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As a direct result of France's defeat in Haiti, Napoleon gave up on his grand North American scheme and sold his territories in Louisiana and the Midwest, a total of 530 million acres, at just 3 cents an acre, which doubled the size of the United States. This transaction prompted Henry Adams to comment that ...
Protesters, who started their rally at Grand army Plaza in Brooklyn and marched over the Brooklyn Bridge, were rallying outside of one of President Donald Trump's namesake buildings in response to his alleged disparaging comments about Haiti during a meeting with senators on immigration policy.
Mia Love is criticizing a Trump Administration directive this week to remove Haiti, Belize and Samoa from the list of countries eligible for seasonal worker ... Love said Friday that she has formally objected to the White House regarding the removal of Haiti, Belize and Samoa from the worker visa program.
CNN's Anderson Cooper on Thursday gave Conan O'brien a glowing review of Haiti before the talk show host's trip there. In a chat on "Conan," Cooper declared the Caribbean nation "among the richest countries I've ever been to." ...
President Trump's comments referring to certain nations, including Haiti, as "shitholes" provoked widespread anger and outrage. But one agency creative in the Caribbean nation is working on a more lighthearted response--raising money to run out-of-home and print ads in Washington, D.C., that aim to ...

Following reports that President Donald Trump referred to several countries, including Haiti, as "shitholes" (reports the president partially denied), on Wednesday, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has now barred people from the Caribbean country from applying for low-skilled working visas.
The Trump Administration has slapped Haiti again. As of Thursday, Haitian farmers and other laborers seeking to come to the United States as temporary, seasonal workers under the federal H-2A and H-2B guest worker program, will no longer be eligible. The temporary workers' visa has for decades ...
I mean, it's everywhere you look in Haiti--it's sheet metal and garbage when I was there," the Florida representative told MSNBC's Chris Hayes on Wednesday night. In the back-and-forth exchange, Gaetz was asked if he understood why Trump's statement in the Oval Office was viewed as "so offensive and ...
Today's United States is a land rife with cultural divide, but Haitian DJ/producer Michael Brun comes bearing a message of love and unity. Hailing from Port-au-Prince, the 25-year-old knows the prevalent narrative of his homeland. Haiti is often seen as a poverty-stricken, disaster-prone afterthought, but it ...
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 ...
Georgia Senator David Perdue called reports describing Trump as using vile language in the meeting a "gross misrepresentation." Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton told CBS' Face The Nation that he did not hear Trump call Haiti and African nations s---thole countries. Cotton accused Democrat Senator Dick ...
President Donald Trump's now infamous way of describing Haiti and African countries as "s***holes" has been projected onto his Washington, DC hotel. A video shows the projected words, illuminating the facade of the hold post office building alongside several poop emojis. Other phrases were also ...
A heated exchange between Pastor Mark Burns and talk-show host Joy Reid on her Saturday morning show #AMJOY on MSNBC resulted in the pastor making off-air remarks via twitter that the host should move to Haiti. "She's always been very kind and I think fair to me," Burns said. "But I think, obviously ...
It wasn't so much word of President Donald Trump's scatological contempt for places like Africa and Haiti that sent a Duke University instructor around the bend late this week as it was the efforts of some people on the political right to defend it. Jonathan Katz, director of the Franklin Humanities Institute's ...
NBA commissioner Adam Silver tells ESPN that he found President Donald Trump's recent alleged remarks about Haiti and some African nations as "discouraging" but believes that the NBA will not be deterred in its work within communities, according to Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN. Trump was speaking ...
"The words, they did hurt the community, they did hurt the country of Haiti," Paul Altidor told CNN's "New Day." "It hurt because one, it's an insult to our dignity, but more importantly, it's because too much of Haiti is misunderstood." Referring to immigrants from African countries during an Oval Office meeting ...

"The real White House: Trump calls Haiti and African countries 'shithole' countries to the face of members of Congress, and uses Norway to prove his racism," wrote Andreas Wiese, a newspaper commentator who manages the House of literature, a popular cultural center in Oslo, Norway's capital.
Haiti (then called Saint-Domingue) was France's most brutal, most profitable colony, a tiny island that supplied 75% of the world's sugar, sending more wealth to France than the all 13 of the original US colonies combined. A third of the enslaved people sent to Saint-Domingue died in the first three years.
Janvier Douze (January, 12), a reference to a day that will remain a dagger in the heart of anyone who knows Haiti. Eight years ago today Haiti suffered one of the most destructive natural disasters that has struck humanity in modern history. As far as we know 200,000 to 300,000 died with millions displaced ...
A contingent from Lynn University, 12 students and two faculty members, was in Port-au-Prince on a January Term course titled "Journey of Hope" to serve the people of Haiti when the quake struck. Four students and both faculty members were killed. More than 1.5 million were initially left homeless.
President Donald Trump gestures as he boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, to travel to Palm Beach International Airport in West Palm Beach, Fla. Utahns with ties to Haiti and Africa express strong feelings about the vulgar term Trump used to describe the countries ...
WASHINGTON -- In bluntly vulgar language, President Donald Trump questioned Thursday why the U.S. would accept more immigrants from Haiti and "shithole countries" in Africa rather than places like Norway, as he rejected a bipartisan immigration deal, according to people briefed on the extraordinary ...
She falls in love with a freedman, but he is a slave owner and perpetuates the same cruel behaviors she despises in white plantation owners. Our reviewer said the book is "best read as a slice of Haiti's past rather than as a work of fiction." Vieux-Chauvet, one of Haiti's pre-eminent women writers, had to go ...
On Thursday, President Donald Trump expressed frustration about people coming to the United States from Haiti. While he tried to dismiss the island nation in his remarks, history shows a long legacy of political and military intervention. The US government's interests in Haiti existed decades prior to US ...
Jodel Lesage, lieutenant-general of the reconstituted Haitian armed forces, reviews his troops during a ceremony marking the 214th anniversary of the battle that led to Haiti's independence from France, in Cap Haitien, on Nov. 18. During the ceremony, the Haitian president officially reintroduced the army ...
FILE- In this Jan. 9, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with lawmakers on immigration policy in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. Trump used profane language to disparage African nations in a meeting with lawmakers about a proposed bipartisan deal on ...
WASHINGTON - During a White House meeting on immigration Thursday, President Trump reportedly used a derogatory term to describe countries such as Haiti and El Salvador. "Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?" he said, according to the Washington Post.
Trump calls Haiti and African countries 'shithole' nations ... in Washington about whether he supported the renewal of a critical intelligence program, the president made shocking comments about immigrants from Haiti and Africa and their countries, according to a Democratic aide briefed on the meeting.
On the eve of the anniversary of the earthquake, on this day when this President has said what he has about Haitians, we hope the people in Haiti listening tonight in Port au Prince and Jacmel, and Miami and elsewhere -- we hope they know our thoughts are with them, and our love is with them." ...
Some of my earliest memories of Port-au-Prince, Haiti involved waking up to the powerful aroma of freshly brewed Haitian coffee at my uncle's house. I'd awaken to find the table set with a white mug of steaming java accompanied by hard dough bread and a jar of peanut butter that didn't taste like the ...
A former Florida man who operated an orphanage in Haiti will be spending possibly the rest of his life in prison for traveling to the island to engage in sex with minor girls in his care. Daniel John Pye, 36, formerly of Bradenton, was sentenced to 40 years in prison Wednesday on the child-sex tourism offense ...
WASHINGTON -- President Trump on Thursday balked at an immigration deal that would include protections for people from Haiti and African countries, demanding to know at a White House meeting why he should accept immigrants from "shithole countries" rather than people from places like Norway, ...
President Trump described Haiti, El Salvador and parts of Africa as "shithole countries" in a meeting with lawmakers in the White House Thursday, the Washington Post reported. During a discussion on a potential immigration deal, Trump grew frustrated at the suggestion that he restore protections for ...
2,000 tons or the equivalent of 285 trucks, this is the quantity of local rice bought in Haiti by the World Food Program (WFP) in 2017 with the support of the Canadian Embassy in Haiti for the various ongoing programs on the national territory (school canteen, food aid, community restaurants etc...)
The humanitarian situation in Haiti, however, notably evolved in 2017: 1.32 million people were estimated to be living in severe food insecurity compared to the 1.5 million in the previous year, there was a 67% decrease in the total number of suspected cases of cholera in comparison with 2016 and the ...
Port-au-Prince, Haiti (AFP) -- The Haitian government and its international partners Thursday launched an appeal for US$252 million in aid to ... The humanitarian response plan was created in partnership with UN agencies working in Haiti, but risks falling short of the needed funding, as it has in the ...
I found out that I was different from my fellow immigrant classmates in high school, as I applied for college and scholarships. At the time, I didn't understand why I had to pay the same tuition as someone who lived in another state. And I didn't understand why I couldn't meet any of the scholarship ...
The Colorado Independent occasionally runs guest posts from government officials, local experts and concerned citizens on a variety of topics. These posts are meant to provide diverse perspectives and do not represent the views of The Independent. To pitch a guest post, please contact ...
Port-au-Prince, Haiti -- She's a sports journalist at one of Haiti's most respected radio stations, university educated and middle class. But ever since an earthquake destroyed much of her city in 2010, she's been unable to secure a decent place to live. Like many living here, Shelove Perrin's family had ...
The police officers were working with the United Nations Mission for Justice Support in Haiti. It was launched in October, a reboot of a previous mission that had begun in 2004, when thousands of U.N. troops were sent to Haiti following a coup d'etat, tasked in part with restoring stability and reinforcing ...
The 2018 legislative year opened yesterday, the second Monday of January, with a session in the National Assembly in Parliament. The President of the Republic and the Prime Minister have, on occasion, exposed the state of the Nation and the record of the governmental action, before the members of the ...
The Communication Unit of the State University of Haiti (UC / UEH) meeting in extraordinary session at the end of December 2017 adopted, after consideration, a resolution asking the Executive Council to take all the necessary measures to give the entry and control of the premises to the legitimate ...
NORMAL, Ill. - Midwest Food bank announces plans for a new location in Haiti. The Haiti division, founded in December 2017 is the organization's 9th division and 2nd international division. The goal is to provide or supplement Haitian faith-based school lunch programs, which will allow the schools to ...
In the island nation of Haiti for instance, every day brings new challenges of survival. That effort was ... "On Wednesday, at 6 p.m. we will have Dancing For Haiti, a dance fitness class with Marie Artman, Pilates Loft," she said. ... Helping Hugs Inc. is also preparing to send its regular spring shipment to Haiti.
"The United States and Haiti share a long history of close relations, and our futures are even more closely linked through the nearly one million Haitian-Americans who contribute to both American prosperity and the economic growth of Haiti," U.S. Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson said in a statement.
The General Directorate of Migration (DGM) has unveiled the number of Haitians repatriated or not admitted to Dominican territory because of an irregular migratory situation in the Dominican Republic or do not comply with the provisions of Law 285-04, for the period from January 1st to December 31st.
James Taylor performed "Sweet baby James" and other classic rock favorites at Sean Penn & Friends Haiti Rising Gala benefiting J/P Haitian Relief Organization at milk Studios on Saturday (Jan. 6) in Hollywood. At the pre-Golden Globes gala, Leonardo DiCaprio was honored for his continued leadership ...
Nevertheless, the mayor said that the artistic activities of Carnival 2018, will develop around the theme of recycling, as it was decided at this round table. The Communal Administration of Port-au-Prince thanks all those who answered his call [among others Ralph Allen, Mario Benjamin, David Charlier, ...
According to Divisional Commissioner Berson Soljour, Departmental Director of the National police of Haiti (PNH) of West, late Saturday morning, 3 armed individuals on motorcycles robbed, stripped and wounded in the leg a engineer who had just made a withdrawal in US dollars at a branch near the ...


 

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