Connecticut Church’s Trip to Haiti Reveals Optimism and Joy Amid Persistent Poverty

Libby Heller doesn’t speak Creole, but she had no trouble communicating with a young Haitian girl on the other side of a soccer field. Continue reading

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Haiti President Says Many Aid Organizations Hid Misconduct

Haiti’s president said on Friday that sexual misconduct by staff of British charity Oxfam was only the tip of an “iceberg” and called for investigations into Doctors Without Borders and other aid organizations which came to the country after its 2010 earthquake.

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In Open Letter, Haitian-American Diplomats say Trump’s Disparaging Comments Caused ‘Heartbreak and Despair’

Editor’s Note: This post contains explicit language.

A group of Haitian-American diplomats working for the State Department have written an open letter expressing their frustration with comments by President Donald Trump that the United States should limit the number of immigrants accepted from Haiti and “shithole countries” in Africa.

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Haitian NFL Players Are Angered, Hurt But Not Surprised By Trump’s Disparaging Remarks About Their Native Country

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  • The President called the country of their origin a shithole. They know it as a beautiful if beleaguered island from which hard-working, uncomplaining immigrants come to the U.S. to build on the American dream
  • ‘We are some of the strongest people on earth. To win our independence and help other Caribbean islands get their freedom? Dealing with hurricanes and earthquakes. It shows our grit.’
  • ‘There are amazing Haitians in America who are assets to this country, who are helping both countries with hard work and charity.’
  • ‘It hurts to be judged by ignorance.’
  • ‘Why not use your gift to make the world a better place? Where’s the love?’

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WATCH: Marking 8th Year Since Haiti’s Devastating 2010 Earthquake, Anderson Cooper Chokes Back Tears as he Reflects on his Relationship with the Country and Its People

SOURCE: @AC360