Frederick Douglass, Haiti, and Diplomacy

Black Perspectives, By Brandon Byrd, February 11, 2017 Frederick Douglass was doing an amazing job and deserved more and more recognition. That idea dawned on Republican President Benjamin Harrison soon after he took up residence in the White House. And so, in June 1889, he chose Douglass as the next U.S. minister resident and consul general […]

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New Book: Who Owns Haiti?

Who Owns Haiti?: People, Power, and Sovereignty Hardcover – February 28, 2017 “A timely collection of articles by some of the leading and emerging scholars and specialists on Haiti, offering a wide range of critical perspectives on the question and meaning of sovereignty in Haiti.”—Alex Dupuy, coauthor of The Prophet and Power: Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the […]

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Haitian-born filmmaker doing the island proud

Philadelphia Tribune, By Darryl Bell, February 11, 2017 Until about a week ago, I had never heard of Raoul Peck. Who is he? He is a native son of Haiti born in Port-au-Prince in 1953. He was the former minister of culture from 1996 to 1997. During the administration of François Duvalier, young Peck felt […]

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Black History Highlight: Michaëlle Jean, Canada’s First Black Governor General

L’UNION Suite, February 10, 2017 Michaëlle Jean, born September 6, 1957 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, is a Canadian journalist and documentarian who was Canada’s 27th governor-general and the first person black person to hold that post. She later became the first woman to serve as secretary-general of the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie. Jean’s family was descended […]

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Haiti Wants To Benefit From Morocco’s Electric Production Expertise

Curaçao Chronicle, February 10, 2017 RABAT – Haitian foreign minister Pierrot Delienne voiced the wish of his country to benefit from the Moroccan expertise in relation with electric production, said a statement by the house of representatives. The Republic of Haiti aims to boost its production capacity by 60 megawatts within 5years, said Delienne in […]

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Peacekeeping chief points to changes in mandate of UN mission

UN News Centre, 10 February 2017 While the security situation in Haiti is “not perfect,” solid progress has been made over the past few years, the head of United Nations peacekeeping operations has said, stressing that the Organization is considering a change in the mandate of the UN Stabilization Mission in the island nation, known as […]

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Jovenel Moise Sworn in as Haiti’s New President

ABC News, By David Mcfadden, Associated Press Port-Au-Prince, Haiti — Feb 7, 2017, 6:03 PM ET Jovenel Moise was sworn in Tuesday as Haiti’s president for the next five years after a bruising two-year election cycle, inheriting a chronically struggling economy and a deeply divided society. (Photo:  Haiti’s President Jovenel Moise sits with his wife […]

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EU delegates meet with new Haiti president, boost aid

Yahoo News, AFPFebruary 8, 2017 Port-au-Prince (AFP) – A European Union delegation in Haiti for Tuesday’s inauguration of President Jovenel Moise announced it was increasing EU aid to the poverty-stricken island to boost growth and help it recover from devastating storm damage. (Photo:  New Haitian President Jovenel Moise reviews and greets the troops during his inauguration […]

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Caricom pledges support for Haiti

Jamaica Observer, Thursday, February 09, 2017 PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — Chairman of the Caribbean Community (Caricom), President David Granger says the regional integration grouping welcomes the transfer of power in Haiti after the French-speaking Caricom country inaugurated its 58th head of state on Tuesday. Granger, the Guyana head of state, who represented Caricom at […]

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Canada announces $70M in development aid for Haiti

Fox News World, Published February 08, 2017 Associated Press PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Canada has announced roughly $70 million in development aid for Haiti a day after the poor country returned to a democratically elected government. The funding is intended to improve conditions for Haitians, particularly for women and children. Wednesday’s announcement came a day after Jovenel […]

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