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"Haiti’s success requires greater political stability. As the world reflects on this somber anniversary, I urge Haiti’s leaders to do what is right for their people’s future. Only with increased stability, including the holding of free and fair elections, now overdue, can Haiti ensure the rights of its citizens and attract the foreign investment needed to create economic opportunity and reduce poverty. The example of President Martelly, who is working hard to make real compromises, is one to emulate. I call on Haiti’s leaders to settle outstanding issues blocking the organization of parliamentary elections as soon as possible," John Kerry, Secretary of State in a message for 12 January. https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-12748-haiti-politic-the-united-states-requests-a-definitive-agreement-without-delay-and-in-good-faith.html
Laurent Lamothe, Bill Clinton and Sean Penn raise funds for Haiti
This Saturday, January 10, the former Prime Minister, Laurent Lamothe, former US President Bill Clinton and US actor Sean Penn will participate, in Los Angeles (California, USA) at the 4th Annual Gala "Help Haiti Home" of the JP Haitian relief Organization foundation, to raise funds to help rebuild Haiti.
136 Haitians arrested in the Dominican mountains
Friday, soldiers of the CESFRONT surprised and arrested 136 undocumented Haitians (90 men, 34 women and 12 children) hiding in the Dominican mountains in Clavellina, a small border town. Brigadier General Carlos Aguirre Reyes, Director of Cesfront stated that the operation was part of the daily work that is done on the entire length and width of the border, noting that only in the city of Dajabón are stopped on average more 200 Haitians in irregular situations. The group stopped in the mountains was returned to Haiti. https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-12901-haiti-dominican-republic-more-than-12-000-illegal-immigration-attempts-prevented-in-2-weeks.html
Start of pre-carnival activities 2015
The Ministry of Culture informs the general public that the pre-carnival activities of 2015 will begin after January 12. The Ministry would like to thank the population for its understanding.
New demonstration in Petit-Goâve...
Friday at the call of the newPolitical opposition alliance in Petit-Goâve https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-12904-haiti-petit-goave-first-day-of-demonstrations-of-the-new-opposition-alliance.html hundreds of Petit-Goâviens took to the streets to demand including the restoration of electricity. They traveled the city center, the locality of Chabanne and avenue Simond's... The situation escalated at the crossroads André Dicette and Séradote Market, when a group of protesters forced some public transport drivers to put their truck in the middle of the road to block traffic. They threw stones against the agents of the UDMO who responded with tear gas to disperse the demonstrators. Many residents of Béatrice, a popular neighborhood, a stronghold of "Rezo pitit pep" were greatly overcome by gas. Several fainting are reported among residents. HL/ HaitiLibre / Guyto Mathieu (Correspondant Petit-Goâve). https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-12897-haiti-petit-goave-new-alliance-in-the-opposition-5-days-of-protests-announced.html