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Haiti confronts avalanche of presidential candidates - Yahoo News

A three-year political crisis that delayed local and parliamentary elections has done nothing to dampen Haiti’s enthusiasm for democracy, judging by the avalanche of hopefuls now running for president. 71 more words

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Son of Former Honduran President Arrested in Haiti and Sent to U.S. — Naharnet

Haitian and U.S. authorities have arrested the son of the former president of Honduras and sent him to New York where he faces drug trafficking charges, the government of Honduras said. 39 more words

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Confronting Black Jacobins | The U.S., the Haitian Revolution, and the Origins of the Dominican Republic by Gerald Horne | Monthly Review

The Haitian Revolution, the product of the first successful slave revolt, was truly world-historic in its impact. When Haiti declared independence in 1804, the leading powers—France, Great Britain, and Spain—suffered an ignominious defeat and the New World was remade. 220 more words

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Presidents Hollande and Martelly obfuscate France’s debt to Haiti - Liberation News

It was to cries of “Long Live Dessalines, Down with Hollande!” that Haitian protesters welcomed French President François Hollande during his visit to Haiti on May 12, the last stop of several he made in the Caribbean over the past week. 98 more words

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Is it time for France to pay its real debt to Haiti? - The Washington Post

In 1791, the slaves of France’s most profitable Caribbean colony, Saint Domingue, revolted. The uprising was kindled by the appalling exploitation and abuse of the colony’s enslaved African population, and stoked by the same Enlightenment values championed by white anti-monarchic revolutionaries in the United States and France itself. 127 more words


Haiti First Lady’s Senate candidacy rejected |Miami Herald

Haitian first lady Sophia Martelly’s hopes of a political career in Haiti’s Senate may have been dashed.

Several sources including a local Port-au-Prince radio program, known for breaking scoops, said late Tuesday that the National Bureau of Electoral Disputes (BCEN) has rejected her candidacy. 178 more words