Category Archive: Haiti

Nov 03

Haiti's Lahens scoops prestigious French literary award

An all-woman jury awarded France’s prestigious Femina Prize to Haiti’s Yanick Lahens on Monday for “Bain de lune”, a family epic interwoven with the challenges facing her home country. Israel’s Zeruya Shalev scooped the best foreign-language novel section of the prize for “The Remains of Love”, on a mother who in her twilight years reflects …

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Nov 03

Haiti leader vows to hold polls if forced to rule by decree

Haiti’s President Michel Martelly vowed Sunday to call elections early next year if a political impasse that saw long-delayed polls postponed last week forces him to rule by decree. The impoverished country’s government announced last Sunday that it was postponing legislative elections that were already three years overdue because the National Assembly failed to pass …

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Oct 30

Haiti hopes to woo back tourists with resorts

COTES-DE-FER, Haiti (AP) — Off this sleepy southern Haitian village, fishermen in weathered wooden boats slowly move across azure waters. Miles of picture-perfect sandy beaches slope gently, fringed by grasses and framed by mountains.

Oct 27

Loyalists, uncertainty surround Haiti's ex-leader

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide returned home from exile in 2011 to a jubilant welcome, but lately he has seemed more like a prisoner.

Oct 25

US court hears UN immunity arguments in Haiti suit

A US judge on Thursday deferred a decision on whether the United Nations can be sued over a deadly cholera epidemic in Haiti after hearing arguments for and against its immunity. Federal Judge Paul Oetken presided over a hearing in New York that focused on technical interpretations of provisions in the 1946 Convention on the …

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Oct 21

Witness The Extraordinary Power of Homegrown Aid in Haiti

“Piti, piti, zwazo fe nich li.” It’s an oft-repeated proverb in Haiti, roughly translating to “Little by little a bird makes its nest.” It’s also an apt description for how the St. Luke Foundation for Haiti has empowered native Haitians to care for their community in the shadow of natural disasters, epidemics, and political unrest.

Oct 21

Climate Change Has Coffee Growers In Haiti Seeking Higher Ground

Haiti’s once-flourishing coffee trade has been badly battered. The latest threat: climate change. Locals who still rely on coffee for their livelihood must learn to grow it in changing climes.

Oct 20

More at stake for USWNT than first impressions suggest vs. Haiti

In the game vs. Haiti, the United States women’s national team won’t worry about losing anyone else. There’s still too much at stake.

Oct 11

Hundreds attend Duvalier's funeral in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Hundreds of people attended the funeral of former dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier on Saturday, honoring a man widely reviled for repression and corruption during his 15 years in power.

Oct 10

No national funeral for Haiti's Duvalier

Port-au-Prince (AFP) – Haiti’s former dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier won’t receive a state funeral after all, his lawyer said Thursday, after public outrage that a man accused of corruption and mass killings could receive such an honor.

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