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Five Years Later, Haiti still struggles with old demons | The Miami Herald

The freedom bell stands in the pantheon just outside the grounds of a razed presidential palace, quietly serving as a symbol of the fight for social justice in an unequal and divided society.More than two centuries after it was sounded to announce slavery’s abolition, fueling the Haitian Revolution, the call for equality by the country’s impoverished black masses still rings hallow.Now, opponents of President Michel Martelly are invoking Jean-Jacques Dessalines, a revolutionary hero who proclaimed the world’s first black republic, to decry government abuses and give a voice to their struggle. 71 more words


Commémoration des 211 ans de l'Indépendance - Signal FM

Le président de la République, Michel Joseph Martelly,  accompagné de la Première Dame, Sophia Martelly, s’est rendu, le jeudi 1er janvier 2015, aux Gonaïves (Artibonite), pour la commémoration des  211 ans de l’Indépendance d’Haïti. 139 more words