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Dominican Republic, Haiti to re-establish ties

Create: 04/16/2016 - 03:49

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (CMC) — The governments of Haiti and the Dominican Republic have pledged to re-establish ties following months of disagreement.

According to Dominica’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Andrés Navarro, the ties between the countries that share the island of Hispaniola are again at “the highest level”.

Navarro made the statement following a meeting here on Wednesday with his Haitian counterpart Pierrot Delienne.

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Haiti elects interim president

Create: 02/14/2016 - 22:37

Jocelerme Privert was elected as the country’s interim president on Sunday, to fill the vacuum following the departure of Michel Martelly last week.

Privert,62 who is the president of the National Assembly, was chosen on the second round of voting after a lengthy session that stretched overnight from Saturday to Sunday.
The politicians chose Privert over two other candidates, Dejan Belizaire and Edgar Leblanc Fils, both former presidents of the senate.

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Persistent drought threatens millions with hunger in Haiti – U.N.

Create: 02/16/2016 - 03:09

Around 3.6 million people in Haiti are struggling to feed themselves as three consecutive years of drought have ruined harvests and raised food prices, worsening hunger among the poor, the U.N. World Food Programme (WFP) has said.

The poorest country in the Americas, Haiti cannot produce enough food for its 10.4 million people in normal times, and hundreds of thousands of Haitians rely on international food aid to survive.

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