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PHOTO: Haiti Pays Lock - Tires burning at Carrefour Aeroport, Delmas Haiti

PHOTO: Haiti Pays Lock - Tires burning at Carrefour Aeroport, Delmas Haiti

Look at this photo, Port-au-Prince was in Pays Lock mode on Monday September 17 2019. Tires were burning at Carrefour Aeroport, Autoroute de Delmas.

Photo: Le Nouvelliste

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PHOTO: Long lines at the Gas Pumps - GO Gas Station, Hinche Haiti

PHOTO: Long lines at the Gas Pumps - GO Gas Station, Hinche Haiti

Look at this photo... Long lines at a GO Gas Station in Hinche Haiti. After days with gasoline cars and motorcycles invade this gas station hoping to get some gas.

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PHOTO: Motorcycles Line up at a Haiti Gas Station waiting for some Gasoline

PHOTO: Motorcycles Line up at a Haiti Gas Station waiting for some Gasoline

Look at this photo... Motorcycles lines up at a gas pump hoping to get some gas.

The lines are really long because gasoline has just been delivered to this gas station after more than a week of gas shortage.

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Shocking News: Watermelon is like a Natural Viagra!

Shocking News: Watermelon is like a Natural Viagra!

Watermelon has an amino acid that has a Viagra-like effect on your blood vessels, according to an article on Web MD.

How could watermelon be a natural Viagra, you ask?

Watermelon is very rich in an amino acid called L-citrulline. This amino acid relaxes and dilates your blood vessels much like Viagra does.

A CBS News article reads: "Like Viagra, L-citrulline increases blood flow to the sexual organs but without any negative side effects."

So, men, if you are having some trouble raising your flag, maybe you should start eating watermelon!

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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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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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Currency: The Haitian gourdes is being abused by the U.S. Dollar

Currency: The Haitian gourdes is being abused by the U.S. Dollar

There is no other way to put it... With over 90 Haitian gourdes for one U.S. dollar, this is abuse. But whose fault it is?

right before the fall of the Duvallier Regime in Haiti, the Haitian currency was 5 gourdes for one US dollar. 30+ years later, the US currency is almost twenty times more.

Sadly, Haitian authorities have nothing to say about this!

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