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Haiti: Security Council Visit Sheds Important Light On Situation As Elections Loom, Members Say
Haiti, News Out of Haiti, Politics

Haiti: Security Council Visit Sheds Important Light On Situation As Elections Loom, Members Say

  Members of the Security Council heard briefings today from the co-leads of a trip taken by the body to Haiti, where they saw first-hand the critical work being done by the United Nations Mission there in support of a better future for the country’s people. Ambassador Samantha Power, permanent representative of the United States,…

Haiti Picks Election Council To Get Back On Democratic Path
Haiti, News Out of Haiti, Politics

Haiti Picks Election Council To Get Back On Democratic Path

By Amelie Baron

(Reuters) – Haiti on Friday installed a Provisional Electoral Council in a key step toward averting a constitutional crisis after weeks of protests and political uncertainty.

The swearing in of the nine-member council representing different sectors of society took place at the Supreme Court shortly before a United Nations Security Council mission was due to arrive in Haiti.

Arts & Culture, Haiti

Pre-Carnival Festivities Kick Off In Port-au-Prince

Thousands of people took to the streets in the Port-au-Prince metropolitan area on Sunday to kick off the pre-carnival bacchanal. Every Sunday until February 15th, DJs will take to the streets along the Champs de Mars to give people a taste of what is to come for carnival itself. Djs such as DJ Fanfan, Tony…

New Haiti Cabinet To Be Sworn In Monday, President Martelly Says
Haiti, News Out of Haiti, Politics

New Haiti Cabinet To Be Sworn In Monday, President Martelly Says

PORT-AU-PRINCE, (Reuters) – Haitian President Michel Martelly announced the formation of a new government via Facebook late yesterday in a bid to rescue the impoverished Caribbean nation from political crisis. Martelly on Friday promised to use his executive authority to form a consensus government after parliament was dissolved last week due to the failure to…

Haiti Parliament Dissolved, New Prime Minister Faces Political Instability
Haiti, News Out of Haiti, Politics

Haiti Parliament Dissolved, New Prime Minister Faces Political Instability

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti has a new prime minister as it enters a phase of political uncertainty, with its parliament dissolved, opposition activists promising intensified street protests and its president ruling by decree because of a bitter standoff with lawmakers. Prime Minister Evans Paul was selected last month but a political deadlock meant the…

Haiti Expected To Record Near Four Percent Growth In 2014
Economy, Haiti

Haiti Expected To Record Near Four Percent Growth In 2014

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says preliminary data suggest that Haiti will record economic growth of nearly four percent in 2014. In a final review of the country’s performance under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement, the Washington-based financial institution said that the programme contributed to maintaining macroeconomic stability, and there was progress on structural…

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