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Catholic Charities to drop Haitian program, citing cost

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Catholic Charities to drop Haitian program, citing cost

- Haitian community members are protesting the closing of an elder program at the Catholic Charities Yawkey Haitian Multi-Service Center in Dorchester — a decision the Archdiocese of Boston says is due to financial pressure. “After much consideration and thoughtful review we have made the difficult decision to close the Haitian Elder Program operating at the Catholic Charities Yawkey Center/Haitian Multi-Service Center in Dorchester,” the Archdiocese of Boston said in a statement
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Haitian Immigrants With Temporary Status Await Trump’s Next Move

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Haitian Immigrants With Temporary Status Await Trump’s Next Move

- Jean Jubens Jeanty, a Haitian Uber driver who lives in Brooklyn, has his future mapped out. After completing a high school diploma program at Brooklyn College next month, he plans to start college next year. He would then seek further schooling to become a nurse or pediatrician. But the clock is ticking on his plans. Mr. Jeanty, 29, came to the United States from Port-au-Prince in September 2006 with his eldest brother and stayed after his tourist visa expired
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Brasil quer enviar tropas à República Centro-Africana após deixar Haiti

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Brasil quer enviar tropas à República Centro-Africana após deixar Haiti

- Com o fim da missão das Nações Unidas no Haiti, o próximo destino das forças de paz brasileiras na ONU deverá ser a República Centro-Africana, um dos países mais miseráveis do mundo. O martelo ainda não está batido, mas já há consultas avançadas para que o Brasil envie um contingente numeroso para a missão, uma das maiores sob a égide das Nações Unidas, com quase 13 mil soldados e orçamento anual de US$ 920 milhões
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Groundbreaking announced for Haiti's first LDS temple

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Groundbreaking announced for Haiti's first LDS temple

- SALT LAKE CITY — The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Friday announced the groundbreaking for Haiti's first temple. Construction on the Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple will officially begin on Saturday, Oct. 28, with the traditional shovel ceremony under the direction of Elder Walter F. González, a General Authority Seventy and president of the church's Caribbean Area, according to Mormonnewsroom
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Louisville group sends medical equipment to Haitian community

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Louisville group sends medical equipment to Haitian community

- Louisville-based Supplies Over Seas is sending a shipping container with medical equipment to Gonaives, Haiti. The supplies are collected from local hospitals and doctors. "Children are going without any medical treatment, something as basic as a band-aid, something as complicated as a surgery for appendicitis, and children are dying from the lack of basic medical treatment," said Denise Sears with Supplies Over Seas
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'MasterChef' de número cem terá bolo de aniversário e pratos do Congo, do Haiti e da Síria 

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'MasterChef' de número cem terá bolo de aniversário e pratos do Congo, do Haiti e da Síria 

- Nesta terça (11), os competidores do programa "MarterChef", da Band, terão que preparar um prato principal e uma sobremesa com inspiração nas gastronomias congolesa, haitiana e síria. Além de ser a última prova em equipe da temporada, a atração atinge a marca de cem programas na emissora. Em clima de "comemoração", o time que perder o desafio principal terá que preparar um bolo de aniversário --e, como manda a regra do jogo, o dono do "pior" doce deixa o programa
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Haiti could stem cholera epidemic by end 2018: health officials

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Haiti could stem cholera epidemic by end 2018: health officials

- PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti: Haiti could stem its seven-year-long cholera epidemic by the end of 2018 as the number of reported cases has dropped sharply, government and United Nations officials said. The health ministry said Haiti has had about 7,400 suspected new cholera cases since the start of the year, compared with almost 20,200 at the same point last year. "We have never seen so few cases," Donald Francois, head of the health ministry's national cholera program told Reuters in an interview
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Envíos de dinero desde Chile a Haití aumentaron un 386 por ciento en 2016

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Envíos de dinero desde Chile a Haití aumentaron un 386 por ciento en 2016

- Las remesas enviadas desde Chile por inmigrantes haitianos llegaron a 36 millones de dólares en 2016, un 386,48 por ciento más que el año anterior, cuando sumaron 7,4 millones, según datos del Banco Central. Según La Tercera, la cifra sitúa al país caribeño en el quinto lugar del total de transferencias dirigidas al extranjero desde Chile, con una participación del 5,9 por ciento, por encima de países como República Dominicana (4,9 por ciento), Estados Unidos (4,5 por ciento) y Ecuador (4,2 por ciento)
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Seahawks’ Cliff Avril delivers on promise to build a house in Haiti for each sack in 2016

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Seahawks’ Cliff Avril delivers on promise to build a house in Haiti for each sack in 2016

- In an effort to give back to his roots, Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril in October pledged to build a house in Haiti for each sack he tallied during the 2016 season. Well, Avril has delivered, making a trip to Haiti along with Michael Bennett and former Seahawk Marshawn Lynch in April. As ESPN’s Sheil Kapadia reports, Avril made good on his promise this offseason, funding and helping build 12 homes in Haiti
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From luxury hotels to slums, Haiti puts used soap to good use

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From luxury hotels to slums, Haiti puts used soap to good use

- Port-au-Prince (AFP) - A Haitian program to recycle used soap bars from luxury hotels has proven a win-win-win proposition, reducing waste, helping fight water-borne disease and giving employees like Magoiana Fremond the chance to send her kids to school and let them "eat every day." The project, simple but effective, has had a remarkable impact. Laure Bottinelli discovered the idea of soap-recycling while spending time in Southeast Asia
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From luxury hotels to slums, Haiti puts used soap to good use

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From luxury hotels to slums, Haiti puts used soap to good use

- PORT-AU-PRINCE: A Haitian program to recycle used soap bars from luxury hotels has proven a win-win-win proposition, reducing waste, helping fight water-borne disease and giving employees like Magoiana Fremond the chance to send her kids to school and let them "eat every day". 'Nothing is wasted' Plus, she added, "with the cholera crisis we're facing, there is the aspect of hygiene education," another part of the work done by Anacaona
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Man accused of shooting ex-girlfriend, her sister in Boston found hiding in mother's home in Haiti

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Man accused of shooting ex-girlfriend, her sister in Boston found hiding in mother's home in Haiti

- A man accused of killing two women in their Boston home was captured in Haiti and will be brought back to Massachusetts to face murder charges. Jean Weevens Janvier was arrested on June 3 in his mother's home in Santo, Haiti, according to the U.S. Marshals Service. The 35-year-old is accused of shooting 21-year-old Stephanie Emile, his ex-girlfriend, and her sister, 23-year-old Judith Emile
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Suspect in slaying of Boston sisters captured in Haiti

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Suspect in slaying of Boston sisters captured in Haiti

- The man will be brought back to Massachusetts to face murder charges. . Suspect in slaying of Boston sisters captured in Haiti The man will be brought back to Massachusetts to face murder charges BOSTON — Officials say a man accused of killing two Boston sisters in 2011 has been captured in Haiti and will be brought back to Massachusetts to face murder charges
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Suspect in slaying of Boston sisters captured in Haiti

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Suspect in slaying of Boston sisters captured in Haiti

- The man will be brought back to Massachusetts to face murder charges. . Suspect in slaying of Boston sisters captured in Haiti The man will be brought back to Massachusetts to face murder charges BOSTON — Officials say a man accused of killing two Boston sisters in 2011 has been captured in Haiti and will be brought back to Massachusetts to face murder charges
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Suspect in slaying of Boston sisters captured in Haiti

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Suspect in slaying of Boston sisters captured in Haiti

- The man will be brought back to Massachusetts to face murder charges. . Suspect in slaying of Boston sisters captured in Haiti The man will be brought back to Massachusetts to face murder charges BOSTON — Officials say a man accused of killing two Boston sisters in 2011 has been captured in Haiti and will be brought back to Massachusetts to face murder charges
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Suspect in slaying of Boston sisters captured in Haiti

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Suspect in slaying of Boston sisters captured in Haiti

- The man will be brought back to Massachusetts to face murder charges. . Suspect in slaying of Boston sisters captured in Haiti The man will be brought back to Massachusetts to face murder charges BOSTON — Officials say a man accused of killing two Boston sisters in 2011 has been captured in Haiti and will be brought back to Massachusetts to face murder charges
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  • New York City councillor visits Montreal to report back to Haitian constituents
    New York City councillor visits Montreal to report back to Haitian constituents

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    As a Haitian-American city councillor, New York City Councillor Dr. Mathieu Eugene has been a champion for immigrants in the United States for a decade.With news that Haitian asylum seekers are streaming through the Quebec border, his work has now brought him to Canada. He’s visiting Montreal to gather information for Haitian asylum seekers fleeing the U.S., fearing the government will soon deport them
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Politics & Government

  • Trump's global policy on women's health should be called 'pro-death', and Haiti is proof
    Trump's global policy on women's health should be called 'pro-death', and Haiti is proof

    , smh.com.au

    When President Donald Trump and his (male) aides sit at a conference table deciding to cut off money to women's health programs abroad, they call it a "pro-life" move. Yet here in Haiti, I'll tell you the result: Impoverished women suffer ghastly injuries and excruciating deaths. Washington's new women's health policies should be called "pro-death." When women and girls don't have access to family planning and reproductive health care, they're more likely to suffer pelvic organ prolapses, in which the bladder, uterus or bowel may protrude from the vagina
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Sports

  • WATCH: Coutinho scores brilliant hat-trick for Brazil
    WATCH: Coutinho scores brilliant hat-trick for Brazil

    , goal.com

    The Liverpool midfielder shined for the South American giants against Haiti in the Copa America Centenario and you can watch every goal in the above highlights video. Philippe Coutinho lit up Brazil's Copa America Centenario clash with Haiti on Thursday, scoring a superb hat-trick in their thumping 7-1 victory and you can watch all of his goals above! The Liverpool midfielder scored two stunning long-range drives against the minnows, and
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Business

  • Haitians’ ire over carnival spending amid hurricane’s ruins
    Haitians’ ire over carnival spending amid hurricane’s ruins

    , capitalfm.co.ke

    Starjuin Regent is still waiting for Haitian government aid to help him rebuild his fishing business, which was destroyed last year by Hurricane Matthew. In the nearly five months since the massive category five storm hit, residents are still struggling to rebuild shattered homes and businesses. All the more reason then, for the ire of Regent and many others over millions of dollars spent by officials on upcoming carnival festivities
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Health

  • After Bringing Cholera to Haiti, U.N. Can’t Raise Money to Fight It
    After Bringing Cholera to Haiti, U.N. Can’t Raise Money to Fight It

    , nytimes.com

    When the leader of the United Nations apologized to Haitians for the cholera epidemic that has ravaged their country for more than six years — caused by infected peacekeepers sent to protect them — he proclaimed a “moral responsibility” to make things right. The apology, announced in December along with a $400 million strategy to combat the epidemic and “provide material assistance and support” for victims, amounted to a rare public act of contrition by the United Nations
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Society & Culture

  • Haitian asylum seekers, fearing US deportation, pour into Canada
    Haitian asylum seekers, fearing US deportation, pour into Canada

    , channelnewsasia.com

    HEMMINGFORD, Quebec: Hundreds of Haitians are streaming across the U.S. border into Canada, fearing deportation by U.S. President Donald Trump, according to aid workers and Quebec officials who have opened Montreal's Olympic Stadium to help process the influx. About 400 to 500 Haitian asylum seekers walked into the province of Quebec in the past week, said Marjorie Villefranche, director of the Maison d'Haiti, a community group in Montreal that is helping to settle the newcomers
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Religion & Spirituality

  • Groundbreaking announced for Haiti's first LDS temple
    Groundbreaking announced for Haiti's first LDS temple

    , deseretnews.com

    SALT LAKE CITY — The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Friday announced the groundbreaking for Haiti's first temple. Construction on the Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple will officially begin on Saturday, Oct. 28, with the traditional shovel ceremony under the direction of Elder Walter F. González, a General Authority Seventy and president of the church's Caribbean Area, according to Mormonnewsroom
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Entertainment & Arts

  • Leonardo DiCaprio Goes Incognito as He Supports Friend Sean Penn at Haiti Benefit
    Leonardo DiCaprio Goes Incognito as He Supports Friend Sean Penn at Haiti Benefit

    , people.com

    Leonardo DiCaprio was spotted at a benefit for Haiti Takes Root — a 10-year long initiative dedicated to the reforestation and development of Haiti — alongside Sean Penn, who co-hosted the event at Sotheby’s New York on Friday. Penn, 56, is the Founder and Chairman of the Board of J/P Haitian Relief Organization, the non-profit that put on the event, as well as ambassador-at-large for Haiti
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Education

  • Students Connect With Haiti Through Art
    Students Connect With Haiti Through Art

    , courant.com

    Students at Morley Elementary School in West Hartford have spent the school year connecting with students in Haiti through art. Principal Ryan Cleary said the idea came from the school's desire to work on cultural learning in an authentic way. "Learning about different cultures is part of the West Hartford curriculum and we do a lot of things with the resources we have," Cleary said
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Travel & Recreation

  • Haiti chefs carving out higher profile for country's cuisine
    Haiti chefs carving out higher profile for country's cuisine

    , abcnews.com

    Haitian cuisine is a spicy confluence of French, Spanish, African and Amerindian cooking traditions that blends indigenous ingredients like the rich, earthy black mushroom known as djon djon with a variety of cooking techniques, crusted baguettes and flaky pastries. For decades, Haitian food has been seen as simple, hearty fare best simmered for hours over charcoal stoves at home or fried up and served in cheap curbside restaurants
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Life & Style

  • Trump's global policy on women's health should be called 'pro-death', and Haiti is proof
    Trump's global policy on women's health should be called 'pro-death', and Haiti is proof

    , smh.com.au

    When President Donald Trump and his (male) aides sit at a conference table deciding to cut off money to women's health programs abroad, they call it a "pro-life" move. Yet here in Haiti, I'll tell you the result: Impoverished women suffer ghastly injuries and excruciating deaths. Washington's new women's health policies should be called "pro-death." When women and girls don't have access to family planning and reproductive health care, they're more likely to suffer pelvic organ prolapses, in which the bladder, uterus or bowel may protrude from the vagina
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Science & Nature

  • Conditions That Form More Hurricanes Also Protect U.S., Study Finds
    Conditions That Form More Hurricanes Also Protect U.S., Study Finds

    , nytimes.com

    Photo In October, Hurricane Matthew roared through the Caribbean as a near-worst-case Category 4 storm, with high winds that devastated Haiti and other countries. But when it made landfall in the United States a few days later, Matthew limped into South Carolina as a Category 1, bringing torrential rains and flooding but little else. That storm was a prime example of what a new study suggests is a remarkable feature
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