Amadeus Institute awards 9th Medays Grand Prix to former Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe

December 7, 2016

The Amadeus Institute awarded the 9th Medays Grand Prix to Haiti on Wednesday, December 7th in Tangier, in solidarity with the Haitian people who endure natural disasters. This consecration coincides with the official opening of the Medays Forum (December 7-10).

The Prize was awarded by Brahim Fassi El Fihri, founding president of the Amadeus Institute, to Laurent Lamothe, Prime Minister of Haiti.
The Haitian people have suffered greatly in recent months after the destructive passage of the hurricane, which has caused significant material and human damage.
Haiti suffers from the consequences of climate change. At the COP22 in Marrakech, Haiti has pleaded alongside Morocco for significant financial support from the international community to adapt to climate change. It should be noted that the Kingdom is committed to strengthening a strategic partnership with island countries.
It should be recalled that the Medays Forum in Tangier will adopt a declaration strongly supporting the return of Morocco to the African Union (AU), with the support of thirty representatives of African countries.
Brahim Fassi El Fihri recently told Le360 that "the appeal of Tangier reflects the interest of the African countries in an immediate return of the kingdom within its natural African family", in view of the Summit of the chiefs Of the AU to be held on 27 January in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Former heads of state, ex-prime ministers, as well as several African and European ministers are present at the Medays Forum.
The 9th edition was to be enhanced by the participation of former CIA boss Wolsey James, the current security advisor to US President Donald Trump.
As for France, it is represented by Jean-Marie Le Guen, the new minister of la Francophonie, a close friend of Manuel Valls, former French Prime Minister and candidate for the presidential election.
Former Minister Jean-Louis Borlo will speak to take stock of the COP22 in Marrakech and his project to electrify Africa.

The Vatican condemns "with rigor" post electoral violence in Haiti

December 7, 2016
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The presidential and legislative elections, which took place on November 20, would have been won in the first round by Jovenel Moïse, the candidate chosen by former president Michel Martelly, and his party.

According to local media, he would have obtained 55% of the vote. But this result was not recognized by three other candidates, who each claim victory. Several violent demonstrations have taken place in recent days. Episodes that add to a chaotic general situation.

The island is, moreover,...

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Three schools in Haiti burned down

December 7, 2016

Three schools in south Haiti, the area hardest hit by last month's Hurricane, have been attack in an apparent act of arson.

The Ministry of Education on Wednesday released a statement saying that it was "Deeply concerned by the criminal attacks on schools in the South, particularly in the national congregational schools St Joseph de Torbeck, Justin Lhérisson and Boisrond Tonnerre who were burned down ..."

The Ministry condemned any and all acts of violence aiming to prevent children from ret...

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Mexico records the birth of first baby of stranded Haitian immigrants

December 7, 2016
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Mexican Health authorities inform that they have recorded what they believe to be, the birth of the first baby of stranded Haitian immigrants.

Stecy came into the world on Sunday, at the General Hospital in Tijuana, becoming the first Haitian-Mexican born in Tijuana. New born Stecy and her mother were both discharged from the hospital after presenting a good health. They are currently staying at the Casa Madre Assunta, a shelter for women and children. Casey's father ...

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130 Haitian Children arrived at Mexico-US border in Tijuana

December 6, 2016

The arrival of Haitian children continues to grow on the Tijuana border. Just this weekend some 130 children, some accompanied by relatives and others without. They came from their long trip to Central America, from Brazil, on foot, to finally arrive in Mexicali, hoping to begin the process of setting up an asylum application on the other side of the border, in the USA.

On Saturday, a group of migrants arrived directly at the El Chaparral, seeking an appointment to begin the asylum process, mo...

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UN Special Representative in Haiti condemns attack against journalists

December 6, 2016
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The Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN) in Haiti, Trinidad and Sandra Honoré, deplores the attacks and intimidation against citizens and journalists in the performance of their duties in a communiqué dated 1st December 2016 and transmitted to AlterPresse.

The head of the UN Mission for Stabilization in Haiti (MINUSTAH) calls on everyone to reject "any incitement or use of violence, defamation, intimidation of any kind" and to refrain from any thing whic...

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Should the next president of Haiti, Jovenel Moise, break off diplomatic relations with Taiwan in favor of China?

December 5, 2016

Never in our history have we, as a nation, been obliged to re-evaluate one of our most delicate diplomatic relationships with one of our strongest and most important allies: The Republic of China, known as Taiwan.  However, the current legal status of Taiwan combined with our present socio-economic situation, the rapid globalization of the world and, the rise of the People's Republic of China as the globe's second largest economy and perhaps soon-to-be the world's largest, cannot leave Haiti ...

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Haiti President: Death of Fidel Castro is an "immeasurable loss for Latin America"

December 5, 2016
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The president of Haiti, Jocelerme Privert said Sunday in Santiago, Cuba that the Cuban people are not alone in their grief over the death of the leader of the Revolution, Fidel Castro Ruz, for Haitians and all peoples of the earth also cry .

Fidel was not only a leader of the island, but also a world leader, said the president, who arrived on December 2nd to Cuba to participate in the posthumous tribute to the former Commander in the Plaza of the Revolution Antonio Maceo Grajales in Santiago d...

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Undocumented Haitians in Mexico are given temporary residency

December 4, 2016
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Mexican immigration officials in Tijuana have announced that they have received 11 applications for residency for citizens of Haiti who wish to legalize their stay in Mexico.  

These 11 Haitian immigrants also already have a job waiting for them in a factory.

Last October, in response to the influx of Haitian immigrants coming from Brazil, seeking entry into the United States, the Mexican government said that they would give immigrants seeking asylum in the US, a temporary residency while their...

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Haiti's president to attend Fidel Castro's funeral in Cuba

December 3, 2016
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The provisional president, Jocelerme Privert, left the country on Friday, December 2, 2016, in the direction of Santiago (Cuba), to attend the official funeral of former President Fidel Castro Ruz, scheduled for Sunday, December 4, 2016.

Fidel Castro Ruz, the famous leader of the Cuban revolution, overthrew the dictatorial regime of General Fulgencio Batista, died at the age of 90, in Havana, Cuba, on Friday, November 25, 2016.

In this context, the national flag is ...

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