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Haiti Elects Interim President

On Sunday, February 14th, the new Haitian interim president was selected by lawmakers. This interim president, Jocelerme Privert, is to pick up the previous president, Michael Martelly’s work and potentially help the country out with its deep political issues. Privert was sworn in on Sunday afternoon before an audience of …

Haiti has a New Leader

Haiti has elected an interim president, Jocelerme Privert, who was chosen by parliament a week after President Martelly stepped down. He was elected early in the morning on Sunday, February 14th. Mr. Privert is the current head of the National Assembly in Haiti, and he will serve as president for …

Haiti Faces Treat of Power Vacuum

Haiti is in crisis, protesters beat a man to death in Port-au-Prince on Friday, and on Sunday the riot police were out in force to keep the peace. On Sunday, President Martelly stepped down from office without a successor. The reason that no one has been elected yet is because …

Haiti’s President Steps Down

Haitian President Michel Martelly stepped down from five years in office, delivering his farewell address without leaving a successor. There were supposed to be two elections in October and December that both were postponed due to safety concerns due to a large amount of the population rejecting these elections. A …

Michel Martelly Surrenders Presidency, Haiti Left Without A Successor

   Haiti’s President has stepped down from his title this Sunday amid political unrest over how he is to be replaced at the end of his term. Earlier this month, protestors postponed elections as their call for the president’s resignation strengthened with no elected successor. An electoral crisis, the recent cancellation of elections …

Haiti facing Political Crisis, OAS Intervenes

The OAS, Organization of American States, has sent a mission to Haiti to assist the electoral crisis facing the country. President Martelly, who the OAS helped put into office, is supposed to be leaving the office on February 7th, and he currently has no successor. There were violent protests over …

Amnesty criticizes Haiti over evictions from camps

Haiti has violated international human rights obligations by failing to protect people who have been forced to leave the impromptu settlements that sprang up in the Caribbean nation after the 2010 earthquake, a global advocacy group said Tuesday. A report by Amnesty International said it found that thousands of displaced people have …

Haiti’s aid shortfalls

Haiti has been though a lot in the last five years.  Back- to- back storms and hurricanes hit Haiti five years ago and they still are not even close to recovering.  There has been a lack of donor response which had lead to an incredible amount of Cholera, from lack …

Creole in Haiti’s Classrooms

Ever since Haiti was hit with the devastating 2010 earthquake, it has been in a state of rebuilding. As we all know, Haiti is one of the most impoverished countries and their government is one of the most corrupt in the world. But how can this country remain in such atrocious conditions? Well, …

Haiti’s Delayed Elections

The UN is putting pressure on the Haitian government to move forward on legislative and local elections. The government has been taking steps in the last year to promote citizens’ rights, including passing laws to protect people with disability, improving workers’ rights, and establishing an independent judiciary. While this progress …

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