President of Haiti discussed migration and natural disaster with Mexican homologue Peña Nieto, in Cacun

May 26, 2017
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Following his assistance of the investiture ceremony of the Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno, on Wednesday, Haitian President Jovenel Moise, yesterday met with his Mexican homologue Peña Nieto, in Cancun, on the sidelines of the work of the 5th Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction.

President Jovenel Moise's 1st foreign trip; in Ecuador for the investiture of President-elect Lenin Moreno

During the meeting, the two heads of States discussed at length the situation of Haitian immigrants who remain in Mexico in their attempt to reach the United States. More than 15.000 Haitians who previously were admitted in Brazil after the 2010 earthquake have left the south american country on foot due to political and economic crisis, but are now stuck at the Mexican border since the new US administration won't grant them humanitarian asylum.

Mexico braces itself to receive thousands of undocumented Haitians from the U.S

President Moise thanked his Mexican counterpart and agreed that the migration phenomenon must be addressed from a co-responsibility approach. President Moise also celebrated that this year the first graduates will return to their homeland through the program "300 scholarships for Haiti", after having completed their studies in Mexico. 

During the meeting, the importance of the Infrastructure Fund for Countries of Mesoamerica and the Caribbean, which has supported the implementation, development and strengthening of medical facilities in Haiti, was discussed.

As part of his participation in the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, Peña Nieto underscored Mexico's  support for Haiti in situations of natural disasters such as Hurricane Matthew in 2016 and the earthquake of 2010.


Worrying brain drain in Haiti as young professionals move to Chile due to unemployment

May 25, 2017
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Many more young people want to leave the country because of the persistent socio-economic crisis.

"I left Haiti because of unemployment. I studied veterinary science, but I could not find a job. I was obliged to give up my Christian faith to go and sell the lottery, so that I could support myself and my family. Despite everything, I could not make ends meet, " recalls Faniel Pierre, 42, from Fort Liberté, located in northeastern Haiti, one of the poorest regions of the country . Pierre curren...

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UN Secretary General wants $40 million of unspent MINUSTAH money to fund cholera victims

May 25, 2017
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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is proposing to pay some $ 40 million of unspent money by the peacekeepers stationed in Haiti to a fund to help victims of cholera in that country.

In a report to the UN General Assembly, due to be held in June, Guterres recommended a series of measures to address the serious funding problem of the aid fund.

It was planned to raise $ 400 million over two years, but only 2% of this was paid by the member states.

Mr Guterres relaunched all member countries by ...

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President Moise held bilateral meeting with Cuban Vice-President while in Ecuador

May 25, 2017
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In the evening of Tuesday, May 23, 2017, the President of the Republic, Jovenel Moïse, held a high-level bilateral meeting with the First Vice-President of the Republic of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel.

The meeting allowed the Haitian Head of State to meet with the Cuban Vice President on various subjects of national interest and in connection with the continued cooperation between Cuba and Haiti.

During this one-on-one meeting, the President of the Republic addressed with his interlocutor issues r...

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Former Haitian President Rene Preval died of natural causes, according to autopsy report

May 25, 2017
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The autopsy, carried out in Haiti and the United States, on the body of former Haitian president René Préval, who died on March 3 at 74, concludes a natural death, said Wednesday the government commissioner of Port- au-Prince. "The results of the autopsy suggest that this is a chronic disease that caused the death of President René Préval: there is no violence, there are no traces of" Poisoning so there is no one to prosecute, " said Clamé-Ocnam Daméus, the government commissioner (equi...

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Haitian Ambassador to the US said that Haitian government is satisfied with the 6 months TPS extension

May 24, 2017
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Haitian ambassador to the United States, Paul Altidor, have told American officials that the current Haitian government is relatively satisfied with the short 6 months extension of the Temporary Protected Status, for more than 58.000 undocumented Haitian citizens who were granted the special status following a catastrophic earthquake in Haiti in 2010.

The comment of the Haitian ambassador which does not seem to be in line with those who will be facing deportation once the status is over, was a...

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President Jovenel Moise's 1st foreign trip; in Ecuador for the investiture of President-elect Lenin Moreno

May 24, 2017

Haitian President Jovenel Moise, accompanied with the First Lady, Martine Moise, on Tuesday was one of eight heads of States who arrived at the International Airport Marisca Sucre in Quito, Ecuador, to assist the investiture ceremony of Ecuadorian President-elect Lenin Moreno on Wednesday, May 24th, 2017.

This visit of Jovenel Moise to Ecuador is his first foreign trip since he was sworn in as President of Haiti last February 7th.

President Moise was received by the Ecuadorian Minister of Fore...

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Haitian Police dispersed with tear gas, textile workers demanding wage increase

May 23, 2017

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Working men and women will remain mobilized until their demands are met, despite a call by the government to resume operations at the National Park of Industrial Parks (SONAPI).

The protests that paralyzed the activities at Sonapi since Friday May 19th continued, Monday 22 of May 2017, observes AlterPresse.

After the protest on Friday May 19 in Port-au-Prince, several thousands of workers, early this morning, still gained the streets of the capital, demanding a daily...

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Haitian President receives delegation from European Investment Bank

May 23, 2017
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A delegation from the European Investment Bank (EIB), led by Pim van Ballekom, EIB Vice-President responsible for Caribbean lending, is visiting Haiti following the appointment of the new government to explore Financing for investment projects in that country.

On his first visit to the country, Vice President Pim van Ballekom and his colleagues discussed funding opportunities with the Haitian authorities, including Haiti President Jovenel Moïse, Central Bank Governor Jean Baden Dubois, and mi...

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Haitian Customs authorities have reinstated the ban on some Dominican products

May 23, 2017
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Haitian Customs and Immigration authorities reversed a provision implemented by the previous administration of Jocelerme Privert, allowing Dominican products to enter the country, and on Monday morning they returned to seize the products that were already purchased by Haitian customers.

Among the products that Haitian customs inspectors and police agents seized and destroyed in the presence of buyers were eggs, raw and frozen chicken meat, potatoes, yuca, pasta, onions, ...

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