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Back in 1957, at a lecture in Sweden, Albert Camus coined a two-word directive that artists from across nationalities, centuries, and media have taken as gospel: "Create Dangerously."

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Chris Brown And Lil Wayne Gather Thousands At Free Haiti Concert

On the heels of a reported mass expulsion of Haitian migrants in The Dominican Republic, Kasseem "Swizz Beatz" Dean tapped international superstars Chris Brown and Lil Wayne for a free concert in Haiti. As previously reported, the six-hour show was held in Port-au-Prince's central square, the Champ de Mars on Friday .

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Centenary students meet with prominent humana

Centenary students meet with prominent human rights lawyer Centenary students who participate in intercultural courses explore social constructs unique to the cultures of their destinations. Check out this story on shreveporttimes.com: http://www.shreveporttimes.com/story/news/2015/06/29/centenary-students-meet-with-lawyer/29487813/ Centenary students who participate in intercultural courses explore social constructs unique to the cultures of their destinations.

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Crazy colorful: Superb scenic spots in the Caribbean

As the story goes, Governor General Albert Kikkert believed the city's white buildings were giving him migraines, so he ordered them painted. The sight of ships sailing through the channel under the Queen Emma Bridge is even sweeter to savor when you know that the pretty streets of Old Town have been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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The American Red Cross on lessons learned in Haiti

In this image made available by the American Red Cross in London, Wednesday Jan. 13, 2010, a young earthquake survivor is given first aid in a shanty town on the outskirts of Port au Prince, following the major earthquake in Haiti, Tuesday Jan. 12, 2010. The Palm Beach Post sent several questions to the American Red Cross after respected news organizations Pro Publica and National Public Radio produced a report suggesting the agency had not delivered what it had promised donors in the wake of the Haiti earthquake.

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Haiti seeks to control 'city' that emerged from quake

Before the January 2010 earthquake destroyed much of Haiti's capital, the only occupants of the arid hills near the city's northern edge were skinny goats foraging amid the cactus and scrub. Today, hardware stores sell wood and rebar to a flood of homesteaders and children lug water up dusty paths between rows of cinderblock homes and tin-and-tarp shacks.

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Joint programme launched to end orphanage 'care' in Haiti

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti -- Port Au Prince, Haiti, on Friday played host to a ground-breaking gathering of policymakers, major donors and international NGOs working to transform the lives of tens of thousands of Haiti's children living away from families in orphanages and institutions. On Friday, J.K. Rowling's international NGO Lumos, the ministry of social affairs and labour of Haiti, l'Institut du Bien-tre Social et de Recherches and the US Agency for International Development co-organised a conference focusing on ending the institutionalisation of children in Haiti.

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Area Votes in Congress

Trade adjustment assistance. The House on Thursday passed, 286-138, a bill to authorize $1.942 billion through fiscal 2020 in Trade Adjustment Assistance, a program that provides retraining and temporary financial aid for workers dislocated by free-trade agreements.

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New exhibit traces the zydeco road

New exhibit traces the zydeco road The origins, artists and stories about the music form the core of display at Le Vieux Village Check out this story on dailyworld.com: http://www.dailyworld.com/story/news/local/2015/06/27/new-exhibit-traces-zydeco-road/29403205/ Patrice Melnick demonstrates how to use a scrubboard at the history of zydeco music exhibit located in the Le Vieux Village Tourist and Information Center. Zydeco exhibit is on display in the Jarrell House of the Vieux Village Welcome Center, 828 E. Landry St., Opelousas.

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Haitian Sentenced to Prison for Taking Hostage in 2012

A Haitian man has been sentenced to 16 years in an American prison for taking U.S. citizens hostage in Haiti in 2012. Forty-seven-year-old Samson Jolibois of Port-au-Prince was sentenced Friday in federal court in Alexandria.

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UN urges that deportations do not result in statelessness of people born in Dominican Republic

Approximately 200,000 Haitian migrants live in bateyes communities located on or near to sugar cane plantations in the Dominican Republic. Photo: UNHCR/Jason Tanner PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti -- Amid ongoing concern about the status of thousands of immigrants living in the Dominican Republic, Sandra Honor, the special representative for Haiti of the United Nations secretary general, said that deportations carried out by Santo Domingo authorities should not result in statelessness of people of Haitian descent.

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On World Day, UN says efforts to combat illicit drugs must be linked to development

Haitian National Police watch the smoke as illegal drugs, including marijuana and cocaine, seized in Port-au-Prince, are burned in Ganthier. UN Photo/Victoria Hazou 26 June 2015 &#150 Marking the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking , top United Nations officials focused on the need for alternative development for farmers who cultivate illicit crops and for leaders to address drug trafficking and drug abuse that pose as obstacles to sustainable development for the world.

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Chris Bown And Lil Wayne To Hold Free Concert In Haiti

Shortly after Chris Brown posted on Instagram about his libation-fueled adventures with "Liquor" , the R&B sensation announced a free concert in Haiti upon his arrival to the island of Hispaniola. The six-hour show is to be held in Port-au-Prince on Friday and was, in part, organized by Swizz Beatz.

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Thousands March on Dominican Consulate to Protest Haitian Deportations

When a deadline passed last week, more than 250,000 Haitians and Dominicans of Haitian descent living in the Dominican Republic suddenly faced the specter of deportation to Port-au-Prince. On Thursday, hundreds from both nations gathered outside the Dominican Republic's consulate in Brickell to protest the move, which many critics called racist and unfair.

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Haiti sees progress, with Canada's help - but when can it stand on its own?

Children wait at a community meeting in Terre Neuve, Haiti. Community health workers at the meeting will weigh every child and update their vaccinations.

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Haiti Seeks to Control 'City' That Emerged From Quake

Before the January 2010 earthquake destroyed much of Haiti's capital, the only occupants of the arid hills near the city's northern edge were skinny goats foraging amid the cactus and scrub. Today, hardware stores sell wood and rebar to a flood of homesteaders and children lug water up dusty paths between rows of cinderblock homes and tin-and-tarp shacks.

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Commentary: UN peacekeepers preying on helpless Haitians? Yes

By Anthony L Hall There have been many reports over the years on peacekeepers standing by and watching warring factions kill each other as they did, to the UN's eternal shame, in Rwanda. Anthony L. Hall is a Bahamian who descends from the Turks and Caicos Islands.

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AMCHAM Jamaica reaches out to Haiti

LAST week the American Chamber of Commerce in Latin America & the Caribbean hosted several business executives, political leaders, and chamber presidents in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince at a conference held under theme "Business Future in the Americas". The conference seeks to provide business leaders and government officials, representing the 24 Latin American and Caribbean countries within which AACCLA operates, with a forum within which to "discuss the main challenges and opportunities of hemispheric integation", a release from the American Chamber of Commerce in Jamaica stated.

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Cole Works at Science-Soccer Camp in Haiti

ST. LOUIS Senior Colleen Cole of the Saint Louis University women's soccer team was one of 13 SLU students who recently spent eight days in Haiti tutoring Haitian students in a combined science-soccer camp. The SLU students, who were based at the Deep River Mission Lodge near the city of Cap-Haitien, worked with more than 50 Haitian youth in the 10- to 15-year-old age group.

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Obama dances with another dictatorship

What was a senior U.S. diplomat doing in Haiti recently meeting with a Venezuelan politician who is reportedly being investigated by the U.S. Justice Department for running a giant cocaine-smuggling operation? That's the question raised by photos that surfaced on the Internet last week showing State Department counselor Tom Shannon posing with Venezuelan National Assembly president Diosdado Cabello in Port-au-Prince. Also in the photos: Haitian President Michel Martelly, the Venezuelan foreign minister, and a French chavista with Venezuelan citizenship who is currently posted in Washington.

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Strong independence focus advocated

In recent years, the Haitian elements in the country with unbridled demonstrations have been showing Bahamians what national patriotism is all about. The born-Haitians and those with strong roots, although of Bahamian birth, come together as one on their national day and they put many Bahamians to shame.

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Venezuela: Next stop on the Obama administration's "normalizing" with dictators?

Thomas Shannon , a senior counselor to Secretary of State John F. Kerry, met with Venezuela's National Assembly president Diodado Cabello in Haiti earlier this month. Cabello and his nominal boss, President Nicolas Maduro, were quick to trumpet their versions.

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Haitians in Dominican Republic threatened with mass deportation

Approaching one of missions in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, at a camp that was set up after the 2010 earthquake. An ominous deadline passed last Wednesday for more than 200,000 stateless people of Haitian descent living in the Dominican Republic.

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AmCham Jamaica - at Haiti conference

Commonwealth Partners co-founder and director, Paul Simpson , with president of Haiti, Michel Martelly, at the 'Business Future of the Americas' conference reception at the Karibe Hotel put on by the Association of American Chambers of Commerce in Latin America & Caribbean in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Monday, June 15. United States Ambassador to Haiti, Pamela White, and Ron McKay, president of the American Chamber of Commerce smile for the camera.

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Haiti's Triomphe cinema reopens after decades in the dark

Dancers perform during the inauguration of the Cine Triomphe in Port-au-Prince, on June 19, 2015. The movie theater was closed in 1988, and then was damaged in the 2010 earthquake.

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Dancing With Another Dictatorship

What was a senior U.S. diplomat doing in Haiti recently meeting with a Venezuelan politician who is reportedly being investigated by the U.S. Justice Department for running a giant cocaine-smuggling operation? That's the question raised by photos that surfaced on the Internet last week showing State Department counselor Tom Shannon posing with Venezuelan National Assembly president Diosdado Cabello in Port-au-Prince.

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France must pay Haiti more than lip service

The first official visit to Haiti by a French president on May 12 was a huge event, as historic as President Obama's visit to Jamaica. As in Kingston, Port-au-Prince came to a standstill.

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Red Cross failures in Haiti constitute PR nightmare

Haitian journalists grilled an American Red Cross official Wednesday about the group's Haiti program, but the official declined to provide any new details of how it spent nearly $500 million donated after the 2010 earthquake. The Red Cross called a press conference, held at the Le Plaza Hotel in downtown Port-Au-Prince, in response to ProPublica and NPR's story published last week revealing a string of Red Cross failures in Haiti .

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Our Southern Dead

On June 19th, 1865, Major General Gordon Granger read the Emancipation Proclamation aloud to the slaves of Galveston Island, Texas, whose masters' had lied and killed for two years to prevent news of abolition from reaching their captives. The anniversary, dubbed Juneteenth, has been celebrated ever since as by African-Americans as a " second Independence Day ."

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Meet Our Latest MasterMinds, Kalyn Heffernan and Birdseed Collective

When Westword decides to put on a show, we really put on a show! Our 21st annual Westword Music Showcase - which will fill venues across the Golden Triangle on Saturday, June 20 - will include a real class act: Two of this year's MasterMind awards, including one going to a performer who's as inspirational off stage as she is on. The Westword Music Showcase, our annual celebration of the local scene, was already a decade old when we decided to expand our commitment to the arts with the MasterMind Awards, which honor the creative geniuses altering the cultural landscape of this city - and reward them with cold, hard cash.

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Jean-Bertrand Aristide Fast Facts

Education: Grand Seminaire Notre Dame, Port-au-Prince, Haiti; Universite d'Etat d'Haiti B.A.; University of Montreal, Canada, M.A.; Jerusalem, Israel, Ph.D. 1983 - Is ordained and assigned to St. Jean-Bosco, a poor parish in a Port-au-Prince, Haiti, slum neighborhood. 1986 - Is held hostage by Salesian followers for two weeks for condoning and supporting the opposition to the new post-Duvalier regime.

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