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US Officials Silent about American Mercenaries Released to their Custody Despite Hints of their Involvement
Haiti, Special Reports

US Officials Silent about American Mercenaries Released to their Custody Despite Hints of their Involvement

Since the return of the detained contractors, the US government has made no public remarks about the case. On Friday, Feb. 22, the State Department held an informal telephone briefing for members of Congress and staff interested in the case. In response to questions about details concerning the Americans or what the group was doing in Haiti, the official on the call apparently provided no specifics. But those questions are unlikely to stop.

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Haitians in France: The Youth and Their Search For Haiti
France, Latest News, Special Reports

Haitians in France: The Youth and Their Search For Haiti

A new generation of French-Haitians—those who were born in France—is just entering adulthood, and for them, the media has played an unusually big role in their perception of Haiti. Many don’t manage to visit, so their information comes from two sources—stories from their parents and a media establishment in France that is largely white, and often criticized for rarely covering stories about France’s millions of immigrants.

Haitians in France: A First Look Into Their Lives and Community
France, Latest News, Special Reports

Haitians in France: A First Look Into Their Lives and Community

What is unusual about Haitians in France are the many gaps in the public’s understanding as to their place in French society. This is odd because Haiti and France are so deeply connected. Unlike Miami and New York, Paris has no Little Haiti. Few permanent community centers welcome Haitians here. No university in France is home to a Haitian studies institute.

We set out to fill some of these gaps. Perhaps unsurprisingly, information was hard to come by and the picture we assembled is complex.

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