UDHR 70th Celebrated in Miami & Haiti

Le Flambeau Foundation Inc., December 10, 2018, The Universal Declaration of Human Rights 70th Anniversary and the role that Haiti and Cuba played, was celebrated on December 10th, 2018; hosted by FUI Digital Library of the Caribbean in collaboration with Le Flambeau Foundation. The monumental achievements of Senator Emile Saint-Lôt representing Haiti as a founding member … Read more

Senator Emile Saint-Lot Honored in Haiti

Le Flambeau Foundation, Inc., December 10, 2018. The Republic of Haiti honored Senator Saint-Lôt, on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, on December 10, 2018.  The ceremony was held at  l’amphithéâtre du ciné Triomphe in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Head of State Haiti President Jovenel Moïse presented a speech in … Read more

Haiti Turns To Slow Food To Speed Up Agricultural Recovery

Producers of rum and cocoa alike are joining a global movement that emphasizes natural, local produce, to revive fading food cultures. OZY, By Jewel Fraser, December 14, 2018 Across Haiti, people still talk about former U.S. President Bill Clinton’s 2010 apology for American trade policies that contributed to the decimation of their country’s agriculture. By … Read more

Cuba / Haiti Shopping Increases

The Library of Economics and Liberty, By David Henderson, December 14, 2018 Tiny Sunrise Airways runs 12 direct flights weekly from the Cuban cities of Havana, Camaguey and Santiago to Port-au-Prince. Cubans interviewed in the market said they spend about $700 on airfare, food and lodging and another $700 on merchandise, which they resell at … Read more

Deputy Assistant Secretary Merten Underscores U.S. Government Partnership During Visit to Haiti

U.S. Embassy in Haiti, by U.S. Mission Haiti, December 12, 2018 (Port-au-Prince, Haiti) December 8, 2018 –Kenneth Merten, Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs at the U.S. State Department, visited Port-Au-Prince, Haiti December 6-8. Ambassador Merten’s visit underscored the long-standing U.S.-Haiti partnership, as well as the U.S. commitment to supporting the … Read more

UDHR Celebrated 70 Yrs – Video

December 10, 2018 The Universal Declaration of Human Rights 70th Anniversary and the role that Haiti and Cuba played, was celebrated today, December 10th, 2018. Featured was a lively discussion with UDHR experts followed by a uniquely engaging THE SPARK of Le Flambeau youth exchange between students from Miami Edison and perspectives from youth in … Read more

Chile declines to sign U.N. pact, says migration not a human right: report

Reuters, Reporting by Aislinn Laing, December 9, 2018 SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Chile has become the latest country to pull out of a controversial United Nations migration pact, its interior ministry indicated, provoking fury among opposition parties who accused Sebastian Pinera’s government of “shameful and authoritarian” behavior. (Photo: An Haitian immigrant walks past a banner that reads “All immigrant … Read more

IDB funds water, sanitation project in Haiti

Jamaica Observer, Saturday, December 08, 2018 WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) says it is providing a US$125-million grant for the water, sanitation and hygiene project in urban, peri-urban and rural areas in Haiti’s northernmost region. The Washington-based financial institution said that the project’s main goal is to improve living conditions in … Read more

Biodiversity Clings On, Even When…

Biodiversity Clings On, Even When All Seems Lost Bloomberg Opinion, By Faye Flam, December 8, 2018 A glass-half-full attitude about our planet might seem naive in this age of melting ice caps, plummeting animal populations and warnings of impending climate-change catastrophe. In extremely degraded places such as Haiti, the glass appears 99 percent empty: A new study … Read more