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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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Most women want a flat stomach and a BIG bouda, so how you get it?

Most women want a flat stomach and a BIG bouda, so how you get it?

My wife goes to the gym almost everyday and keeps asking how she can get a flatter stomach and a bigger buttocks, what Haitians call "gwo bouda!"

There are many videos on you youtube with workouts for a bigger butt. I even saw a 3 minute butt workout but, after watching this video, my wife told me she does that everyday and seems to be getting the results she is looking for.

If you have you own exercise that give you a flatter tummy and a very nice looking bouda, please share!

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Wow, If it wasn't for the Haitian Police officer on the sidewalk I would not think this is Haiti

Wow, If it wasn't for the Haitian Police officer on the sidewalk I would not think this is Haiti

This amazing picture you are looking at is Cap-Haitien Haiti. Breathtaking isn't it? If it wasn't for the Haitian Police officer on the sidewalk I would think this is some other island in the Caribbean.

This photo share by Iris Media Group is from the first edition of the Festival du Livre à Cap-Haïtien (Cap-Haitien Book Festival), Friday, May 10th, 2019.

Okap lakayan'm bèl! Cap-Haitien Haiti in living color! Okap lakayan'm bèl! Cap-Haitien Haiti in living color!

The event was organized by the Foundation of the Old Women of Regina Assumpta in Haiti (la Fondation des Anciennes de Régina Assumpta en Haïti - FARAH)
The event was organized in the streets, in front of the premises of the establishment.

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53 alleged members of Anel Joseph's gang arrested in the Northern Haiti by police

53 alleged members of Anel Joseph's gang arrested in the Northern Haiti by police

Haitian police in Limbe, North department, found 53 suspicious individuals traveling in a closed container truck, alleged members of Anel Joseph's gang.

These individuals, including 6 women, were arrested and taken into custody by police.

They came form the artibonite department, police said, most of them with no legal identification, and could not clearly say where they were going.

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Naomi Osaka leaves Adidas and signs with Nike

Naomi Osaka leaves Adidas and signs with Nike

Haitian-Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka drops Adidas and signs a new deal with Nike.

Here is a picture of the Naomi Osaka taking a selfie of herself in front of a big Nike billboard with here picture on it with the slogan: "Change everything but yourself... Just do it!"

As of April 4th 2019, world number one Tennis player Naomi Osaka is now going to be rocking that Nike swoosh and saying "Just Do It!" after dropping Adidas.

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