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Students Protest Former DR President Visit To FIU
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Students Protest Former DR President Visit To FIU

By Vania Andre

MIAMI – Members of Rights for All in DR, a national coalition of human rights advocates, joined Florida International University (FIU) students last month, to denounce former Dominican Republic President Leonel Fernandez visit to the university. Fernandez was scheduled to attend a planned lecture at the university on the on Oct. 22

We want to know “about his stance on the current humanitarian crisis in the Dominican Republic,” the coalition said. In 2013, a Dominican court ruled to retroactively change the criteria needed to obtain nationality for those born to immigrant parents after 1929. The ruling has left 200,000 Dominicans of Haitian descent in citizenship limbo.

Haitian Nonprofit Hosts Fundraiser To Raise Funds For Water Project
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Haitian Nonprofit Hosts Fundraiser To Raise Funds For Water Project

By Carlotta Mohamed

ECLAT Haiti Inc. hosted a fundraising event on Sunday night at Hollywood Live, Florida, to raise money for their Water Project in Cotes-de-Fer.

We want to create a system where relationships can be built between farmers helping each other cultivate and sell crops, said Mackendy Talon, ECLAT’s president, who is also known as Haitian musician Mac D.One of ECLAT’s main focuses is enriching Haiti’s agriculture and helping make water accessible to those who need it the most.

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