Haitian Revolution. First black republic, first independent nation in Latin America, and first nation to receive its independence with a successful slave revolt. #Ayiti

Haitian Revolution. First black republic, first independent nation in Latin America, and first nation to receive its independence with a successful slave revolt. #Ayiti

GOVERNMENT: The current president of Haiti is Michel Martelly.  This picture shows Michel hugging a local Haitian. Presidents in Haiti have one five-year term. Also, in order to be president you need to be 35, and you had to have lived in Haiti for five years before the election. Haiti's government is a democracy, just like the U.S.

GOVERNMENT: The current president of Haiti is Michel Martelly. This picture shows Michel hugging a local Haitian. Presidents in Haiti have one five-year term. Also, in order to be president you need to be 35, and you had to have lived in Haiti for five years before the election. Haiti's government is a democracy, just like the U.S.

Toussaint Louverture (1743 – 1803) Leader of the Haitian independence movement during the French Revolution, who emancipated the slaves and briefly established Haiti as a black-governed French protectorate. by eve

Toussaint Louverture (1743 – 1803) Leader of the Haitian independence movement during the French Revolution, who emancipated the slaves and briefly established Haiti as a black-governed French protectorate. by eve

Port-au-Prince (/ˌpɔrtoʊˈprɪns/; French pronunciation: ​[pɔʁopʁɛ̃s]; Haitian Creole: Pòtoprens) is the capital and largest city of the Caribbean country of Haiti. The city's population was estimated at 897,859 in 2009 with the metropolitan area (aire métropolitaine) estimated at a population of 2,296,386.[1] The metropolitan area is defined by the IHSI as including the communes of Port-au-Prince, Delmas, Cite Soleil, Tabarre, Carrefour, and Pétion-Ville.  The city of Port-au-Prince is on the…

Port-au-Prince (/ˌpɔrtoʊˈprɪns/; French pronunciation: ​[pɔʁopʁɛ̃s]; Haitian Creole: Pòtoprens) is the capital and largest city of the Caribbean country of Haiti. The city's population was estimated at 897,859 in 2009 with the metropolitan area (aire métropolitaine) estimated at a population of 2,296,386.[1] The metropolitan area is defined by the IHSI as including the communes of Port-au-Prince, Delmas, Cite Soleil, Tabarre, Carrefour, and Pétion-Ville. The city of Port-au-Prince is on the…

Port-au-Prince (AFP) - Haiti's government announced Sunday it is postponing long delayed legislative and municipal elections, on the same day they were supposed to be held. The office of President Michel Martelly made the announcement postponing the vote, which is already three years overdue. "President Michel Martelly, in his constant concern to guarantee political stability, promises to pursue consultations with the different sectors of national life in order to hold the elections as soon…

Port-au-Prince (AFP) - Haiti's government announced Sunday it is postponing long delayed legislative and municipal elections, on the same day they were supposed to be held. The office of President Michel Martelly made the announcement postponing the vote, which is already three years overdue. "President Michel Martelly, in his constant concern to guarantee political stability, promises to pursue consultations with the different sectors of national life in order to hold the elections as soon…

The Parsley Massacre [also referred to as El Corte (the cutting) by Dominicans and as Kouto-a (the knife) by Haitians] was a government-sponsored genocide in October 1937, at the direct order of Dominican President Rafael Trujillo who ordered the execution of the Haitian population living in the borderlands with Haiti. The violence resulted in the killing of 20,000 ethnic Haitian civilians during approximately five days.

The Parsley Massacre [also referred to as El Corte (the cutting) by Dominicans and as Kouto-a (the knife) by Haitians] was a government-sponsored genocide in October 1937, at the direct order of Dominican President Rafael Trujillo who ordered the execution of the Haitian population living in the borderlands with Haiti. The violence resulted in the killing of 20,000 ethnic Haitian civilians during approximately five days.

Critics argue that Haiti's government has bigger fish to fry than building hotels -- that their #tourism strategy is paved with quick, cosmetic fixes to fundamental political problems.  In Jalousie's slums, houses have been painted pastel colors, courtesy of Oasis Hotel, who worried visitors might be deterred by a grey concrete cityscape.  The residents we talked to didn't seem to mind much though: at least they got to choose the colors.  Photo: @kiimwall  #ayiti #development #

Critics argue that Haiti's government has bigger fish to fry than building hotels -- that their #tourism strategy is paved with quick, cosmetic fixes to fundamental political problems. In Jalousie's slums, houses have been painted pastel colors, courtesy of Oasis Hotel, who worried visitors might be deterred by a grey concrete cityscape. The residents we talked to didn't seem to mind much though: at least they got to choose the colors. Photo: @kiimwall #ayiti #development #

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