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Hearing on human rights abuses, impunity in Haiti open to public
Haiti

Hearing on human rights abuses, impunity in Haiti open to public

On Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. Eastern Time, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), will hold a virtual hearing on impunity for ongoing human rights violations and lack of judicial independence in Haiti. IACHR, an organ of the Organization of American States (OAS), is allowing the public to register for a Zoom broadcast.

Biden win met with mix of relief, coolness and optimism for Haiti
Elections, Latest News

Biden win met with mix of relief, coolness and optimism for Haiti

Democrat Joseph R. Biden’s victory won’t change much in Haiti, mired as the country is in economic inequality and political unrest, some observers say. Others, mostly policy experts, insist the new United States administration will have significant influence as Haiti moves forward — with an early, key test being how well Haiti carries out its own elections in 2021.

A doctor’s dream for the future
Columns, Travel

A doctor’s dream for the future

Between college courses, he worked as a medical translator for two clinics staffed by volunteers coming from the U.S. Nurses from one of the clinics knew of Plonquet’s dream and recognized his determination. They offered to pay for his medical schooling at Université Quisqueya in Port-au-Prince.

Hurricane
Columns, Nonprofits, Travel

Hurricane

Hundreds of charities directed their focus to the country when the hurricanes hit. Mike and I received calls and emails from our connections involved with international relief. They knew emergency procedures, but not the island. They were heading to the northwest sector, near Gonaives, where the most severe destruction occurred. We asked, but no one was interested in the south where Lamontay lay.

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