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Me. André Michel inculpé, renvoyé par-devant le tribunal criminel - Signal FM

Le juge d’instruction Lamarre Bélizaire a rendu mercredi  son ordonnance dans le dossier de l’assassinat, en octobre 2010, de l’étudiant Frantzy Duverseau et a renvoyé par-devant le tribunal criminel l’avocat et activiste André Michel, ainsi que 3 autres inculpés dont l’arrestation est ordonnée par le magistrat instructeur, a-t-on appris de source judiciaire.  88 more words


Haiti urged to protect coffee, mango crops from climate change effects

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Coffee and mango fields that help form the backbone of Haiti’s agricultural economy are at risk of withering if the country does not take steps soon to prepare for climate change effects, experts at an environmental conference said Thursday. 326 more words


The winding road from camps to villages

Reflections on a recent visit to one of Port-au-Prince’s remaning tent encampment from Charissa Zehr:

Our host, Elie, told us about his experiences as a camp committee leader in Accra.

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Crise préélectorale, le groupe des six durcit le ton - Le Nouvelliste

Quatre des six sénateurs de l’aile dure de l’opposition se sont exprimés, jeudi, lors d’une conférence de presse au Sénat sur la crise préélectorale. Les pères conscrits regroupant au sein du groupe des six n’ont pas évolué dans leur position initiale en ce qui concerne le vote de l’amendement de la loi électorale notamment. Compte rendu. via Le Nouvelliste


In Haiti, An 'American Idol'-Style Contest About Child Slavery : Goats and Soda : NPR

The 2013 Global Slavery Index ranks Haiti second in the world for modern slavery, with an estimated 200,000 to 220,000 slaves. Only Mauritania is worse. While that number includes adults, the vast majority are minors. 167 more words


Dominican Legal Status Still Elusive for Migrants - ABC News

Gonzalez said that only about half of all applicants have submitted any of the required proof.”This tells us where the problem is,” he said. “The foreigners can’t obtain the documents.”The difficulty has worried advocates for migrants and frustrated many of the applicants, who have been waiting in long lines this summer to submit the piles of documents to show they meet the eligibility requirements, which include having come to the country before October 2011.”These statistics are certainly worrisome, and you might even say alarming,” said Horacio Rodriguez, head of migration policy at Centro Bono, a Jesuit organization that has assisted migrants, mostly from neighboring Haiti, to apply for legal status.Interior Minister Ramon Fadul has warned that migrants who don’t secure legal status under this program may face deportation as the country seeks to gain greater control over its border. via – ABC News