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Election 2010: A Haitian voter defends her right to vote to MINUSTAH. Photo by Mark Snyder PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) _ The ballot is as crowded as the earthquake-ravaged capital itself, and a collapsed presidential palace is the prize. The voter rolls... Read more
Nearly 23,000 Massachusetts residents – legal immigrants who have been in the country for fewer than five years – are scheduled to lose their health insurance before the New Year, and lawmakers are keeping silent about whether they’ll intervene. House... Read more
The White House today issued a transcript of an on-the-record briefing held by officials at the US State Department to offer the latest information about the ongoing cholera epidemic in Haiti that has — so far— killed more than 1,100 people. A CDC... Read more
Cholera Prevention: A sound-truck spreads the word about dangers of cholera earlier this month. Image courtesy of Let Haiti Live(Port-au-Prince)— No one was surprised to hear that Haiti is confronting an epidemic of cholera, because to date, neither the... Read more
On Saturday, October 23rd, Mirlande Manigat visited Boston as part of a tour of the Haitian Diaspora. The Haitian presidential candidate spoke for over an hour and answered several questions from a crowded room of 200 at Centre Belleville in Dorchester... Read more
Martelly campaigns in BostonWe know him best as “Sweet Micky”, a talented musician whose wild stage antics brought an element of shock to Haitian entertainment. In the late 1980s, he started out as any one of a number of notable Haitian talents and went... Read more
BOSTON (AP) — A United Nations refugee official says he hopes that a resettlement system develops soon to aid some Haitians who need protection and relocation. Vincent Cochetel was recently appointed U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees' representative... Read more
PORT-AU-PRINCE — The first portion of U.S. reconstruction money for Haiti is on its way more than seven months after it was promised to help the country rebuild from the Jan. 12 earthquake. The U.S. government will transfer $120 million – about one-tenth... Read more
Two young men of Haitian descent were found shot to death on the same Dorchester street this week. Emmanuel Louissaint, 17, of Brockton was found shot to death outside of 64 Mascot Street on Sunday morning around 1 a.m. He had been shot once in the upper... Read more
BHR 11-10The date scheduled for the first round of Haiti’s presidential and parliamentary elections, November 28, is racing towards the island. Simultaneously Cholera is racing across the countryside in the Artibonite, the Central Plateau and beyond, and... Read more
Wheelock College's International Education Week turns its focus on Haiti on Nov. 18 with a forum featuring the college's president, Jackie Jenkins-Scott and Carole Berotte-Joseph, president of MassBay Community College. They will share their reflections... Read more
Confusion, fear as Haiti camps evacuate for storm PORT-AU-PRINCE— For nearly 10 months, more than 1 million people in Haiti's earthquake camps have been walking a precarious line: Trying to get out and find good homes without losing their tents and the... Read more
A commercial produced for the Patrick committee by Hans Patrick Domercant includes testimonials in Kreyol from political and business leaders in the Boston Haitian community and ends with a cameo from the candidate himself.
The organization Discover Roxbury, along with the Haley House Bakery Café will host a speaker series event focused on the history of Haitian people in Roxbury on Wednesday, October 27 at 7 p.m.. The discussion will focus on the rise, growth and culture of... Read more
The above video from Al Jazeera English reports on efforts to contain a rapidly worsening outbreak of cholera in and around St. Marc. "The worry is that it will just be a matter of time before a full blown cholera crisis hits Haiti's capitol." The... Read more
GBIO forum brings candidates together: All four pledged to oppose ballot questions 2 & 3. Photo by Erik JacobsGreater Boston religious leaders this week asked the four candidates for governor to pledge that, once in office, they will create a... Read more
Forty-five members of Congress— including three delegates from Massachusetts—sent Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton a strongly-worded letter this month expressing deep concern over the upcoming November presidential election in Haiti and the... Read more
AFAB fundraiserThe Association of Haitian Women in Boston— AFAB— celebrates its 14th annual fundraising dinner at the First Parish Church/MeetingHouse Hill-10 Parish Street, Dorchester, MA- on October 16, 2010 at 6:30 PM. AFAB is honoring Ms. Judith... Read more
Erick JeanErick Jean, a Haitian-American mentor and dedicated community servant, passed away on September 15, 2010 at age 48. Jean was a graduate of Boston Trade School and a college graduate of Northeastern University. While enrolled at Northeastern,... Read more
Edwidge Danticat speaks at Brown University, Oct. 4, 2010On Monday October 4th, Brown University launched a Haitian Initiative with two special events featuring Edwidge Danticat, acclaimed Haitian-American author and Paul Farmer, UN Deputy Special Envoy... Read more

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