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Congresswoman Frederica Wilson Supporting The Haitian Diaspora

Congresswoman Frederica Wilson Supporting The Haitian Diaspora

Here is a picture of the congresswoman Frederica Wilson from Florida elected to replace Congressman Meek.

With the support of Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, the House passed by voice vote a bill on Tuesday directing the Obama administration to assess relief and reconstruction spending in Haitiafter the earthquake

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Michelle Obama Taking A Tour Of The Devastation In Haiti Earthquake

Michelle Obama Taking A Tour Of The Devastation In Haiti Earthquake

Here is the first Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, viewing the devastation in Port-au-Prince after the 2010 Haiti Earthquake. She stated that it was really moving to see the devastation.

She also visited a bus where the children were involved in art therapy.

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Michelle Obama Visiting Haiti Earthquake Victims

Michelle Obama Visiting Haiti Earthquake Victims

Here is a picture of First Lady Michelle Obama accompanied with a security personnel as she arrived in Haiti three months after the earthquake. She was in Haiti with Jill Biden.

The two ladies took a tour of the devastating area, before landing on the yard of Haiti National Palace to meet President Rene Preval

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U.S. Senators David Perdue, Marco Rubio and Johnny Isakson want sanctions on Haiti

U.S. Senators David Perdue, Marco Rubio and Johnny Isakson want sanctions on Haiti

Here is the pictures of three U.S. Senators. It is David Perdue, Marco Rubio and Johnny Isakson and they all want sanctions on Haiti.

As per news dated April 21, 2016, three U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), and Marco Rubio (R-FL) have expressed their growing concern with the political situation in Haiti and have urged the U.S Secretary of State John Kerry, in a letter dated April 15, 2016, to use every tool at his disposal to ensure Haitian authority works closely with the Interim President Privert and the new CEP and completes its presidential elections process by the agreed upon deadline by April 24, 2016. The authority must punish those who plan to disrupt the election for their own interest. The election as a whole has cost about $80 million in which the United Stated had invested more than $30 million and a lot of diplomatic effort.

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Brooklyn Councilman Mathieu Eugene On HIV Haitian Women

Brooklyn Councilman Mathieu Eugene On HIV Haitian Women

Here is a picture of Brooklyn Councilman Mathieu Eugene reacting on a joke made by The DJ Luis Diaz, radio station HOT 97. The Radio host said that the reason he was HIV Negative is because he did not mess with Haitian women.

By that declaration, he wants to say that Haitian women are HIV Positive

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February 29, 2004, Jean-Bertrand Aristide forced into exile

February 29, 2004, Jean-Bertrand Aristide forced into exile

These pictures show Jean Bertrand Aristide arriving at Bangui M'Poko International Airport which is an international airport located northwest of Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic, following his second exile from Haiti.

The second set shows Jean Bertrand Aristis, his wife Mildred Aristide and their two children Christine and Michaelle Aristide arriving in South Africa where he would be allowed to live in exile until he can safely return to Haiti.

For the second coup D'Etat given to Jean Bertrand Aristide, not so much as individuals but rather countries are accused. On February 29, 2004, the US, France and Canada are accused to be the masters behind the overthrew of Jean Bertrand Aristide government.

Following several weeks of conflicts, Jean-Bertrand Aristide was ousted in a 2004 Haitian coup d'état in which one of his former soldiers (Guy Philippe) took the leading role. However, Aristide accused the U.S as one of the accomplices for orchestrating the coup d'état against him with support from Jamaican Prime Minister P. J. Patterson and countries like France, Canada and some others. On 25 February, 2004, Guy Philippe and rebel forces surrounded Port-au-Prince and announced plans to arrest Aristide. On 29 February, 2004, Aristide resigned as President and left Haiti with his wife on board a U.S. military plane to the Central African Republic. In an interview on CNN, on March 2, 2004, he said he was told to resign to avoid bloodshed. He later claimed that, his departure was a kidnapping, accusing the U.S. for orchestrating a coup d'état against him.

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A Caco during the 1915 US Occupation of Haiti

A Caco during the 1915 US Occupation of Haiti

You are looking at a Caco or a Haitian nationalist fighting against the 1915 US Occupation of Haiti.

Great Depression Ends U.S. Occupation in Haiti

When American forces began occupying Haiti in 1915, the island was in political and economic distress. America feared a German takeover of susceptible Haiti, and took control of the country's infrastructure, even writing its Constitution.

Haitians soon grew to hate the Occupation. They felt used, betrayed, and deprived of their autonomy.

Lonely when America's Great Depression occurred did they pull out in 1934 under pressure from American citizens, who disapproved of the U.S. spending too much money in Haiti.

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US Ambassador Kenneth Merten to support PNH and judiciary

US Ambassador Kenneth Merten to support PNH and judiciary

A new initiative to improve Haiti Police and Judiciary. According to US Ambassador Kenneth Merten, the US will fund the construction of a police station in Cité Soleil, a prison for women, the expansion of national penitentiary and the renovation of several other institutions across the country.
The Ambassador reiterated the commitment of the United States, to bring its contribute to the Police Nationale d'Haiti (PNH), and the judiciary. "We know that the security is essential to the stability that it is necessary to regain, if you want to reach the prosperity and the development of the country"
US Ambassador Merten wants to make sure that the Haitian population knows that the US government is committed to help Haiti create a stable and secure environment in Haiti as they are essential for economic development

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Stenio Vencent - US President Franklin D. Roosevelt

Stenio Vencent - US President Franklin D. Roosevelt

A picture of Haitian President Stenio Vencent with US President Franklin D. Roosevelt

Stenio Vincent began life in Port-au-Prince. He earned a law degree by the time he was 18, quickly rising in state politics to become a Chamber of Deputies leader in 1915. Fifteen years later he made a bid for the presidency, running on a platform of anti-U.S. sentiment. The Americans had been occupying Haiti for the last 15 years and the tide of popular opinion was on Vincent's side. He assumed the presidency in 1930.

In 1934 the U.S. stopped occupying Haiti and Vincent began to rule as a tyrant. His administration hunted down dissident leaders and jailed them for their political views. As it served his purposes, Vincent became a supporter of American interests, due to a trade agreement with the U.S. benefiting Haiti greatly.

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US Ambassador Pamela White with Laurent Lamothe

US Ambassador Pamela White with Laurent Lamothe

Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe participated in the US Independence day celebration at the residence of Pamela White - the US Ambassador to Haitian capital Port-au-Prince. In a speech during the celebration, Laurent Lamothe stated that it was his pleasure to participate in the event and that his presence during the event was the testimony of the fact that Haiti has an excellent relationship with United States. Stephanie Villedrouin, the Minister of Tourism was also present.

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