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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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In Jacmel, Haiti demonstrations held against rising cost of living

JACMEL, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Protesters demonstrated in the streets of Jacmel on Monday against the rising cost of living and prices of basic necessities.

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Haiti Protesters call for departure of President and overdue elections

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Protesters took to the streets of the Haitian capital on Wednesday to protest against hunger and economic difficulties and for the departure of the President of the Republic while complaining about the slow pace of the process to hold elections for senators and more than 100 local officials overdue since November 2011.

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Petition: UN, Haiti Gov't seek to destroy memorial to victims of blue helmets

PORT SALUT, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - In a petition, a group of citizens are denouncing the intention of the United Nations peacekeeping mission and Haitian Government to destroy a memorial called Place Résistance, dedicated to the victims of the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH).

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Haiti PM Lamothe visits the Urban Renewal Project of Cité Maria

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - After walking through the tight alley ways of Cité Maria, a hillside - for lack of a better word - ghetto located in the Canapé Vert district of Port-au-Prince, near the top of this neighborhood of homes stacked on top of homes, one would be surprised to find a state of the art computer lab, with printer and cable television for residents to use. This was a part of the urban renewal project visited by Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe on Saturday where other aspects of the development were launched and showcased.

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Haiti: Thousands takes streets in anti-government protest

CAP-HAITIEN, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Thousands took to the streets of Okap on Wednesday to manifest their opposition to the policies of the President of the Republic.

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Montreal: 23-Year Old Man Drowns in Public Pool

RIVIERES-DES-PRAIRIES, Canada (defend.ht) - In the early morning of Wednesday, August 7th in the public pool of Alexis-Carrel park in Rivières-des-Prairies in Montreal, a young man of 23 years old named Jerry Paul Tillus drowned.

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World Orgs statement on "harassment" of Haitian Human Rights Lawyer Andre Michel

GENEVA, Switzerland (defend.ht) - A group of international and national organizations defending human rights released a joint statement on Tuesday decrying the actions of Judge Lemarre Belizaire who they estimate is persecuting human rights lawyer Andre Michel for his pursuance of corruption allegations against the Administration.

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Haiti: Human Rights denounces release of police officers in Clifford Brandt case

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Police officers and security agents arrested for their involvement in the Clifford Brandt kidnapping for ransom syndicate were released this week, a motion that the Executive Director of the National Network of for the Defense of Human Rights (RNDDH) denounced.

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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