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Haiti: Grenade Blast Takes Student's Hand

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - A student at the School of Ethnology at the State University on Monday lost his right hand trying to throw back a grenade that was launched over the walls and onto the university campus by officers of the Intervention and Maintenance of Order Unit of the Haitian National Police.

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FOPARK announces march to U.S. Embassy on November 29

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Dessalines is going to visit Uncle Sam. The organizations that brought tens of thousands of Haitians into the streets in protest twice in November, saying "Dessalines is going to Petion's house", announced another protest on November 29 that will lead to the United States Embassy in Port-au-Prince.

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Haiti: Several Thousand Protest for Resignation of President

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - There was one death and a few dozen injured, among them a student who lost his hand from a grenade blast, as nearly ten thousand citizens took to the streets of the capital on Monday to demand changes at the highest level of the State.

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Haiti: 400 Street Children Will Have a Home on Delmas 3

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - With a dormitory, library, computer room, cafeteria, medical and sporting center, a new building on Delmas 3 capable of providing housing for 400 children living on the streets or in difficulty with their parents was inaugurated on Tuesday.

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Dialogue Not Possible with Martelly says FOPARK

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Organizers of Thursday's protest, which brought thousands into the streets to call for the resignation of the president, told the international community on Friday that there is no possibility of dialogue with Michel Martelly and that a nationwide demonstration would take place on November 18.

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Haiti: Thousands Protest against Government, Wounded Confirmed

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - One Haitian citizen is confirmed and a possible two others are reported to have been wounded by gunfire at an anti-government protest Thursday which began in the poverty stricken neighborhood of Bel-air and entered into a violent clash when it reached the affluent neighborhood of Petion-Ville in the capital city of Port-au-Prince.

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Haiti: Gunshots, Tear Gas, Burning Tires in Several Neighborhoods

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Shots of firearms, tear gas, barricades of burning tires were the scene Monday across several neighborhoods of the Haitian capital.

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Haiti: Dozens of Students Hospitalized after Tear Gas Attack

CAP-HAITIEN, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Conditions are said to be "chaotic" in the North, as students from the Lycee Philippe Guerrier have attacked private schools and dozens of school children from the Lycee Jean Baptiste Boukman were hospitalized after being engulfed by tear gas.

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Haiti: Human Rights Orgs Reject Invitation by Martelly Administration

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - A diverse group of umbrella organizations for the protection of citizens, dealing in human rights, the religious sector and refugees and repatriated persons, have rejected an invitation by the administration's Minister of Human Rights and the Fight against Extreme Poverty.

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Diaspora Forum on Political Economic Integration in Haiti

NEW YORK, USA (sentinel.ht) - A forum featuring Senate President Simon Desras, Senator Steven Benoit, former Prime Minister Garry Conille and former Diaspora Minister Edwin Paraison among others will be held on Saturday November 2 in New York under the theme "The Haitian Diaspora: Its Integration into the Political and Economic Process; Objectives Limits and Myths."

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172,000 people still displaced from 2010 earthquake

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - A total of 172,000 people are still displaced from their homes nearly four years after the earthquake of January 2010 in Haiti, reported the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

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Haitians Call For Release Of Migrants Who Survived Capsizing

MIAMI, USA (sentinel.ht/NPR) - A group of Haitian activists, including author Edwidge Danticat, had a message for the U.S. government today: The migrants who survived a capsized boat in the Atlantic have suffered enough, so they should be released.

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Haiti Families Call for Compensation after Demolition of Homes

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - More than 30 families on Delmas 33 had their well-standing homes and businesses of more than a decade destroyed on Saturday without any compensation. The now homeless and businessless residents, including families with children say notary public Jean Henry Ceant is holding out money authorized for they are without recourse.

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Canadians to Protest at Dominican Consulate in Montreal

MONTREAL, Canada (sentinel.ht) - Joining with the protests registered in Santo Domingo, Port-au-Prince and last week in New York, Canadians in Montreal have announced a protest at the Dominican Republic Consulate General in that city for Wednesday. Organizers of the protest require a retreat of the Dominican Constitutional Court decision of September 23 within a month or a boycott of Dominican products would ensue.

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Haiti: Justice Minister is "frankly ridiculous", says Civil Society Leaders

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Prominent leaders in civil society, political and human rights organizations alike found it "frankly ridiculous", the recent press note by Minister of Justice Jean Renel Sanon, which said it had uncovered a plot to kill the popular radio host and journalist, critical to the administration, Jean Monard Metellus.

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Haiti: Civil Society Joins in Warning of Impending Political Crisis

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Different personalities representing civil society, religious and professional sectors, through a joint statement, expressed concern Tuesday against what they call "a threat to the Parliament to become inoperative on the second Monday of January 2014."

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Haiti: "Massive Systematic Violations" of Human Rights by Roro Nelson

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - The National Network for the Defense of Human Rights wrote another letter to the President of the Republic of Haiti regarding dubious personalities in his entourage. On Friday, a letter outlining the acts of Presidential Adviser and best friend to Michel Martelly, Ronald "Roro" Nelson, declared him a danger to the public and the administration a proponent of "massive systematic violations" of human rights.

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Haitian Diaspora Protest at Dominican Consulate in NY October 17, 2013



BROOKLYN, USA (sentinel.ht) – The Haitian Diaspora for Civic and Human Rights (HDRHR) in coalition with other civic organizations invites countless concerned citizens of all nations, to join the HDCHR on October 17th for a huge protest in front of the Dominican Republic Consulate located at 1501 Broadway Ave, New York, NY. The rally will start at 2 pm until 6pm.

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Haiti: Human Rights Org welcomes Senate Decision to Impeach President

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - On Thursday, the human rights organization, the National Network for the Defense of Human Rights (RNDDH), welcomed the approval by the Senate of a commission report on the death of the Late Honorable Jean Serge Joseph.

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Massive Protest for Haiti Cholera Victims at UN General Assembly

NEW YORK, USA (sentinel.ht) - Haitians and citizens of the world will not let the more than 8,300 dead and 670,000 victims of the cholera epidemic in Haiti be forgotten while all the world's nations and press come together for the 68th United Nations General Assembly. By many a diverse group of scientific reports, the cholera outbreak came from UN peacekeepers, but the world organization's leader still continues to deny blame and not rake responsibility.

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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