The âM" Community: LGBT Courage in Haiti
- Created on Monday, June 17, 2013 11:50 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht/C&C) - Homophobia affects our entire society. Thatâs why we have the slogan, âHomosexuality hurts no one; homophobia hurts everyone.â Homophobia is what stresses people out. Homophobia is what pushes people to violence.
Bodies pile up at Port-au-Prince general hospital morgue
- Created on Thursday, June 13, 2013 8:22 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - A situation to say the least, "appalling", has been developing at the morgue of the general hospital in the capital. Down for several months, bodies continue to arrive by the dozens every day in Haiti's largest hospital and are being left in the courtyard decaying and posing a health hazard for workers, patients and citizens.
At Parliament, more than 100 protest for departure of Haiti Prime Minister
- Created on Tuesday, June 04, 2013 3:00 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht/AlterPresse) - On the sidelines of a meeting of the Administration in the Senate of the Republic, more than one hundred people, mostly women, demonstrated outside the Parliament building on Tuesday, June 4, 2013, to demand the departure of Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe Salvador, observed the online agency AlterPresse.
Cuba devotes a week to celebrate Haitian culture
- Created on Friday, May 31, 2013 11:35 AM
HAVANA, Cuba (defend.ht) - This week from Sunday until Saturday Cubans expressed their longstanding fascination with Haiti and celebrated the Haitian culture with a whole week devoted to the culture of the country.
Haiti's Pierre Esperance elected Secretary General of Int'l Fed of Human Rights
- Created on Thursday, May 30, 2013 10:54 AM
INSTANBUL, Turkey (defend.ht) - Haitian Pierre Esperance was elected Monday in Turkey to be the Secretary General of the International Federation for Human Rights; founded in 1922, the FIDH is the oldest international human rights organization in the world spanning over 100 nations.
Haiti: Fmr PM Garry Conille dispels return to politics
- Created on Monday, May 27, 2013 1:12 PM
BOSTON, USA (defend.ht) - Former Prime Minister Dr. Garry Conille in Creole, French and English, wants it to be clear that he has no intention of entering into the Haitian political arena.
Bahamian Activist: Haitian Flag Day is not a threat
- Created on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 11:39 PM
NASSAU, Bahamas (defend.ht) - Rodney Moncur a Bahamian activist tried to quell the fears of his fellow countrymen who feel threatened by Haitian Flag Day and persons hoisting Haiti's flag in the Bahamas.
Hotel Montana gas leak explosion injures at least 4
- Created on Monday, May 20, 2013 5:28 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - An explosion caused by a leak in the gas line at the Hotel Montana has left behind at least 4 victims according to reports.
Haiti: Network for Women Candidates to Win proposes 4 new electoral laws
- Created on Monday, May 20, 2013 9:18 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The Network for Women Candidates to Win proposed four electoral laws for the upcoming contests aimed at guaranteeing the Constitutional requirement of 30% participation of women in public life. Coordinator Yolette Mengual presented the bill to the provisional electoral council.
With A Dream On Hold, Bombing Victim Remains Optimistic
- Created on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 5:50 AM
BOSTON, USA (defend.ht/WBUR) â Mery Danielâs dream of becoming a doctor in the U.S. is on hold. The young mother from Haiti was one of the last Boston Marathon bombing victims to be released from the hospital. Her life now is all about mastering the basics, such as learning to walk again.
Opposition groups place radio ad for Martelly anniversary protest
- Created on Monday, May 13, 2013 5:00 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - A radio commercial being broadcast throughout Haiti is calling for citizens to protest by banging cooking pots and silverware in the streets beginning at noon, May 14 during the 2nd anniversary ceremony organized by the Martelly administration.
North Miami Library dedicates wing to Desiline Victor
- Created on Sunday, May 12, 2013 7:10 AM
NORTH MIAMI (FL), USA (defend.ht) - Already inducted into the North Miami Hall of Fame, sitting in the First Lady balcony during U.S. President Obama's State of the Union and being the main subject in new legislation for voting law, now the North Miami Public Library has dedicated a wing of its building in honor of the 102-year old Haitian-American, Desiline Victor, who waited for hours to cast her ballot last year for president of the United States.
Haiti: Aristide's Lavalas demonstrates despite police ban
- Created on Wednesday, May 08, 2013 12:37 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Thousands of people with tree branches and signs in hand won the streets of Port-au-Prince on Wednesday May 8 chanting slogans despite a ban on demonstrations announced by the police a day earlier.
Haiti: Restoration of the Palace of 365 Doors to begin
- Created on Tuesday, May 07, 2013 9:02 AM
PETITE-RIVIERE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Restoration of Palace of 365 Doors in Petite-Riviere, Artibonite is to begin on Tuesday with the disbursement of funds from Petrocaribe. This palace was built but unfinished by King Henri Christophe in 1820 and served as the offices of the National Security Volunteers (VSN), Tonton Macoutes, in the 1960s.
567 Haitians deported from D.R. in April
- Created on Monday, May 06, 2013 9:52 AM
OUANAMINTHE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The Border Network of Jeannot Success (RFJS) reported that 567 Haitians were deported from the Dominican Republic in the month of April. 498 men, 67 women and 2 children who may not have been afforded due process. These people were left at the border by Dominican authorities, added the network defending human rights.
JILAP Haiti Report: At least 230 deaths by gunfire between January, March 2013
- Created on Monday, May 06, 2013 8:36 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The Justice and Peace Commission (JILAP) reported 296 violent deaths in Port-au-Prince from the months of January to March 2013. 230 of these deaths were by gun violence the commission reported in its 46th report on violence in the metropolitan area.
Violent clashes in Grand Goave after attack on interim Mayor
- Created on Saturday, May 04, 2013 1:31 PM
GRAND GOAVE, Haiti (defend.ht) - On Wednesday, heavily armed men attacked the private residence of the interim Mayor of Grand Goave, who replaced the previous interim-mayor who was killed by the machetes of unidentified individuals. Since this attack, the city has been a war zone with road blockades of burning tires and gun shots from local militias.
Haitian Heritage Museum: Show Your Pride Contest
- Created on Friday, May 03, 2013 7:33 PM
MIAMI, USA (defend.ht) - The Haitian Heritage Museum, the first museum of Haiti outside of the country, is looking for 2013's Mr. or Ms. May 18th. For a chance to win, you have to show your pride like last year's winner, Diana Pierre-Louis.
Rumor sets GonaÃ¯ves on fire
- Created on Friday, May 03, 2013 12:27 AM
GONAIVES, Haiti (defend.ht) - The town of GonaÃ¯ves was hot this week in violent protest because of a rumor that had gotten out of hand. Gonaiviens heard that a taxi driver had been killed at the hands of a police officer for not having insurance or a current tag for his vehicle. The City of Independence did not stand for that but would later learn that the information had not been accurate.
FOPARK: Lavalas mobilization to accompany Aristide to court
- Created on Thursday, May 02, 2013 10:36 AM
The Patriotic Force for Respect of the Constitution (FOPARK) announced a mobilization to accompany former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide to the Port-au-Prince courthouse on Wednesday May 8 that will "demonstrate the power that Lavalas has in the territory." This mobilization, according to FOPARK officials will be the start of the Lavalas campaign in the upcoming elections.