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A deadly orphanage fire in Haiti has been linked to this U.S. Christian group

By Mark A. Bonta / March 5, 2020 / Comments Off on A deadly orphanage fire in Haiti has been linked to this U.S. Christian group

A self-described church that was once parodied on the classic sitcom “Seinfeld” has been implicated in an orphanage fire in Haiti in which as many as 16 children died.  An investigation by journalists and condemnation by the Haitian government in 2012 and 2013 called out the abhorrent conditions of the children’s home.  But for years […]

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It’s getting worse for Haitian migrants in the Bahamas

By Mark A. Bonta / December 19, 2019 / Comments Off on It’s getting worse for Haitian migrants in the Bahamas

Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Minnis is no friend of undocumented Haitians. Not long after the Category 5 Hurricane Dorian destroyed Haitian settlements in the Abaco Islands, he proclaimed that “illegals … can leave voluntarily … or they will be forced to leave.” Undocumented underclass Haitian migrants to the Bahamas, many of them undocumented, do the […]

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Anti-government protests in Haiti are not letting up

By Mark A. Bonta / October 23, 2019 / Comments Off on Anti-government protests in Haiti are not letting up

Haitian president Jovenel Moise, though still supported by allies such as the United States, has been confronted by huge, violent protests since February. Armed with sticks and stones, protestors are now taking their main demand — that Moise step down — directly to his home, by marching on his official residence and in one case […]

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No one knows how many undocumented Haitians died after Dorian destroyed two Bahamas shantytowns

By Josh Wilson / September 7, 2019 / Comments Off on No one knows how many undocumented Haitians died after Dorian destroyed two Bahamas shantytowns

Two shantytowns on Abaco Island in the Bahamas were destroyed by Hurricane Dorian — and Haitian activists in Florida are pleading with the government of the Bahamas to suspend its strict immigration enforcement policies while the bodies are collected, reports the Miami New Times. Known as the Mudd and Pigeon Peas, the two shantytowns account […]

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Haitian death squads killed dozens in 2018 political massacre, lawyers say

By Mark A. Bonta / August 27, 2019 / Comments Off on Haitian death squads killed dozens in 2018 political massacre, lawyers say

The Port Au Prince neighborhood of Lasalin was attacked by government-organized death squads in November 2018, leaving more than 70 people dead or missing, and schools, homes and hospitals in flames, according to a report.

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Farewell to Haiti’s mountaintops

By Mark A. Bonta / November 7, 2018 / Comments Off on Farewell to Haiti’s mountaintops

The future of Haiti’s old-growth forests is dire, according to a recent study. Between 1988 and 2016, 42 of the 50 highest mountains in the country lost all of their old growth. Overall, ancient forests dropped from 4.4 percent to just 0.32 percent of Haiti’s total land area. Several of these forests were in national […]

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