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Death Confirmed in Haiti Earthquake
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Death Confirmed in Haiti Earthquake

At least seven deaths have been confirmed following an earthquake in northwest Haiti. A magnitude 5.9 earthquake shook the island late Saturday night, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. At least five of the deaths were registered in the the Port-de-Paix area, Jerry Chandler, the head of the country’s Civil Protection disaster response unit, told…

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Magnitude 5.9 earthquake hits northern Haiti
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Magnitude 5.9 earthquake hits northern Haiti

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck near Haiti on Saturday night, according to the US Geological Survey.There was damage in the northern sections of the country, President Jovenel Moïse tweeted.He urged residents to remain calm and said civil protection workers are on alert. The USGS said the center of the quake was about 11 miles northwest of the…

Haitian mayor and actress speaks out on domestic violence
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Haitian mayor and actress speaks out on domestic violence

With photos of her bruised face and body circulating on social media, a Haitian mayor and prominent actress on Wednesday revealed herself to be a victim of domestic abuse in a bid to start a national conversation about sexual violence. “We women, which such a thing happens, we are the ones who feel ashamed. We…

BREAKING: Federal judge temporarily blocks Trump administration from ending TPS
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BREAKING: Federal judge temporarily blocks Trump administration from ending TPS

Hundreds of thousands of immigrants who feared they could soon be facing deportation got a reprieve Wednesday, when a federal judge in California temporarily blocked one of the Trump administration’s major immigration moves. US District Judge Edward Chen granted a preliminary injunction stopping the government from terminating temporary protected status, or TPS, for immigrants from…

Haiti tops the list of people imprisoned without conviction
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Haiti tops the list of people imprisoned without conviction

A new Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) report indicates  that between 1999 and 2017, 79 percent of prisoners in Haiti were detained without being sentenced which according to the report is  above the Latin American and Caribbean region average of 44 percentage for the same period.According to the report in the last 10 years the region…

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Haiti Tourism Inc. hosts the Tourism Innovation Summit in Cap-Haitien

Haiti Tourism Inc. is again partnering with Tourism Innovation Inc. to host the 2018 edition of Tourism Innovation Summit (TIS), which will be a gathering of different stakeholders in the tourism industry in a bid to discuss some of the most pertinent creative and technology-driven ideas to help move the industry forward. The international event…

Haiti, Mexico Strengthen Cooperation in Military Aspects
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Haiti, Mexico Strengthen Cooperation in Military Aspects

The Mexican army began a training seminar on civil protection, human rights and gender equality in Haiti as part of the military collaboration between the two countries. With the aim of sharing experiences, transmiting information and strengthening the bonds of brotherhood between both nations, representatives of the Mexican armed forces will debate for four days…

Haiti’s New Government Has Been Set Up for Failure
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Haiti’s New Government Has Been Set Up for Failure

Months after deadly riots in Port-au-Prince forced the resignation of Haitian Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant, a new government is finally in place. But newly sworn-in Prime Minister Henri Ceant faces a slew of roadblocks, including a major corruption scandal and a yawning budget deficit. Ceant also lacks previous administrative experience and is viewed with…

UNHCR welcomes Spain and Haiti move to counter statelessness
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UNHCR welcomes Spain and Haiti move to counter statelessness

Photo credit: Stefan Krasowski UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency applauds Spain’s and Haiti’s landmark decisions to join international agreements to counter statelessness, a situation faced by millions of people deprived of basic rights because they are not considered as nationals by any State. “We applaud Spain and Haiti for taking this big step and choosing to…

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