Haiti Foreign Affairs

Rwanda had a Vision. What is Haiti's Vision?

Rwanda had a Vision. What is Haiti's Vision?

Haiti can learn a lot from Rwanda... Read this...

Rwanda is a county no one expected would recover after the 1994 genocide where an estimated 500,000 to 1,000,000 Rwandans were killed during the 100-day period from 7 April to mid-July 1994. But it did. Rwanda has guarded its political stability since the genocide, the world bank said.

Rwanda, as a nation, has a vision called "Vision 2020" where its long-term development goals are defined. Vision 2020 is a strategy that seeks to transform Rwanda from a low-income, agriculture-based economy to a knowledge-based, service-oriented economy with middle-income country status by 2020.

Vision 2020, a government development program in Rwanda, launched in 2000 by Rwandan president Paul Kagame, is really what has everyone talking about Rwanda these days. They got together and they pulled through as a nation.

This one thing I truly wish Haiti can learn from Rwanda. I was hoping that a new vision would come out of the rubble of the 2010 Haitian earthquake but, so far, I don't any sign that Haitian politicians want to agree on a single vision for Haiti.

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Haitians Travel to Taiwan, NO VISA Required!

Haitians Travel to Taiwan, NO VISA Required!

Taiwan announces Visa-free stay of up to 90 days for citizens of Haiti, El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua.

Visa-free stay of up to 30 days for citizens of Belize, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Saint Christopher and Nevis, Saint Lucia, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

Read the related article for details...

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Haiti tankou yon ti jwèt a batri - Haiti is like a little remote controlled toy

Haiti tankou yon ti jwèt a batri - Haiti is like a little remote controlled toy

Mezanmi... Haiti tankou yon ti jwèt a remote control, a batri, men batri yo pa vini avè l. Chak ti blan ki vi ni, li mete batri pa li epi li jwe mezi l vle ak peyi a.

ENGLISH:

Haiti is like a little remote controlled toy, batteries not included... Just add your own batteries and play all you want...

What do you think about that?

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Money - Foreign aid to Haiti

Money - Foreign aid to Haiti

Haiti receives a lot of Foreign aid money from various countries around the world but many people wonder where has the aid money gone? Over the year you often hear about all the money that is coming to Haiti in the form of foreign aid but you can't help but wonder where is that aid money being spent.

To get an idea of what kind of foreing aid Haiti has been receiving since the earthquake, visit this page

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Letter from United States Congress to President Danilo Medina

Letter from United States Congress to President Danilo Medina

Take a look at this... a letter, dated 29 Oct 2013, from United States Congress to Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina regarding the denationalization of Dominicans of Haitian decent.

Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24) and Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy III (MA-4) submitted a letter to President Danilo Medina of the Dominican Republic in response to a recent Dominican court ruling that makes many Dominican citizens of Haitian descent into outsiders in their own country. The ruling by the Dominican Republic's Tribunal Constitucional in TC/0163/13 strips persons born on Dominican soil to parents without legal documentation of their citizenship rights.

Excerpts from the letter are as follows:

"For over a generation the international community has agreed that governments have a duty to prevent statelessness. The right to nationality is fundamental and a gateway to almost all other human rights and government protections. Without citizenship one cannot access basic services such as education or health care, let alone find employment or exercise any number of political rights."

"This decision by the Tribunal Constitucional could result in an unprecedented humanitarian crisis and seriously threaten regional stability. In light of this, we urge you to take all necessary steps to stay the tide of the denationalization campaign exemplified by the Tribunal Constitucional, and together we call for the protection of the thousands of Dominicans currently at risk of becoming stateless."

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Uncle Sam - The U.S. Government

Uncle Sam - The U.S. Government

Many Haitians believe that Uncle Sam (The U.S. government) interferes a lot in Haitian politics... What do you think?

Uncle Sam (initials U.S.) is a common national personification of the American government.

What do you think? You think the U.S. Government interferes too much or you think it's just a myth?

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Haiti and the United Nations

Haiti and the United Nations

HAITI has been a United Nations member since 24 October 1945, the same day that the United Nations officially came into existence.

The United Nations, also known as the UN, is an international organization whose stated aims are facilitating cooperation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress, human rights, and achievement of world peace.

The United Nations was created after World War II to replace the League of Nations, to stop wars between countries, and to provide a platform for dialogue.

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Taiwan First Lady Chow Mei-ching Visit To Haiti

Taiwan First Lady Chow Mei-ching Visit To Haiti

Chow Mei-ching, The first lady of The Republic of China (Taiwan) is heading to the Republic of Haiti this Sunday, August 29 2010, on a Humanitarian mission.

Read more here:
belpolitik.com

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Haiti France Reparations Controversy

Haiti France Reparations Controversy

Haiti was forced to make massive reparations to French slaveholders in order to receive French recognition as an independent nation and end the Haiti's political and economic isolation.

These payments, an estimated $22 Billion, permanently affected Haiti's economy and wealth.

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Obama In Haiti

Obama In Haiti

US First Lady Michelle Obama made an unannounced visit to Haiti, her first, on April 13 2012.

First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden landed in Port-au-Prince Haiti before continuing to Mexico.

Obama and Biden spent several hours in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince, visiting projects set up in the wake of the devastating earthquake in January.

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