Haiti (i/ˈheɪti/; French:Haïti[a.iti]; Haitian Creole:Ayiti[ajiti]), officially the Republic of Haiti (French: République d'Haïti; Haitian Creole:Repiblik Ayiti), is a country in the western hemisphere, and is located on the island of Hispaniola, in the Greater Antilles archipelago of the Caribbean. It occupies the western three-eighths of the island which it shares with the Dominican Republic. Haiti is 27,750 square kilometres (10,714sqmi) in size and has an estimated 10.6 million people, making it the most populous country in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the third-most populous country in the Caribbean as a whole.
Originally inhabited by the indigenous Taíno people, Europeans first became aware of the island on December 5, 1492 during the first voyage of Christopher Columbus across the Atlantic. When Columbus first landed in Haiti, he had thought he had found India or Asia. Deciding to establish the first settlement in the area, a contingent of men were left at an outpost christened La Navidad because of the wreck to their sunken flagship, the Santa Maria, that occurred at Christmas, north of what is now Limonade. The island was named Hispaniola and claimed by Spain, which ruled until the early 17th century. Competing claims and settlements by the French led to the western portion of the island being ceded to France, which named it Saint-Domingue. The development of sugarcaneplantations, worked by slaves brought from Africa, led to the colony being among the most lucrative in the world.
"Haiti I am Sorry", or simply "Haiti", is a calypso song written and composed by David Rudder, and first recorded in 1988 for the album Haiti by David Rudder and Charlie's Roots. The song is about the serious trouble in Haiti.
It is the site of the first European settlement in the Americas founded by Christopher Columbus on his voyages in 1492 and 1493.
The island was called by various names by its native people, the TaínoAmerindians. When Columbus took possession of the island in 1492, he named it Insula Hispana, meaning "the Spanish Island" in Latin and La Isla Española, meaning "the Spanish Island", in Spanish.Bartolomé de las Casas shortened the name to "Española", and when Pietro Martyr d‘Anghiera detailed his account of the island in Latin, he rendered its name as Hispaniola.
A man walks between roadblocks set up by gangs after they waged intense gun battles, shuttering main avenues and a municipal market in the downtown area of the capital, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on July 27 ... against the gangs, which now control vast portions of Haiti’s territory.
Security Council voted to extend the mandate of its IntegratedOffice in Haiti by a year and expand staffing, and ahead of a meeting Monday on the situation in Haiti. The United States is floating a resolution that would establish a new framework for sanctioning Haiti’s gang leaders, as well as those who supply financing and arms to gangs.
Nichols said in an interview that gang leaders fueling Haiti’s worst security crisis in decades — and those who finance and support them, including giving firearms — “are in the crosshairs, and their actions to destabilize Haiti will be met with international travel and financial sanctions.”.
The ongoing violent protests that have plunged a crisis-wrecked Haiti into a deeper state of chaos and lawlessness are being “financed by economic actors who stand to lose money,” a top aide in the Biden administration on Latin America and the Caribbean said Monday ... “There really is not an easy fix in Haiti.
Officials from two countries that monitor Haiti closely say politicians and businessmen financing the gangs might be exacerbating the unrest, tapping into the general outrage to force Henry to roll back economic measures that hurt their revenues ... And in recent months, Haiti's customs officers, on U.S.
Port-au-Prince, Sep 2 (EFE).- The high cost of living in Haiti is making life difficult for ... Haiti’s economic situation is worrying, the governor of the Bank of the Republic of Haiti acknowledged, given the finance ministry predicting a 0.4 percent contraction of the economy.
Haiti has never been far from wide-scale human suffering, grave political instability, and grim economic underdevelopment ... What makes this situation worse is that Haiti has no strong institutions to support governance and to address the deep-seated problems of the country.
Each piece represents Haiti's countryside and villages, along with the realities the country continues to face due to poverty, unrest, and natural disasters ... Abbel Joseph, senior manager of program support at Compassion Haiti, sees many young people who have the skills, knowledge, and inclination to attend university, but not the finances.
Not only have authorities failed to identify and arrest all those who masterminded and financed the killing, but Haiti also has gone into a freefall as violence soars and the economy tumbles ... More than 40 people have been arrested in Haiti, including high-ranking police officers and a group of former Colombian soldiers.
Not only have authorities failed to identify and arrest all those who masterminded and financed the killing, but Haiti has gone into a freefall as violence soars and the economy tumbles ... More than 40 people have been arrested in Haiti, including high-ranking police officers and a group of former Colombian soldiers.
By Laura Blasey and Amy Hubbard...L.A ...U.S ... Haiti’s struggles have worsened in the year since the slaying of its president. Not only have authorities failed to identify and arrest all those who masterminded and financed the killing of Jovenel Moïse, but Haiti also has gone into a freefall as violence soars and the economy tumbles.HOLLYWOOD AND THE ARTS.
Not only have authorities failed to identify and arrest all those who masterminded and financed the killing, but Haiti has gone into a freefall as violence soars and the economy tumbles ... the killing, but Haiti has gone into a freefall as violence soars and the economy tumbles.