Category Archives: CNS in Haiti

In Port-au-Prince, closed shops and quiet streets

By Dennis Sadowski PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The first day of a general strike designed to keep pressure on the government of President Michel Martelly to lower gasoline prices and schedule long overdue elections kept the streets of the Haitian capital … Continue reading

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Baby Doc: Will he show up in Haitian court?

It’s still uncertain whether former dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier will appear in a Haitian court tomorrow as ordered. A judge issued the order Feb. 21 after the 61-year-old ex-dictator failed to show up in court again. Tomorrow’s hearing will … Continue reading

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After two years and 7,500 dead, cholera still plagues Haiti

Hundreds of Haitian demonstrators took to the streets of Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s capital, Oct. 20, calling for the United Nations to withdraw all of its troops from the country. The vocal demonstration came days before the second anniversary of the outbreak of … Continue reading

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Haiti’s Parliament gets new quarters

Officials inaugurated a new building for Haiti’s Parliament yesterday, more than 15 months after an earthquake destroyed the national assembly’s headquarters. The $700,000 prefabricated structure, built on the site of the destroyed assembly building, gives the 129 newly elected representatives … Continue reading

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Haiti’s vote for president: It’s a civic duty no matter the candidates

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — When Haitians return to the polls for the final runoff for president Sunday, they will be choosing between two candidates they say don’t excite them very much. It is the first election since the January 2010 earthquake … Continue reading

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Hustle and bustle of Port-au-Prince brings sense of normalcy to Haitian capital

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Despite huge mounds of rubble where buildings once stood and an estimated 800,000 people living in overcrowded and squalid tent settlements in the most devastated parts of the city, a sense of normalcy has returned to Port-au-Prince, … Continue reading

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Earthquake-damaged community in Haiti wants its own neighborhood parish

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — For a quiet neighborhood in the sprawling Delmas community of the Haitian capital, building a Catholic parish has become a top priority. Born out of last year’s earthquake, the idea is slowly gaining ground in the neighborhood … Continue reading

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