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  Haiti (01/08)
Haiti is the world's oldest fl republic and the second-oldest republic in the Western Hemisphere, after the United States.
Haiti is one of the original members of the United Nations and several of its specialized and related agencies, as well as a member of the Organization of American States (OAS).
Haiti is a major transshipment point for South American narcotics, primarily cocaine, being sent to the United States.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/1982.htm   (5161 words)

 Haiti News - Breaking World Haiti News - The New York Times
Haiti is the most densely populated country in Latin America and has the lowest per capita income, with about two thirds of the people unemployed and three quarters living in poverty.
Haiti is governed under the constitution of 1987, which was suspended and reinstated several times between 1988 and 2006, when the country returned to constitutional rule.
Haiti has a bicameral legislature, the National Assembly, with a 30-seat Senate, whose members are elected to six-year terms, and a 99-seat Chamber of Deputies, whose members are elected to four-year terms.
topics.nytimes.com /top/news/international/countriesandterritories/haiti/index.html?inline=nyt-geo   (2885 words)

 Haiti: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — Infoplease.com
Haiti, in the West Indies, occupies the western third of the island of Hispaniola, which it shares with the Dominican Republic.
Haiti's government, however, remained ineffectual and its economy was in ruins.
Haiti: Government - Government Haiti is a republic, and is governed under the constitution of 1987, which was suspended...
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107612.html   (1162 words)

 Traveling Haiti .com
Whether you are planning a trip or would just like to learn more about Haiti we invite you to visit the rest of this web site.
Haiti is the oldest fl republic in the world.
Haiti is the poorest and most densely populated country in the Western Hemisphere.
www.travelinghaiti.com   (184 words)

 Haiti Info
Jamaicans living in Haiti, particularly in the south in places like Cité de Soleil, they are the ones taking people here.
A group of Haitian lawmakers called on Prime Minister Jacques-Edouard Alexis late Wednesday to resign to make way for a new government as ongoing food protests rock the island...warned that if the prime minister did not leave voluntarily, he could be forced out of his job.
Moreover, kidnapping has become a new money-making opportunity for Haiti’s poor, with no one — babies, old people, rich or poor — safe from being grabbed from the streets for ransom.
www.haiti-info.com   (1614 words)

The absence of an effective police force in many areas of Haiti means that, should protests reignite, there is potential for looting, the erection of intermittent roadblocks set by armed protestors or by the police, and an increased possibility of random crime, including kidnapping, carjacking, home invasion, armed robbery and assault.
U.S. citizens traveling to and residing in Haiti despite this warning are reminded that there is also a chronic danger of violent crime, especially kidnappings.
The lack of civil protections in Haiti, as well as the limited capability of local law enforcement to resolve kidnapping cases, further compounds the element of danger surrounding this trend.
travel.state.gov /travel/cis_pa_tw/tw/tw_917.html   (602 words)

New Haiti Justice Blog the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti has a new blog.
UN accused of slaughter inside Haiti's National Penitentiary While Président-elect René Préval was attending a special inaugural mass on May 14 at the Port-au-Prince Cathedral in Haiti's, UN peacekeepers apparently opened fire on a demonstration inside the National Penitentiary.
US Propaganda in Haiti: NPR reporter Amelia Shaw is wearing two hats In another dramatic infiltration of the mainstream press, Flashpoints has learned that Amelia Shaw, National Public Radio's current correspondent from Haiti, is also a reporter with the US government propaganda organization, Voice of America (VOA).
www.haitiaction.net   (843 words)

  Girlfriend accused in Little Haiti stabbing death - 11/28/2007 - MiamiHerald.com
Police say the girlfriend of a Little Haiti resident confessed to stabbing and killing him.
The 41-year-old Simmons, a funeral home worker, died Monday morning in the hallway of their one-bedroom Little Haiti apartment covered ''in a large amount of blood,'' according to a police report.
But there was no blood trail leading to the apartment, 754 NW 70th St., said Miami Sgt. Eunice Cooper.
www.miamiherald.com /news/miami_dade/story/323357.html   (340 words)

  Haiti - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Politics of Haiti takes place in a framework of a presidential republic, and of a pluriform multi-party system, whereby the President of Haiti is the head of state, while the Prime Minister is head of government.
While the Taino culture suffered complete genocide in Haiti, some of the Haitian population is believed to have Arawak bloodlines as results of the natives of the island having relations with the Spaniards and eventually assimilated with the first shipments of African slaves, before they died out.
The cuisine of Haiti is influenced in a large part by French cuisine as well as some native staples such as cassava (kasav), yam, and maize (mayi).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Haiti   (3988 words)

 Haiti - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Haiti is the most densely populated country in Latin America and has the lowest per capita income, with about half the people unemployed and three quarters living in the severest poverty.
When the English invaded Haiti in 1793 during the Napoleonic Wars, Toussaint maintained an uneasy alliance with the mulatto André Rigaud and cooperated with the remnant of French governmental authority.
Gender and politics in contemporary Haiti: the Duvalierist state, transnationalism, and the emergence of a new feminism (1980-1990).
www.encyclopedia.com /html/H/Haiti.asp   (2183 words)

The island is divided into the Republic of Santo Domingo in the east, and the negro Republic of Haiti in the west.
Haiti (i.e., the "hilly country") was discovered by Columbus, 6 December, 1492.
In 1864, in the whole of Haiti, there were only 34 priests devoted to the care of souls in the 65 parishes and 7 annexes.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/07114a.htm   (1616 words)

 World Bank Group | Haiti
Haiti's Interim Government held a meeting with donors one month later in Port au Prince to formally launch the preparation of the CCI.
Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere and one of the poorest countries in the developing world.
Moreover, far from improving, the poverty situation in Haiti has been deteriorating over the past decade, concomitant with a rate of decline in per capita GNP of 5.2 percent a year over the 1985-95 period.
lnweb18.worldbank.org /external/lac/lac.nsf/3af04372e7f23ef6852567d6006b38a3/be0614ec8b422d70852567de0058a2a0?OpenDocument   (270 words)

Haiti celebrated its 200th anniversary of independence on 1 Jan 2004, and there were several news reports in German TV about the celebrations and the riots there.
According to the Constitution/laws of Haiti, until a change in 1987 the plain bi-colour was the 'National Flag' and the flag with arms the State Flag and Naval Ensign.
Haiti is divided to 9 departments: Artibonite, Centre, Grand 'Anse, Nord, Nord-Est, Nord-Ouest, Ouest, Sud and Sud-Est.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/ht.html   (1947 words)

 Haiti Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
Haiti is a poverty-stricken land of urban overpopulation, denuded hillsides and a people suffering the wounds of civil strife and oppression.
The presence of a UN stabilisation force is intended to strengthen Haiti's longterm security.
However, the security situation is volatile and Haiti remains an unsafe place to visit.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/caribbean/haiti   (197 words)

 CBC News Indepth: Haiti
Haiti is the western one-third of the Caribbean island of Hispaniola.
The country was divided by rival regimes in the north and south in the years that followed until the suicide of Haiti's self-proclaimed king Henri Christophe reunited the country in 1820.
He returned to Haiti with a new mainstream agenda that did not sit well with his past supporters who said he had backtracked on many of his previous promises.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/haiti   (865 words)

 Helena Hill Weed, Hearing the Truth About Haiti
After American commercial investments began in Haiti in 1910, the Germans who had heretofore controlled 95 percent of the commercial life, fearing American competition, began to tell the Haitians to beware of the Americans, that they were coming to steal their land and reenslave them.
Haiti was ready, willing, and anxious to restore constitutional government but was not permitted to do so by the American forces until a candidate for President had been found who would pledge himself in advance to the ratification of a treaty with the United States embodying any demands that the United States might make.
It was this arbitrary act of the American forces which caused Haiti to pass the interest payments on her foreign debt for the first time in her history.
www.hartford-hwp.com /archives/43a/384.html   (2330 words)

 Haiti   (Site not responding. Last check: )
One participant from Haiti attended the intersectoral workshop ‘Towards Wise Coastal Development Practices’ held at UNESCO headquarters in Paris in the beginning of December 1998.
Haiti was further discussed in ‘Poverty and Natural Resource Management’ in July 2001 and ‘Organising Fishers to Break the Cycle of Poverty and Resource Degradation’.
The participant from Haiti presented a paper on the CSI project on the Arcadins coast of Haiti.
www.unesco.org /csi/act/other/haiti.htm   (854 words)

 Index of Economic Freedom 2006 - Haiti
Haiti's fiscal burden of government score is 0.4 point worse this year, but its trade policy score is 1 point better.
The World Trade Organization reports that Haiti's average tariff rate in 2003 (the most recent year for which WTO data are available) was 2.9 percent, down from the 9 percent in 2003 reported in the 2005 Index, based on World Bank data.
Based on the lower tariff rate, as well as a revision of the trade factor methodology, Haiti's trade policy score is 1 point better this year.
www.heritage.org /research/features/index/country.cfm?id=Haiti   (908 words)

Haiti, in the West Indies, occupies the western third of the island of Hispaniola, which it shares with the Dominican Republic.
Haiti's government, however, remained ineffectual and its economy was in ruins.
Haiti: Economy - Economy Agriculture is the principal economic activity in Haiti.
www.factmonster.com /ipka/A0107612.html   (898 words)

 Haiti. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Haiti became France’s most prosperous colony in the Americas and one of the world’s chief coffee and sugar producers.
After their deaths Haiti was unified by Jean Pierre Boyer, who also brought (1822–44) Santo Domingo under Haitian control.
In April Latortue announced that general elections for a new government would be held in 2005.
www.bartleby.com /65/ha/Haiti.html   (1900 words)

 haiti map and information page
Since then, Haiti has been ruled by a seemingly-endless line of dictators; who imposed absolute obedience to their authority.
At the beginning of the 21st century, Haiti did struggle to establish the legitimacy of its government and to improve the economic and social conditions of its people.
Landforms Haiti, occupying the western third of the island of Hispaniola, consists of two peninsulas, separated by the Gonave Gulf.
www.worldatlas.com /webimage/countrys/namerica/caribb/ht.htm   (445 words)

 Partners in Health (PIH) | Haiti, Zanmi Lasante   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The island nation of Haiti, just 90 minutes by plane from Miami, is one of the poorest countries in the world; average life expectancy is under 50 years for the population of 8.3 million.
Dismal health outcomes are especially pronounced in the country’s rural interior, where deforestation and lack of infrastructure have crippled the agricultural economy.
Haiti suffers from the highest HIV burden in the Western Hemisphere, registering an adult prevalence rate of 5.6 percent.
www.pih.org /wherewework/haiti   (409 words)

 Haiti - UN Security Council - Global Policy Forum
Despite Haiti’s constitution guaranteeing the freedom of all Haitian citizens to leave and return to the country, the same foreign powers that drove Aristide from power and threw Haiti into chaos are determined to prevent his return.
The UN denied allegations from witnesses that peacekeepers from the UN Mission in Haiti opened fire on a crowd of protesters demanding Rene Preval be declared the winner of the presidential election.
Former Haiti shadow Prime Minister Yvon Neptune remains imprisoned by the US-instituted interim government, accused of orchestrating a massacre in the country’s north.
www.globalpolicy.org /security/issues/haitindex.htm   (6487 words)

 Elections in Haïti - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Elections in Haiti gives information on election and election results in Haiti.
The first elections since the 2004 Haiti rebellion that deposed Jean-Bertrand Aristide were held in February 2006.
Source: Haiti's Provisional Electoral Committee, data as of 7:43 a.m.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Elections_in_Haiti   (215 words)

 Haiti News : Indybay
On February 16th, Haiti’s interim government and election officials reached an agreement to declare Rene Preval the winner of the country’s presidential election.
Haiti’s last elections, in November 2000, were held in relative security, with broad public participation and a clear popular choice.
Haiti's election dates have now been reset for the fourth time in the last five months.
www.indybay.org /international/haiti   (4659 words)

 Caribbean Net News: Haiti
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Reuters): A gang leader in Haiti's largest slum said on Friday that he and others would be willing to lay down their arms as part of a broader disarmament process in the impoverished and violent Caribbean nation.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti: Giant posters of candidates and controversial commercials disseminated throughout the media by the Provisional Electoral Council (PEC) are the components of the current, dull electoral atmosphere in Haiti.
CITE SOLEIL, Haiti (UPI): "Gunfire has been the soundtrack of Cite Soleil since I arrived," said Loris De Filippi, head of mission for Medicins Sans Frontiers, the international medical relief agency which operates two facilities in the heart of what is arguably the worst slum in the Americas.
www.caribbeannetnews.com /haiti/haiti.htm   (3243 words)

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