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Brooklyn organizations launch campaign to combat human trafficking

"Restavek is what human trafficking looks like in Haiti." December 10 is Human Rights Day. Now, a group of Brooklyn community leaders is focusing on sex trafficking in the Haitian community to raise awareness to help the victims. "Human trafficking is not a Haitian issue. It's a human issue," Fabio


Thousand Oaks third graders continue to raise money for Nepal schools

It isn't often you find a 5-year-old willing to ask for donations to go toward disaster relief for her sixth birthday - but that's just what Harmony Pandey did. Harmony wanted to help the children of Nepal after the 2015 7.8-magnitude earthquake that devastated the country and turned many homes, sch


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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean, published in the past week. Tensions stayed high in Honduras, with no definitive winner declared in the second week since the Central American nation's presidential el


Stamford-area families in need of help during holiday season

Every Thursday and Sunday through the end of the year, the Stamford Advocate and Greenwich Time will publish short stories about local families and people in need of a helping hand. The names of those included have been changed to protect their privacy. Each case will include an estimated dollar amo


Britt business owner provides dental care in Haiti on mission trip

BRITT | While Renee Diemer sat in her swivel chair at Diemer Realty Thursday morning and reflected on her mission trip to Haiti in early November, her voice cracked and her eyes welled up with tears. "I always get teary-eyed when I talk about it. The little kids," she said, pausing to collect hersel


Gateway Community - Champion Newspapers: Religion

Pastor Bill Donner, just back from a six-month mission in Haiti, will deliver a sermon entitled "God Declares: Holy Peace" during the 10 a.m. worship service. An online service is needed to view this article in its entirety. You need an online service to view this article in its entirety. Choose


Man pleads not guilty to fleeing to Haiti at end of trial

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) - A man who authorities say fled the U.S. on the last day of his 2001 trial on attempted murder charges has appeared in a Connecticut court. The Stamford Advocate reports Frantz Barthelemy pleaded not guilty Friday to failure to appear in court. He remains held in lieu of $250,0


Baraboo area Haiti medical mission celebrates 20th year

Medical missionaries to Haiti have delivered more than health care over the past two decades: They've provided hope. This year the Haiti Medical Mission of Wisconsin is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Each year, several teams of volunteers from the Baraboo area visit a remote part of the poorest n


Saugus boys soccer falls to El Camino Real in Burroughs Tournament

BURBANK - It was an eerily quiet Friday evening at Memorial Field on the campus of John Burroughs High School. Other than the occasional plight of a suspected non-call, the only noise registered came from the touches on the field between Saugus and El Camino Real in quarterfinals of the Burroughs To


Local Haitians worry about federal decision to end protected status in 18 months

Siblings Urline and Nevie have been worrying every day since Nov. 20 about their future, how they will support their families here and in Haiti and what they would do if the U.S. government forces them to return to their native country, still reeling from the devastating 2010 earthquake and a host o


For Gabriel Louis, survival is a privilege and a burden

Gabriel Louis was born in Washington, D.C., in 1985 and spent his early childhood in a working-middle-class neighborhood of the city as it descended into a crack epidemic war zone. He was seven years old when he saw a corpse stretched out on the pavement in front of his home. He does not remember th


Advocates ask why Marco Rubio hesitates on legislation protecting Haitians

Last month, the Trump administration decided to end a humanitarian program in 18 months that had allowed some 59,000 Haitians to live and work in the United States after a 2010 earthquake ravaged their country. In response, several members of South Florida's congressional delegation (from both sides


Missionary in US custody on charges he abused Haitian boys

BALTIMORE (AP) - A Christian missionary who allegedly told a counselor in Virginia that he had sexual contact with minors in Haiti has been arrested and is in federal custody, authorities said Friday. If the allegations are proven, James Arbaugh, formerly of the Virginia town of Stuarts Draft, would


What to expect when traveling to the Caribbean this winter

This year's hurricane season was one for the record books. In September, Hurricane Maria pummeled parts of the Caribbean, causing widespread damage on the islands of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Turks and Caicos, Haiti, and The Bahamas. It's estimated that the storm caused $103 billion in d


This Could Be Haiti's First-Ever Oscar-Nominated Film, But It Faces Stiff Competition

Guetty Felin never planned to be the first of anything. But here she is, the first of two things. Felin is the first female director to shoot a feature-length film entirely in Haiti. She's also the director of the country's first-ever entry into the Best Foreign Language Film category at the Oscars


Mission trip to Haiti has big impact on Sauk Prairie High School graduate

Bryce Reddemann, a 1993 graduate of Sauk Prairie High School, went on his first medical mission trip to Haiti in November with an Illinois-based church. The California resident worked in a medical clinic and orphanage while in Haiti. Reddemann is pictured here with a local youth who was trying on Re


The Impact of Trauma on the African Identity

In "Independence or Dependence: Psychological Colonization in the French Caribbean" one of the topics that I discuss is a poem titled "The Slave's Lament" by Haitian poet Massillon Coicou. The poem is interesting for me because, as I explain in that essay, the slave in this poem comes to curse his o


Andrea Bocelli Hosts Foundation Benefit at NYC's Columbus Citizens Foundation

The Columbus Citizens Foundation, located in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, is proud to organize a fundraiser for the Andrea Bocelli Foundation next Monday to benefit the water access efforts of the ABF in the country of Haiti. The fundraiser, which will be held at the CCF's townhouse on the even


For 2,000 Haitians on Delmarva, Trump deportation order brings fear of uprooting

Leyna Paul came the to the U.S. after the 2010 earthquake and now her future as a citizen might be at risk. Produced by Ralph Musthaler Leyna Paul dreams of studying at Johns Hopkins University to become an anesthesiologist, but she's not sure whether she will get the opportunity. Last month, the T