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Dispute with U.S. energy trader worsens Haiti's fuel crisis

PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - A dispute between Haiti and a U.S. energy trading firm is leading to long blackouts and fuel shortages in the Caribbean nation, feeding anger at President Jovenel Moise’s government following the collapse of a supply deal with Venezuela last year.


A family split between the US and Haiti dreads loss of legal status

Marie is 66 years old and still lives in the compound where she grew up, in the hills of Laboule, beyond Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince. At two stories tall, her house towers over those clustered around it, where her brothers, sisters, children and grandchildren live. But she’s not yet living in he


Lapin confirmed as Haiti’s new prime minister

Port-au-Prince (AFP) – Haiti’s President Jovenel Moise on Tuesday confirmed Jean-Michel Lapin in his post as the country’s new prime minister, just weeks after the Chamber of Deputies censured his predecessor’s six-month-old government.


How Haiti Got Free

I vividly remember the rush I felt after my first encounter with the story of the Haitian Revolution. It was a sudden and miraculous sense that everything was not as it seemed, that it had never been, and that I had much to learn. A massive uprising of enslaved people became a 12-year fight for inde


Sweat Records Announces Move From Its Longtime Little Haiti Home

In its 14 years of existence, Sweat Records has endured everything from hurricanes to break-ins. However, it's no match for Miami's latest disaster: gentrification, which is quickly sucking the city dry of any unique characteristics. According to Sweat cofounder Lauren "Lolo" Reskin, the landlord ha


Kramder – Little Haiti

Quality house music is currently coming from all corners of the globe. Twenty-year-old French producer Kramder looks to add his name to the table with his latest offering on Uprise Music. ‘Little Haiti’ comes as a breath of fresh air with a French disco influence reminiscent of the likes of Daft Pun


2019 Hockey Humanitarian Award winner Bunz had life changed by trip to Haiti

BUFFALO, N.Y. — A teenage trip to earthquake-devastated Haiti in 2012 changed the life of Wisconsin senior defenseman Jake Bunz. And it changed the direction of an orphanage in that poverty-stricken nation.


Coast Guard returns 33 migrants to Haiti

MIAMI — The U.S. Coast Guard has returned 33 migrants to Haiti who agents intercepted at sea earlier this week. The agency said in a news release that the 27 men and six women who had been trying to enter the United States were returned to Haiti on Friday.


Local Haiti Mission excited to be able to ship containers to the mission this spring

After the disappointing development early this year of not being able to travel to Haiti for their annual medical mission trip, the Holy Family Catholic Cluster’s Haiti Mission group was worried that they might not be able to help much this year. However, the group recently received some good news.


PIH Leader Addresses UN on Women, Girls’ Situation in Haiti

Loune Viaud, executive director of Zanmi Lasante, as Partners In Health is known in Haiti, urged members of the UN Security Council to support more equitable health care options for women and girls in Haiti, to help end sexual and gender-based violence, and to ensure increased participation of women


Special Report: Massacres in Haiti – Pacifica’s Margaret Prescod

An unknown number of Haitians were killed, raped, and burned alive in La Saline, Haiti, the home of African Diaspora liberation. Margaret Prescod talks about what she found. MARC STEINER: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Marc Steiner, great to have you with us.


Doctor wounded in Haiti undergoes surgery at Delray Medical Center

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. - A 58-year-old Fort Lauderdale doctor who was shot earlier this month while volunteering in Haiti and was being treated at the Delray Medical Center underwent a six-hour surgery Thursday and still has two more to go.


Orphanage Founder and Former Catholic Brother, Michael Geilenfeld, Arrested in Dominican Republic

Michael Geilenfeld, a native of Iowa and founder of the “Maison Saint-Joseph” orphanage in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, was arrested in the Dominican Republic on Saturday. “Brother” Michael Geilenfeld was sent to Haiti in 1983 by the Missionaries of Charity where he established an orphanage. According to


UN votes to end peacekeeping operations in Haiti on Oct. 15

UNITED NATIONS – The U.N. Security Council has voted unanimously to completely end its peacekeeping operations in Haiti on Oct. 15 and establish a political mission to support government efforts to promote order and development in Latin America's poorest country.


Caribbean Currents: Haiti Fashion Week provides a showcase for undiscovered talent

It’s always great to hear good news coming out of Haiti. Right?. Well, New York Fashion Week ain’t got nothing on Haiti Fashion Week (now known as HFW). Emerging fashion designers are stepping out into the spotlight to showcase their work as the Embassy of Haiti continues to provide a platform to pu


America’s Voice Education Fund Responds to Federal Judge’s Decision to Block Termination of TPS for Haiti

Decision Provides Brief Reprieve, Does Not Change Urgency to Pass Dream and Promise Act. U.S. District Judge William F. Kuntz of the Eastern District of New York issued a nationwide temporary injunction preventing DHS from terminating Temporary Protected Status (TPS), for Haitians. The following is


Bahamas, Haiti, Dominican Republic and Jamaica are major illicit drug producing and transit countries, says latest US report

WASHINGTON, USA – The 2018 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR), Volume One on Chemical and Drug Control, published by the US State Department, has listed The Bahamas, the Dominican Republic and Jamaica as “Major Illicit Drug Producing and Major Drug-Transit Countries.” Also, on t


South Florida missionary survives harrowing encounter in Haiti

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. - A South Florida missionary is now recovering in a Palm Beach County hospital after he and his charity group were ambushed by dozens of armed robbers last week in Haiti.


Harvest Craft provides sustainable food for Haiti

(This story was originally published in print on Apr. 11, 2019). “I remember us being at the Caf dreaming about this,” said Biola alumnus Sam Miyadai. The non-profit marketing director has been working for Harvest Craft since his fellow students started the organization. The organization, co-founded


Special Report: Haitian Resistance is Rising; US Complicity in Atrocities (2/2)

An unknown number of Haitians were killed, raped, and burned alive in La Saline, Haiti, the home of African Diaspora liberation. Margaret Prescod talks about what she found. MARC STEINER: Welcome, everyone. This is Marc Steiner here for The Real News.