Fire Ravages Haiti’s Historic Iron Market in Port-au-Prince

Haiti’s capital of Port au Prince suffered a blow to one of its iconic attractions this week as the city’s historic Marché en Fer—popularly known as Hyppolite Market or the Iron Market—was severely damaged in a late-night fire said to have started from nearby burning garbage.

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This is How Ignorant You Have to Be to Call Haiti a ‘S***hole’

The president had no respect for Haiti. He could see as well as anyone following the news that the country was a basket case — racked by political unrest, filthy, incapable of handling its own affairs. There was no doubt his opinion of the black republic was informed by his blatant racism, which included praising members of the Ku Klux Klan. He had criticized his predecessors’ foreign wars while running for office. But in the White House, he realized he was willing to flex the country’s muscles abroad, as long as the mission fit his motto: “America first.”

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


  • 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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