Day 2 of Anti-Government Protests across Haiti
- Created on Friday, September 14, 2012 2:00 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Dozens held a sit-in against corruption in Cap-Haitien, hundreds protested against hunger in front of the Prime Minister office in Port-au-Prince, and thousands went on strike in Les Cayes to protest insecurity, Thursday, the second day of protests against the management of the Martelly government.
Haiti: Anti-government protests growing throughout the country
- Created on Thursday, September 13, 2012 10:36 AM
CAP-HAITIEN, Haiti (defend.ht) - Hundreds took to the streets of the northern city of Cap-Haitien on Wednesday to protest against the Haitian government for the high cost of basic necessities, deterioration of living conditions and a series of empty promises.
Haiti: 12 Dead and 18 Injured in Truck Accident
- Created on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 7:05 AM
FONDS PARISIEN, Haiti (defend.ht) - In Fonds Parisien 12 died and 18 were injured Tuesday evening when their bus overturned on a badly constructed road, said police investigator Olden Saintilus Wednesday morning.
Haiti: Demolition of the National Palace Begins Despite Criticism
- Created on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 3:04 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Sean Penn's non-governmental organization, J/P HRO, began a three-month demolition process of the National Palace on Thursday despite criticism from Haitians that foreigners should not be commanding the reconstruction of this symbol of the Haitian state.
Haiti: 19 Killed and Cholera Surge Looms after TS Isaac
- Created on Monday, August 27, 2012 11:34 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The toll of deaths attributed to the passing of Tropical Storm Isaac continued to climb on Monday morning with 19 reported by the Civil Protection Office. Two others died on Sunday by cholera which often surges after storms and flooding.
Two Haitian-American Hostages in Egypt Released Unharmed
- Created on Monday, July 16, 2012 3:49 PM
CAIRO, Egypt (defend.ht) - Officials in Cairo say that the two hostage Americans of Haitian descent have been released along with their tour guide since being abducted four days ago.
Haiti: Protesters Reject Plans to Destroy Shanty Homes
- Created on Friday, July 13, 2012 2:46 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Hundreds protested in the streets of Port-au-Prince for the third time in as many weeks against the decision of the government to destroy their hillside shanties.
Haiti: Six Die in Second Deadly Shipwreck in as many Days
- Created on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 10:11 PM
LABADIE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The sinking near the resort of Labadie (north) of a small boat, carrying twenty young adults Sunday night, killed six people, according to an official statement on Monday by the Department Delegate of the North Yvon Alteon.
Haiti Hospitality Workers Train in Emergency Preparedness
- Created on Sunday, July 08, 2012 10:38 AM
MONTROUIS, Haiti (defend.ht) - In late June, a team of emergency preparedness and response experts, led by Haitian-American firefighter and founder of the International Firefighters Assistance, Nathaniel Lasseur, conducted workshops in emergency response to hospitality workers at Club Indigo in Montrouis.
Passing of Esteemed Anthropologist Michel-Rolph Trouillot
- Created on Saturday, July 07, 2012 4:20 PM
CHICAGO, IL, USA (defend.ht) - The esteemed anthropologist, Michel-Rolph Trouillot is being mourned by the social science community after passing among family members in Chicago, Illinois, Thursday.
Deferred Action: Not Quite the Dream Act But A Step Toward it
- Created on Saturday, June 30, 2012 6:58 PM
MIAMI, USA (defend.ht) - President Obama stepped up last June15 and issued an executive order that allows more than 800,000 young people to stay in the US legally without fear of deportation. Interviewed in Miami by Defend Haiti, Nancy Francillon, a Haitian advocate from Americans for Immigrant Justice, made the point on this decision and explained what it means for young undocumented Haitians.
Haiti: Hillside Slum Residents Offered Money, Homes, but Demanding More to Move
- Created on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 8:51 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - "We demand 1 million gourde ($24,000 [US]) for each home, if not, we cut heads and burn houses," said a protest leader on Monday demanding more compensation from the government for families to move out of shanties built on Haiti's metropolitan hillside.
Haitian-Americans Call on Obama to Facilitate Legal Migration
- Created on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 5:49 PM
MIAMI, USA (defend.ht) - Haitian American officials and political activists gathered Tuesday June 26th in front of the office of Haitian Women in Miami, Little Haiti, Miami, to ask U.S. President Barack Obama to approve the Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program as it was done for the Cuban refugees.
Haiti: Protesters Take Streets against Gov't Plans to Destroy Homes
- Created on Monday, June 25, 2012 11:55 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Protesters, more than 1,000, chanted threats to burn down the city of Petionville if government authorities continued their plans to destroy their shanty hillside homes to make way for drainage canals.
A Day to Celebrate CitÃ© Soleil, Haiti
- Created on Sunday, June 24, 2012 8:01 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - In the name of the people of Cite Soleil, the Konbit Soley Leve movement, Pax Christi-SAKALA Ayiti, HOCWOS and other community based organizations and individuals working together for positive change in Cite Soleil, we celebrate the decision several members of the International Community to recognize our mutual success by reclassifying Cite Soleil as a âyellow zoneâ.
79 Haitian Migrants Rescued after Boat Strands on Island
- Created on Saturday, June 23, 2012 6:20 PM
AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico (defend.ht) â 79 undocumented Haitian migrants and 5 crew members were placed in the custody of the Caribbean Border Interagency Group (CBIG) when their ship ran aground on Mona Island, Puerto Rico.
Bodies found More Missing after Haitian Migrant Boat Sinks
- Created on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 12:04 PM
MIAMI, USA (defend.ht) - Eleven bodies were recovered and 13 are unaccounted for, among them, children, as a boat carrying 28 Haitian migrants developed engine trouble and sank on its way to the United States.
NJ One Day Symposium: Haiti Investment & Education
- Created on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 9:10 AM
WEST ORANGE, USA (defend.ht/NAHP) â The National Association of Haitian Professionals (NAHP) has partnered with the Joseph Denis Thomas Foundation (JDT Foundation) and New Jersey Haitian Student Association (NJHSA) Alumni to host a one-day symposium entitled "Haiti Investment and Education" on Saturday, July 28, 2012 at the Newark Museum (Billy Johnson Auditorium) in New Jersey from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. The event is free to the public.
3rd Annual National Haitian American Forum
- Created on Thursday, May 24, 2012 1:03 PM
PALM BEACH COUNTY, USA (defend.ht/NHAF) - We are genuinely pleased to announce the 3rd annual National Haitian American Forum to be held on May 26th, at Barton Elementary School starting at 4:30PM. Our theme for this year is "Reaching For The Dream".
First National Congress against Homophobia in Haiti
- Created on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 6:56 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht/Le Nouvelliste) - The LGBT community in Haiti gathered more than three hundred men and women of sexual orientation stigmatized by Haitian society to tell the country to cease discriminatory practices against them.