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Sunday’s Presidential Runoff Postponed, CEP says
Haiti, Politics

Sunday’s Presidential Runoff Postponed, CEP says

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A looming presidential election in Haiti that had already been postponed once and faced deep public skepticism was put on hold indefinitely Friday as the country’s leaders sought to negotiate a resolution to what could soon become a constitutional crisis in the impoverished country. The Provisional Electoral Council decided to postpone…

Haiti Election Results Spark Outrage
Haiti, Politics

Haiti Election Results Spark Outrage

By Vania Andre

Outrage was sparked among some, after Haiti’s presidential election preliminary results were announced on Nov. 5. The top two finishers in the first round was PHTK’s Jovenel Moise, with 32 percent of the vote, and LAPEH’s Jude Celestin with 25 percent of the vote, the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) announced at a press conference.

Haiti Election Preliminary Results Announced
Haiti, Politics

Haiti Election Preliminary Results Announced

PORT-AU-PRINCE -The preliminary results for the Haiti presidential elections are in with Jovenel Moise and Jude Celestin moving on to the next round. The results were announced nearly an after hour it’s intended start time, with some speculation that a change in announcement location delayed the release of the results.

President Michel Martelly-backed Jovenel Moise took the lead with 32 percent of the vote, followed by Jude Celestin with 25 percent, and Moise Jean Charles with 14 percent.

Election Results Postponed to Nov. 5
Haiti, Politics

Election Results Postponed to Nov. 5

By Rachele Viard

Preliminary presidential elections results are postponed until Nov.5, the Provisional Electoral Council, which goes by the French acronym CEP, announced late Tuesday night. The results were originally to be released on Nov.3, however due to findings from a special commission established to document voter complaints, the results were delayed.

Haiti Celebrates All Saints Day and Fête Guédé
Arts & Culture, Haiti

Haiti Celebrates All Saints Day and Fête Guédé

By Rachele Viard

All Saints Day and All Souls Day, celebrated on Nov. 1 and Nov. 2, are important days in Haiti, particularly for those who practice Vodou. On Nov. 2 many practitioners flocked to cemeteries throughout Haiti bringing with them offerings of food, dark rum, as well as, candles to commemorate the country’s Vodou Festival of the Dead Fête Guédé.

Preparations For 6th Annual Haiti / D.R. Ecotourism Fair Underway
Economy, Haiti

Preparations For 6th Annual Haiti / D.R. Ecotourism Fair Underway

By Rachele Viard

On Sunday Nov. 1, Maryse Noel, general director of the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Industries, visited the town of Comendador at the Dominican border to assess progress for the preparation of the 6th Bi-national Ecotourism Production Fair. It will take place November 7-15, 2015. This event is significant as it contributes to strengthening relations between the Haitian and Dominican people.

Diaspora Invited To Attend Haiti-Cuba Solidarity Meeting
Haiti, Politics

Diaspora Invited To Attend Haiti-Cuba Solidarity Meeting

By Rachele Viard

An invitation to the third edition of the Solidarity Meeting Cuba-Haiti “Antenor Firmin” was extended to all Haitians, friends of Haiti and those in the Diaspora by the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP). The meeting is scheduled for January 4 -11, 2016 in a few Cuban cities including Santiago de Cuba, Holguin and Camaguey, also known as the “The City of Haitian Traditions.”

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