A Difficult Return to Haiti

August 17, 2015
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A Difficult Return to Haiti

Tens of thousands of Haitians and Haitian-Dominicans have fled the Dominican Republic in response to its strict new immigration policy with many settling in squalid camps in neighbouring Haiti. Haitian officials estimate the population at four camps in the south of Haiti is at least 2,000 and growing. An official from The International Organization...
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Haïti-Fraudes électorales : Les arroseurs arrosés.-

August 17, 2015
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Haïti-Fraudes électorales : Les arroseurs arrosés.-

-Aug 17 08:22AM -0400 Le dimanche 9 août 2015, Haïti a vécu une dure journée dite “électorale”. La violence était répandue à travers le pays. Des actes de bourrage d’urnes, de falsification de procès-verbaux, et de fermeture de bureaux de vote ont particulièrement marqué cette journée, qui s’était soldée en plusieurs cas de morts...
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Dominicans of Haitian descent fear racism will fuel deportations

August 17, 2015
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Dominicans of Haitian descent fear racism will fuel deportations

Dark-skinned native Dominicans and longtime residents report a rash of deportations following immigration law changes in the Dominican Republic. BATEY LIBERTAD, Dominican Republic — As Roberto Rafael remembers it, a Dominican soldier looked him up and down 15 years ago, decided his skin was too dark for a native Dominican, loaded him into a truck and dumped...
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IOM monitors migrant flows on Haiti-Dominican Republic border-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

August 16, 2015
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IOM monitors migrant flows on Haiti-Dominican Republic border-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Saint Soi and his family at the Fond Bayard school in Fond Parisien near the Malpasse border after returning from the Dominican Republic. IOM/Ilaria Lanzoni. Haiti – IOM is continuing to monitor migrant flows on the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic. The monitoring started on 17 June, following the expiration of the...
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A young Haitian in semifinals of the TOYP 2015

August 16, 2015
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A young Haitian in semifinals of the TOYP 2015

Haiti Libre: The young Haitian entrepreneur, Garius Lonick, winner of the winners of the Ten Outstanding Young Haitians 2014 (TOYP) organized by Junior Chamber International Haiti (JCI Haiti), which was selected from thousands of candidates across the world, is one of 20 young semi-finalists from 17 countries, who will compete to try to be...
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Miami jury: Haitian police commander helped drug smugglers

August 16, 2015
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Miami jury: Haitian police commander helped drug smugglers

By Jay Weaver jweaver@MiamiHerald.com Twelve jurors told a Miami federal judge on Friday afternoon that they were deadlocked in deciding the fate of a Haitian National Police officer standing trial on a drug-smuggling charge. But a half hour later — after the judge urged them to find common ground — the jury reached a...
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Dominican Republic resumes deportation of migrants deemed illegal

August 16, 2015
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Dominican Republic resumes deportation of migrants deemed illegal

Reuters/Reuters – People wait to talk to an enumerator with The International Organization for Migration (IOM) at a camp for returned Haitians and Haitian-Dominicans, near the border between the Dominican Republic By Jorge Pineda SANTO DOMINGO (Reuters) – The Dominican Republic deported five people of Haitian descent on Saturday under a controversial migration policy...
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Return of Kenneth H. Merten in Haiti

August 16, 2015
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Return of Kenneth H. Merten in Haiti

Monday, August 17, the former Ambassador of the United States in Haiti (2009-2012), Kenneth H. Merten officially take office in Haiti as Special Coordinator for Haiti at the State Department. He takes over from Thomas Adams. Below is Special Coordinator Merten’s bio : Kenneth Merten has been serving as the Haiti Special Coordinator and...
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18 Dead in Truck Accident in Northern Haiti

August 15, 2015
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18 Dead in Truck Accident in Northern Haiti

A truck crowded with vendors heading to a market lost control and tipped over in Haiti’s northern region Saturday, killing 18 people and injuring 28, authorities said. The accident occurred when the truck swerved to avoid a motorcycle and turned over near the coastal city of Cap-Haitien, said Jean-Henri Petit, a coordinator for the...
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KING MARTELLY, QUEEN SOPHIA AND PRINCE OLIVIER, WHERE ARE YOU ?

August 15, 2015
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KING MARTELLY, QUEEN SOPHIA AND PRINCE OLIVIER, WHERE ARE YOU ?

August 15, 2015 We saw President Martelly and Sophia at the voting location, in Petion-Ville, August 9. Since that time, both have been out of sight. Reports see Martelly at the beach, playing soccer. A modern day parallel to Roman Emperor Nero, fiddling as Rome burned down on July 18, 64 AD. Nero also...
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Colonialisme ou intérêts particuliers? 70 observateurs étrangers sans rapport veulent imposer leur opinion sur 1500 observateurs Haïtiens qui ont documente les fraudes massives et ont abouti a des conclusions différentes

August 15, 2015
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Colonialisme ou intérêts particuliers? 70 observateurs étrangers sans rapport veulent imposer leur opinion sur 1500 observateurs Haïtiens qui ont documente les fraudes massives et ont abouti a des conclusions différentes

August 15, 2015 GERARD PRADEL: 1. Presentation de l’OEA – UE sans rapport détaille de leurs 70 observateurs et avec une presence limite dans seulement 0.3% des bureaux de vote Les missions d’observation électorale de l’Union européenne et del’OEA jugent globalement acceptable le scrutin du 9 août Ils appellent à la poursuite du processus...
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RESEAU NATIONAL DE DEFENSE DES DROITS HUMAINS RNDDH – Scrutin du 9 août 2015 : un accroc aux normes démocratiques !

August 15, 2015
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RESEAU NATIONAL DE DEFENSE DES DROITS HUMAINS  RNDDH – Scrutin du 9 août 2015 : un accroc aux normes démocratiques !

Le Réseau National de Défense des Droits Humains (RNDDH), le Conseil National d’Observation (CNO) et le Conseil Haïtien des Acteurs Non Etatiques (CONHANE) ont observé le déroulement du scrutin du 9 août 2015. En attendant de produire un rapport circonstancié sur les différentes irrégularités, les incidents, les cas de fraudes et les nombreux cas...
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Caricom chairman congratulates Haiti’s Gov’t, people on elections- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

August 15, 2015
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Caricom chairman congratulates Haiti’s Gov’t, people on elections- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

The administration of Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart said it is aware that CLICO needed a “small” amount of funds to keep it operational. CHAIRMAN of the Caribbean Community (Caricom), Prime Minister of Barbados, Freundel Stuart, has welcomed the holding of the first round of elections in Haiti. Stuart said that the Community stood...
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Rand Paul leaves the campaign trail for eye surgeries in Haiti

August 14, 2015
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Rand Paul leaves the campaign trail for eye surgeries in Haiti

Rand Paul — here chatting with a patient during a trip to Guatemala to perform pro bono eye surgery — is now headed to Haiti. (Photo by Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post) This weekend, while the political world descends on Iowa’s state fairgrounds, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) will be fixing cataracts 2000 miles away. As...
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Marco Rubio wants U.S. to intervene in Haiti, Dominican Republic migration crisis

August 14, 2015
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Marco Rubio wants U.S. to intervene in Haiti, Dominican Republic migration crisis

miamiherald.typepad.com PatriciaMazzei Florida Sen. Marco Rubio wants the U.S. to work with the governments of the Dominican Republic and Haiti to resolve — or at least ease — turmoil between the neighboring countries over looming mass deportations. In 2013, a Dominican court stripped citizenship from thousands of Dominican-born children of Haitian migrants, effectively leaving...
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WOW!!! PREVAL AND OPONT RUINED ELECTION 2010 – READ THIS: Tabulation Center Originally Eliminated Célestin, not Martelly – Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

August 14, 2015
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WOW!!! PREVAL AND OPONT RUINED ELECTION 2010 – READ THIS: Tabulation Center Originally Eliminated Célestin, not Martelly – Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Updated Aug 14 HAITI DEMOCRACY PROJECT Jul 13, 2015 | Elections, November 2010 Pierre-Louis Opont, president of the election commission, has been going around peddling the story that the CEP originally eliminated Martelly but restored him under foreign pressure. This is false. The Tabulation Center originally eliminated Célestin, but put more votes back in...
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Multiple Scandals in Haiti Expose Weakness of Current Development Model – Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

August 14, 2015
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Multiple Scandals in Haiti Expose Weakness of Current Development Model – Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

TRNN’s Jessica Desvarieux explores the root cause of the scandals involving USAID and the American Red Cross, and looks at whether there is a way to get donations directly to local communities with accountability. –   August 14, 2015 JESSICA DESVARIEUX, PRODUCER, TRNN: When the earthquake in Haiti hit more than five years ago,...
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UN must step up, apologize, and help drive cholera from Haiti

August 13, 2015
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UN must step up, apologize, and help drive cholera from Haiti

Between March and June of 2012, an oral cholera vaccine was distributed in the Artibonite Valley region of Haiti. By The Editorial Board August 12, 2015 When an earthquake ravaged Haiti in 2010, rescue workers from all over the world responded with medicine, food, and supplies for rebuilding. Unfortunately, a crew of United Nations...
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Ban Fires UN Peacekeeping Chief in Central African Republic

August 12, 2015
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Ban Fires UN Peacekeeping Chief in Central African Republic

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. chief has fired the head of the U.N. peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic over the force’s handling of dozens of sexual and other misconduct allegations, including rape and killing, in the year and a half of its existence. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, speaking with unusual force, said Wednesday he...
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Observers criticize unruly Haiti elections

August 11, 2015
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Observers criticize unruly Haiti elections

Port-au-Prince (AFP) – International observers and Haitian human rights groups on Tuesday sharply criticized the country’s violence-marred legislative elections as poorly policed and organized. At least two people were killed during voting Sunday that was disrupted by attacks and other problems that forced the early closure of at least 26 polling centers. Pierre Esperance,...
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