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Of Haiti, Venezuela and the Trump Administration
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Of Haiti, Venezuela and the Trump Administration

Haitian Foreign Minister Antonio Rodrigue speaking on Jun. 4 at the 48th OAS General Assembly in Washington, DC. Credit: Juan Manuel Herrera/OAS By Garry Pierre-Pierre In his latest column, Haitian Times publisher Garry Pierre-Pierre discusses Haitian / Venezuela relations and why the United States’ push to freeze out Venezuela from the Organization of American States won’t…

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The Haitian Times Bids Adieu to ‘Kreyolfest’
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The Haitian Times Bids Adieu to ‘Kreyolfest’

The Haitian Times organized Kreyolfest for 17 of its 19 years of existence. Again, I am sad to say that this year, we were left with no choice but to cancel this year’s event—perhaps forever. As of this writing, we have no plans of bringing it back. There simply isn’t enough support for such a large-scale event in New York.

Haitian Community Leaders Can Get Groove Back
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Haitian Community Leaders Can Get Groove Back

A number of Haitians have made great political and professional strides in New York. However, does their success translate to a vibrant Haitian community?

In his latest column, Haitian Times publisher Garry Pierre-Pierre contrasts the individual success of those in the community with the overall strength of Haitians as a whole in New York, all the while questioning the efficacy of “self-proclaimed leaders” in the community.

Haitian Leaders in NY Rekindle Glory Days
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Haitian Leaders in NY Rekindle Glory Days

By Garry Pierre-Pierre In the song “Glory Days,” Bruce Springsteen tells the story of a high-school baseball star whose potential never rose beyond his aspirations and years later, can’t stop talking about his high school days.   That sad jingle is an apt metaphor for the Haitian community here in NYC. We appear to be…

Why Haitians Tend to Cannibalize Their Own
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Why Haitians Tend to Cannibalize Their Own

There is a long tradition of Diaspora Haitians who throw themselves in the mix to help their country or community. There are plenty of examples where members of the Diaspora, motivated by altruism and a desire to make a difference, bring themselves down from their “celebrity” status to help the country, only to be demonized after being deified.

The Pakistan-ization of America Is Almost Complete
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The Pakistan-ization of America Is Almost Complete

Armed security guards accompanying a tourist tour on an excursion last year through Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city . by Garry Pierre-Pierre Since the weeks following the World Trade Center disaster on that balmy day in September of 2001, the America we used to live in has ceased to exist. It would have been a dereliction…

Haiti’s Folly: Bringing Back Its Army
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Haiti’s Folly: Bringing Back Its Army

Haiti has got to be the unluckiest country in the world, having been led by a coterie of miscreants and misguided leaders who always put self above country. They have failed, over and over, to provide steady and realistic leadership in order to get the country in the ranks of states that prioritize the rule…

Here We Go Again
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Here We Go Again

In today’s ‘Warped Lens‘, Garry Pierre-Pierre holds a mirror to Haitian-American leadership and questions their insufficient commitment to address racial inequalities and injustices facing Haitians back home and abroad. SUPPORT TO READ MORE Sign in to your account.

Haitians Should Pursue Economic and Political Empowerment
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Haitians Should Pursue Economic and Political Empowerment

The other day, a friend observed that when there was a lack in Haitian-American political elected officials in government, we the people garnered more resources from politicians. Perhaps the thinking goes a little bit like this: “Now that we have our own in office, they should know what our needs are and take care of them.”

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