In Haiti, Beauty That Plays Hard to Get (To)

February 13, 2014
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In Haiti, Beauty That Plays Hard to Get (To)

By DEAN NELSON FEB. 13, 2014 Launch media viewer Scenes From Haiti Clockwise from top left: Waterfalls at Cascade Pichon; a fisherman in Belle Anse; on the journey between Cascade Pichon and Belle Anse; boats on the shore in Belle Anse.  David Rochkind for The New York Times It’s hard to know exactly how...
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In Haiti, music is in the air as pre-Carnival celebrations, jazz fest start the party

February 12, 2014
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In Haiti, music is in the air as pre-Carnival celebrations, jazz fest start the party

BY JACQUELINE CHARLES jcharles@MIamiHerald.com PORT-AU-PRINCE — Carnival may be more than a month away, but that’s not stopping Haitians from launching the party early. A week after marking the fourth anniversary of Haiti’s tragic Jan.12, 2010, earthquake during which their singer-turned-president urged them to celebrate life, Haitians kicked off pre-carnival celebrations Sunday. Jumping and...
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Haiti commerce ministry dismayed by fire at essential oil factory

February 12, 2014
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Haiti commerce ministry dismayed by fire at essential oil factory

By Jacqueline Charles jcharles@MiamiHerald.com Haitian authorities are investigating a fire at a factory that produces essential oil for some of Europe’s top fragrance houses. The fire occurred Tuesday morning and created “significant” damage to part of Agri-Supply Company, S.A. in the city of Les Cayes in southwest Haiti. The company is one of the...
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MARTELLY GOVERNMENT FACES UNEXPECTED, BUT PREDICTABLE CATASTROPHE WITH RAINY SEASON AS PEOPLE HAVE NO SEEDS TO PLANT – STARVING PEASANTS HAVE EATEN THEIR SEED STOCKS.-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

February 12, 2014
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MARTELLY GOVERNMENT FACES UNEXPECTED, BUT PREDICTABLE CATASTROPHE WITH RAINY SEASON AS PEOPLE HAVE NO SEEDS TO PLANT – STARVING PEASANTS HAVE EATEN THEIR SEED STOCKS.-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

COMMENT: HAITIAN-TRUTH.ORG There is a story about an American group that had an assembly industry in Leogane. When they flew into Haiti for a visit to their factory they noticed a lot of starving dogs around their property. On the next visit they brought big bags of dog food for them. On the following...
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Thousands at religious summit in Haiti

February 12, 2014
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Thousands at religious summit in Haiti

The Associated Press In this Feb. 9, 2014 photo, Rev. Jules Campion leads a procession of Christian pilgrims carrying a statue of Our Lady of Fatima in the village of Bois-Neuf, Haiti. Christian pilgrims came to the barren mountainside in central Haiti seeking favors and spiritual renewal. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery) AP / February 12, 2014...
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DES VOLEURS DE BETAIL FONT LA LOI DANS LE NORD – MOISE JEAN CHARLES UN SUSPECT…..

February 12, 2014
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DES VOLEURS DE BETAIL FONT LA LOI DANS LE NORD – MOISE JEAN CHARLES UN SUSPECT…..

DES VOLEURS DE BETAIL FONT LA LOI DANS LE NORD Haïti-Élevage : S0S des paysans face à de lourdes pertes de bétail dans le Nord et le Nord-Est P-au-P, 11 Févr. 2014 — Le Mouvement des paysannes et paysans victimes dans le Nord (Mpvn) appelle les autorités haïtiennes à des mesures fermes et...
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Le Juge Thomas GRIESA condamne Emmanuel Roy, Fondateur de Tout-Haïti à 87 mois de prison pour fraude

February 12, 2014
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Le Juge Thomas GRIESA condamne Emmanuel Roy, Fondateur de Tout-Haïti à 87 mois de prison pour fraude

La justice américaine a fini par avoir Gain de cause du fondateur du journal en ligne « Tout-Haïti », M. Emmanuel Roy. Directe Infos revient sur ce personnage controversé Qui est Emmanuel Roy? Ce fut un avocat autorisé à exercer dans les États de New York et de Floride. Les deux États ont retiré...
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Haiti to Register Haitian Migrants Abroad

February 11, 2014
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Haiti to Register Haitian Migrants Abroad

By TRENTON DANIEL Associated Press Haiti is launching a program to register its migrants who live without documentation abroad, including in the Dominican Republic, where thousands of people of Haitian origin are in danger of being left stateless by a court ruling. Government workers will travel to remote corners of the Dominican Republic and...
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MARTELLY WINS BIG BUT MUST TAKE A LOOK AT PALACE GATE-KEEPER GREGORY MAYARD-PAUL IS A BLOCKAGE FOR MANY THINGS, PREVENTING IMPORTANT ACCESS TO THE PRESIDENT.

February 11, 2014
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MARTELLY WINS BIG BUT MUST TAKE A LOOK AT PALACE GATE-KEEPER GREGORY MAYARD-PAUL IS A BLOCKAGE FOR MANY THINGS, PREVENTING IMPORTANT ACCESS TO THE PRESIDENT.

February 8, 2014 From day one, Gregory Mayard-Paul has taken it upon himself to filter things, or try and control projects for himself. This, coupled with Sophia’s efforts to control more than she should, has damaged what is the best Presidency since 1986, but should be much more. At times, President Martelly has told...
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Bottle gourds floated to the New World from Africa

February 11, 2014
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Bottle gourds floated to the New World from Africa

For thousands of years, bottle gourds have been cultivated for use the world over as drinking vessels, medicine bottles and even fishing bobs. A new study looks at how they got to the Americas from their native Africa. Here, a preserved gourd stores yerba mate tea. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times / March...
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Police in Haiti probe killing of rights activist

February 10, 2014
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Police in Haiti probe killing of rights activist

The Associated Press PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Police detectives are investigating the slaying of a human rights activist and his wife, Haitian authorities said Monday. Police spokesman Gary Desrosiers told Radio Caraibes that Daniel Dorsinvil and Girldy Lareche were killed Saturday by a lone gunman as they walked through a residential neighborhood in the capital,...
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Haiti owes $1,276,929,359.32 to Venezuela-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

February 10, 2014
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Haiti owes $1,276,929,359.32 to Venezuela-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

PI/ HaitiLibre- According to the Bureau of Monetization of Programs of Development Assistance (BMPAD) within the framework of Petrocaribe agreement, Haiti had a long-term debt with the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela for an amount of 1,276,929,359.32 U.S. dollars as of December 31, 2013 (In March 2013 the amount of the Petrocaribe debt was 938...
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Martelly gives OAS update on Haiti

February 10, 2014
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Martelly gives OAS update on Haiti

Haitian President Martelly (second right) greets Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States Stephen Vasciannie at a special session of the Organisation of American States (OAS) on February 7. Looking on are OAS Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza (right) and other ambassadors to the OAS. HAITIAN President Michel Martelly last Friday told a special session...
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President Obama’s Bilateral Meeting with President Martelly

February 10, 2014
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President Obama’s Bilateral Meeting with President Martelly

Published on Feb 6, 2014 President Obama and President Martelly of Haiti speak to the press before a bilateral meeting to discuss the way forward in Haiti, and how the United States can continue to support the Haitian government’s efforts to promote economic growth and strengthen Haiti’s democracy. February 6, 2014.
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Virus Advances Through East Caribbean

February 9, 2014
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Virus Advances Through East Caribbean

The Aedes aegypti mosquito carries Chikungunya fever. James Gathany/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, via Associated Press nytimes.com By FRANCES ROBLES MIAMI — A painful mosquito-borne virus common in Africa and Asia has advanced quickly throughout the eastern Caribbean in the past two months, raising the prospect that a once-distant illness will become entrenched...
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Haiti: the neoliberal model imposed on the country is failing its citizens

February 7, 2014
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Haiti: the neoliberal model imposed on the country is failing its citizens

Four years after the earthquake, I visited Haiti to record what progress had occurred, and how ordinary people are coping with endemic deprivation. Antony Loewenstein theguardian.com, Tuesday 4 February 2014 17.24 EST Urban botox: the painted slums of Jalousie. Photograph: Antony Loewenstein The mood in Port au Prince’s flashiest hotel was cautiously optimistic. A...
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Haitian President to US: Send Aid to Haiti Gov’t Not NGOs

February 7, 2014
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Haitian President to US: Send Aid to Haiti Gov’t Not NGOs

Haitian President Michel Martelly (r) during an interview at VOA headquarters in Washington, Feb 7, 2014. VOA News February 07, 2014 Haitian President Michel Martelly says in a VOA interview that his government has asked the United States to modify the way aid money is sent to Haiti, calling for more to be funneled...
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Haiti’s Michel Martelly promises elections, gets rave reviews in Washington

February 7, 2014
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Haiti’s Michel Martelly promises elections, gets rave reviews in Washington

By jacqueline charles and Lesley Clark jcharles@MiamiHerald.com WASHINGTON — Haiti President Michel Martelly, who has been pilloried at home, received rave reviews in his first major visit to Washington this week after signaling a willingness to compromise on long-delayed elections. Some hope he was not “blowing smoke.” Haitians back on the island say the...
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Ice cream adds sweet taste for peasant farmers in Haiti

February 7, 2014
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Ice cream adds sweet taste for peasant farmers in Haiti

By Verna Gates (Reuters) – Entrepreneurs from one of the grittiest cities in the United States have joined forces with peasant farmers in Haiti to help transform the country’s bitter poverty into delicious and life-sustaining ice cream. A white former human sexuality professor from Alabama and a black Baltimore gourmet ice cream maker are...
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Le FAES visite le système d’irrigation de Léogâne

February 7, 2014
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Le FAES visite le système d’irrigation de Léogâne

Une délégation du #FAES a réalisé une visite à Léogâne le mercredi 5 février 2014. Lors de cette visite qui s’inscrit dans le cadre du Programme d’Appui à la Reconstruction de Léogâne (RELEO), les membres de cette délégation ont supervisé la réhabilitation du système d’irrigation de la zone. La réhabilitation de ce système d’irrigation...
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