With Haiti in turmoil, lawyers call for faster family reunification

With Haiti in turmoil, lawyers call for faster family reunification

Slandie Edouard came to Canada as a refugee claimant more than two years ago and she hasn’t seen her two sons, aged five and eight, in person since. “I want to touch them. I want to give them a hug, but I can’t,” said Edouard. The boys lives with Edouard’s mother in Haiti — a […]

Hands off Haiti! Time to pay reparations

Hands off Haiti! Time to pay reparations

In the middle of the night of July 7, a shocked Haitian nation woke up to the news that President Jovenal Moise was murdered by a group of armed men. Almost immediately a number of Colombian mercenaries were arrested and admitted doing the deed. So far fingers are being pointed at a US-based security company, […]

Black Alliance for Peace says “Hands off Haiti”

Black Alliance for Peace says “Hands off Haiti”

Black Alliance for Peace (BAP – USA), people-centered human rights project against war, repression and imperialism,  condemns the arrogance and illegality of United Nations Special Envoy for Haiti Helen La Lime’s July 8 statement that Haitian Prime Minister Claude Joseph will be the new president, just one day after the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse. […]

Brazil braces for wave of Haitian migration after Moïse’s killing

Brazil braces for wave of Haitian migration after Moïse’s killing

Brazil can expect to see more migrants coming from Haiti, following the social and political turmoil caused by President Jovenel Moïse’s assassination on July 7, says Father Paolo Parise, a São Paulo-based expert on migration. Since 2010, when an earthquake devastated Haiti and killed more than 300,000 people, at least 130,000 migrants have left the […]

‘Key suspect’ arrested after President Jovenel Moïse’s assassination

‘Key suspect’ arrested after President Jovenel Moïse’s assassination

They say Christian Emmanuel Sanon, a 63-year-old Haitian national, flew into the country on a private jet in early June with “political motives”. Mr Moïse, 53, was killed at his residence on 7 July, by 28 foreign mercenaries, the police said earlier. His wife was injured in the attack, and then flown to the US […]

Haiti President Jovenel Moïse assassinated  

Haiti President Jovenel Moïse assassinated   

Haitian President Jovenel Moïse has been assassinated in an attack on his home, according to a statement from the country’s interim prime minister, who called the killing a “hateful, inhumane and barbaric act”. A group of unidentified individuals attacked Moïse’s private residence overnight on Wednesday and shot him dead, interim Premier Claude Joseph said. First […]

Neurosurgeon is Haiti’s newest prime minister

Neurosurgeon is Haiti’s newest prime minister

Haiti President Jovenel Moïse has tapped Ariel Henry, a former minister of interior and respected neurosurgeon who once charted the country’s public health response to the deadly cholera epidemic, as his latest prime minister. But the de facto way in which Henry, 71, got the job — there has been no parliament since January 2020, […]

The lives of nearly 86,000 Haitian children under 5 threatened

The lives of nearly 86,000 Haitian children under 5 threatened

The number of children under five suffering from severe acute malnutrition in Haiti could more than double this year, warned Jean Gough, UNICEF’s Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, after a recent report, after a recent 7-day visit to Haiti. Acute malnutrition in children under 5 has increased by 61% in the past […]

French Open defends stance in Osaka dealings

French Open defends stance in Osaka dealings

French Open organizers said they took a “pragmatic” approach in their dealings with four-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka earlier in the tournament, insisting they tried to engage with her several times before she decided to withdraw from the clay-court Grand Slam. Osaka withdrew from Roland Garros after she was fined $15,000 for skipping the […]

Haitian American named host of PBS’s Washington Week  

Haitian American named host of PBS’s Washington Week   

Yamiche Alcindor whose parents came to the US from Haiti has been named host of one of America’s long running top rated political forums to make this even better the show was once hosted by Alcindor’s mentor Barbadian born Gwen Ifill who died five years ago of cancer and who in 1999 became the first […]