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Why Haiti’s abused women and children see their abusers as benefactors
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Why Haiti’s abused women and children see their abusers as benefactors

Those who suffer acts of rape, sexual abuse, sexual misconduct, or domestic violence do not know they are victims because the Haitian practice raises them to believe that they must bow to the demands of the man in a position of authority.

Which constitution for which Haiti?
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Which constitution for which Haiti?

A constitution governs the relationship between the people and their government as it reflects nations’ socio-political realities. It is to a country what the Bible is to Christianity.

A doctor’s dream for the future
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A doctor’s dream for the future

Between college courses, he worked as a medical translator for two clinics staffed by volunteers coming from the U.S. Nurses from one of the clinics knew of Plonquet’s dream and recognized his determination. They offered to pay for his medical schooling at Université Quisqueya in Port-au-Prince.

Social dilemma: Haitian-Americans know whom to vote for, but are clueless about why to vote
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Social dilemma: Haitian-Americans know whom to vote for, but are clueless about why to vote

Haitian-Americans’ position is clear: they will vote Democrat because Biden is better off dealing with political corruption and bad governance in Haiti, the country Trump called shithole. They will vote against the Republican establishment because Trump will cancel TPS while Biden promises he will renew or extend it for the thousands of Haitians who are no longer at risk of deportation because of it. If only Haitian-Americans are allowed to vote, Trump will lose by a tidal wave.

Hurricane
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Hurricane

Hundreds of charities directed their focus to the country when the hurricanes hit. Mike and I received calls and emails from our connections involved with international relief. They knew emergency procedures, but not the island. They were heading to the northwest sector, near Gonaives, where the most severe destruction occurred. We asked, but no one was interested in the south where Lamontay lay.

Chick, Chick, Chicken!
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Chick, Chick, Chicken!

Every child focused on making a chicken, but there was no unison here, only individuality. In this space where lessons were always spoken together, now there were 60 unique voices, descriptive of a never-before-enjoyed educational experience.

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