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Respected and well known New Zealand author, journalist, and historian Bernard Diederich passed away Tuesday, Jan. 14 at the age of 94 in Port-au-Prince.  Diederich is considered to be an authority on Haitian history and journalism. Politician and filmmaker Arnold Antonin, states he did extraordinary work as a historian in Haiti, and his work is essential to understanding the country.” 

Born into a Haitian family in Stone Mountain GA. , Rachele visited Haiti several times in her youth and connected to the country and the culture. She moved to Haiti in 2009, where she put her English degree to use as a writer, using her voice and pen to promote tourism in the country and highlight the richness of the Haitian culture and people.

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