Haiti: Human Rights say President is cause of electoral crisis
- Created on Wednesday, March 06, 2013 12:05 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Human rights organizations on Wednesday held a joint press conference to deplore the actions of President Michel Martelly who continues to be the source of the electoral crisis in Haiti.
Human Rights calls for public vigilance in case of Clifford Brandt
- Created on Thursday, February 28, 2013 9:21 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - RNDDH Director Pierre Esperance said that it is by the grace of a report published by his human rights organization that the Martelly administration had not freed all the police officers, including the head of the National Palace security, who were arrested for their part in the kidnapping syndicate of the businessman, Clifford Brandt.
MOLEGHAF Calls for Socialist State of Haiti
- Created on Sunday, February 24, 2013 5:10 PM
Haiti: Cholera victims angry at United Nations
- Created on Saturday, February 23, 2013 2:29 PM
MIREBALAIS, Haiti (defend.ht) - The United Nations has not accepted responsibility for bring cholera into Haiti in October 2010 that has killed more than 7,000 and sickened more than a half-million. This week, the U.N. said it would not compensate victims of their negligence and this has angered many in Haiti.
Human rights calls for action against fugitives in Haitian gov't
- Created on Friday, February 22, 2013 10:18 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The National Network for the Defense of Human Rights delivered an open letter to President Michel Martelly recounting the crimes that made First Lady Sophia Martelly's adviser, Karl Jean-Jeune, a fugitive of justice in the United States. The RNDDH also requested that Martelly demonstrate the claim of his government that the rule of law exists in Haiti by addressing the case of other individuals in the Head of State's entourage.
Informed Citizens Express Disdain for Caricom Signs
- Created on Thursday, February 21, 2013 6:14 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Informed citizens were shocked at billboards and banners bearing the effigy of President Michel Martelly that read "President Martelly welcomes Heads of State and Government of CARICOM," rather than "Haiti welcomes..." The signs also are clear violations of ARTICLE 7 of the Haitian Constitution.
Red cards for the government at the Carnival in Cap-Haitien
- Created on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 4:26 PM
CAP-HAITIEN, Haiti (AlterPresse/defend.ht) - February 12, 2013. Activists of various organizations in the North, formed a bande sou pied (rara), and expressed their displeasure vis-à-vis the government, during the parade on the second day of the carnival, February 11 in Cap-Haitien (second city, North), found AlterPresse.
A Carnival to Mask the Crisis
- Created on Monday, February 11, 2013 5:01 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - All of everything is for Cap-Haitien. The second largest city is the host of this year's national carnival. Port-au-Prince, the largest city, the capital, is condemned to watch the carnival on television.
22 Dead and 31 Injured in Truck Accident
- Created on Saturday, January 26, 2013 1:25 PM
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.
Haiti: Kita Nago makes 24 hour stop at Nèg Mawon
- Created on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 4:22 PM
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.
168 repatriated back to Cap-Haitien
- Created on Thursday, January 10, 2013 11:48 AM
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.
Kita Nago, 700 Kilometers On Foot to Encourage Unity
- Created on Tuesday, January 08, 2013 1:36 AM
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.
700 Hundred Haitian Nationals Stopped from re-Entering the D.R.
- Created on Monday, January 07, 2013 9:34 AM
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.
Haitian Workers in DR Protest for Compensation
- Created on Sunday, December 30, 2012 11:15 AM
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.
Haiti: 21 Protesters Arrested, Organizers Give 24-Hours for their Release
- Created on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 2:30 PM
College of Ethnology caught fire during Police-Student Clash
- Created on Thursday, December 13, 2012 9:53 AM
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.
Haiti: Former Gov't Employees Protest at PM Office
- Created on Thursday, December 06, 2012 12:24 PM
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.
Haitian-Canadians made an Algonquian Tribe
- Created on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 8:33 AM
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.
Martelly's base demanding payment and jobs for 2010 election riots
- Created on Sunday, November 25, 2012 5:03 PM
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.
Viter Juste Passes Away at 87
- Created on Thursday, November 22, 2012 9:54 AM
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.