Haiti http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24876/all en Prosecutor questions former Haitian President Aristide http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/prosecutor-questions-former-haitian-president-aristide <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Ex-leader faces probe over homeless children group linked to him</p> <p>* Aristide has not been charged in the investigation</p> <p>By Susana Ferreira</p> <p>PORT-AU-PRINCE, Jan 9 (Reuters) - A prosecutor questioned former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide on Wednesday over accusations he used homeless children to elicit donations that were later used to help fund his political career.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/prosecutor-questions-former-haitian-president-aristide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Haiti Jean-Bertrand Aristide Jean-Bertrand Aristide Liberation theologians Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 22:00:06 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732365 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Prosecutor questions former Haitian President Aristide http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-1-prosecutor-questions-former-haitian-president-aristide <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Ex-leader faces probe over homeless children group linked to him</p> <p>* Aristide has not been charged in the investigation (Updates with details of march by Aristide supporters)</p> <p>By Susana Ferreira</p> <p>PORT-AU-PRINCE, Jan 9 (Reuters) - A prosecutor questioned former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide on Wednesday over accusations he used homeless children to elicit donations that were later used to help fund his political career.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-1-prosecutor-questions-former-haitian-president-aristide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Haiti Jean-Bertrand Aristide Jean-Bertrand Aristide Liberation theologians Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 23:45:06 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732415 at http://www.globalpost.com RPT-Haiti remembers 2010 earthquake in subdued anniversary ceremonies http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/rpt-haiti-remembers-2010-earthquake-subdued-anniversary-ceremon <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Repeating for wider distribution with no change to text)</p> <p>* Bill Clinton among those attending</p> <p>* Government playing down anniversary this year</p> <p>* 350,000 victims still homeless</p> <p>By Susana Ferreira</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/rpt-haiti-remembers-2010-earthquake-subdued-anniversary-ceremon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Americas Haiti Presidents of Haiti Technology Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 18:30:35 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733633 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Haiti remembers 2010 earthquake in subdued ceremony http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/update-2-haiti-remembers-2010-earthquake-subdued-ceremony <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Bill Clinton among those attending</p> <p>* Government playing down anniversary this year</p> <p>* 350,000 quake victims still homeless (Adds new lead, detail on Clinton Foundation effort in Haiti)</p> <p>By Susana Ferreira</p> <p>PORT-AU-PRINCE, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Haiti marked the third anniversary of the earthquake that destroyed much of the capital and killed more than 250,000 people with a purposely low-key commemoration on Saturday that included former U.S. President Bill Clinton.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/update-2-haiti-remembers-2010-earthquake-subdued-ceremony" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Americas Haiti Presidents of Haiti Technology Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 02:00:18 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733696 at http://www.globalpost.com FEATURE-Haiti's road to reconstruction blocked by land tenure disputes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130126/feature-haitis-road-reconstruction-blocked-land-tenure-disputes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Land ownership disputes stall development projects</p> <p>* Haiti faces international pressure to improve land registry</p> <p>By Susana Ferreira</p> <p>JEREMIE, Haiti, Jan 26 (Reuters) - The smooth black asphalt of National Road No. 7 stretches for about five miles beyond Camp Perrin, a town in fertile southwest Haiti.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130126/feature-haitis-road-reconstruction-blocked-land-tenure-disputes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Americas Haiti Latin America Technology War Thomson Reuters Sat, 26 Jan 2013 13:15:39 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739807 at http://www.globalpost.com RPT-FEATURE-Haiti's road to reconstruction blocked by land tenure disputes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/rpt-feature-haitis-road-reconstruction-blocked-land-tenure-disp <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Land ownership disputes stall development projects</p> <p>* Haiti faces international pressure to improve land registry</p> <p>By Susana Ferreira</p> <p>JEREMIE, Haiti, Jan 27 (Reuters) - The smooth black asphalt of National Road No. 7 stretches for about five miles beyond Camp Perrin, a town in fertile southwest Haiti.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/rpt-feature-haitis-road-reconstruction-blocked-land-tenure-disp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Americas Haiti Latin America Technology War Thomson Reuters Sun, 27 Jan 2013 13:31:17 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740079 at http://www.globalpost.com RPT-Haiti's road to reconstruction blocked by land tenure disputes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/rpt-haitis-road-reconstruction-blocked-land-tenure-disputes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Land ownership disputes stall development projects</p> <p>* Haiti faces international pressure to improve land registry</p> <p>By Susana Ferreira</p> <p>JEREMIE, Haiti, Jan 27 (Reuters) - The smooth black asphalt of National Road No. 7 stretches for about five miles beyond Camp Perrin, a town in fertile southwest Haiti.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/rpt-haitis-road-reconstruction-blocked-land-tenure-disputes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Americas Haiti Latin America Technology War Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Jan 2013 01:45:33 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740313 at http://www.globalpost.com Haiti launches micro-finance catastrophe insurance program http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/haiti-launches-micro-finance-catastrophe-insurance-program <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* World Bank announces $1.7 million funding for program</p> <p>* Designed to insure against hurricanes like Sandy in 2012</p> <p>By Susana Ferreira</p> <p>PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Jan 29 (Reuters) - When Hurricane Sandy struck Haiti late last year, the home Guerda Pierre shares with her three children and mother in Cabaret, north of Port-au-Prince, was flooded - and so was the merchandise she sold to make a living.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/haiti-launches-micro-finance-catastrophe-insurance-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Fonkoze Haiti Investment Thomson Reuters Wed, 30 Jan 2013 00:00:46 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5741307 at http://www.globalpost.com 1.5 mln Haitians suffer from food insecurity http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130404/15-mln-haitians-suffer-food-insecurity <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported Wednesday that 1.5 million Haitians are suffering from "food insecurity." At a daily news briefing here, deputy UN spokesman Eduardo del Buey cited OCHA information, saying 1.5 million people continue to have severe food insecurity in Haiti and nearly 82,000 children under five are malnourished.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130404/15-mln-haitians-suffer-food-insecurity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Haiti Latin America Republics Asianet Thu, 04 Apr 2013 17:45:32 +0000 Asianet 5801860 at http://www.globalpost.com Haitian companies do not benefit much from rehabilitation efforts http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/haitian-companies-do-not-benefit-much-rehabilitation-efforts <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Despite providing millions of dollars in aid to the French-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country following the 2010 earthquake, a new report has found that most of the funds given by the United States made its way back to US-based companies and organisations.</p><P>The Center for Economic and Policy Research said only one per cent of the US$1.5 billion pledged went directly to Haitian companies.</p><P>"It is possible to track who the primary recipients of USAID funds are, yet on what are these NGOs and contractors spending the money?" the report questioned.</p><P> "What percent go</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/haitian-companies-do-not-benefit-much-rehabilitation-efforts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Haiti Labor Latin America Law Republics Technology Asianet Tue, 09 Apr 2013 08:03:55 +0000 Asianet 5806483 at http://www.globalpost.com Haiti's minister of finance resigns blaming "lack of solidarity" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130410/haitis-minister-finance-resigns-blaming-lack-solidarity <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Amelie Baron</p> <p>PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Reuters) - Haiti's Minister of Economy and Finances Marie Carmelle Jean-Marie resigned abruptly on Wednesday, accusing her cabinet colleagues of not cooperating with her attempts to clean up public finances.</p> <p>"I can battle against adversity or against external hazards that regularly hit our country, but not against the lack of solidarity of my own peers," she wrote in her resignation letter, a copy of which was obtained by Reuters.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130410/haitis-minister-finance-resigns-blaming-lack-solidarity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Haiti Laurent Lamothe Politics Presidents of Haiti Thomson Reuters Wed, 10 Apr 2013 22:16:05 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5809982 at http://www.globalpost.com Trinidad-based NGO to build “Village” in Haiti http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130415/trinidad-based-ngo-build-village-haiti <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> A Trinidad-based non-government organisation has signed a contract for the development of a “Village” at Digue Matheux on Haiti’s west coast.</p><P>Former diplomat Reginald Dumas, who chairs the Medianet Haiti Relief Fund that was established with the publishing house, Medianet, and Jean Duret, president of the Haitian construction company, SIGNA S A, signed the contract for construction of the Village.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130415/trinidad-based-ngo-build-village-haiti" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Haiti Technology Asianet Mon, 15 Apr 2013 20:49:56 +0000 Asianet 5816717 at http://www.globalpost.com Report urges Haiti to protect quake victims from forced evictions http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130423/report-urges-haiti-protect-quake-victims-forced-evictions <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Susana Ferreira</p> <p>PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - The human rights group Amnesty International accused the Haitian government on Tuesday of failing to stop the forcible eviction of thousands of displaced people living in tent camps set up after the huge earthquake that rocked the capital in 2010.</p> <p>Some 65,000 people were forcibly evicted from 175 camps between July 2010 and the end of March 2013, Amnesty said in a report, warning that more than a quarter of the 320,000 people still living in camps face possible eviction.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130423/report-urges-haiti-protect-quake-victims-forced-evictions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Haiti Housing Latin America Thomson Reuters Tue, 23 Apr 2013 23:01:10 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5823665 at http://www.globalpost.com Canadian priest killed in snatch and grab shooting in Haiti http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130425/canadian-priest-killed-snatch-and-grab-shooting-haiti <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - A Canadian missionary was shot to death on Thursday as he left a bank in Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince, according to local media reports.</p> <p>The priest, Richard Joyal of Manitoba, was shot three times in the back by a man on a motorcycle who snatched a bag the priest was carrying, the reports said.</p> <p>Joyal had previously worked in the Philippines and Ivory Coast, according to a source familiar his activities in Haiti.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130425/canadian-priest-killed-snatch-and-grab-shooting-haiti" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Haiti Thomson Reuters Thu, 25 Apr 2013 23:15:19 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5825550 at http://www.globalpost.com Ex-Haitian leader Aristide in rare public show http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130510/ex-haitian-leader-aristide-rare-public-show <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Former Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide made a rare public appearance Wednesday, causing thousands of his supporters to pour out into the streets of the capital.</p> <p>The former Roman Catholic priest known as a champion of Haiti's poor and reviled by the Caribbean nation's elite was in court to testify before a judge about the 2000 murder of prominent journalist Jean Dominique.</p> <p>Aristide was not in power then, but rather a leader of the opposition. He was questioned Wednesday as part of a broad, long running probe into the killing.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130510/ex-haitian-leader-aristide-rare-public-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Americas Haiti Jean-Bertrand Aristide Politics Politics of Haiti Presidents of Haiti War AFP Fri, 10 May 2013 14:40:41 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5834893 at http://www.globalpost.com