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Haiti GARR: Talks with D.R. may relieve international pressure

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Inquietude at the nature of discussions between Haiti and the Dominican Republic were expressed by the coordinator of the Group Supporting Refugees and the Repatriated, Azolin Jean-Baptiste. The head of the organization supporting vulnerable persons on both borders said the absence of talks directly related to the Dominican Constitutional Court ruling 168-13 may relieve pressure that was being put on the Dominican Republic to return on the decision.

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Boston to Protest at Dominican Consulate

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BOSTON, USA (sentinel.ht) - Joining with the communities in Haiti, New York, Montreal, San Francisco and Miami, the Haitian community accompanied by U.S. organizations in Boston announced a protest and sit-in demonstration at the Dominican Consulate in that city on Wednesday.

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FOPARK to protest at Dominican Consulate in Haiti

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - The treatment that persons of Haitian origin are submitted to in the Dominican Republic is unacceptable and the Patriotic Force for Respect of the Constitution (FOPARK) and the Great Bel-Air Movement announced a protest in front of the Dominican Consulate in Petion-Ville to express their discontent on Friday.

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FOPARK Presser before Protest at US Embassy

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - On Thursday, FOPARK Director Biron Odige spoke on the protest before the U.S. Embassy on Friday during a press conference where organizers worked to rally more members of the community to join their cause.

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Haiti: 30 die, 110 saved after boat capsizes

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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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Haiti: Grenade Blast Takes Student's Hand

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

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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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Haiti Tourism: Islanders Give One-week Ultimatum to Gov't

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ILE-A-VACHE, Haiti (sentinel.ht/AlterPresse) - The inhabitants, men, women and children, of Ile à Vache (South) began Monday, January 6, 2014, a one-week ultimatum to the government of Laurent Salvador Lamothe to waives its project of "tourist destination Ile à Vache", AlterPresse learned.

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Former Commerce Chief calls for Boycott on Dominican Goods, Services

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - The former President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Haiti (CCIH) and a collective organizations called the Collective of December 4 have called "conscience Haitians to no long buy Dominican goods, to no longer buy services from Dominican companies, to no longer participate in tourism in the Dominican Republic, to come together and say 'no'."

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Haiti Student: "No regrets", losing hand from grenade blast

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Ronel "Jacky" Desir who had his hand blown off by a grenade during a November 18 protest on campus wrote a letter to his fellow students, and with his left hand said he had no regrets and that he fought for a noble cause.

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French Guiana Protests Dominican Consulate

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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 Man Slaughtered "Live" In The Dominican Republic

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

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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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Dialogue Not Possible with Martelly says FOPARK

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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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Daughters of Haitian Diaspora standing strong in D.R.

Written by Myrtha Desulme .

Dear Friends,
I'm just coming out of the belly of the beast. I spent a couple of weeks in the DR, to attend a conference on the constitutional ruling. I timed my trip to catch the Inter-American Commission on Human Right's press conference, which closed its on-site visit, in which it gave its preliminary findings.

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Thousands march to Dominican Consulate in Haiti

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - A few thousand marched the streets of the Haitian capital on Friday to hold a sit-in at the Dominican Consulate in Petion-Ville to denounce the treatment of hate Dominicans of Haitian origin are subject to in that country.

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Haitian Man "Slaughtered" in DR is Still Alive

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SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (sentinel.ht) - The Haitian man that was seen tied to a tree in the Dominican Republic and "slaughtered" is still alive, according to latest reports.

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Haitian Protesters plan course to U.S. Embassy

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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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Murders and Repatriation of Haitians in Dominican Bordertown

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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: Several Thousand Protest for Resignation of President

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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: Thousands Protest against Government, Wounded Confirmed

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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.