Martelly courts diaspora, pushes education fund to help rebuild Haiti

By Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald.  April 25, 2011  As international observers in Port-au-Prince tried to skirt a new political crisis Monday over legislative elections, president-electMichel Martelly called on Haitians in South Florida and elsewhere to help him rebuild their earthquake-ravaged country. “We need your help to accomplish all that we have planned for Haiti,’’ Martelly … Read more

Haiti’s Martelly asks diaspora for education support

  Haiti’s Martelly asks diaspora for education support  Reuters – By Pascal Fletcher – April 25, 2011    MIAMI, April 25 (Reuters) – Haiti’s President-elect Michel Martelly  asked Haitians living abroad on Monday to support his country’s  post-earthquake recovery with contributions to a fund for education to  come out of money transfers and phone calls.  … Read more

Delay on certification of 19 legislative results

Haiti delays fraud-marred legislative vote results AFP  April 25, 2011 PORT-AU-PRINCE ? Haitian officials delayed Monday the publication of a clutch of fraud-tainted results from run-off legislative elections just hours before the announced winners were due to take office. The Provisional Electoral Council said in a statement that it was delaying the certification of 19 … Read more

Haiti & the Dominican Republic: An Island Divided

Program: Black in Latin AmericaEpisode: Haiti & the Dominican Republic: An Island DividedIn the Dominican Republic, Professor Gates explores how race has been socially constructed, and how the country’s troubled history with Haiti informs notions about racial classification. In Haiti, Professor Gates tells the story of the birth of the first-ever black republic, and finds out how the slaves hard fight for liberation became a double edged sword.

US deports 19 convicted criminals to Haiti

  AP, April 16, 2011    MIAMI (AP)  Immigration authorities have deported 19 Haitians previously  convicted of crimes in the U.S.    It’s the second such group of deportees since the devastating January 2010  earthquake in Haiti.    Immigration and Customs Enforcement says all 19 Haitians deported Friday had  been convicted of at least one … Read more

Three advantages lead Haitian singer to presidency

by Liu Lili, Liu Lianxiang MEXICO CITY, April 4 (Xinhua) — Popular singer Michel Martelly has won Haiti’s presidential runoff with over 67 percent of votes, preliminary results showed Monday. His rival, former first lady Mirlande Manigat, finished with 31.7 percent. Final results are due to be announced on April 16, after the electoral authority … Read more

Official: Martelly wins Haiti presidential election

He pledges to break from decades of corruption, misrule   By Joseph Guyler Delva Reuters,  2011-04-04T22:12:33 Photo: Eduardo Munoz  /  REUTERS PORT-AU-PRINCE — Singer and political outsider Michel Martelly is the winner of Haiti’s presidential election, beating former first lady Mirlande Manigat, according to official preliminary results, a senior electoral council official said Monday. “Martelly won,” the … Read more