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BAJI: Black activists call for halt to deportation of 50,000 Haitians and 4,000 Somalis.

The 60-day notification deadline for Temporary Protected Status re-designation is rapidly approaching, on May 23, 2017, for Haitian nationals. If re-designation is not granted, as many as 50,000 Haitians living across the United States will be stripped of work authorization and will be prioritized for ICE removal. ICE is ...

- San Francisco Bay View - US

Filmmaker Jonathan Demme, Director Of 'Silence Of The Lambs,' Dies At 73.

Filmmaker Jonathan Demme died this morning in his New York apartment, of complications from esophageal cancer. He was 73 years old. Demme had the seemingly effortless ability to cross over from big budget Hollywood movies like "Silence of the Lambs" and "Philadelphia" to documentaries about Haiti and rockumentaries about ...

- NPR - US

Senators plead with Trump administration to let 50,000 Haitians stay.

The Trump administration is weighing an end to immigration protections for Haitians next January.         

- USA TODAY - US

What happens to migrants when the U.S. closes its borders.

Over the past year, 16,000 Haitians arrived at the Mexico-U.S. border seeking asylum. The majority of these Haitian migrants made a monthslong journey across Central and South America from Brazil, where they had settled after fleeing the devastation of the 2010 earthquake in their homeland. The journey north was not

- VICE News - US

What happens to migrants when the U.S. closes its borders.

Over the past year, 16,000 Haitians arrived at the Mexico-U.S. border seeking asylum. The majority of these Haitian migrants made a months-long journey across Central and South America from Brazil, where they had settled after fleeing the devastation of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. The journey north was not easy;

- VICE News - US

Former Haiti coup leader pleads guilty in US drug case.

- The leader of a 2004 coup that toppled Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide pleaded guilty yesterday to a money laundering charge related to an international drug trafficking scheme, the US Department of Justice said.

- Stabroek News - GY

Two killed as heavy rains batter Haiti’s south.

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti — At least two people were killed and several houses destroyed as heavy rains associated with two surface troughs battered the south of this Caribbean Community country for the past three days.

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

Former Haiti Coup Leader Pleads Guilty in US Drug Case.

A Haitian politician and former coup leader has pleaded guilty in a U.S. court to conspiring to launder drug money.  Guy Philippe took a plea deal Monday, admitting to a Miami court that he accepted more than $1.5 million from drug smugglers while he was a high ranking police official in Haiti. The deal will likely ...

- Voice of America - US

How Utah Symphony is improving the lives of young Haitian musicians.

For violinist Yuki MacQueen, the purpose of the Utah Symphony's trip to Haiti last month is embodied in a 14-year-old boy...

- Deseret News - US

Former Haiti coup leader pleads guilty in US drug case.

The leader of a 2004 coup that toppled Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide pleaded guilty on Monday to a money laundering charge related to an international drug trafficking scheme, the U.S. Department of Justice said.

- GMA News - PH

Former Haiti coup leader pleads guilty in U.S. drug case.

The leader of a 2004 coup that toppled Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide pleaded guilty on Monday to a money laundering charge related to an international drug trafficking scheme, the U.S. Department of Justice said. Guy Philippe, 49, admitted to one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering stemming from his ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Haiti leader expected to plead guilty in US drug case

MIAMI — A former Haitian coup leader is expected to avoid a life sentence in a plea deal he's scheduled to make in a U.S. court.

- Billings Gazette - US

Haiti leader expected to plead guilty in US drug case

MIAMI " A former Haitian coup leader is expected to avoid a life sentence in a plea deal he's scheduled to make in a U.S. court.Federal court records in Miami show Guy Philippe will plead guilty Monday. Philippe had been scheduled...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Mexico's 'Mama Africa' Welcomes Migrants on a Long Journey

An unmarked hotel along the Mexico-Guatemala border has become a frequent stop for weary migrants from parts of Africa and Haiti heading north.

- Global Voices - US

50,000 Haitian Americans fear deportation if U.S. does not renew their protected status

In the dozen years she has lived in the U.S., Farah Larrieux has built a successful career in southern Florida as a bilingual television host and Haitian American community activist. Elizabeth Fabien enjoys a comfortable life centered on her business as a financial planner in Orlando. And Jean...

- Los Angeles Times - US

DHS John Kelly may Stop Visas, Work Permits for 50,000 Haitians

Homeland Security John Kelly will soon decide whether to send home roughly 50,000 Haitians who have been living in the United States on temporary visas since 2010.

- Breitbart - US

Guilty plea set for Haitian politician, coup leader

MIAMI — A guilty plea in a U.S. drug case is set for a former Haitian coup leader who was recently elected to the Senate in that country.

- Billings Gazette - US

Trump immigration agency wants to kick 50,000 Haitians out of US

President Trump's immigration agency is recommending that the U.S. end temporary protections by next January for 50,000 Haitians allowed to remain in the United States following a series of natural disasters that have crippled the poverty-stricken Caribbean nation.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Guilty plea set for Haitian politician, coup leader

MIAMI " A guilty plea in a U.S. drug case is set for a former Haitian coup leader who was recently elected to the Senate in that country.Federal court records in Miami show Guy Philippe is scheduled to plead guilty Monday....

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

U.N. To Pull Controversial Peacekeepers From Haiti

Some say they brought a measure of stability. But they also brought cholera — and have been accused of sexual abuse.

- NPR - US

Senior immigration official calls for end to temporary protection for Haitians

WASHINGTON, DC, USA — The acting director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services James McCament has issued a recommendation that the United States end temporary protections, by next January, for 50,000 Haitians who are allowed to remain in the US following a series of natural disasters that have crippled the ...

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

The European Union increases its support for Haiti

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 21 April 2017 Commissioner Neven Mimica announces further EU support to Haiti on an official visit to the country During an official visit to Haiti after the appointment of a new Government, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica announced a new ...

- EU - EU

Trump immigration agency wants to kick 50,000 Haitians out of the USA

Agency says nation has recovered enough from natural disasters to end protections next January.         

- USA TODAY - US

How to reduce risk from extreme weather events

Source: UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction Country: Colombia, Haiti, Peru, World Events such as the Colombia mudslide, the recent Peru floods, and last October's Hurricane Matthew in Haiti, highlight the need to address the underlying social and economic forces that place human settlements at risk.By Robert Glasser, ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Trump agency wants to end temporary protection for 50,000 Haitians in U.S.

Agency says conditions in the poverty-stricken nation after natural disasters have improved enough to end protections.         

- USA TODAY - US

Haiti's cholera victims still can't get what they need from the UN

The United Nations is once again denying proper justice to victims of cholera in Haiti. Perhaps the UN hopes it can make good by apologising, which it did at the end of 2016, and accepting that it was at least partly involved in the initial outbreak of the disease. But this isn't enough. And while it promises to prevent ...

- The Conversation - UK

UN mission in Haiti to be replaced in October

The UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti will gradually cease operations over the next six months and be replaced by a smaller successor mission, the UN Mission for Justice Support in Haiti , the United Nations has announced. MINUSTAH totaled 4,775 personnel, including individual

- Jane’s - US

Brickbat: We're from the United Nations

According to an internal United Nations report, 134 UN peacekeepers from Sri Lanka sexually abused children in Haiti. While 114 of them were sent home, none served any prison time for their crimes. There have been nearly 2,200 accusations of sexual abuse against UN peacekeepers in the last 12 years.

- Reason.com - US

Haiti: UN inaugurates water supply system in Lascahobas as part of anti-cholera fight

Historically, the people in the Madan Mak and Loncy areas of the Lascahobas Commune have always had serious problems with access to safe drinking water.

- UN - INT

UN inaugurates water supply system in Lascahobas as part of anti-cholera fight in Haiti

Source: UN News Service Country: Haiti The UN-backed national and international efforts have led to a 90 per cent reduction in the number of suspected cases of cholera compared with the peak of the epidemic in 2011.17 April 2017 – Historically, the people in the Madan Mak and Loncy areas of the Lascahobas Commune have ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

U.S. Envoy Says U.N. Peacekeepers Must Be Punished for Sexual Abuse

Her appeal came after she cited an Associated Press investigation into a child sex ring in Haiti involving Sri Lankan peacekeepers

- TIME Magazine - US

Security Council decides UN Mission in Haiti will close by October; approves smaller follow-on operation

Recognizing the “major milestone” Haiti has achieved toward stabilization following recent elections, the Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations mission in the island nation for a final six-month period and authorized a smaller successor peacekeeping mission.

- UN - INT

The U.N. Just Unanimously Voted to End Its Peacekeeping Mission in Haiti

Its mission had been in Haiti for more than a decade

- TIME Magazine - US

Security Council decides UN Mission in Haiti will close by October; approves smaller follow-on operation

Recognizing the “major milestone” Haiti has achieved toward stabilization following recent elections, the Security Council today extended mandate of the United Nations mission in the island nation for a final six-month period and authorized a smaller successor peacekeeping mission.

- UN - INT

Haiti: Recent political advances set stage to address pressing challenges, says UN envoy

Highlighting improvements in Haiti's political situation, including the recent elections and opportunities to address longstanding disputes, the senior United Nations official in the island nation has urged the international community to continue its partnership with Haiti and its people to help consolidate the gains ...

- UN - INT

Jacob Kushner Visits University of Wisconsin-Madison

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 12:00PM to Friday, March 31, 2017 - 3:30PMMadison, WIJacob KushnerPulitzer Center grantee returns to his alma mater to discuss his reporting from Haiti, advise students and consider 'truth, trust and the future of journalism." Journalist on Campus

- Pulitzer Center - US

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