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First Lady Sophia Martelly joins candidates for Haitian parliament | Miami Herald

Haiti’s First Lady Sophia Martelly filed Thursday to run for a Senate seat representing the West department, which encompasses the capital of Port-au-Prince.

“What you suspected, it is,” Martelly tweeted with a photo of her holding up her registration document. 71 more words

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Peru to send 160 peacekeepers to Haiti - Andina

Peru will send some 160 members of the infantry company as part of the new contingent of blue helmet peacekeepers to the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (Minustah). 59 more words


Early Haiti rains bring risk of bleak cholera season | Reuters

Haitian officials are reporting a spike in cholera cases late last year and carrying over into the first three months of 2015 as an early start to the rainy season has public health workers worried. 59 more words


Chilean peacekeeper killed in Haiti protest - Yahoo News

Sergeant Rodrigo Sanhueza was providing security for a military vehicle traveling near the border with the Dominican Republic when the unit encountered a protest and came under fire, the defense ministry said on Monday. 52 more words


Inequality Conspires Against Democracies in Latin America and the Caribbean | ECLAC

In a presentation entitled “Vision of Latin America and the Caribbean: Education for Structural Change and Equality,” Bárcena underscored the need to link the educational system more closely with the labor market since employment in Latin America and the Caribbean is concentrated in sectors that are low in productivity and also pay low wages. 156 more words


US Coast Guard finds no survivors in Haiti shipwreck - Yahoo News

The US Coast Guard said Friday it had found no survivors in its ongoing search off the coast of Haiti where a shipwreck left at least 21 dead and around a dozen missing. 89 more words


From the rubble of Haiti's 2010 earthquake, Skal Labissiere chases his NBA dream - Yahoo Sports

More than 200,000 people died during the tragic earthquake in Haiti in 2010. Skal Labissiere was one of the lucky ones that survived after his childhood home fell atop him. 72 more words