Haiti Photo Stories

Every picture has a story to tell... Here you will find a list of Haiti photo stories, a blog where I tell you when, where and why a Haiti photo was taken.

Threat of ICE raids scare Haitian Communities Across America

Threat of ICE raids scare Haitian Communities Across America

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is expected to begin the raids in at least 10 major cities on Sunday July 14 2019, targeting thousands of immigrants who have been ordered to be deported, The New York Times reported.

Agents will also sweep up other immigrants who are present for the arrests even if they are not among the targets, according to the paper.

Click on the related articles below to stay up-to-date with news regarding these ICE raids.

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Haitian Rhum Barbancourt

Haitian Rhum Barbancourt

Here's a picture of the Haitian rum in a beautiful Kitchen in New York

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Currency Exchange: All of this Haitian money is only worth about 50 Dollars US

Currency Exchange: All of this Haitian money is only worth about 50 Dollars US

June 2019, The Haitian currency is approaching 100 gourdes for one US dollar. All of this Haitian money you see here, it's only worth about 50 dollars US.

If you count it, there is 5,000 gourdes here, once upon a time it was worth about 1,000 dollars US, nowadays it's only worth a measly 50 bucks!

When I was growing up in Haiti, a U.S. quarter was 'Goud e ka' (1.25 Gourdes) and 5 gourdes was equivalent to ONE U.S. Dollar. it was written right on the currency. Read more Cause and Effect: What has the Haitian currency to depreciated so much in value?

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American Rice in Haiti: Once upon a time Haiti was self-sufficient in producing rice

American Rice in Haiti: Once upon a time Haiti was self-sufficient in producing rice

Virtually 90 percent of the rice sold in Haiti is American Rice. Whether is says diri Mega, diri Bongu or diri Tchako, it's all American rice. Once upon a time Haiti was self-sufficient in producing rice.

Growing up in Haiti I used to eat diri pilon, diri chode, all Haitian rice grown on the country side.

I remember going to the countryside at my auntie's house she they would hand us kids a quantity of rice with the husk where would put it in a "pilon" and mash the living daylight out of it to remove the kernel (pay diri a) but the rice bran (the outer layer of the rice kernel) and the germ would would remain, all nutritious, all good for you.

Do you know why rice is sole white and why the bran was removed? Read the related article below.

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The average Haitian consumer cannot afford all the produce needed for the family meal these days

The average Haitian consumer cannot afford all the produce needed for the family meal these days

Times are hard in Haiti these days, the average Haitian consumer cannot afford all the produce needed for the family meal.

Yes, you to market and you see all these foods, rice, corne, beans etc, but the money in your pocket, if any, cannot afford to buy it because most if not all these products are imported and you have to buy it "au taux du jour" (at the current exchange rate).

"The Haitian middle class of today exists between poverty and misery," says Haitian politician Louis Gonzague Edner Day.

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Haiti Travel Warning - Level 3: Reconsider Travel

Haiti Travel Warning - Level 3: Reconsider Travel

On Monday July 09 2018, the U.S. State Department issued a Level 4: Do Not Travel Haiti Travel Advisory following violent protests that erupted after a hike in gas prices.

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Rospide Petion - Haitian Journalist

Rospide Petion - Haitian Journalist

Here is a photo of Rospide Petion, a Haitian journalist and presenter at Radio-Tele San Fin (RSF)

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PHOTO: Ti Machan in Haiti with her hands on her face, life is hard

PHOTO: Ti Machan in Haiti with her hands on her face, life is hard

Life is not easy for a Ti Machann, the Haitian women who sell products on the sides of the streets, the products are so expensive these days less people buy from her.

How can she make ends meet when the products she buys to resell is so expensive while her customers have little money to buy from her?

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Unibank Haiti - Taux de Change USD / HTG (6 Juin 2019)

Unibank Haiti - Taux de Change USD / HTG (6 Juin 2019)

Here is the currency exchange rate US Dollars to Haitian Gourdes as posted by Unibank Online on June 6 2019.

92.50 Haitian gourdes for one US dollar!!!

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Little Haiti youth soccer team members killed in crash

Little Haiti youth soccer team members killed in crash

Here are the photos of the 3 members of the a Little Haiti Florida soccer team killed in North Miami crash Saturday, May 25 2019.

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