Haitian-Dominican Activist, Sonia Pierre, Dies at 48
- Created on Sunday, December 04, 2011 4:14 PM
SAN CRISTOBAL, Dominican Republic (defend.ht) - Sonia Pierre, 48, an activist since the age of 13 when she was arrested for defending the rights of Haitians and their children in the Dominican Republic, has died today by heart attack.
Marleine Bastienâ€™s FANM Still Standing after 20 years
- Created on Friday, December 02, 2011 5:22 PM
MIAMI, USA (defend.ht) - Human rights advocacy Organization Haitian Women in Miami (FANM) ran by Marleine Bastien celebrated Thursday Dec 1 its 20th anniversary at Aventura Arts and Cultural Center in a special ceremony attended by many South Florida officials and hundreds of friends and supporters of FANM.
Haiti: 9 Dead, 20 Injured in Bus and 2 Dump Truck Pileup [Updated]
- Created on Friday, December 02, 2011 3:36 PM
LEOGANE, HAITI (defend.ht) - Nine people died and 20 others were injured in an accident that involved 2 dump trucks and a bus, Friday morning in Leogane (35 km south of Port-au-Prince).
7 Shot in CitÃ© Soleil in Protest against Local Government
- Created on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 6:56 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI (defend.ht) - Seven people were injured by gunfire in CitÃ© Soleil (northern Port-au-Prince), during a violent demonstration to obtain the departure of the head of the city council.
USA-Immigration: "Haitians are the ones to wait longer", says Marleine Bastien
- Created on Monday, November 28, 2011 6:30 PM
MIAMI, USA (defend.ht)- Many Haitian American Organizations have called on November 18th 2011 to sign a petition demanding Obama administration to create a Family Reunification Parole Program as it was approved for Cubans twice. Haitians should have an equal treatment, says activist Marleine Bastien adding that they are the ones to wait longer.
Report: Only 1/3 of Donations to YÃ©le Haiti Used for Haiti Relief
- Created on Sunday, November 27, 2011 6:38 PM
NEW YORK, USA (defend.ht) - The YÃ©le Haiti Foundation is facing new allegations of fraud with reports finding the organization to have only spent $5.1 million [US] of its $16 million [US] earthquake relief donations on earthquake relief.
16 Canadian Organizations ask Martelly to Try Jean-Claude Duvalier
- Created on Saturday, November 26, 2011 7:58 PM
MONTREAL, Canada (defend.ht) - A Collaboration of Haitian and Canadian organizations demanded the Haitian government to bring the former dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier to trial. In a letter to President Michel Martelly, Michel Frenette, representative of Amnesty International Canada in the Concertation pour Haiti (CPH) argues on behalf of the consultation that the holding of a trial would do justice to the thousands of victims of Duvalierism. This would thus restore the confidence of the Haitian people in an effective justice system.
Haiti to Provide Diaspora National Identification Cards
- Created on Saturday, November 26, 2011 7:07 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Representatives of fifteen national and international organizations and officials of the Haitian state took part Friday in a meeting relating to the registration and identification of Haitian nationals in Diaspora.
Haitian Diaspora Coalition Requesting Accountability from Haitian Government
- Created on Friday, November 25, 2011 10:52 PM
MIAMI, USA (defend.ht) - Diaspora will soon request accountability from Haitian Government for the millions of dollars in taxes collected for six months of phone calls and money transfers, according to Lucie Tondreau, a Haitian community leader in Florida.
U.S. Firefighters Donate Ambulance and Rescue Equipment to Haiti
- Created on Thursday, November 17, 2011 12:28 PM
WEST PALM BEACH, USA (defend.ht) - An organization of U.S. firefighters announced the donation of an ambulance and rescue gear for volunteer firefighters in Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti. On Tuesday, the town experienced a massive fire in its biggest market.
Human Rights Group Warns of Return of Insecurity
- Created on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 6:40 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Officials of the National Network for the Defense of Human Rights (RNDDH) point to a serious deterioration in security to be the climate in the metropolitan area, Port-au-Prince.
MichaÃ«lle Jean in Haiti to Meet New Government
- Created on Friday, November 11, 2011 4:08 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The Special Envoy of UNESCO to Haiti and former Governor General of Canada, MichaÃ«lle Jean, welcomed the establishment of a new government in Haiti during a visit to her homeland that begun last Tuesday.
Hopeful Soldiers Criticize President Martelly for Not Keeping Promise
- Created on Thursday, November 10, 2011 2:25 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) â€” A group of former and hopeful soldiers are criticizing President Michel Martelly for breaking his campaign promise to restore the armed forces.
Over 5,000 Victims of Cholera File Complaint against United Nations
- Created on Tuesday, November 08, 2011 1:32 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) â€” A human rights group said Tuesday it has filed claims with the United Nations seeking damages on behalf of more than 5,000 Haitian cholera victims and their families.
Human Rights Group Urges Haitian President to Publish Constitutional Amendments
- Created on Tuesday, November 08, 2011 11:03 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The National Network for the Defense of Human Rights (RNDDH) published a report providing an update about the claimed errors recorded in the last constitutional review process in Haiti.
Two Experts Say Cooperation with Haiti is 'a mess'
- Created on Monday, November 07, 2011 3:01 PM
PARIS, France (defend.ht) - Two experts in international relations have considered that while the foreign cooperation that has come to Haiti has been done with good will, it still exist today problems exacerbated by the earthquake of January 12, 2010. This is because, the help has never been neither a coordinated strategy nor guided by the ideas of Haitians.
Boat Holding More than 100 Haitians Intercepted in the Bahamas
- Created on Monday, November 07, 2011 12:59 PM
HARBOUR ISLAND, Bahamas (defend.ht) - On Saturday a boat carrying more than 100 Haitian nationals ran aground south of Harbour Island.
More than Half Million Haitians Still Living in Camps
- Created on Friday, October 28, 2011 5:22 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Slightly more than half a million Haitians are still living in camps 21 months after the earthquake that hit the country, said Friday the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
A New Cultural Center to Enhance Little Haiti's Brightness
- Created on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 1:58 PM
MIAMI, USA (defend.ht) - A new cultural center is erected in Little Haiti, helping to strengthen the cultural reputation of the district of Haiti. This is a space that brings together people and ideas to promote Afro-Caribbean culture in South Florida.
Haitians Support Movement to "Occupy" Miami
- Created on Monday, October 24, 2011 4:11 PM
MIAMI, USA (defend.ht) - Monday, October 17, Haitian activist, Marleine Bastien, was invited as one of the leaders of the Haitian community in Florida to support the protest movement "Occupy Miami."