HASTA LA VISTA, TI RENÉ!

March 5, 2017
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HASTA LA VISTA, TI RENÉ!

HASTA LA VISTA, TI RENÉ! A l’école de la Démocratie, ouverte en 1986,Ti René Préval s’est inscrit. Comme beaucoup d’autres citoyens désireux de servir Haiti et de contribuer à l’amélioration des conditions de vie de ses compatriotes. Idée neuve dans une culture forgée par quatre cent ans de colonialité et d’esclavagisme, deux cents ans...
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American cocaine use is way up. Colombia’s coca boom might be why

March 4, 2017
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American cocaine use is way up. Colombia’s coca boom might be why

By Nick Miroff March 4 at 6:00 AM Colombian soldiers spray chemicals to kill coca plants in Tumaco on Feb. 2. Eradication efforts have slowed recently. (Colombian Defense Ministry/AFP/Getty Images) While much of the recent attention on drug abuse in the United States has focused on the heroin and opioid epidemic, cocaine has also been making a...
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Fashion Designer Azede Jean-Pierre Shares Her Photo Diary From an Artisan Tour of Her Native Haiti

March 4, 2017
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Fashion Designer Azede Jean-Pierre Shares Her Photo Diary From an Artisan Tour of Her Native Haiti

They say you can’t go home again, but Azede Jean-Pierre would beg to differ. The Haitian-born, Atlanta-bred designer—whose modern, quirky, and architectural designs have become favorites of former First Lady Michelle Obama and Solange Knowles—consistently pulls from her Carib roots and heritage for inspiration, often traveling back to the island for references and ideas....
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Haitian actor Jimmy Jean-Louis: ‘The more I know about Haiti, the more I know about myself.’

March 4, 2017
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Haitian actor Jimmy Jean-Louis: ‘The more I know about Haiti, the more I know about myself.’

Haiti-born Hollywood actor Jimmy Jean-Louis is starring in three films (“Everything But a Man,” “Cargo,” and “Empty Box“) at the Miami Film Festival, March 3-12. He’s also co-produced one of them, “Everything But a Man,” which was partly shot in Haiti and co-stars Monica Calhoun from “The Best Man” franchise. We recently caught up...
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Rene Preval, who led Haiti amid catastrophe, dies at 74

March 4, 2017
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Rene Preval, who led Haiti amid catastrophe, dies at 74

Associated Press | PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Rene Preval, a low-key technocrat who led Haiti as president during the devastating January 2010 earthquake and a messy and prolonged recovery, has died. He was 74. Preval, who had the distinction of being the only democratically elected president to win and complete two terms in a...
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President Jovenel asks for prayer

March 3, 2017
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President Jovenel asks for prayer

Three days after President Jovenel Moise was inaugurated in Port au Prince, he accepted an invitation to inaugurate a new market place built by our friends Bobby & Sherry Burnette. It was at that celebration Yvonne and I prayed publicly over Haiti’s new president at his request. The historic moment was recorded and may...
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RENE PREVAL HAS LEFT US

March 3, 2017
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RENE PREVAL HAS LEFT US

RENE PREVAL HAS LEFT US 13:02 Mar 3, 2017 President Rene Preval  suffered a heart attack and died after being transported to the hospital. A key element, in the Haitian political scene, Rene Preval was often our target, as we stood against him, Aristide and  Lavalas. Having said that, President Preval always went out...
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Haiti’s Charms and Challenges Keep Former Habitat Exec Mrs. Blake Motivated- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

March 3, 2017
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Haiti’s Charms and Challenges Keep Former Habitat Exec Mrs. Blake Motivated- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

March 2, 2017 | Phil BoltonMadam Sonia at the Love A Child Miracle Village in Haiti holding leaves from a Moringa tree often called the ‘Miracle Tree’ for providing numerous health benefits. Elizabeth Blake with Marbury Rainer, who introduced her at the Kiwanis Club of Atlanta luncheon.Haiti never seems to be far from Elizabeth...
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UN Fund to Fight Cholera in Haiti Hovers at 2 Percent of Goal

March 3, 2017
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UN Fund to Fight Cholera in Haiti Hovers at 2 Percent of Goal

VOA News: A demonstrator spray paints the message in Creole “We demand justice for all cholera victims” outside United Nations headquarters to protest the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Oct. 15, 2015. Late last year, the United Nations vowed to intensify the fight against a deadly cholera outbreak its peacekeepers inadvertently carried to...
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The RAM Group will not participate in the Port-au-Prince Carnival – Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

March 3, 2017
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The RAM Group will not participate in the Port-au-Prince Carnival – Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Haiti Libre: Sunday, the Mayor of Port-au-Prince and the Organizing Committee of the Carnival announced that the Musical Group RAM, previously retained to participate in the Carnival will not be part of the party for reasons beyond their control. The Mayor and the Committee wish to emphasize that...
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GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

March 3, 2017
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GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

Mar 2 2017 Someone mentioned that Michel’s helicopter was arriving at 10:00 A.M. So people started to walk towards the expected landing place. Soon over 20,000 crowded the road as people moved to see their ongoing hero MICHEL MARTELLY/SWEET MICKY. While Aristide and Preval hide away in their residences, and Privert hides in the...
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Haitian facing deportation after ‘habitual’ traffic offenses latest test of Trump immigration policy

March 3, 2017
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Haitian facing deportation after ‘habitual’ traffic offenses latest test of Trump immigration policy

Haitian facing deportation after ‘habitual’ traffic offenses latest test of Trump immigration policy James Lacroix Miami-Dade Police By David Ovalle dovalle@miamiherald.com Haitian national James Lacroix pleaded guilty Tuesday to the minor crime of driving with a suspended license, ending his criminal case after more than seven weeks spent behind bars. But Lacroix didn’t walk...
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In Haiti, a hit song about ‘sugar babies’ and ‘papas’ becomes social commentary

March 3, 2017
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In Haiti, a hit song about ‘sugar babies’ and ‘papas’ becomes social commentary

By Jacqueline Charles jcharles@miamiherald.com PORT-AU-PRINCE The catchy song with the frenetic beat airs the dirty secret that everyone knows but no one talks about: “The brother is shacking up with mademoiselle but mademoiselle leaves him and takes an old man.” Born in Haiti’s most notorious slum, the wildly popular hit song Madan Papa —...
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Colorful Carnival in Haiti’s storm-hit region

March 3, 2017
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Colorful Carnival in Haiti’s storm-hit region

(Photo: Dieu Nalio Chery, AP) LES CAYES, Haiti – Haiti’s three-day Carnival festivities have brought rum-fueled parties, imaginative costumes and high-energy dance music to a southern city that’s still recovering from last year’s punishing Hurricane Matthew. Revelers have danced and sang their troubles away for three days in Les Cayes, the biggest city in...
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Riverdance to perform at gala concert to raise funds for Haiti

March 3, 2017
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Riverdance to perform at gala concert to raise funds for Haiti

1 There will be performances from Róisín O, Kila and a host of special guests at the Convention Centre, Dublin, on Saturday, March 11 (Stock picture) A host of well known faces will take part in a fundraising gala in a bid to raise awareness and increase support for the people of Haiti. At...
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SWEET MICKY OU MICHEL MARTELLY ??

March 2, 2017
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SWEET MICKY OU MICHEL MARTELLY ??

Mar 2.2017 Sweet Micky ou Michel Martelly est l’expression même de la grande déchirure haïtienne! Il est celui qui a su mieux comprendre et mieux exploiter l’hypocrisie haïtienne! Cette grande plaie qui nous ronge depuis deux siècle. Depuis que l’on a assassiné celui qui nous a fait goûter à la liberté. La société haïtienne...
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Low-key U.S. ambassador to Haiti steps down and is leaving country

March 2, 2017
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Low-key U.S. ambassador to Haiti steps down and is leaving country

Low-key U.S. ambassador to Haiti steps down and is leaving country By Jacqueline Charles jcharles@miamiherald.com Haiti is losing a member of its foreign diplomatic corps. After 16 months as the United States’ ambassador to Haiti in Port-au-Prince, Peter Mulrean, the bow-tie wearing, low-key ambassador, is leaving his post. Mulrean is retiring, the State Department...
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WAS AMBASSADOR MULREAN’S SUDDEN ABANDONMENT OF HAITI DUE TO HIS EXPECTING PARLIAMENT’S REFUSAL TO ACCEPT JOVENEL MOISE’S PM NOMINATION?

March 2, 2017
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WAS AMBASSADOR MULREAN’S SUDDEN ABANDONMENT OF HAITI DUE TO HIS EXPECTING PARLIAMENT’S REFUSAL TO  ACCEPT JOVENEL MOISE’S PM NOMINATION?

March 1, 2017 We have been talking with a number of Haitian Deputies  (5) who say the majority in the Chamber of Deputies will refuse acceptance of President Moise’s nomination for Prime Minister, Dr. Jacky Lafontant.  One of these guys said he had a dozen who he controlled, but they needed money. These representatives...
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He ran a missionary orphanage in Haiti. Now he’s accused of sexually abusing the kids- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

March 2, 2017
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He ran a missionary orphanage in Haiti. Now he’s accused of sexually abusing the kids- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Daniel Pye Facebook By Alex Harris aharris@miamiherald.com Daniel Pye ran a missionary orphanage in Haiti for years, where he fed and cared for 22 children. This week he was arrested and hit with federal charges of sexually abusing some of the minors he was charged to protect. Pye, originally from Bradenton, volunteered at Haitian...
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Former Haiti gov’t official denies sexually assaulting 11-y-o

February 28, 2017
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Former Haiti gov’t official denies sexually assaulting 11-y-o

Jean Baptiste Anthony Dumont (center) being taken into custody (Photo: CMC) PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — The former deputy of the southwestern coastal commune of Léogâne, Jean Baptiste Anthony Dumont has surrendered to police after he was accused of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old child. A statement from the National Network for the Defense...
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