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Haiti Suspends Oxfam Pending Investigation into Sexual Abuse
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Haiti Suspends Oxfam Pending Investigation into Sexual Abuse

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Aid group Oxfam Great Britain will be suspended from operating in Haiti for the next two months pending an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct by its employees, a government official said Thursday. Haiti is investigating how Oxfam Great Britain responded to reports that some of its staff used prostitutes while…

Fire Destroys Sections of Another Market in Haiti’s Capital
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Fire Destroys Sections of Another Market in Haiti’s Capital

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A fire swept through a large clothing market in Haiti’s capital on Sunday, days after another blaze destroyed a large part of the main market in Port-au-Prince. Emergency crews told RTVC television the fire started in the early morning in what is known as the old customs market, where hundreds of…

Haiti Vows Abuse Review of All Charities After Oxfam ‘Hid Crimes’
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Haiti Vows Abuse Review of All Charities After Oxfam ‘Hid Crimes’

PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) – Oxfam hid information about sexual misconduct from authorities in Haiti, a senior official in the Caribbean nation said on Monday, and he vowed to launch a wide-reaching investigation into charities operating there. Oxfam officials met Haiti’s planning and external cooperation minister, Aviol Fleurant, in Port-au-Prince on Monday to hand over a copy…

Carnival Festivities Went on as Haiti’s Historic Iron Market Burned
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Carnival Festivities Went on as Haiti’s Historic Iron Market Burned

Hundreds of families woke up Tuesday having lost everything. On Tuesday night, the stands filled up with onlookers wearing matching t-shirts, carnival goers crowded the streets and by Wednesday morning, the last float had made its way through the parade route without running low on gas. In the end, everyone went home to sleep off a night of celebration because in Haiti, even when the rest of the country burns, the show must go on. This year’s theme: “Haiti Jan l Dwe ye a – Haiti the Way it Should be.”

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Haiti Kanaval 2018 Comes to a Close

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – Kanaval season has come to close after three days of dancing and reveling in Haiti’s capital city. From Feb. 11 to Feb. 13 tens of thousands of people gathered at in Port-au-Prince to watch their favorite bands perform through a sea of people at one of the country’s largest cultural event.  

Anti-Trump Protest in Haiti Temporarily Shuts US Embassy
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Anti-Trump Protest in Haiti Temporarily Shuts US Embassy

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in the Haitian capital closed Monday as demonstrators gathered outside to protest President Donald Trump. More than a 1,000 people marched toward the embassy. They were prevented from reaching the gates by barricades set up by Haitian police. Officers in helmets and carrying shields eventually fired several rounds…

Reforestation Project Launched in Haiti by USAID
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Reforestation Project Launched in Haiti by USAID

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI — More than half of the Haitian economy relies on agriculture as a source of revenue. However, years of deforestation have left the country struggling with food insecurities and farmers with limited capabilities to live off of the land. In an effort to reverse the damage done over the years, the US Agency…

Haiti Festival Brings Together Roster of International Jazz Artists
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Haiti Festival Brings Together Roster of International Jazz Artists

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – In the coming weeks, Jazz lovers from around the world will descend onto Haiti for the 12th Annual Port-au-Prince International Jazz Festival. The annual music showcase takes place from January 20 – 27 and features concerts from a number of internationally-renowned jazz artists including, Grammy Award-Winning Saxophonist Kenny Garrett, Grammy Award-Winning Guitar…

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Protesters Demonstrate Against Corruption in Haiti

Demonstrators take to the streets in Port-Au-Prince, December 5, 2017, to demonstrate against corruption.Several civil society organizations took part in a march against corruption Tuesday, December 5, 2017. The initiative was taken by the Collective December 4, a human rights organization. Demonstrators take to the streets in Port-Au-Prince, December 5, 2017, to demonstrate against corruption.Several...
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