Tag Archives: Haiti

US Envoy To Haiti Resigns Over Treatment Of Refugees

CNN reports: Daniel Foote, the US special envoy to Haiti, has handed in his resignation to Secretary of State Antony Blinken, saying he will “not be associated with the United States inhumane, counterproductive decision to deport thousands of Haitian refugees” from the US-Mexico border. Foote stated in his resignation letter to Blinken that Haiti is wracked with poverty, crime, government …

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Haiti Struck By 7.2 Magnitude Quake, Major Damage

CNN reports: The US Geological Survey said it’s likely that casualties are “high” after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck near Haiti Saturday morning. “High casualties are probable and the disaster is likely widespread,” according to the USGS. Haiti’s Civil Protection told CNN there have been fatalities and damage. A tsunami threat that had been issued for the region has passed, according …

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Haiti Requests US Troops After Killing Of President

The New York Times reports: Haitian government officials took the extraordinary step of requesting that the United States send in troops to protect Haiti’s port, airport, gasoline reserves and other key infrastructure as the country has descended into turmoil in the wake of the brazen assassination of President Jovenel Moïse early Wednesday morning. Haiti has a history of unwanted American …

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Two Haitian-Americans Arrested In Killing Of President

The Associated Press reports: Two men believed to be Haitian Americans — one of them purportedly a former bodyguard at the Canadian Embassy in Port au Prince — have been arrested in connection with the assassination of Haiti’s president, a senior Haitian official said Thursday. Mathias Pierre, Haiti’s minister of elections, told The Associated Press that James Solages was among …

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Haitian Police Kill Four Assassination Suspects

CNN reports: Four suspects connected to the assassination of Haiti’s President Jovenel Moise [photo] were killed by police on Wednesday, and another two have been detained, Haiti’s ambassador to the United States said. Speaking to CNN en Español on Wednesday night, Ambassador Bocchit Edmond said the suspects were foreigners and Haitian National Police were in the process of determining their …

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Haitian President Assassinated At His Home [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: Haitian President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated after a group of unidentified people attacked his private residence, the country’s interim prime minister said in a statement Wednesday. First Lady Martine Moïse is hospitalized following the attack late Tuesday, interim Premier Claude Joseph said. Joseph condemned what he called a “hateful, inhumane and barbaric act,” adding that Haiti’s National …

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GOP Rep. Mia Love: Trump’s Racism Is Indefensible

CNN reports: Republican Rep. Mia Love deplored President Donald Trump for reportedly criticizing immigrants coming to the United States from what he called “shithole countries.” “I can’t defend the indefensible. You have to understand that there are countries that struggle out there. But their people, their people are good people and they’re part of us. We’re Americans,” Love, the first …

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Trump Ridicules Protections For Immigrants From “Shithole” Countries: Why Are We Having Them Come?

The Washington Post reports: President Trump grew frustrated with lawmakers Thursday in the Oval Office when they floated restoring protections for immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries as part of a bipartisan immigration deal, according to two people briefed on the meeting. “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Trump said, according to …

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HAITI: Senate Passes Bill Banning Same-Sex Marriage And Criminalizing “Public Support” For Homosexuality

Agence France-Presse reports: A vote by the Haitian Senate to ban gay marriage as well as “public demonstration of support” for homosexuality reflects the will of the people, the chamber’s president has said. The Senate approved a bill late Tuesday that said “the parties, co-parties and accomplices” of a homosexual marriage can be punished by three years in prison and …

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HAITI: Gay Rights Office Attacked

Via the Associated Press: Amnesty International says the office of a gay rights group in Haiti has been ransacked and two of its members beaten. It said Wednesday that three men carrying handguns and machetes raided the office of the Haitian rights organization Kouraj last week. Amnesty says the intruders said the center shouldn’t be allowed to operate and aimed …

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HAITI: Protesters Threaten To Burn Down Parliament If Gay Marriage Is Legalized, Two Men Reportedly Murdered At Protest

Caribbean 360 reports: Organisers say they are pleased with the turnout on Friday as more than 1,000 people took to the streets here to protest homosexuality and a proposal to legalize gay marriage in Haiti. The protesters carried anti-gay placards and chanted songs in which they threatened to burn down parliament if its members make same-sex marriage legal. A Haitian …

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Gay People: Haiti’s Scapecoats

This partially animated clip tells how Haitian gays were scapegoated as the cause of the devastating earthquake which occurred two years ago today.

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Wyclef Jean Mulls Bid For Haiti President

Former Fugees lead singer and activist Wyclef Jean is mulling a run for president of Haiti. The Grammy-winning musician’s brother, Sam Jean, just told me that Wyclef has already put together the necessary paperwork he will need to file by August 7 if he decides to launch a campaign. “It’s an opportunity that he’s exploring and exploring seriously,” said Sam, …

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The Teabagger Cruise

Wingnut site World Net Daily will be taking the teabaggers to sea. CALLING ALL PATRIOTS! Join your faithful like-minded partners at The WND Tea Party at Sea this September 19th – 26th as we sharpen and edify one another during 7 incredible days in the Eastern Caribbean. Joining your host Joseph and Elizabeth of WorldNetDaily, will be Alan Keyes, best …

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Dubya Wipes Hand On Clinton’s Shirt After Shaking Haitian’s Hand

The wingnuts on Breitbart think it’s hilarious.

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57 YouTubers – We Are The World

And it’s at least 57 times better than the celebrity version. (Via – Towleroad)

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We Are The World 25 For Haiti

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National Enquirer Claims Anderson Cooper To Adopt Haitian Baby

The National Enquirer is claiming that Anderson Cooper and his boyfriend are going to adopt a Haitian baby. Hard-charging CNN anchorman Anderson Cooper was so moved by the suffering from the earthquake in Haiti, he’s decided to adopt a Haitian orphan, The ENQUIRER has learned exclusively. The silver-haired journalist and his hunky boyfriend, Ben Maisani, plan to raise the child …

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Music Stars Record For Haiti Relief

Taking advantage of those in town for the Grammys, yesterday producer Quincy Jones gathered a galaxy of pop stars for a re-recording of 1984’s We Are The World. Among the 70 artists lending their voices: Beyonce, Natalie Cole, Barbra Streisand, Usher, Celine Dion, Taylor Swift, Gladys Knight, Rihanna, Harry Connick, Kayne West, Toni Braxton, LL Cool J and Wyclef Jean. …

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Rep. Alan Grayson To Christian Right:
What About YOUR Pact With Satan?

On the floor of Congress yesterday, Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) called out the Christian right for the comments about Haiti and asked Pat Robertson, “What about your own pact with the devil? How’s that worked out for you?” Classic Grayson!

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