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OAS should promote systemic change in Haiti

OAS should promote systemic change in Haiti

| June 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

In what is increasingly becoming a pattern of ignoring established procedures and authority in the Organisation of American States (OAS), a delegation went to troubled Haiti on June 19 without any discussion or mandate by the Permanent Council, the organ responsible for making and overseeing policy between General Assemblies. The results of the unmandated OAS […]

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No regrets for making Haiti a ‘shithole’?

No regrets for making Haiti a ‘shithole’?

| January 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

  The effect of the inappropriate depiction of Haiti, El Salvador and all African nations as “shit hole” countries is a matter that the people of the United States of America and their government and Congress should contemplate seriously. The responses have been swift, showing a mixture of outrage and shock.  At the time of […]

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8-Year-Old Orphan’s Story Will Inspire and Provoke

8-Year-Old Orphan’s Story Will Inspire and Provoke

| March 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Loudina, 8 years old, and her 6 siblings tragically lost their mother during Hurricane Matthew when the house above fell on top of their home in Jérémie, Haiti. They are among the over 590,000 children in need of humanitarian assistance due to the devastating impact in Haiti of Hurricane Matthew five months ago. Loudina’s older sister, […]

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Michelle’s Story: In Haiti After the Storm

Michelle’s Story: In Haiti After the Storm

| January 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

UNICEF USA videographer Michelle Marion was visiting family in Haiti when Hurricane Matthew struck. Here she tells what she witnessed as she traveled with UNICEF Haiti in the immediate aftermath of the terrible storm. Born out of the rubble of WW II, UNICEF has promoted children’s rights and has a presence in over 190 countries […]

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Jovenel Moise to clinch Haiti presidency; poll fraud ruled out

Jovenel Moise to clinch Haiti presidency; poll fraud ruled out

| January 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

  PORT-AU-PRINCE,  Haitian businessman Jovenel Moise is expected to be declared the official winner of November presidential elections in the impoverished Caribbean nation yesterday after an electoral tribunal ruled out allegations of massive fraud at the polls. Moise, who ran for former President Michel Martelly’s Bald Heads Party (PHTK), won with 55.67 percent of votes […]

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Off Soccer Field, Jozy Altidore’s Goal Is Clean Water For Haiti

Off Soccer Field, Jozy Altidore’s Goal Is Clean Water For Haiti

| December 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

As Jozy Altidore works feverishly to return to the field for the World Cup, after getting injured in the the US soccer team‘s opener with Ghana, his foundation’s work, bringing fresh water to the people of Haiti, continues off the field. Altidore said that even before the January 2010 earthquake left Haiti in ruins and […]

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Table salt can cure ‘elephantiasis’ in Haiti in a few years

Table salt can cure ‘elephantiasis’ in Haiti in a few years

| August 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

When Jim Reimer retired, he did not anticipate the important role he and the company would play in helping millions of Haitians combat a terrible disease. In 2012, Reimer became involved in the University of Notre Dame’s Haiti Program, which works to rid Haiti of lymphatic filariasis (LF) by 2020. LF is a disease spread […]

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Let the voices of the Haitian people be heard

Let the voices of the Haitian people be heard

| June 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

“International interests in Haiti, in addition to checking off an ‘elections done’ box, are largely defined by controlling emigration, maintaining stability, and managing poverty. The latter is approached either through the creation of low wage factory jobs or by channelling toward Haiti vast sums of international aid most of which are captured by national or […]

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Haiti: No moving out and moving on

Haiti: No moving out and moving on

| June 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

There is a certain illogic in the reaction of both the UN Secretary-General and the US State Department over the findings of a Haitian Verification Commission that evaluated the 25 October 2015 first round general elections. The Verification Commission (Cieve) presented a report on 30 May calling for the first round elections to be scrapped […]

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16 people dead and many injured at Haiti Carnival

16 people dead and many injured at Haiti Carnival

| February 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. Three days of mourning have been declared in Haiti after a power line fell on to a carnival float in the capital, Port au Prince. At least 16 people died in the accident, prompting officials to cancel the final day of the carnival. Witnesses said someone on the float used a stick to […]

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