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  • U.S. will boost 'Do Not Travel' advisories to 80% of world

    04/20/2021 12:44:10 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 41 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 20, 2021 | David Shepardson
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department said on Monday it will boost its "Do Not Travel" guidance to about 80% of countries worldwide, citing "unprecedented risk to travelers" from the COVID-19 pandemic. The State Department already listed 34 out of about 200 countries as "Level 4: Do Not Travel," including places like Chad, Kosovo, Kenya, Brazil, Argentina, Haiti, Mozambique, Russia and Tanzania. "This update will result in a significant increase in the number of countries at Level 4: Do Not Travel, to approximately 80% of countries worldwide," the department said in a statement. Getting to 80% would imply adding...
  • Dominican Republic announces plans for Haiti border fence

    02/28/2021 3:22:32 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    BBC News ^ | February 28, 2021
    The president of the Dominican Republic has announced plans to build a fence along its border with Haiti, which extends for about 380km (236 miles). Luis Abinader said the barrier would help curb illegal immigration, drugs and the flow of stolen vehicles between the two countries, which share the Caribbean island of Hispaniola. Mr Abinader said work on the barrier would start later this year. Haiti is one of the poorest nations in the Western Hemisphere. Relations between the two neighbours have been historically difficult. Mr Abinader said the barrier in some "conflictive" sections would include a double-fence along with...
  • At Least 25 Dead After Prison Break In Haiti In Which Hundreds Of Inmates Escaped

    02/27/2021 10:24:07 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    WBUR ^ | 2/27/2021 | Becky Sullivan
    A massive prison break in Haiti has resulted in the escape of hundreds of inmates and the deaths of at least 25 people, including the prison's director and a notorious Haitian gang leader named Arnel Joseph. The prison break occurred Thursday at the Croix-des-Bouquets Civil Prison in the capital of Port-au-Prince. As of late Friday, authorities had recaptured about 60 inmates and were still actively searching for more than 200 others, according to Haiti's secretary of state for communication, Frantz Exantus. Gang violence in Haiti has mounted in recent years, and Joseph, the gang leader, had been among the country's...
  • 'I Am Not a Dictator' Haiti President Says After Announcing Foiled Coup Attempt

    02/08/2021 3:01:54 AM PST · by Libloather · 1 replies
    VOA ^ | 2/07/21 | Sandra Lemaire, Matiado Vilme, Renan Toussaint
    WASHINGTON/PORT-AU-PRINCE - “I am not a dictator,” Haitian President Jovenel Moise said during a national address Sunday, hours after announcing that the police had foiled a coup attempt and made more than 20 arrests. Haitians woke Sunday to gunfire in areas near the national palace, and a high police presence was seen by VOA Creole reporters on the scene. At midday, the president surprised the nation by going live on Facebook from the international airport in Port-au-Prince to announce a foiled coup attempt and the arrests. The prime minister would give more details, the president said, before heading to the...
  • News Summary Intelligence Report Sunday 2/7/2021

    02/07/2021 9:15:38 PM PST · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 2/7/2021 | Nextrush/Self
    The strict lockdown in Israel easing today with home confinement ending for millions of people... "So for your health I ask you-do not come tomorrow" Those words in a video from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asking his supporters to stay away from the court hearing tomorrow as his corruption trial moves into its key phase... Iran and the United States staking out positions on the nuclear issue... More than 100 people missing and at least seven dead in the wake of a torrent of water unleashed by the bursting of a glacier... The pipe-laying for the Nord Stream 2...
  • President Trump Files UN Declaration Saying “There is No International Right to Abortion”

    12/21/2020 6:10:22 PM PST · by xomething · 13 replies
    lifenews ^ | 12/21/2020 | Stefano Gennarini JD
    Secretary General. Joined by 34 other countries, the document enshrines the Trump administration’s pro-life diplomacy on the official record of the General Assembly. “The United States strongly supports the dignity of all human beings and protecting life from the moment of conception throughout the lifespan,” Ambassador Kelly Craft wrote to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres transmitting the Geneva Consensus Declaration on Promoting Women’s Health and Strengthening the Family. Following the letter, the declaration was issued as an official document of the United Nations last week and circulated on December 11, after having been translated into all six official UN languages....
  • Why The Left Is Attacking Amy Coney Barrett For Adopting Kids From Haiti

    09/29/2020 11:49:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    The Federalist ^ | September 29, 2020 | Jayme Metzgar
    When all of life is reduced to racial struggle, adoptive families are a threat. When rumors suggested Friday that President Donald Trump was set to nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, a particularly vile line of attack began to emerge from leftist activists and blue checkmarks on Twitter. While some of these tweets were later deleted or walked back, the left had tipped its hand: Barrett’s two young, adopted children are not considered out-of-bounds for witch hunts and smears. Nor was this line of questioning limited to Twitter, according to Diane Kunz of the Center for Adoption...
  • SICK & READY TO POUNCE: Liberal Activists Try to Bring Amy Coney Barrett's Adopted Children Into Political Fight

    09/26/2020 6:51:58 AM PDT · by wrrock · 42 replies
    TG ^ | 9/26/2020 | Evan
    It appears some liberal activists are getting ready to pounce on Amy Coney Barrett's adopted children. One activist says everything he sees about her transracial adoption "is deeply concerning." One Democrat staffer questions the legitimacy of adoption. READ MORE...
  • Court: Trump can end temporary legal status for 4 countries

    09/14/2020 4:18:28 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 22 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Sep. 14, 2020 | ELLIOT SPAGAT
    The Trump administration can end humanitarian protections that have allowed hundreds of thousands of people from El Salvador, Nicaragua, Haiti and Sudan to remain in the United States, a divided appeals court ruled Monday.
  • Peter Strzok Grew Up In Iran and Saudi Arabia,

    07/19/2018 11:31:59 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 24 replies ^ | PAMELA GELLER — JULY 18, 2018
    {Full Title}EXPOSED: Peter Strzok Grew Up In Iran and Saudi Arabia, Worked As Obama and Brennan’s Envoy To Iranian Regime Why doesn’t anybody talk about the Iranian takeover of our government, between this arrogant FBI hatchet man and Valerie Jarrett? And we are finally noticing a Russian threat — years after people on the Right were ridiculed for concerns about socialism and Communism by the left-leaning media and Democrats who loved socialism, Communism, and the Soviet Union. At a time when Russian moles were actually infiltrating and running things, the left didn’t care. Today, when Russia is substantially diminished, they’re...
  • It's as if they treat us like slaves, 'denounce Haitians stranded in the Panamanian jungle (immigration frictions in other countries)

    08/25/2020 11:47:04 AM PDT · by Marinario · 14 replies
    Rfl ^ | 12/08/2020 | Raphael Morán
    In Panama, tens of thousands of migrants fled to a makeshift camp in a very tropical area, protesting against the need to close their United States roads. His exile was interrupted by the closure of frontiers decreed by the COVID-19 pandemic. In the camp of La Peñita in particular, the animals are cold and various carp are made.
  • Hillary Clinton's brother Tony Rodham dies

    06/17/2019 2:05:27 AM PDT · by tired&retired · 47 replies
    CNN ^ | June 8, 2019 | Caroline Kelley
    Hillary Clinton's youngest brother Tony Rodham died Friday night, the 2016 Democratic presidential candidate announced Saturday on Twitter. "We lost my brother Tony last night. It's hard to find words, my mind is flooded with memories of him today," The cause of death is not immediately known. He was previously married to former Sen. Barbara Boxer's daughter, Nicole Boxer. Rodham and Clinton were a trio of siblings, and he is also survived by his older brother Hugh. Rodham successfully lobbied Bill Clinton to pardon a couple convicted of bank fraud who paid Rodham $245,000 for consulting work, according to a...
  • Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

    06/21/2020 3:44:50 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 56 replies
    Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 21, 2020) Location: Petionville, and potentially other areas of Port-au-Prince Event: There have been public calls for protests on economic and social grievances in Petionville and other areas of Port-au-Prince for Monday, June 22, and Tuesday June 23, 2020. The protest routes and times are currently unknown, but the Haitian National Police (HNP) is aware and has alerted their officers, including those serving at the Petionville HNP Commissariat. The Embassy will provide updates as needed. Out of an abundance of caution, effective Monday June 22 at 0700 hrs through Wednesday, June 24 at...
  • Little Haiti residents forced from home again as climate change upends Miami real estate

    03/23/2020 5:57:30 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | March 23, 2020 | By TAYLOR MOONEY
    Louis Rosemont called Miami's Little Haiti neighborhood home for almost 40 years. He was part of one of the first waves of immigrants to build the community after fleeing a violent dictatorship in his homeland. But he has recently found himself exiled again — priced out of his home by rising rents as climate change rearranges the Miami real estate market. Little Haiti is a historically low-income neighborhood that sits inland, on land at double the elevation of wealthier neighborhoods along the beachfront. In Miami, a city often considered ground zero for the impacts of climate change, sea level rise...
  • Haiti police and army exchange fire in violent protest

    02/23/2020 8:41:14 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 9 replies
    One soldier was killed in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince on Sunday, local media reported, when police officers shot up an army headquarters in a violent escalation of protests demanding better working conditions for police. Police officers exchanged gunfire with soldiers for hours after their protest halted near the national palace. It was unclear which side started firing first. Hundreds of supporters joined dozens of police officers, some in street clothes and others wearing police uniforms and face masks, as they advanced towards the palace in a protest demanding better pay. At least three police officers and one serviceman were...
  • News Summary Intelligence Report Sunday 2/23/2020 Israeli Attack On Syria

    02/23/2020 8:36:31 PM PST · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 2/23/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Syria says that its defenses shot down most of the incoming Israeli missiles when an attack was launched on Damascus late tonight..... The Israelis are linking the attack in Syria to the firing of rockets at Israel by Islamic Jihadist terrorists from Gaza today..... "the conditions of the Sochi accords that stated that Turkey would have to ensure demarcation,withdrawal of heavy weapons and so on, which were signed by the two presidents more than a year ago, have not yet been fulfilled...." Part of the message from Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov saying that Turkey hasn't kept its side of the...
  • "Ghost Ship" Washes Up in Ireland

    02/18/2020 3:29:38 PM PST · by aMorePerfectUnion · 26 replies ^ | Feb 18,2020 | Eric Haun
    An abandoned cargo ship has landed on the coast of Ireland after spending more than a year drifting alone at sea. The Irish Coast Guard said it responded to the vessel aground near Ballycotton, Cork on Sunday and discovered there was no one was on board. It turns out that the mysterious vessel is the 250-foot Tanzanian-flagged merchant ship Alta, which had been adrift since the U.S. Coast Guard rescued all 10 crew members on board after the vessel lost power while en route from Greece to Haiti in September 2018. At the time of the rescue, the U.S. Coast...
  • Powerful 7.7 Caribbean earthquake, shakes Miami buildings

    01/28/2020 1:58:34 PM PST · by devane617 · 5 replies ^ | 01/28/2020
    A 7.7 magnitude earthquake has been reported in the Caribbean Sea between Jamaica and Cuba, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The center of the quake was located about 73 miles northwest of Lucea, Jamaica. It was about 6 miles deep.
  • A 'Lost Decade': Haiti Still Struggles To Recover 10 Years After Massive Earthquake

    01/12/2020 6:34:32 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    npr ^ | 01/12/2020 | Carrie Kahn
    On the wind-whipped hills north of Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince, Berthenid Dasny holds the keys to the gated memorial erected for Haiti's earthquake victims. Thousands of bodies are buried here in a mass grave dug after a magnitude 7 earthquake shook the country on Jan. 12, 2010. "They've forgotten about this place; it should look better than this," Dasny says as she walks past the overgrown grass, rusted metal statues and brittle brush. For the past year, she has been the memorial's groundskeeper, though she has never been paid. "You must remember the humans buried here. They were just like us...
  • UN peacekeepers 'fathered hundreds of children in Haiti mission', report says

    12/18/2019 8:27:00 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    Sky News ^ | December 18, 2019 | by Rebecca Taylor
    United Nations peacekeepers fathered hundreds of children during a controversial mission in Haiti, a report has found. Researchers from the University of Birmingham and Ontario University spoke to 2,500 people in Haiti, asking them about their experience of the UN's Stabilisation Mission in Haiti (Minustah) which became one of the longest running peacekeeping mission. More than 10%, 265 people, described stories which featured children fathered by peacekeeping agents. Researchers said a common theme in the stories was transactional sex, with peacekeepers paying young women and leaving after a baby was fathered. Peacekeepers were frequently repatriated after a pregnancy was made...