Haiti unrest disrupts hospitals and schools, UN says

The operation dubbed “Find Jovenel Moïse” organized by opposition leaders demanding the resignation of Haiti’s president ended abruptly when he appeared at the National Palace early this week following violent protests in which several people were killed.

Haitians had become so accustomed to not seeing their president in person amid a deepening political and economic crisis that his arrival at the palace Tuesday took protesters by surprise. Only a handful of them were present to pelt his convoy with rocks. Continue reading

CORE Group meeting with key actors in Haiti political cris

In order to find a way out of the political crisis, diplomats within the Core Group are meeting with Haitian political forces regarding the ongoing crisis in the country. They met with businessman Dimitri Vorbe, Senators Joseph Lambert, Yuri Latortue of AAA, Edmonde Supplice Beauzile of Fusion, Edgard Leblanc of OPL and Evans Paul of KID. They also met with Eric Jean Baptiste of RDNP, Liné Balthazard PHTK, the ruling party, Clarens Renois from INIR-Haiti and Jean Gué from the platform VERITE. Continue reading

Les Cayes on the brink of a humanitarian crisis

After about a month of intense tensions, the South Department is on the verge of a humanitarian crisis. The city of Les Cayes, the main commercial center of the department, has been experiencing daily tension since the end of August. Commercial activities are almost paralyzed, public transport connecting the metropolis with other municipalities are affected because of the scarcity of fuel and barricades erected everywhere. Continue reading


Haitian American Chamber of Commerce Launches in Southwest Florida

A group of Haitian leaders of organizations, business men and women, finance professionals, entrepreneurs and more have gathered together to launch the United Haitian American Chamber of Commerce of Southwest Florida (UHACCSWFL). Its goal is to primarily promote economic growth and prosperity in Haitian communities in Florida and beyond, according to the group, by serving as an economic, social and educational development for its members and other local business owners. Continue reading

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