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22 Dead and 31 Injured in Truck Accident

DESSALINES, Haiti (defend.ht) - 22 were found dead and 31 injured after a truck carrying men, women and children fell into a roadside canal on Friday afternoon.

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Haiti: Kita Nago makes 24 hour stop at Nèg Mawon

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - More than a hundred people amassed early on Tuesday January 15, before the piece of wood, "Kita Nago", whose journey will continue tomorrow January 16 after the kickoff by President Michel Martelly.

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168 repatriated back to Cap-Haitien

CAP-HAITIEN, Haiti (defend.ht) - The U.S. Coast Guard repatriated 168 Haitians to Cap-Haiten on Sunday who were attempting to leave Haiti and enter the Bahamas illegally.

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Kita Nago, 700 Kilometers On Foot to Encourage Unity

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht)- Kita Nago, 700 Kilometers on foot carrying a heavy polished cedar wood pole from Les Irois in The Grand'Anse (Southwest) all the way to Ouanaminthe (Northeast) with the help of citizens from 45 municipalities.

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700 Hundred Haitian Nationals Stopped from re-Entering the D.R.

OUANAMINTHE, Haiti (defend.ht) - 700 Haitian nationals accompanied by a Dominican priest, Regino Martinez, tried to enter the Dominican Republic on Sunday. Two D.R. Air Force helicopters carrying dozens of police agents and army soldiers were deployed to get the situation under control and impede the migration.

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Haitian Workers in DR Protest for Compensation

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (defend.ht) - For nearly two weeks, hundreds of Haitian workers have been protesting at the Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic for their rights as workers.

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Haiti: 21 Protesters Arrested, Organizers Give 24-Hours for their Release

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - 21 people, 14 men, 7 women, were taken to the National Penitentiary on Sunday for their participation in the anti-government demonstration held in the capital. Protest organizers, Lavalasiennes, gave the Martelly/Lamothe administration 24 hours for the release of the detained or they would go on the offensive.

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College of Ethnology caught fire during Police-Student Clash

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The College of Ethnology had a quiet atmosphere compared to the earlier day when students clashed with the Haitian National Police. Students at the school spent the day contemplating the ruins of classroom equipment, books, computers and other materials that burned in flames during the incident.

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Haiti: Former Gov't Employees Protest at PM Office

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - In Haiti, thousands of former state employees are still demanding their wages. Between 2007 and 2008, these people who were revoked overnight signed an agreement with the state to receive 36 months of benefits. The president and the governments have changed and the issue has not been resolved.

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Haitian-Canadians made an Algonquian Tribe

OTTAWA, Canada (defend.ht) - When one of the largest Native American tribes in North America adopted members of the Haitian community living in its territory, which includes Montreal and stretches as far south as North Dakota and as far west as Saskatchewan, it would have meant that Haitian-Canadians could have the same hunting and fishing rights and the ability to cross freely into the U.S., but a debate ensued.

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Martelly's base demanding payment and jobs for 2010 election riots

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - President Michel Martelly's base blocked roads into Petion Ville on Saturday and threatened to shut down the city if they did not receive promised jobs and payment for violent demonstrations they held after the preliminary results of the 2010 elections; which were reported not in Martelly's favor on December 7 of that year.

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Viter Juste Passes Away at 87

MIAMI, USA (defend.ht) - The man credited for giving Little Haiti, Miami, USA its name passed away on Monday evening at the age of 87.

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Joryn Etienne released unharmed by kidnappers

JACMEL, Haiti (defend.ht) - Jorym Etienne, 3, was freed by his kidnappers unharmed at 1AM Thursday morning.

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Parents of Joryn make contact with child

JACMEL, Haiti (defend.ht) - The parents of the 3 year old taken in his sleep in the town of Jacmel met with the press on Tuesday. The father said he had spoken with the kidnappers who allowed him to speak to his the child who he confirms is his son.

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Jacmel community tense after a murder and kidnapping

JACMEL, Haiti (defend.ht) - Residents of the coastal town of Jacmel protested against insecurity on Sunday burning tires and building barricades after a man was shot and his 3-years old nephew kidnapped in his sleep.

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Haiti: Protesters claim UN Peacekeepers shot student

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - A Haitian citizen, perhaps a university student, was shot and killed on Friday during the 5th day of student protests against the shooting and death of another student by police less than a week prior.

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Hundreds return to the streets to protest against Martelly

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Hundreds of protesters with many Lavalasiens, returned to the streets of Port-au-Prince in hostile protest against President Michel Martelly.

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Haiti: President Martelly Faces New Wave of Protests

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AFP/defend.ht) - Thousands of people, including many teachers, have demonstrated Friday in Port-au-Prince and other cities in Haiti against rising food prices chanting slogans against President Michel Martelly.

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Thousands Protest against Government in PAP

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP/defend.ht) — Several thousand people poured into the streets of Haiti's capital on yesterday to protest the government of President Michel Martelly.

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Haiti: Several Thousand Protested for President to Step Down

CAP-HAITIEN, Haiti (defend.ht) - It was the 3rd day of protesting in two weeks in the city of Okap where several thousand protesters covered the streets to demand Michel Martelly to step down as president of Haiti.

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Book reviews

Haiti Noir

Book Review

The anthology edited by Edwidge Danticat puts a uniquely Haitian spin on the crime genre

"Danticat has succeeded in assembling a group portrait of Haitian culture and resilience that is cause for celebration." - Publishers Weekly