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Pepper Water and Protests in Haiti

Pepper Water and Protests in Haiti Scott Freeman Tear gas is not uncommon in Port au Prince. Over the past decade, whether it has been protests over food shortages, controlling political demonstrations, or ‘peacekeeping’ actions by the infamous MINUSTAH UN forces, tear gas and other methods of crowd control have been a reality of the…

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Save the Date: Voices of Haiti’s Voiceless Symposium

The Focus On Haiti Initiative is proud to announce our spring symposium Voices of Haiti’s Voiceless: Post-Earthquake Aspirations & Achievements in Washington, D.C. on Friday, May 1, 2015. This event is cosponsored by the United States Department of State Office of the Haiti Special Coordinator. The symposium will discuss Haiti’s fundamental development challenges and progress toward meeting them in the…

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Water Everlasting? Documentary Screening

On Thursday, October 2nd, the Focus On Haiti Initiative will be screening Water Everlasting? The Battle to Secure Haiti’s Most Essential Resource at 6:15PM in Room 505 at the Elliott School of International Affairs in Washington, D.C. The film’s producer Julienne Gage of the Inter-American Development Bank will introduce the documentary which surveys current efforts to secure water access…

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Who ‘Owns’ Haiti? Now Streaming

On May 2, 2014, the Focus On Haiti Initiative of the Institute for International and Global Studies (IGIS), and the Latin American & Hemispheric Affairs Program (LAHSP), hosted Who ‘Owns’ Haiti? Sovereignty in a Fragile State: 2004 – 2014 at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs in Washington, D.C.  The symposium explored issues related to…