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‘Ignored’ hunger crisis unfolds in post-hurricane Haiti

May 24, 2017
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‘Ignored’ hunger crisis unfolds in post-hurricane Haiti

A child is screened for malnutrition in a mobile clinic in Les Anglais, on the western coast of Haiti’s southern peninsula. (Credit: St. Boniface Haiti Foundation) Health experts say the international community has turned a blind eye to widespread food insecurity in Haiti, where communities across nearly every region of the island are approaching risk of famine. In March,...
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U.S. Extends Temporary Protected Status for Haitians, But Will Mass Deportations Follow in 6 Months?

May 24, 2017
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Guests Jumaane Williams New York city councilmember for District 45. His district represents one of the largest populations of Haitians in the country. In a partial victory for the Haitian-American community, the Department of Homeland Security announced Monday it has extended Haitians’ temporary protected status (TPS). Tens of thousands of Haitians were given TPS...
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Haiti – FLASH : Valuable equipment found abandoned for 7 years

May 22, 2017
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Haiti – FLASH : Valuable equipment found abandoned for 7 years

Haiti Libre (Haitian-Truth edited the title) Friday, as part of a follow-up tour of the caravan of change, President Moïse accompanied by Fritz Caillot, Minister of Public Works, Mayor of Cayes, Gabriel Fortuné and several parliamentarians, discovered in Mapou Lagon (Communal section of Estère) in the Artibonite, 4 containers filled with valuable equipment, abandoned...
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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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Chaos and Confusion on the Dajabon Border Market

May 20, 2017
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Chaos and Confusion on the Dajabon Border Market

Haiti Libre: Friday in Dajabon, chaos and confusion prevailed for several hours in the binational weekly market, following an order from the authorities in Port-au-Prince (according to information gathered at the border), prohibiting the entry first of thirty Dominican products, before being generalized in total confusion to almost all the products usually sold on...
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Trump made a promise to Haitian immigrants. Will he break it and deport them?

May 20, 2017
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Trump made a promise to Haitian immigrants. Will he break it and deport them?

Karen Attiah May 19 at 5:05 PM  Washington POST People protest the possibility that the Trump administration may not extend what is known as Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitians in front of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office last week in Miami. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Once upon a time, Donald Trump tried...
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Haitians worried about deportation should start planning now, lawyers say

May 20, 2017
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Haitians worried about deportation should start planning now, lawyers say

By Jacqueline Charles jcharles@miamiherald.com Starting in February, Haitians began showing up at the low-cost health center run by Borinquen Medical Centers of Miami-Dade worrying about what they’ll do if the federal government ends the program that protects them from deportation. Anxious and scared, they’re searching for answers if the Trump administration decides they must...
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Trump’s Latest Target: Haitians

May 20, 2017
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Trump’s Latest Target: Haitians

A policy reversal on refugees — with a uniquely sinister twist. by Francis Wilkinson 27 May 19, 2017, 6:00 AM PDT Hostility is apparently not enough. Photogapher: Shaul Schwarz/Getty Images New presidential administrations review old policies and often replace them with new policies. That’s part of democratic governance, especially in a nation closely divided...
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Trump Admin’s Haiti Emails Perpetuate the Myth of the ‘Black Criminal’

May 19, 2017
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Trump Admin’s Haiti Emails Perpetuate the Myth of the ‘Black Criminal’

Opal Tometi May 18, 2017 TIME:  Opal Tometi is the Executive Director of Black Alliance for Just Immigration and a Co-founder of Black Lives Matter. Black immigrants are once again in the cross-hairs of the federal government’s racist and xenophobic immigration policies. Last week, via e-mails uncovered by the Associated Press, we learned that...
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Activists say Haiti’s crisis continues, and now is not the time to end TPS

May 18, 2017
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Activists say Haiti’s crisis continues, and now is not the time to end TPS

By Jacqueline Charles jcharles@miamiherald.com As Haitians across the United States worry they may lose protection from deportation, supporters and activists stepped up calls Wednesday for the Trump administration to extend protection for another 18 months. The rising urgency comes as the community faces an imminent deadline. Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly has...
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Present, past, tense — will accomplished Brockton student be deported to Haiti?

May 17, 2017
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Present, past, tense — will accomplished Brockton student be deported to Haiti?

Cansery Goguette has spent the past seven years learning English, is one test away from his high school diploma, and on May 12 was honored by the Massachusetts Coalition for Adult Education as their 2017 Outstanding Student of the Year. He may never see his full educational potential realized, though. By Anna Burgess The...
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10,000 teachers are paid without working – Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

May 15, 2017
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10,000 teachers are paid without working – Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Haiti Libre On Friday, Pierre Josué Agenor Cadet, the Minister of Education, answered the questions raised by the Education Commission of the Lower House on the various recurrent problems affecting the Haitian education system (teacher strikes, student demonstrations, wages arrears etc…) Recalling the Ministry’s debt of nearly 7 billion Gdes for the Free and...
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The Trump administration is criminalizing Haitian refugees

May 14, 2017
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The Trump administration is criminalizing Haitian refugees

AFP/Getty Images A young man on the roof of his home surveyed the neighborhood of Lavale de Bourdon in the commune of Petion Ville in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince. May 14, 2017 It didn’t take long for Haitians to find out how President Trump really feels about them. While campaigning last fall in Miami’s...
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Protesters to Trump: Don’t send Haitian immigrants ‘back to nothing’

May 14, 2017
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Protesters to Trump: Don’t send Haitian immigrants ‘back to nothing’

By Alex Harris aharris@miamiherald.com President Donald Trump made a campaign promise to Haitians to be their “greatest champions,” and hundreds gathered in Little Haiti Saturday morning to make sure he heard what they needed from him. Protesters from across South Florida met in front of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office on Northwest...
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Haitians upended by country’s earthquake once again face uncertainty

May 14, 2017
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Haitians upended by country’s earthquake once again face uncertainty

By Maria Cramer GLOBE STAFF  MAY 14, 2017 Marianne never intended to stay in the United States. She came to New York on a temporary visa in 2008 hoping to sell her handmade jewelry and make enough money to take back home to Haiti. Two years later, a powerful earthquake struck her native country, killing at...
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Les ministres-pilleurs de Jocelerme Privert ont intérêt à se faire oublier. Honte à eux!

May 11, 2017
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Les  ministres-pilleurs de  Jocelerme Privert ont intérêt à se faire oublier. Honte à eux!

(Texte de Cyrus Sibert) S’il y a un nouveau cycle dans la vie politique haïtienne, il s’agit de nouveaux gouvernants qui dénoncent et accusent leurs prédécesseurs d’avoir mal géré ou d’avoir dilapidé la caisse publique. Le Président Provisoire Jocelerme Privert avait accusé le gouvernement de Martelly/Paul de tout emporter; aujourd’hui, c’est le tour du...
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Amid chaos in Venezuela, infant deaths, malaria cases skyrocket

May 10, 2017
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Amid chaos in Venezuela, infant deaths, malaria cases skyrocket

(CNN)Infant and maternal deaths and cases of malaria are skyrocketing in Venezuela, which is grappling with severe medical shortages. Confirmed malaria cases in 2016 stood at 240,000, a 76% increase over 2015. Maternal deaths rose 66% to 756. Last year, 11,466 infants died, a 30% increase, according to new records recently released by Venezuela’s...
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Trump’s foreign aid cuts pose threat to development in Latin America

May 10, 2017
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Trump’s foreign aid cuts pose threat to development in Latin America

A six-year-old Haitian boy is treated aboard a USAID-funded hospital ship after a powerful earthquake that struck the Carribean nation in 2010. (Chelsea Kennedy/USAID) The so-called skinny budget proposed by U.S. President Donald Trump has international development experts concerned about the fate of public health, poverty reduction and other development programs in countries around the world. The...
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The Trump Administration Is Reviewing Crime by Haitians as It Weighs Protected Status Eligibility

May 10, 2017
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The Trump Administration Is Reviewing Crime by Haitians as It Weighs Protected Status Eligibility

By Osita Nwanevu Aerial views of Jeremie, 188 kilometers west of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Oct. 10, 2016, following the passage of Hurricane Matthew.Nicolas Garcia/AFP/Getty Images The Associated Press reported Tuesday that the Trump administration is reviewing crimes committed by Haitians as it considers whether to extend the temporary protected status granted those fleeing the...
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Haitians advocates outrage over immigration move by Trump administrataion

May 8, 2017
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Haitians advocates outrage over immigration move by Trump administrataion

By Jacqueline Charles and Franco Ordoñez jcharles@miamiherald.com Haitian President Jovenel Moïse will personally ask President Donald Trump not to end a humanitarian program that has protected tens of thousands of Haitians from deportation. “He hopes that it will be prolonged,” Wilson Laleau, Haiti’s former finance minister and Moïse’s chief of staff, told the Miami...
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