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Haiti's suffering was imposed

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 04:20

United States-based educator and activist Jesse Hagopian was in Haiti in 2010 when a devastating earthquake levelled much of the island, killing tens of thousands of people. In an article published at his I Am an Educator blog , slightly abridged below, he responds to US President Donald Trump's racist "shithole" comments about Haiti , describing how the Caribbean nation has been systematically impoverished by Western powers.

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Was the president bigoted, stupid or tactless?

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 21:32

In modern public life, even the most prejudiced characters learn to camouflage their bigotry in order to survive in the political game.

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Suriname to regularise illegal Haitians

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 16:54

Haiti says it is pleased with a decision by Suriname to regularise more than 1,500 Haitians who have been residing in the Dutch Caribbean Community country. Consul General of the Republic of Haiti in Suriname, Alex Jospitre, accompanied by the Vice Consul Rosario Alexandre held what has been described as "important and fruitful meeting" with Justice and Police Minister, Ferdinand Welzijn, regarding the regularisation of Haitians in the country.

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Donald Trump doesn't understand Haiti, immigration or American history: Guest opinion

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 22:48

Despite campaign promises that Trump would be Haiti's " biggest champion ," his administration had already demonstrated its disregard for people from this Caribbean island. In November 2017, the Department of Homeland Security announced it would end the Temporary Protected Status that had allowed 59,000 Haitians to stay in the U.S. after a calamitous Jan. 12, 2010 earthquake .

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Trump declared 'persona non grata' in the Caribbean

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 12:14

Pan-African leaders in the Caribbean declare that U.S. President Trump made himself unwelcome with his vulgar insults against Haiti and African countries. They likely speak for the entire African Diaspora.

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An appeal for Haiti

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 07:43

It was quite painful to read the appeal by the Haitian Government last week for US$252 million in aid to respond to natural disasters this year. Painful because the people of our sister Caribbean nation have suffered so much over so many years that we have come to wonder whether they will ever enjoy a reprieve of the misfortune that seems to plague the country.

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Democrats' Contribution to Haiti's 'Craphole' Status

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 07:43

Good folks aren't buying Democrats' sleazy virtue signaling over unsavory language President Trump supposedly used during a private meeting with lawmakers. They accuse Trump of making derogatory statements about Haiti and calling some nations "sh*thole countries" while rejecting a bipartisan immigration deal; a term he later denied using.

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In Trump's Remarks, Black Churches See a Nation Backsliding

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 03:16

In the middle of a rousing rendition of "We Shall Overcome" on Sunday morning, the Rev. William H. Lamar IV of the Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church made a sudden change to the lyrics.

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I've Been Blessed to Spend Most of My Life in 'Shitholes'

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 18:29

Dealing with racism is exhausting - and the fact that it comes from the leader of our country in such tired, simplistic narratives makes it doubly so A gathering to mark the 8th anniversary of the massive earthquake in Haiti and to condemn Donald Trump's reported statement about immigrants from Haiti, Africa and El Salvador. I was born in New York, moved to Kenya when I was three and spent the next 12 years there.

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Jacques F. Vieus

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 09:36

Mr. Jacques F. Vieus, 80, of Temple, Georgia, died Friday, January 12, 2018. He was born September 8, 1937, in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, the son of the late Frederic Vieux and the late Erzulia Metelus Vieux.

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Wynn Walent: The truth about Haiti

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 05:18

A man searches through the rubble in Port-au-Prince six days after Haiti was rocked by a massive 7.0-magnitude quake on Jan. 12, 2010. Last year, around this time, I sat with a group of Haitian detainees at the ICE facility in Aurora.

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John Derbyshire Is Buoyant, Long-Term, About Immigration Policy-And ...

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 00:54

Friday finds me in an unusually buoyant mood about the immigration outlook-long term. But first, was the President's much-denounced remark fair? Let's investigate .

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Without Haiti, the United States Would, In Fact, Be a Shithole

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 20:40

The Nation is reader supported: Chip in $10 or more to help us continue to write about the issues that matter. It feels strange to me after so many years of thinking and writing about Haiti, to say nothing of simply being there , to have to rise to the country's defense against a fool.

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Trumpa s reported a shitholea comment a insulting,a Michaelle Jean says

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 16:15

Secretary General of La Francophonie and former governor genera of Canadal Michaelle Jean walks to the podium to address a youth as peace builders working session at the 2017 United Nations Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial conference in Vancouver, B.C., on Tuesday November 14, 2017. Jean is calling US President Donald Trump's remarks on her native country as well as Africa disturbing and an insult before humanity.

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Newsbook: Haiti's Resilience as Seen Through Literature

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 11:53

Comments by President Trump during a meeting with lawmakers this week have placed Haiti in the spotlight. Here are three books by Haitian writers that provide insight into the country's history of struggle and resistance.

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On earthquake anniversary, Haitians trying to rebuild

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 07:31

The Gazette is Colorado Springs's most trusted source for breaking news, sports, weather, obituaries, politics, business, art, entertainment, blogs, video, photos. 'We're going to break this streak at San Jose': Air Force basketball eyes to end road futility in Mountain West In this Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018 photo, a bullhorn preacher evangelizes to the passing residents of the Caradeux refugee camp set up nearly eight years ago for people displaced by the 2010 earthquake, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

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On earthquake anniversary, Haitians trying to rebuild Source: AP

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 07:31

Eight years ago, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake upended life in Haiti, killing more than 300,000 people by some estimates and destroying hundreds of thousands of homes. For many of those left homeless, life hasn't yet returned to normal.

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Bill Clinton on 's---hole' dust-up: Haiti isn't 'the country the president described'

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 03:18

Former President Bill Clinton responded Friday to President Trump's reported comments questioning why the U.S. was accepting immigrants from "s---hole" countries, allegedly made in reference to Haiti and some countries in Africa and Central America. In a statement on Facebook , Clinton - who worked in Haiti following the devastating 2010 earthquake - said the Caribbean nation's struggles do "not make them the country the president described."

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Op-Ed Contributor: What Makes a Country Great? Meet Haiti's People.

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 03:18

When I was growing up in Gonaives, Haiti, we didn't have a toilet. We had a latrine, an outhouse in the back of our yard where we went to the bathroom.

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Among Philly Haitians, anger - and plans for action - over Trump's vulgar remark

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 22:48

Jeff Gammage, a staff writer, was part of the five-reporter team that won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for public service. He's the author of China Ghosts: My Daughter's Journey to America, My Passage to Fatherhood , and has written about adoption for publications including the New York Times.

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