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Haiti By Force.

Fault Lines investigates the legacy and impact of sex abuse by UN peacekeepers in Haiti.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Haiti Action Committee denounces the attempted assassination of former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.

Yesterday, there was an assassination attempt against former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide, Haiti's first democratically elected president. President Aristide had been summoned to appear as a witness in a court case. While returning from court, his motorcade was attacked by armed Haitian police. A number of people were ...

- San Francisco Bay View - US

Protests in Haiti after reported attempt on life of Aristide.

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti – Supporters of former president Jean Bertrand Aristide staged a protest here late Monday after reports emerged that he had survived an assassination attempt on his life.

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

Haiti police deny attempt on Aristide's life.

Haitian police are rejecting claims by ex-President Jean-Bertrand Aristide's associates that he was the target of an assassination attempt.

- FOX News - US

Haiti lawmakers approve new prime minister.

Haiti's lower house has ratified President Jovenel Moise's candidate for prime minister, finally filling the country's No.

- FOX News - US

Haitian Lawmakers Confirm Lafontant as Prime Minister.

Haiti’s lower house of parliament confirmed Jack Guy Lafontant as prime minister Tuesday morning after more than 18 straight hours of deliberations. Lafontant won the backing of house members by a vote of 95-6, with two members abstaining. He had been approved by the Senate last Thursday after its own 17-hour marathon ...

- Voice of America - US

Mozilla beats rivals, patches Firefox's Pwn2Own bug.

Mozilla last week patched a Firefox vulnerability just a day after it was revealed during Pwn2Own, the first vendor to fix a flaw disclosed at the hacking contest. "Congrats to #Mozilla for being the first vendor to patch vuln disclosed during #Pwn2Own," tweeted the Zero Day Initiative Monday. ZDI, the bug brokerage run by ...

- CIO.com - US

UN chief Antonio Guterres proposes to end Haiti peacekeeping mission.

The mission was deployed in 2004 in the impoverished country.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

UN proposes shutting down Haiti peacekeeping mission.

The mission was deployed in 2004 after the departure of president Jean-Bertrand Aristide The post UN proposes shutting down Haiti peacekeeping mission appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Mozilla beats rivals, patches Firefox's Pwn2Own bug.

Mozilla last week patched a Firefox vulnerability just a day after it was revealed during Pwn2Own, the first vendor to fix a flaw disclosed at the hacking contest."Congrats to #Mozilla for being the first vendor to patch vuln disclosed during #Pwn2Own," tweeted the Zero Day Initiative Monday. ZDI, the bug brokerage run by ...

- ITworld - US

New hospital opens in isolated area of southern Haiti.

A new hospital has been opened in a remote section of southern Haiti where residents once had to travel for hours on rutted roads to reach a relatively well equipped medical center.

- FOX News - US

UN chief calls for Haiti peacekeeping mission to end Oct. 15

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- FOX News - US

Lawyers: Attackers shoot at motorcade carrying Aristide

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti " At least two people were wounded Monday when shots were fired at a motorcade carrying former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, lawyers for the ex-leader and a close political associate said.Yvon Feuille,...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

New hospital opens in isolated area of southern Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti " A new hospital has been opened in a remote section of southern Haiti where residents once had to travel for hours on rutted roads to reach a relatively well equipped medical center.In a Monday statement,...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Fire engulfs popular marketplace in Haiti's capital

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti " A fire has engulfed much of a popular marketplace in Haiti's capital where hundreds of impoverished vendors sell their wares.The flames have destroyed numerous wooden stalls and a warehouse storing inventory...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Uruguay pulling troops out of UN mission in Haiti

Uruguay's president says his country is pulling its soldiers out of a United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti, where they have served since 2004.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Uruguay pulling troops out of UN mission in Haiti

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay " Uruguay's president says his country is pulling its soldiers out of a United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti, where they have served since 2004.Tabare Vazquez says the Uruguay mission will end this...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

UN Secretary General says it’s time for peacekeeping mission in Haiti to end

SECRETARY General of the United Nations General Assembly, António Guterres, says it is time for the 2,370 blue-helmeted soldiers in the peacekeeping mission in Haiti to head home after 13 years.

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

After Bringing Cholera to Haiti, U.N. Can’t Raise Money to Fight It

A fund created by the United Nations to help Haiti combat cholera, a disease introduced by peacekeepers in 2010, has little money. It is supposed to have $400 million.

- New York Times - US

UN leader calls for end to military mission in Haiti

After 13 years, it's time for United Nations soldiers in Haiti to leave, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a report to the U.N. Security Council this past week.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Haitian Senate condemns arrest, extradition of colleague

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti — The Haitian Senate has approved a resolution strongly condemning the arrest and extradition of Guy Philippe to the United States in January on drug trafficking charges.

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

No immunity in US case for Haitian politician, coup leader

MIAMI " A judge has rejected an immunity claim by a former Haitian coup leader and recent senator-elect who is charged in a U.S. drug case.The Miami federal judge ruled Friday that Guy Philippe cannot use his Nov. 20 election...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Stranded Haitian migrants seek new home on Mexico-U.S. border

Some 3,500 Haitians are now in the border cities of Tijuana and Mexicali, according to Mexican government data.

- FOX News - US

CISF contingent flagged off for UN mission to Haiti

A 140-member squad of paramilitary CISF was today flagged off for rendering United Nations mandated security duties in the Caribbean island of Haiti.

- Zee News - IN

Florida student starts club to make sure no one eats lunch alone

Haitian immigrant Denis Estimon remembers how isolated he felt when he first immigrated to the U.S. Now a popular senior at Boca Raton Community High School, Estimon is making sure no other student ever has to sit alone at lunchtime. Estimon has started a club called "We Dine Together," whose members seek out wallflowers in ...

- The Week - US

The week's good news: March 16, 2017

1. Haitian immigrant Denis Estimon remembers how isolated he felt when he first immigrated to the U.S. Now a popular senior at Boca Raton Community High School, Estimon is making sure no other student ever has to sit alone at lunchtime. Estimon has started a club called "We Dine Together," whose members seek out wallflowers ...

- The Week - US

First Haitian students to graduate from Army school in 56 years

For the first time in 56 years since the United States has provided training to Western Hemisphere countries, three Haitian Coast Guard medical personnel will graduate Thursday from the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Caribbean Immigrants on Miami's Climate Change Battleground

Above: A view of the commercial center in Miami's Little Haiti neighborhood. It’s 2040. Miami is flooding at unprecedented rates. Some neighborhoods are impassable, with water levels at ankle height or much higher during...

- New America Media - US

Following visit to Haiti, UN expert urges more aid for Hurricane Matthew victims

An independent United Nations expert on human rights today welcomed the recent completion of the electoral process as “remarkable progress” for the island nation, while he also urged the authorities to address the situation in prisons, and redouble efforts to help Haitians affected by Hurricane Matthew and the ...

- UN - INT

Following visit to Haiti, UN expert urges more aid for Hurricane Matthew victims

An independent United Nations expert on human rights is calling for redoubling of efforts to help Haitians affected by Hurricane Matthew.

- UN - INT

Bus in Haiti flees accident, kills 38

Another 13 people were injured in the crash which took place just before 4 am in Gonaives, a city of some 300,000 people located about 150 kilometers northwest of the capital Port-au-Prince

- Daily Monitor - UG

38 People Have Been Killed by a Bus After a Hit-and-Run Incident in Haiti

A further 13 pedestrians were injured as the coach sped away from the scene of an initial accident

- TIME Magazine - US

At Least 38 Are Killed by Driver Fleeing an Accident in Haiti

A bus initially hit two people at a bus stop in the northern part of the country. About three miles away, the driver crashed the bus into three parades.

- New York Times - US

Bus fleeing accident rams parade, kills 34 — officials

A bus speeding away from a hit-and-run accident plowed into dozens of street musicians in northern Haiti on Sunday, killing 34 people, officials said. The post Bus fleeing accident rams parade, kills 34 — officials appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Failed policies in Haiti fuel a post-hurricane food crisis

Tonnes of food aid do nothing to solve the bigger threat to Haiti posed by corruption, climate change and a collapsed agricultural sector

- UN - INT

UN calls for support to Haiti recovery plan as report reveals US $2.7 billion in hurricane losses

Source: UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction Country: Haiti The three-year recovery plan seeks to reduce disaster risks, improve multi-hazard early warning systems, and reduce the exposure of poor communities to the risk of storms, earthquakes and other hazards.6 March 2017 – There was a call today for urgent ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

UN calls for support to recovery plan as Haiti loses $2.7 billion in Hurricane Matthew

The United Nations office dedicated to disaster risk reduction today called for urgent support to improve disaster risk management in Haiti, following a damage assessment that shows the country lost $2.7 billion, or 32 per cent of gross domestic product , as a result of Hurricane Matthew six months ago.

- UN - INT

Disaster risk reduction critical to Haiti recovery

Source: UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction Country: Haiti The Americas region meets next week to discuss the best way forward to reduce disaster losses as a new Post Disaster Needs Analysis demonstrates the full impact of Hurricane Matthew.By Denis McClean GENEVA, 3 March, 2017 - The Americas region meets next ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

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