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If Haiti’s government does not confront poverty, corruption, more unrest will follow
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If Haiti’s government does not confront poverty, corruption, more unrest will follow

Haiti’s poverty, like the fuel-price increases, is the product of decisions made by those who possess wealth and power in Haiti and abroad — with a stunning absence of input from the majority of Haitians who are poor. The crippling fuel increases — between 38 percent and 51 percent — were imposed in February by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as a condition of its bailout of Haiti’s government.

EXCLUSIVE: Lack of Support from Haitian Government and Influencers, Says Haiti Lacrosse Team Captain
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EXCLUSIVE: Lack of Support from Haitian Government and Influencers, Says Haiti Lacrosse Team Captain

With just a few weeks until the championship games and the reality of the the unlikelihood of their attendance looming, the team pushed forward with fundraising for the 2018 championships. After missing their financial mark for the 2018 World Lacrosse Championships, the team is doing just that: pushing forward, with the support of some Haitians and the help of their American-born team captain.

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BREAKING NEWS: Haiti’s government falls one week after unpopular fuel price hike led to riots

Haiti Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant abruptly resigned Saturday, avoiding being forcibly ousted in a no-confidence vote by the country’s Lower Chamber of Deputies. “Before coming here, I presented my resignation to the president of the republic,” Lafontant said about 10 minutes into his speech to the chamber in which he defended his tenure, shirked…

Fuel Price Rise in Haiti Has Its Roots in IMF Deal
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Fuel Price Rise in Haiti Has Its Roots in IMF Deal

The hike in prices which was withdrawn after massive protests is part of the agenda dictated by international finance institutions Soon after the Haitian government announced its decision to raise fuel prices by up to 50 percent on Friday last week, demonstrations broke out across the country. Angry Haitians blocked roads and set vehicles on…

US Embassy in Haiti requests extra security amid riots
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US Embassy in Haiti requests extra security amid riots

 Washington (CNN)-The US embassy in Haiti has requested additional US Marines and State Department security personnel to bolster security amid the riots that are taking place there, two US officials tell CNN. The approved request includes a Marine Security Guard Augmentation Unit, consisting of approximately 13 Marines, as well as other security personnel who would…

We Made A Mistake, Haiti President Spokesman Says
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We Made A Mistake, Haiti President Spokesman Says

The government has erred in raising the price of petroleum products. But it took all the damage that we witnessed on Friday and Saturday for him to realize. “The administration realized that it was wrong. The reactions of the population Friday and Saturday proved that it was not in favor of this decision even if in the end…

The Never-ending Search for Home: One Haitian Family’s Journey Through the Americas for a Place to Call Home
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The Never-ending Search for Home: One Haitian Family’s Journey Through the Americas for a Place to Call Home

By Alejandra Ibarra Chaoul It was a rainy day in March, when Jean René Suprena listened intently to Jeremy Jong, his lawyer, inside the attorney visitation room at LaSalle Detention Center in Jena, Louisiana. Both men sat across opposite sides of the thick plexiglass in the room as they went over Suprena’s asylum case. Outside,…

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