Haiti in Focus is an authoritative and up-to-date guide to this fascinating country. It explores the land, history and politics, economy, society and people, culture and environment, and includes tips on where to go and what to see.


Author: Charles Arthur

Publisher: Interlink Books

ISBN: 9781566563598

Page: 99

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Haiti in Focus is an authoritative and up-to-date guide to this fascinating country. It explores the land, history and politics, economy, society and people, culture and environment, and includes tips on where to go and what to see.

Meet Our New Student From Haiti

Haiti in Focus: A Guide to the People, Politics, and Culture. Northampton,
Massachusetts: Interlink Publishing Group, 2002. Bontemps, Arna, and Langston
Hughes. Popo and Fifina: Children of Haiti. New York, Oxford Press, 2000.
Goldstein ...

Meet Our New Student From Haiti

Author: John A. Torres

Publisher: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 1612287093

Page: 48

View: 699

From afar, Haiti, a small country on the island of Hispaniola, seems like any other Caribbean paradise. There are lush jungles, white sand beaches, and turquoise waters. But a closer look at the island country reveals a stark glimpse into the third world. Haiti is the poorest country in the western hemisphere. The government is unstable, crime is rampant, education is for the lucky, and hope is hard to come by. Find out how the Haitian people overcome poverty, killer storms, and mudslides to celebrate a culture rich in French, Spanish, and African history when American schoolchildren Meet a New Student from Haiti.

Health Inequalities and Global Justice

Look closely into the apocalypse of Haiti and you will see that Haiti's problem is
not that it is poor and vulnerable – Haiti's ... However, as Pinto argues in the case
of Haiti, 'the focus on the immediate humanitarian response appears to have ...

Health Inequalities and Global Justice

Author: Patti Tamara Lenard

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748656529

Page: 256

View: 320

Explores the moral dilemmas posed by disparities in health across nations

The Peoples of the Caribbean

Haiti in Focus:A Guide to the People,Politics,and Culture. Northampton, MA:
Interlink Publishing Group; Cosentino, D. (ed.). 1995. Sacred Arts of Haitian
Vodun. Los Angeles: UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History; Deagan, K.A.

The Peoples of the Caribbean

Author: Nicholas J. Saunders

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1576077012

Page: 399

View: 372

Offers a comprehensive guide to the archaeology and traditional culture of the Caribbean.

Focus on Biodiversity Research

He recorded 63 species, primarily from the vicinity of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The
principal collectors of Hispaniolan spiders were P. R. Uhler, 1873; W. M. Mann,
1902, 1912-1913; Bates and Darlington, 1934; P. J. Darlington, 1934, 1938; ...

Focus on Biodiversity Research

Author: Jan Schwartz

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 9781600213724

Page: 320

View: 134

Biological diversity, or "biodiversity," refers to the variety of all life on earth, and the complex relationships among living things, and between living things and their environment. Biodiversity includes genetic variety, species diversity, and variability in communities, ecosystems and landscapes. Biodiversity sustains the environments in which we live and on which our lives and those of every other living creature on Earth depend. Thanks to biodiversity, we are able to obtain such necessary goods as food, clothing, medicine, and fuel. Equally important are the ecosystem services that biodiversity provides, such as clean air and drinkable water. Conservation scientists have identified a number of universal threats to biodiversity: habitat loss and degradation, invasive species, pollution, overpopulation, overexploitation and consumption, and global climate change. This book examines critical issues in this field from researchers around the globe.

AIDS Policies and Programs

Because of the inclusion of Guyana and Haiti as focus countries in the
President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief ( PEPFAR ) , U.S. assistance to the
Caribbean and Central America for HIV / AIDS increased to $ 47 million in
FY2004 and an ...

AIDS Policies and Programs

Author: Gene M. Shelling

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 9781600212178

Page: 237

View: 293

The acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), is a disease of the body's immune system caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). AIDS is characterised by the death of CD4 cells (an important part of the body's immune system), which leaves the body vulnerable to life-threatening conditions such as infections and cancers. This book explores how this deadly virus has affected America and high-risk children, and presents reports on different forms of funding provided by the international and United States governments, and the fluctuating rates of AIDS cases.

Focus and Finish

But Carson Wentz goes down to Haiti every Mission of Hope year, and he
recently invited me to come distributes almost 300,000 meals a week. They run
orphanages along. He met his wife there, so Haiti has a special place in his heart

Focus and Finish

Author: Zach Ertz

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 0736979301

Page: 192

View: 290

FOREWORD BY CARSON WENTZ Learn What It Takes to Succeed Zach Ertz didn’t start out as a great football player. In fact, his first love was basketball. But then a chance encounter with an NFL legend changed the course of his life forever. Join Zach as he works his way up from oversized middle-school lineman to the Super Bowl–-winning and All-Pro tight end he is today. Go behind the scenes and discover what the life of a professional athlete playing at the highest level looks like. Children ages 8-12 will learn, by Zach’s example, the value of hard work, dedication, and perseverance, traits that he developed with the help of his mom, coaches, and most important, Jesus Christ.

Bringing the World into Focus

his address to the members in the 2014 Annual Report: “Haiti is the poorest
country in the Western Hemisphere. ... ophthalmology because of income and
technology limitations, and a majority practicing in the capital city of Port au
Prince only.

Bringing the World into Focus

Author: Michel Listenberger OD FVI

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1524672254

Page: 282

View: 627

This is a story of struggle and triumph as visionaries overcome barriers to bring sight to others who cannot see. The joys and tears of volunteers are shared in stories of what drives their passions toward a life-changing causegiving the gift of sight. Bringing the World into Focus is about Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity from its beginnings in Kansas when two pilots flew their private planes to Mexico to its global outreach today of eighty-one chapters and five thousand members, providing eye care around the world.


... outlined key areas in which a program of economic governance and structural
reforms, which would underpin HIPC and MDRI assistance, would support the
economic and social development of Haiti. This program would focus on
ensuring ...


Author: International Monetary Fund

Publisher: International Monetary Fund

ISBN: 1452702322

Page: 41

View: 976

This paper presents a preliminary assessment of the eligibility of Haiti for assistance under the Enhanced Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Initiative (HIPC) to attain the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). It discusses the medium-to-long-term macroeconomic framework, poverty, social, and political developments of Haiti, and summarizes the results of the preliminary Debt Sustainability Analysis (DSA) and possible HIPC and Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative (MDRI) assistance. It suggests a timeline for the preparation of the decision point document, presents key reforms for the completion point triggers, and gives an indication of how prospective HIPC assistance will be used and its use tracked.


The two daily newspapers Le Nouvelliste and Le Matin were founded in 1898
and 1908 , respectively . Newspapers in Haiti tend to focus on local gossip ,
cultural events , and sports , and are mostly quite thin , ranging from four to eight
pages .


Author: Roseline NgCheong-Lum

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9780761419686

Page: 144

View: 604

"Explores the geography, history, government, economy, people, and culture of Haiti"--Provided by publisher.

Area Handbook for Haiti

Englewood Cliffs : Prentice - Hall , 1965 . Food and Agriculture Organization .
Enquêtes sur les terres et les eaux dans la Plaine des Gonaïves et le
Département du Nord - Ouest : Haïti , I - V . Rome : FAO , 1969 . Gildea , Ray Y . “
Haiti , ” Focus ...

Area Handbook for Haiti

Author: Thomas E. Weil



Page: 189

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Global Crises Global Solutions

... Latin America ( including Colombia , El Salvador and Haiti ) . The Focus of CH
The focus of CH is civil wars , especially those in Africa , which has been the area
of concern of its authors . Their chapter is largely based on their book Breaking ...

Global Crises  Global Solutions

Author: Bjørn Lomborg

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521844468

Page: 648

View: 234

Examines the ten most serious challenges facing the world, including climate change, malnutrition and hunger, and communicable diseases, and discusses policy options to address each situation.

Haiti Second Review Under the Three Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility and Request for Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria Staff Report Staff Statement on the Executive Board Discussion and Statement

Haiti is entering its fourth year of stabilization and economic recovery, turning
around a long period of stagnant growth, ... The first year of Haiti's PRGF-
supported program was very successful in its focus on consolidating
macroeconomic ...

Haiti  Second Review Under the Three Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility and Request for Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria   Staff Report  Staff Statement on the Executive Board Discussion  and Statement

Author: International Monetary Fund

Publisher: International Monetary Fund


Page: 90

View: 397

The macroeconomic goals of the first program year were largely met, although growth accelerated somewhat less than expected. Objectives for the second program year (FY2008) are to create conditions for higher growth and consolidate stabilization gains achieved so far. Monetary policy will focus on quantity management, with a market-determined policy interest rate. The authorities plan to further strengthen their monetary policy framework. Macroeconomic policies contained in the program are consistent with the central objective to boost growth while maintaining economic stability.

Hegel Haiti and Universal History

... that shifted the focus toward Haiti, to be sure, but even more toward the issue of
scholarship, and how the construction of an object of research over time can hide
as much as it illuminates. Ultimately, “Hegel and Haiti” is about the connection, ...

Hegel  Haiti  and Universal History

Author: Susan Buck-Morss

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre

ISBN: 0822973340

Page: 164

View: 385

In this path-breaking work, Susan Buck-Morss draws new connections between history, inequality, social conflict, and human emancipation. Hegel, Haiti, and Universal History offers a fundamental reinterpretation of Hegel's master-slave dialectic and points to a way forward to free critical theoretical practice from the prison-house of its own debates. Historicizing the thought of Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel and the actions taken in the Haitian Revolution, Buck-Morss examines the startling connections between the two and challenges us to widen the boundaries of our historical imagination. She finds that it is in the discontinuities of historical flow, the edges of human experience, and the unexpected linkages between cultures that the possibility to transcend limits is discovered. It is these flashes of clarity that open the potential for understanding in spite of cultural differences. What Buck-Morss proposes amounts to a "new humanism," one that goes beyond the usual ideological implications of such a phrase to embrace a radical neutrality that insists on the permeability of the space between opposing sides and as it reaches for a common humanity.--publisher description.

From Relief to Recovery Supporting good governance in post earthquake Haiti

The reconstruction of Haiti will also need to focus on major investment in
infrastructure and agriculture,81 as well as in social safety net programmes that
can protect incomes.82 Additionally, income generation schemes will need to go
hand in ...

From Relief to Recovery  Supporting good governance in post earthquake Haiti

Author: Martin Hartberg

Publisher: Oxfam

ISBN: 1848147864

Page: 24

View: 457

The humanitarian response undertaken in Haiti after the earthquake that struck on 12 January 2010 has been one of the most complex ever. However, as the first anniversary of the quake approaches, the Haitian state, together with the international community, is making little progress in reconstruction. The Haitian authorities need to show greater strategic leadership and take decisions that reflect the priority needs of the Haitian population. They need to initiate public infrastructure projects that put people to work and build skills; support people to return home or allocate land for new houses; and invest in agriculture. The international community should do much more to support these efforts by increasing the capacity and accountability of Haitian institutions.


Haiti—Relations with the World Bank The most recent Country Assistance
Strategy (CAS) for Haiti was reviewed by the ... Phone: 202-473-1468 Haiti
Relations with the IDB The focus of the IDB has - 41 - APPENDIX III Relations
with the ...


Author: International Monetary Fund

Publisher: International Monetary Fund


Page: 43

View: 394

The goal of the monitoring program is to develop a medium-term economic and structural reform program that could be supported by renewed donor growth, including from the poverty reduction and growth facility. Monetary policy will need to be geared toward reducing inflation and stabilizing the exchange rate under the floating exchange rate system. Overall, the authorities’ program represents a strong effort to stabilize the economy and start creating the condition for sustained recovery. Program measures to improve governance focus on public sector transparency and accountability.

Haiti The Aftershocks of History

In 1873 the prominent politician and intellectual Demesvar Delorme urged his
compatriots to turn their backs on the United States and focus instead on Haiti's
long-standing connections to France.34 A few prominent Haitians—including ...

Haiti  The Aftershocks of History

Author: Laurent Dubois

Publisher: Metropolitan Books

ISBN: 0805095624

Page: 448

View: 703

A passionate and insightful account by a leading historian of Haiti that traces the sources of the country's devastating present back to its turbulent and traumatic history Even before the 2010 earthquake destroyed much of the country, Haiti was known as a benighted place of poverty and corruption. Maligned and misunderstood, the nation has long been blamed by many for its own wretchedness. But as acclaimed historian Laurent Dubois makes clear, Haiti's troubled present can only be understood by examining its complex past. The country's difficulties are inextricably rooted in its founding revolution—the only successful slave revolt in the history of the world; the hostility that this rebellion generated among the colonial powers surrounding the island nation; and the intense struggle within Haiti itself to define its newfound freedom and realize its promise. Dubois vividly depicts the isolation and impoverishment that followed the 1804 uprising. He details how the crushing indemnity imposed by the former French rulers initiated a devastating cycle of debt, while frequent interventions by the United States—including a twenty-year military occupation—further undermined Haiti's independence. At the same time, Dubois shows, the internal debates about what Haiti should do with its hard-won liberty alienated the nation's leaders from the broader population, setting the stage for enduring political conflict. Yet as Dubois demonstrates, the Haitian people have never given up on their struggle for true democracy, creating a powerful culture insistent on autonomy and equality for all. Revealing what lies behind the familiar moniker of "the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere," this indispensable book illuminates the foundations on which a new Haiti might yet emerge.