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‘A World of Misery Few of Us Really See’: Readers and a Bureau Chief Discuss Haiti’s Abandoned Dead

Voodoo devotees take part in Day of the Dead ceremonies in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Nov. 1. Credit Daniel Berehulak for The New York Times The Reader Center is one way we in the newsroom are trying to connect with you, by highlighting your perspectives and experiences and offering insight into how we work. The...
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PRESIDENT MOISE – END PREVENTATIVE DETENTION NOW! RELEASE ALL PRISONERS HELD FOR NON-VIOLENT OR DRUG-RELATED CRIMES- ONE LADY HELD 3.5 YEARS WITHOUT ANY COURT APPEARANCE FOR ALLEGED THEFT OF $20 CELL PHONE

December 16, 2017
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PRESIDENT MOISE – END PREVENTATIVE DETENTION NOW! RELEASE ALL PRISONERS HELD FOR NON-VIOLENT OR DRUG-RELATED CRIMES- ONE LADY HELD 3.5 YEARS WITHOUT ANY COURT APPEARANCE FOR ALLEGED THEFT OF $20 CELL PHONE

Dec 17, 2017 JAMAICA OBSERVER Haiti prisoners threaten to burn down building Saturday, December 16, 2017 PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — Prisoners at the Commissariat of Petit-Goâve jail, south west of here, Friday threatened to set fire to the building if the authorities do not adequately deal with overcrowding and a shortage of food at...
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HAVE WE LEARNED NOTHING FROM 20 MEN WHO DIED OF STARVATION IN PORT-AU-PRINCE’S OVERCROWDED PRISON?? : Explosive situation among the detainees of the Commissariat of Petit-Goâve- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

December 16, 2017
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HAVE WE  LEARNED NOTHING FROM 20 MEN WHO DIED OF STARVATION IN PORT-AU-PRINCE’S OVERCROWDED PRISON?? : Explosive situation among the detainees of the Commissariat of Petit-Goâve- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Haiti Libre: This Friday morning, the situation of 224 prisoners incarcerated in extremely difficult conditions, in two cells of the Commissariat of Petit-Goâve (built to accommodate 60 prisoners), deteriorated further. Angry, they demand food “We are hungry, this morning we were given something of poor quality that we refused to eat,” said detainees at...
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Five Years For $1.7m Drug Run

December 15, 2017
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Five Years For $1.7m Drug Run

By NICO SCAVELLA Tribune Staff Reporter A HAITIAN man was yesterday sentenced to five years at the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services after pleading guilty to several drug related charges stemming from the seizure of over $1m worth of cocaine in Inagua last weekend. Dones Benjamins, 47, of Cap-Haitien, Haiti, was jailed after entering...
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Haiti Rolls Out its First Census Survey Since the 2010 Earthquake

December 15, 2017
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Haiti Rolls Out its First Census Survey Since the 2010 Earthquake

For the first time since the 2003, the Haiti Statistics and Informatics Institute is rolling out a new general population and housing census, with the support of a US$10 million grant from the World Bank and additional financing from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and Canada, and technical support from the UNFPA “This census...
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OLD IRISH PROVERB: “HE WHO DRAWS HIS SWORD AGAINST THE PRINCE MUST THROW AWAY HIS SCABBARD” IN OTHER WORDS, BE PREPARED TO BE CRUSHED OR MOVE TO MIAMI OR JAIL BECAUSE THERE IS NO RETREAT! THE SUGGESTION OF CRIMINAL, UNCONSTITUTIONAL PROLONGATION FOR 10 TIME-EXPIRED SENATORS IS SUCH CHALLENGE TO PRESIDENT MOISE!!

December 15, 2017
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OLD IRISH PROVERB: “HE WHO DRAWS HIS SWORD AGAINST THE PRINCE MUST THROW AWAY HIS SCABBARD” IN OTHER WORDS, BE PREPARED TO BE CRUSHED OR MOVE TO MIAMI OR JAIL BECAUSE THERE IS NO RETREAT!  THE SUGGESTION OF CRIMINAL, UNCONSTITUTIONAL PROLONGATION FOR 10 TIME-EXPIRED SENATORS IS SUCH  CHALLENGE TO PRESIDENT MOISE!!

Dec 15, 2017 The Beauplan PETROCARIBE COMMISSION and Youri Latortue’s suggestion that the 10 time-expired Senators have prolongation fall into the category of “drawing their swords against “The Prince” in the form of President Jovenel Moise. This suggestion shows the complete lack of respect for the Haitian people or the Haitian Constitution as 29...
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THE WAY WE WERE – SAD THERE WAS TOTAL SAFETY ON OUR STREETS WITH DUVALIER AND NOW ARISTIDE – DEMOCRACY HAS BROUGHT CHAOS, INSTABILITY AND VIOLENCE – MUST BE A MESSAGE HERE! TIME FOR PRESIDENT MOISE TO SHUT THE PROBLEM PEOPLE DOWN!!

December 15, 2017
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THE WAY WE WERE – SAD THERE WAS TOTAL SAFETY ON OUR STREETS WITH DUVALIER AND NOW ARISTIDE – DEMOCRACY HAS BROUGHT CHAOS, INSTABILITY AND VIOLENCE – MUST BE A MESSAGE HERE! TIME FOR PRESIDENT MOISE TO SHUT THE PROBLEM PEOPLE DOWN!!

Today at 7:45 AM Chers Canadiens Le Gouvernement canadien prend très au sérieux la sécurité des canadiens à l’étranger et diffuse des renseignements fiables et à jour dans les conseils aux voyageurs, afin que vous puissiez prendre des décisions éclairées.  Il est à noter une augmentation de la criminalité en Haïti à la veille...
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The CBD proposes a $100M program for Haiti

December 15, 2017
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The CBD proposes a $100M program for Haiti

Haiti Libre: The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is supporting the Government of Haiti in reducing poverty, building resilience, and achieving sustained economic growth for all. A new Country Strategy, approved by CDB’s Board of Directors yesterday Thursday, proposes a programme of assistance of USD100 million for the period 2017 to 2021 to help Haiti...
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PROTOCOL F**K UP!! SHOULD SHOOT OR AT LEAST FIRE EVERYONE INVOLVED!!

December 14, 2017
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PROTOCOL F**K UP!! SHOULD SHOOT OR AT LEAST FIRE EVERYONE INVOLVED!!

Dec 14, 2017 A Protocol  screw up that could have doomed President Moise’s European tour!! Unforgivable! Not as though warnings weren’t transmitted at an earlier date! Jean Claude Fignole, one  of Haiti’s leading writers passed away. In life Fignole stated, many times, his wish not to have a State Funeral. Somehow his family was...
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This Miami Haitian artist died struggling to pay rent. Did gentrification play a role?

December 13, 2017
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This Miami Haitian artist died struggling to pay rent. Did gentrification play a role?

By Jacqueline Charles jcharles@miamiherald.com December 13, 2017 01:34 PM From the glass walls of his hidden Little Haiti art gallery overlooking a changing streetscape, Joseph Wilfrid Daleus dreamed of the day deep-pocket tourists and well-heeled art collectors would discover his work, walk in and buy his pricey paintings. Finally, he would get the recognition...
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OnePlanet Summit : Jovenel Moïse pleads for Haiti and the Caribbean

December 13, 2017
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OnePlanet Summit : Jovenel Moïse pleads for Haiti and the Caribbean

Haiti Libre: President Jovenel Moïse participated yesterday Tuesday in the OnePlanet Summit initiated by President Emmanuel Macron. Co-organized with the United Nations and the World Bank, this Summit is an extension of the Paris Agreement and focuses particularly on climate finance issues in order to achieve its objectives. At One Planet Summit President Jovenel...
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ANDRE MICHEL – THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING – FIGHTING CORRUPTION – PASSES 2 BAD CHEQUES FOR FURNITURE!! COME ON GUYS! GIVE US A BREAK! ARREST THIS COMMON CRIMINAL AND REMOVE HIM FROM THE GAME!- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

December 13, 2017
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ANDRE MICHEL – THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING – FIGHTING CORRUPTION – PASSES 2 BAD CHEQUES FOR FURNITURE!! COME ON GUYS! GIVE US A BREAK! ARREST THIS COMMON CRIMINAL AND REMOVE HIM FROM THE GAME!- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Dec 14, 2017 Escroquerie / Corruption Emission de 2 Cheques sans provision de Me AndreMichel . Dans les jours qui suivent, Valerio Canez SA va poursuivre en justice Me Andre Michel pour insuffisance de provision de deux cheques emis totalisant un montant de 4570 $ US ( 3340 $ us + 1230 $ US...
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Haitian Cotton is a Farming Revolution in the Making

December 13, 2017
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Haitian Cotton is a Farming Revolution in the Making

In 1954 a young man stood in a field of cotton that was about to revolutionize Haitian agriculture. His name was Rémillot Léveillé. The location was a trial site near Gonaives that he had helped to set up to test varieties of cotton seed imported from Brazil. These annual varieties had higher yields and...
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How One Howard University Professor Secures Citizenship for Hundreds of Displaced Haitians in the Dominican Republic

December 13, 2017
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How One Howard University Professor Secures Citizenship for Hundreds of Displaced Haitians in the Dominican Republic

By: Marlana Edwards Howard University Professor, Dr. Nikongo Bnikongo, recently returned from an eight-day trip to the Dominican Republic. Nikongo, who teaches African American studies, did not go to the the Dominican Republic to enjoy the sun and the sand, but instead, to assist hundreds of displaced Haitians and Dominicans of Haitian descent in...
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DEATH KNELL FOR THE LITTLE HAITI WE KNEW

December 13, 2017
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DEATH KNELL FOR THE LITTLE HAITI WE KNEW

Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte is betting big on Miami. The Canadian theater impresario paid $6.9 million cash for a trio of new warehouses at 300, 310 and 320 Northeast 60th Street in Little Haiti, The Real Deal has learned. Laliberte, who founded Cirque du Soleil in 1984 and still owns a stake...
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Commissioning ceremony a major milestone for student from Haiti

December 13, 2017
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Commissioning ceremony a major milestone for student from Haiti

PITTSBURG, KANSAS - Clyvens Exantus is on the cusp of accomplishing two of his life goals in one day. The 25-year-old Pittsburg State student and Army ROTC cadet is set to commission as a Second Lieutenant and earn his bachelor’s degree in political science on Friday. “If you’d have told me this 10 years...
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