It was two years ago a massive 7.0 magnitude earthquake shook Haiti and crippled the Caribbean nation and here in South Florida, Haitians are marking the anniversary with a series of events to remember those lost and still homeless.
A mother, whose 17-year-old daughter was an innocent bystander in a drive-by shooting and is now fighting for her life, is pleading for the public’s help.
For three decades, Notre Dame D’Haiti has provided Miami’s Haitian community with spiritual guidance along with practical social services. It is a place many in the Little Haiti community have called home.
Haitians in South Florida are celebrating the inauguration of Haiti’s president Michel Martelly. Back in Haiti, a smiling Martelly, wearing the red and blue presidential sash, walked out of a white parliament building holding his wife’s right hand.
After winning Haiti’s president election with 68 percent of the vote, Michel “Sweet Mickey” Martelly made a trip to Miami to thank South Florida’s Haitian community for its support.
Soon after former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide arrived in Haiti after seven years in exile the South Florida Haitian community began celebrating.
A 70-year old law professor who wants to be Haiti’s next president is in Miami to rally support and campaign funds.
South Florida’s Haitian-American community has been following details of Haiti’s presidential runoff election very closely and now, they get to meet one of the candidates in person.
Jean-Claude Duvalier remains in Haiti but a spokesman says the former Haitian dictator intends to leave when he gets a new passport but he cannot be forced to leave his Caribbean homeland against his will.
Former dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier has been charged with corruption and embezzlement for reportedly stealing millions of dollars from Haiti’s treasury.