Cholera cases down 60 percent in Haiti – Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

May 8, 2017
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Cholera cases down 60 percent in Haiti – Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

The number of cholera cases reported in Haiti through Apr. 8 this year is down significantly compared to the same periods in 2015 and 2016, according to a new report from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). A total of 4,871 suspected cholera cases were reported in Haiti, including 69 deaths to date. This represents a...
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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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Leonardo DiCaprio Goes Incognito as He Supports Friend Sean Penn at Haiti Benefit

May 7, 2017
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Leonardo DiCaprio Goes Incognito as He Supports Friend Sean Penn at Haiti Benefit

Theo Wargo/Getty Images Leonardo DiCaprio was spotted at a benefit for Haiti Takes Root — a 10-year long initiative dedicated to the reforestation and development of Haiti — alongside Sean Penn, who co-hosted the event at Sotheby’s New York on Friday. Penn, 56, is the Founder and Chairman of the Board of J/P Haitian...
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PRIVERT COUP DE GRACE

May 6, 2017
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PRIVERT COUP DE GRACE

Mai 6, 2017 Presque tous les ministères et institutions autonomes du pays sont endettés. Lors d’une conférence de presse tenue le jeudi 4 mai à la Primature, le Premier ministre, Jack Guy Lafontant, en a fait le point. Le chef du gouvernement a dressé l’état des lieux de l’administration publique du pays tout en...
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Haiti – Politics : DR asks UN to help Haiti with «more actions than words»

May 6, 2017
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Haiti – Politics : DR asks UN to help Haiti with «more actions than words»

Friday, Dominican Minister of Foreign Affairs Miguel Vargas Maldonado asked Antonio Guterres, the new Secretary General of the United Nations, that international solidarity with Haiti is expressed with “more actions than words”. According to a note from the Dominican Chancellery, Vargas also explained to Guterres the process of regularization of foreigners residing illegally in...
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Costs and Benefits of Improving Rice Yields for Farmers in Haiti

May 6, 2017
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Costs and Benefits of Improving Rice Yields for Farmers in Haiti

By Alex Russell At one time, rice farmers in Haiti could meet demand for all Haitians. Today, national rice production accounts for less than one-fifth of consumption. Increasing the amount of rice farmers can grow could be key to reducing poverty and improving food security in Haiti, especially among the 1.6 million people who...
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Towards cost-effective projects in Haiti

May 5, 2017
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Towards cost-effective projects in Haiti

Wednesday, as part of the presentation of the first results of the project “Haiti Priorise” Aviol Fleurant, Minister of Planning and External Cooperation and Bjorn Lomborg, the founding President of Copenhagen Consensus Center (CCC), accompanied by experts in economics, Haitians and foreigners including Ketleen Florestal, P. Raymond Magloire, Kesner Pharel and Dr. Vernon Smith,...
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Report Proposes Offering Legal Aid to Curtail Prison Overcrowding in Haiti-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

May 5, 2017
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Report Proposes Offering Legal Aid to Curtail Prison Overcrowding in Haiti-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Haiti’s prisons are the most overcrowded in the world A recent report advocates increasing legal assistance for Haiti’s prisoners awaiting trial, an initiative that could lessen some of the human and financial losses incurred by the island nation’s broken justice system. The research, published by the Copenhagen Consensus Center’s Haiti Priorise project, argues that...
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Candidate Trump told Haitians he was ‘your greatest champion.’ Now he wants to deport them

May 4, 2017
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Candidate Trump told Haitians he was ‘your greatest champion.’ Now he wants to deport them

By Fabiola Santiago For a fanatically anti-immigrant presidential candidate, Donald Trump’s campaign stop to hobnob with members of Miami’s Haitian community and make campaign promises many of us suspected he wouldn’t keep was, at best, bizarre. But a hopeful crowd of voters welcomed Trump at a marketplace and visitor center in the heart of...
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Haiti’s main international airport flooded by downpour

May 4, 2017
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Haiti’s main international airport flooded by downpour

The terminal at the Haitian capital’s international airport has been flooded after a sustained downpour transformed some low-lying Port-au-Prince streets into brown rivers. Videos circulating on social media show passengers up to their ankles in water inside Toussaint Louverture International Airport in Port-au-Prince. Irving Mehu is director general of Haiti’s airports authority. He says...
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Don’t Send 50,000 Back to Fragile Haiti

April 29, 2017
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Don’t Send 50,000 Back to Fragile Haiti

APRIL 29, 2017 A family in Haiti trying to salvage what was left of their belongings after their home was destroyed by Hurricane Matthew. Credit Meridith Kohut for The New York Times Tens of thousands of Haitians living in the United States are facing an ominous deadline. The temporary protected status that has allowed...
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Haiti’s debt of more than 200 billion Gourdes

April 28, 2017
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Haiti’s debt of more than 200 billion Gourdes

As of March 31, 2017, Haiti had a cumulative debt of more than 200 billion Gourdes, ie nearly 39% of the Gross Domestic Product (more than 58 billion internal debts and more than 141 billion external) according to the Ministry of Economy and Finance. For 40 years Haiti’s debt has had no effect on...
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Haiti and Dominican Republic – Severe Weather

April 28, 2017
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Haiti and Dominican Republic – Severe Weather

Download PDF (614.06 KB) Situation Heavy rain has been affecting the Central Caribbean islands over the past few weeks, causing floods and landslides. In Haiti, the South, South-East, Grand’Anse and Nippes departments are the most affected. According to local authorities, 10 000 houses have been damaged and 350 000 people are affected in the...
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Towards the replacement of Senator Guy Philippe

April 28, 2017
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Towards the replacement of Senator Guy Philippe

Haiti Libre: Pending the verdict of the American justice against the elected Senator Guy Philippe, on July 5, the guilty plea of the Senator and his confession open the door for the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) to cancel his election, although the electoral decree says nothing about the procedures for canceling the election of an...
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Downpours ruin spring harvest in beleaguered southwest Haiti

April 28, 2017
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Downpours ruin spring harvest in beleaguered southwest Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Officials say flooding in southwest Haiti has wiped out much of the beleaguered region’s spring harvest. Days of rain triggered flooding across southwest Haiti, drowning crops and causing at least four deaths in the area that was overwhelmed by Hurricane Matthew last year. The head of Haiti’s U.N. Office for...
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Trump must do better by Haitians than Obama did

April 28, 2017
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Trump must do better by Haitians than Obama did

BY PATRICIA ELIZEE patricia@elizeelawfirm.com Currently, an estimated 58,000 Haitians are living in the United States with Temporary Protected Status (TPS). TPS is a special immigration status meant to be temporary. It is given to foreign nationals from countries where the United States thinks that it would be inhumane to send them back because of...
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Ex-police commander in Haiti sentenced to 16 years in Miami cocaine case

April 28, 2017
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Ex-police commander in Haiti sentenced to 16 years in Miami cocaine case

BY JAY WEAVER jweaver@miamiherald.com Facing up to life in prison, a former commander in the Haitian National Police caught a break on Thursday from a Miami federal judge who sentenced him to 16 years for protecting smugglers who flew cocaine loads to Haiti that were eventually shipped to the United States. U.S. District Judge...
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Senate Democrats to Trump administration: Let Haitians stay

April 27, 2017
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Senate Democrats to Trump administration: Let Haitians stay

By Jacqueline Charles jcharles@miamiherald.com Sixteen U.S. Senate Democrats, including Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Minority Leader Charles Schumer of New York, are urging the Trump administration not to return tens of thousands of Haitians to Haiti as the head of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is recommending. James McCament, the acting director of U.S....
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Black-out généralisé dans la région métropolitaine, l’EDH s’explique

April 27, 2017
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Black-out  généralisé dans la région métropolitaine, l’EDH s’explique

L’Electricité d’Haïti (EDH) promet au conditionnel de rétablir le réseau avant 1h PM ce jeudi 28 avril. Mardi 25 avril, l’Électricité d’Haïti (EDH) a eu l’amabilité d’informer à l’avance « qu’une coupure est programmée le dimanche 30 avril 2017, de 9h AM à 3h PM dans les zones suivantes : Commune de Pétion-Ville, Commune de...
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Haiti – FLASH : Foolish Individuals shoot at Red Cross vehicle

April 27, 2017
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Haiti – FLASH : Foolish Individuals shoot at Red Cross vehicle

Wednesday, the Haitian Red Cross was the victim of a criminal act perpetrated a few meters from the entrance of the institution. Around 10:30 am, a vehicle bearing the emblem of the Haitian Red Cross (HRC) was attacked by unidentified armed individuals who fired at passengers at point-blank range, severely wounding one of the...
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