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French Guiana Protests Dominican Consulate

CAYENNE, French Guiana (sentinel.ht) - Joining with communities in New York, Miami and Montreal, Haitian and other groups in French Guiana protested at the Dominican Consulate in Cayenne for the Constitutional Court ruling 0163/13.

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Haitian Protesters plan course to U.S. Embassy

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - The U.S. Embassy, sera poursuiv. The Patriotic Force for the Respect of the Constitution (FOPARK) announced they would still protest at the U.S. Embassy in Tabarre on Friday although the U.S. diplomatic mission to Haiti would be closed to observe the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Haiti: 30 die, 110 saved after boat capsizes

NASSAU, Bahamas (sentinel.ht) — Up to 30 Haitians are believed dead after a sailboat carrying more than 100 capsized. The survivors clung to the foundering vessel for hours, authorities said Tuesday.

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Haitian Man Slaughtered "Live" In The Dominican Republic

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (sentinel.ht/CNN) - A CNN iReporter took a picture of a Haitian man tied to a tree, bloodied and beaten in the Dominican Republic. After an Out Cry of injustice, the Dominican Police claimed, quote: "He tried to rob somebody."

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Murders and Repatriation of Haitians in Dominican Bordertown

DUVERGE, Dominican Republic (sentinel.ht) - Sources are saying that about two dozen Haitians have been killed and hundreds more are being repatriated from Duvergé, Dominican Republic after the murder of two Dominicans sparked the massacre.

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Haiti: Grenade Blast Takes Student's Hand

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - A student at the School of Ethnology at the State University on Monday lost his right hand trying to throw back a grenade that was launched over the walls and onto the university campus by officers of the Intervention and Maintenance of Order Unit of the Haitian National Police.

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FOPARK announces march to U.S. Embassy on November 29

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Dessalines is going to visit Uncle Sam. The organizations that brought tens of thousands of Haitians into the streets in protest twice in November, saying "Dessalines is going to Petion's house", announced another protest on November 29 that will lead to the United States Embassy in Port-au-Prince.

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Haiti: Several Thousand Protest for Resignation of President

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - There was one death and a few dozen injured, among them a student who lost his hand from a grenade blast, as nearly ten thousand citizens took to the streets of the capital on Monday to demand changes at the highest level of the State.

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Haiti: 400 Street Children Will Have a Home on Delmas 3

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - With a dormitory, library, computer room, cafeteria, medical and sporting center, a new building on Delmas 3 capable of providing housing for 400 children living on the streets or in difficulty with their parents was inaugurated on Tuesday.

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Dialogue Not Possible with Martelly says FOPARK

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Organizers of Thursday's protest, which brought thousands into the streets to call for the resignation of the president, told the international community on Friday that there is no possibility of dialogue with Michel Martelly and that a nationwide demonstration would take place on November 18.

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Haiti: Thousands Protest against Government, Wounded Confirmed

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - One Haitian citizen is confirmed and a possible two others are reported to have been wounded by gunfire at an anti-government protest Thursday which began in the poverty stricken neighborhood of Bel-air and entered into a violent clash when it reached the affluent neighborhood of Petion-Ville in the capital city of Port-au-Prince.

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Haiti: Gunshots, Tear Gas, Burning Tires in Several Neighborhoods

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Shots of firearms, tear gas, barricades of burning tires were the scene Monday across several neighborhoods of the Haitian capital.

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Haiti: Dozens of Students Hospitalized after Tear Gas Attack

CAP-HAITIEN, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Conditions are said to be "chaotic" in the North, as students from the Lycee Philippe Guerrier have attacked private schools and dozens of school children from the Lycee Jean Baptiste Boukman were hospitalized after being engulfed by tear gas.

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Haiti: Human Rights Orgs Reject Invitation by Martelly Administration

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - A diverse group of umbrella organizations for the protection of citizens, dealing in human rights, the religious sector and refugees and repatriated persons, have rejected an invitation by the administration's Minister of Human Rights and the Fight against Extreme Poverty.

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Diaspora Forum on Political Economic Integration in Haiti

NEW YORK, USA (sentinel.ht) - A forum featuring Senate President Simon Desras, Senator Steven Benoit, former Prime Minister Garry Conille and former Diaspora Minister Edwin Paraison among others will be held on Saturday November 2 in New York under the theme "The Haitian Diaspora: Its Integration into the Political and Economic Process; Objectives Limits and Myths."

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172,000 people still displaced from 2010 earthquake

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - A total of 172,000 people are still displaced from their homes nearly four years after the earthquake of January 2010 in Haiti, reported the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

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Haitians Call For Release Of Migrants Who Survived Capsizing

MIAMI, USA (sentinel.ht/NPR) - A group of Haitian activists, including author Edwidge Danticat, had a message for the U.S. government today: The migrants who survived a capsized boat in the Atlantic have suffered enough, so they should be released.

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Haiti Families Call for Compensation after Demolition of Homes

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - More than 30 families on Delmas 33 had their well-standing homes and businesses of more than a decade destroyed on Saturday without any compensation. The now homeless and businessless residents, including families with children say notary public Jean Henry Ceant is holding out money authorized for they are without recourse.

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Canadians to Protest at Dominican Consulate in Montreal

MONTREAL, Canada (sentinel.ht) - Joining with the protests registered in Santo Domingo, Port-au-Prince and last week in New York, Canadians in Montreal have announced a protest at the Dominican Republic Consulate General in that city for Wednesday. Organizers of the protest require a retreat of the Dominican Constitutional Court decision of September 23 within a month or a boycott of Dominican products would ensue.

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Haiti: Justice Minister is "frankly ridiculous", says Civil Society Leaders

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Prominent leaders in civil society, political and human rights organizations alike found it "frankly ridiculous", the recent press note by Minister of Justice Jean Renel Sanon, which said it had uncovered a plot to kill the popular radio host and journalist, critical to the administration, Jean Monard Metellus.

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Book reviews

Haiti Noir

Book Review

The anthology edited by Edwidge Danticat puts a uniquely Haitian spin on the crime genre

"Danticat has succeeded in assembling a group portrait of Haitian culture and resilience that is cause for celebration." - Publishers Weekly