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Haiti police outgunned by armed gangs, illegal guns as U.N. debates its future presence  Miami Herald

As the United Nations prepares to reduce its presence even further in Haiti, the country's police forces are struggling to control heavily armed gangs amid ...

Miami Herald
Haiti Reporter's notebook: the 'prophet' who claims to raise people from the dead  FRANCE 24

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US Warns Americans to Avoid Holiday Travel to Haiti  Voice of America

The U.S. Department of State is authorizing "the voluntary departure of U.S. direct-hire government personnel and their family members" posted to the U.S. ...

Voice of America
Anti-corruption protest in Haiti turns into referendum on Haitian president  Miami Herald

Amid rising calls for his resignation and more anti-corruption protests, an embattled Haitian President Jovenel Moïse opted not to travel to Cap-Haïtien Sunday to ...

Miami Herald
Opponents of Haiti’s president want him gone. His response: Wait your turn.  Miami Herald

Haiti President Jovenel Moïse, who had remained silent as calls for his resignation paralyzed the country with violence and protests in recent days, finally ...

Miami Herald
Haiti anti-corruption protests spark clashes; 6 dead  NBC News

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Six people were killed and at least five others were wounded Sunday during demonstrations across Haiti protesting allegations of ...

NBC News
'Haiti House' nears completion in Riceville  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

RICEVILLE —- There are new houses being built in Mitchell County.

Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier
6 Killed Following Argument at Haitian-Dominican Border  Voice of America

Six people were killed Saturday at the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic after an argument, authorities said. Haitian police inspector Harry Deny ...

Voice of America
Haiti: 'Laden with challenges' but also hope, Mission chief tells Security Council  UN News

Haiti is “laden with challenges, but also hope”, the head of the UN Mission in the country told the Security Council on Wednesday, against the backdrop of ...

UN News
Haitian Times News Roundup – Dec. 14  Haitian Times

Haiti. Haiti 'laden with challenges' but also hope, UN Security Council told. NEW YORK, USA — Haiti is “laden with challenges, but also hope”, the head of the ...

Haitian Times
Haiti: Former young minister shot and killed  St. Lucia News Online

(CMC) – The Communication Directorate of the Office of the Organization of the Young United Nations of Africa in Haiti (BOJNUAH), has condemned the murder ...

St. Lucia News Online
Level 3 Travel Advisory: Haiti  PrecisionVaccinations

The U.S. State Department issued a Level 3 Travel Advisory, Reconsider Travel, due to crime and civil unrest for the country of Haiti, on November 29, 2018.

Haitian Times News Roundup – Dec. 13  Haitian Times

Haiti. Deputy Assistant Secretary Merten Underscores U.S. Government Partnership During Visit to Haiti. Port-au-Prince, Haiti –Kenneth Merten, Deputy ...

Haitian Times
Rewriting Haiti's Narrative: Ten Haitian Entrepreneurs Helping To Reinvent Their Nation  Forbes

Haiti's social and economic narrative is being rewritten by innovative entrepreneurs dedicated to championing sustainability and self-sufficiency while ...

GoFundme launched for Haiti teen fighting cancer  Miami Herald

Two South Florida residents have launched a GoFundme to help a teen in Haiti with advanced Burkitt's lymphoma. The goal of the fund is to help the teen get ...

Miami Herald
Helias students to take mission trip to Haiti | Central MO Breaking News  Jefferson City News Tribune

Helias Catholic High School is planning to take 19 students on the school's first international mission trip since 2010 — this one in June to Haiti.

Jefferson City News Tribune
Biodiversity Clings On, Even When All Seems Lost  Bloomberg

Tiny frogs and lizards surviving in Haiti's last splinters of forest show that even the most devastated areas can be redeemed.

Haiti hit with more violence amid third day of protests  Washington Post

Haiti is facing a third day of protests and more violence as anger grows over allegations of government corruption.

Washington Post
Jamaica Broilers Increases Stake In Haiti Operation  Haitian Times

The Haiti operation of the Jamaica Broilers Group are substantial enough to now be classified as its own geographic segment.

Haitian Times
Haitian Times News Roundup – Dec. 12  Haitian Times

Haiti HIV/ AIDS Rates Steadies in Haiti With 11 million inhabitants, Haiti is the most populous Caribbean nation, but also has the highest prevalence of HIV.

Haitian Times
Drinking Water Brings Joy to Haitian Town  Voice of America

Residents who have no running water at home voice excitement about a brand new water kiosk.

Voice of America
General behind deadly Haiti raid takes aim at Brazil's gangs  Reuters

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Thirteen years ago, a Brazilian general named Augusto Heleno led hundreds of United Nations troops into a Haitian slum to bring ...

Haitian families overwhelmed by anxiety, frustration as deportation dates shift  Haitian Times

CBSA has delayed removals, often more than once, after riots erupted last month in Port-au-Prince Much of what Endy Labaty, his wife and daughter have ...

Haitian Times
Arcade Fire and Preservation Hall present Haitian-inspired Kanaval Mardi Gras celebration Feb. 22  NOLA.com

Arcade Fire's Regine Chassagne, center, dances in Congo Square as the Krewe du Kanaval made its way towards the Treme neighborhood in New Orleans on ...

Haitian immigrants revived America’s turkey town. This Thanksgiving together might be their last.  The Washington Post

The Haitian earthquake brought immigrants and a struggling North Carolina town together. Trump's immigration policy would pull them apart.

The Washington Post
Haitian Times News Roundup – Dec. 11  Haitian Times

Haiti's Top Women of Influence Click here to vote for Haitian Times' Editor in chief Vania Andre. Latest News Trump Attorney General Pick Detained Thousands ...

Haitian Times
Haiti rocked by angry protests after officials accused of stealing nearly $2 billion in foreign aid  CBC.ca

A closer look at the day's most notable stories with The National's Jonathon Gatehouse: Public anger in Haiti over allegations of government pilfering of foreign ...

Cubans flock to Haiti for bargain shopping  Haitian Times

Most people don't think of Haiti as a shopping destination. Unless they're Cuban. Every afternoon, hundreds of Cubans swarm a rutted crossroads in the capital ...

Haitian Times
Team from BGH heading to Haiti  Brantford Expositor

Ankie Werdekker still remembers visiting Haiti more than eight years after an earthquake ripped through the Caribbean country. How could she not? Some said ...

Brantford Expositor
American Airlines to Reduce Direct Flights to Haiti Next Week  Haitian Times

By Carlotta Mohammed. After providing over 40 years of *service* to Haitian passengers, American Airlines (AA) is reducing its direct flights to Haiti's capital.

Haitian Times
Sony Michel represents Haiti for My Cause, My Cleats  Patriots.com

After devastating earthquakes to Haiti, Sony Michel was inspired by his heritage for My Cause, My Cleats.

Haiti Protesters Demand President’s Ouster  ວີໂອເອ-ລາວ (VOA)

Thousands hit the streets nationwide in anti-corruption protests on national holiday marking major victory in country's war for independence.

ວີໂອເອ-ລາວ (VOA)
Haiti boy gets ‘miracle’ treatment for tumor with help of Christian missionary, Jewish doctor, Muslim family  Fox News

A young Haitian boy received a life-saving treatment after a series of miraculous encounters – with a Christian missionary, a Jewish doctor, and a Muslim family ...

Fox News
Proud of disciplined service: India police contingent in Haiti  Economic Times

UNITED NATIONS: The Indian contingent deployed with UN justice support mission in Haiti is returning home with a sense of "pride" of having served with ...

Economic Times
Piqua family helps Haiti with annual home for the holidays reception  WHIO

Life for dozens of families in one Haitian village is looking brighter, thanks to the generosity of.

Haiti: Authorities must avoid excessive use of force during protests  Amnesty International

In response to the violence in Haiti following the Petrocaribe protests, Erika Guevara-Rosas, Americas Director at Amnesty International, said.

Amnesty International
Aspen charity continues its work in Haiti's troubled times  Aspen Times

The latest challenges for an Aspen organization that does charitable work in Haiti comes at a time when political unrest in the developing country is being ...

Aspen Times
Trump Is Trying to Deport Haitian Immigrants. They're Fighting Back.  Mother Jones

Wilna Destin's eyes fill with tears when she talks about her 10-year-old son. She describes how frightened he is she will leave him. He asks who will hug him, ...

Mother Jones
Photos: Volunteers pack 75,000 meals to be distributed in Haiti  Naples Daily News

Volunteers spent Saturday morning packing 75000 meals that will be distributed to people in Haiti during an event organized by Hope for Haiti.

Naples Daily News
Gerard Butler highlights work of Scots charity in Haiti  BBC News

The Scottish actor highlights the work of Mary's Meals shortly after losing Californian home in wildfires.

BBC News
Haiti’s Must-Visit Jazz Festival  Caribbean Journal

By the Caribbean Journal staff. It's become one of the Caribbean's leading music festivals — and now the Port-au-Prince International Jazz Festival is at it again.

Caribbean Journal
William Barr, Trump's attorney general pick used Guantanamo Bay to hold thousands of Haitian refugees  CBS News

Detractors say William Barr, as attorney general in the 1990s, was responsible for "the world's first HIV detention camp"

CBS News
Haitian Times News Roundup – Dec. 10  Haitian Times

Haiti 17000 active UN volunteers in Haiti in 2018 During the commemoration of the International Volunteer Day (IVD) last week, the United Nations officials said ...

Haitian Times
How Haiti golf course gave hope to earthquake refugees  Golf Channel

Learn how businessmen Bill Evans and Sylvain Cote, and actor Sean Penn, co-founder of the J/P Haitian Relief Organization, helped tens of thousands of ...

Golf Channel
CARICOM Must Be Active on Haiti | Sir Ronald Sanders  Caribbean360.com

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Monday December 3, 2018 – Haiti continues to be an unsettled country politically. Demonstrations against successive governments ...

Resident bonds with Haitian  Watertown Daily Times

JEFFERSON -- When she first traveled to Haiti at age 19, Jefferson's Bailey Kerr called her mother in tears, saying she'd made a terrible mistake and wanted to ...

Watertown Daily Times
After years in detention, asylum seeker from Haiti released  WKYC.com

ICE had refused to let him leave prison on the grounds he could be a flight risk.

PLH team stepping up to care for elders in Jacmel, Haiti  theperrynews.com

Food, clean water, safe shelter and medical care are essential for life. However, these critical items are not easily accessible to the elders of Haiti due to no ...

haiti  Bloomberg

At least 6 people have died in Petrocaribe corruption protests across Haiti. "The Haitians are tired of the system," said protester Samuel Louis (Source: ...

Haiti Talks: Claude Mancuso, Black Spartacus  Haitian Times

The Haitian Times chats with Claude Mancuso, president of AyitiTv and producer of Black Spartacus, on the meaning of the film and its importance to the ...

Haitian Times
1 killed, 3 wounded in Haiti amid violent protests  The Republic

One police officer was killed and three people were wounded in Haiti on Monday amid a second day of countrywide protests over allegations of government ...

The Republic
Haiti - Politic : Presentation of the situation of Haiti at the UN Security Council  Haitilibre.com

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG), Helen La Lime, briefed the Security Council this week at UN Headquarters on the situation in Haiti ...

UA’s RISE program donates Christmas gifts to kids in Haiti  WBRC

Several people at the RISE Program spent Thursday stuffing Christmas stockings that will be given to kids in Haiti. He and others stuffed stocking with crayons, ...

Sony Michel inspired by mother's sacrifice, journey from Haiti - New England Patriots Blog- ESPN  ESPN

The Patriots' rookie RB is motivated to help his family, especially his mother, Marie, who left Haiti searching for a better life for her family.

Holiday Gift Guide: 4 Stocking Stuffers that Show Your Haitian Pride  Haitian Times

Haiti Revolution Men's Underwear Pack & Women's Underwear Separates This limited edition of SABBAT + RLTD Haiti Revolution design underwear garment ...

Haitian Times
LePage denies pardon for Waterville resident deported to Haiti  Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

WATERVILLE — Gov. Paul LePage has denied a request to pardon an underlying trafficking conviction for Waterville resident Lexius Saint Martin, who was ...

Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
OAS Concerned About Unrest In Haiti  Haitian Times

WASHINGTON – Political parties are gearing up for another day of demonstration in Haiti as the Organization of American States (OAS) has expressed concern ...

Haitian Times
Benefit concert to build a Haitian home  The Recorder

Katherine First and the Kitchen Party are performing a benefit concert on Saturday, but it's really more of a party for those building a house for 14-year-old ...

The Recorder
Heroes, Haiti, and help: Course continues aid to devastated country and people  Golf Channel

Rich Lerner tells the inspirational story of how unlikely heroes; a course owner, investor, staff, along with Sean Penn and the J/P Haitian Relief Organization ...

Golf Channel
Haiti Key Message Update, October 2018 - Haiti  ReliefWeb

English Situation Report on Haiti about Agriculture, Food and Nutrition, Drought and Earthquake; published on 31 Oct 2018 by FEWS NET.

US authorizes non-essential diplomats, family to leave Haiti  FRANCE 24

Washington (AFP). The United States on Thursday authorized non-essential diplomatic personnel and their families to leave Haiti amid tensions in the wake of ...

Haitian Times News Roundup – Dec. 6  Haitian Times

Haiti Haiti : Clifford Brandt Case Drags On Under the expectation of everyone, the Clifford Brandt affair continues. The accused appeared this week twice before ...

Haitian Times
Haiti Talks  Haitian Times

The Haitian Times chats with Claude Mancuso, president of AyitiTv and producer of Black Spartacus, on the meaning of the… Advertisements ...

Haitian Times
Haiti Talks:SheBuilds NYC Ambassador, Cassandre Theano  Haitian Times

The Haitian Times chats with Cassandra Theano, the New York City chapter ambassador for She Builds, at their New York City launch, where Lisa Francoeur ...

Haitian Times
United NEST Foundation Event to Raise Money for Haiti  9&10 News

Keeping families in Haiti together, one donation at a time. United N.E.S.T. Foundation, which stands for nourish, empower, strengthen and transform, held a ...

9&10 News
Pensacola Navy doctor has message of hope for children of his native Haiti  Pensacola News Journal

With little money and limited education, Jean Mathurin came to the U.S. from the slums of Haiti. Today he's a physician, author and a Navy officer.

Pensacola News Journal
Haitian Times News Roundup – Nov. 28  Haitian Times

Haiti. Haiti: Authorities Must Avoid Excessive Use Of Force During Protests. In response to the violence in Haiti following the Petrocaribe protests, Erika Guevara ...

Haitian Times
Protesters clash with police in Haiti as death toll rises  Haitian Times

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators are clashing with police in Haiti's capital and demanding the ouster of President Jovenel Moise ...

Haitian Times
Pensacola Navy Doctor from Haiti writes self-help book  Pensacola News Journal

Haitian born U.S. Navy flight surgeon Jean Mathurin talks about his life and his book "7 Checklist Items for Success" at his home in Pensacola on Thursday, ...

Pensacola News Journal
Haiti Opposition intensifies call for president to step down  Jamaica Observer

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — Opposition political parties yesterday intensified their calls for the resignation of President Jovenel Moise after six people ...

Jamaica Observer
Tijuana’s Haitian immigrants seen as a model for other newcomers  Los Angeles Times

Since more than 6000 Central American migrants arrived in Tijuana in November, the city's residents and politicians have lauded the Haitian community as an ...

Los Angeles Times
Moonlight Benjamin: Siltane review – no-nonsense Haitian blues-rock  The Guardian

Brooding, bluesy gold from the France-based voodoo priestess and singer-songwriter.

The Guardian
Jamaica and Haiti near Gold Cup with Concacaf Nations League Qualifier wins  MLSsoccer.com

Haiti and Jamaica each tallied key wins in their Concacaf Nations League qualifiers on Saturday, thanks in large part to goalscoring contributions from MLS ...

The Crisis and Failure of the Haitian-American Church  Haitian Times

By Celucien L. Joseph Unfortunately, since Haiti became a republic on January 1, 1804, most Haitian institutions and organizations, both in Haiti and the Haitian ...

Haitian Times
Haitian Times News Roundup – Dec. 4  Haitian Times

Sports Haitian boxer Adonis Stevenson in critical condition after a fight Haitian boxer Adonis "Superman" Stevenson is currently in a "critical state" at the hospital, ...

Haitian Times
Breakfast with Santa to benefit women in Haiti, Kokomo  Kokomo Perspective

Santa, Mrs. Clause, and their reindeer are returning for the fourth annual Breakfast with Santa, a festive holiday fund-raising event for the local nonprofit Nadege ...

Kokomo Perspective
J. Perry: Haiti's Shining Musical Star Rising to International Stardom  Haitian Times

Few of our young Haitian artists have a successful career and international recognition, and among those who have it, we must highlight J. Perry, who is ...

Haitian Times
Haiti Boy With Dangerous Tumor Receives 'Miracle' Thanks To Missionary  CBS Denver

A 9-year-old Haitian boy has a new lease on life, thanks to what some in Brighton have described as a “miracle.” Next Video. Boys & Girls Club Kids Learn ...

CBS Denver
Presiding Bishop postpones previously scheduled ordination and consecration in the Diocese of Haiti  Episcopal News Service

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has issued the following statement: As of this date, Dec. 5, 2018, a majority of bishops with jurisdiction in the ...

Episcopal News Service
They were stranded at sea for two days— then came their S.O.S.  Miami Herald

Six Jamaican Nationals were rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard about 76 miles southwest of Tortuga, Haiti after their boat went adrift, officials said.

Miami Herald
Haiti - News : Zapping...  Haitilibre.com

Diaspora : Donation of a fire truck - Sogebank : 371000 Gourdes in scholarships - French companies visiting - 35 certified executives of Ministry of Agriculture ...

Playground Refurbished, Installed In Haiti  Journal & Topics Newspapers Online

In 2017, the Palatine Park District was named one of 18 agencies in the state of Illinois to be awarded the 2016 Healthy Play Action Grant from GameTime, a.

Journal & Topics Newspapers Online
IDB funds water, sanitation project in Haiti  Jamaica Observer

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) says it is providing a US$125-million grant for the water, sanitation and ...

Jamaica Observer
Kodak Black on Why He Won't Go to Haiti: They Might Eat Me  VladTV

Recently Kodak Black had an interview with 103.5 The Beat in Miami, where he made some controversial statements about the country of Haiti.

Podcast: #PetroCaribeChallenge, Haiti's Anti-Corruption Movement  AS/COA Online

Jacqueline Charles discusses how an anti-corruption movement emerged in Haiti after revelations of embezzlement, and what that means for President Jovenel ...

AS/COA Online
Haiti - Politic : Launch of «Urbayiti» a 4.2 billion gourdes program  Haitilibre.com

On Friday at the Marriott Hotel, Prime Minister Jean Henry Céant and the European Union officially launched the « UrbAyiti » program to support harmonious ...

Leyla McCalla and Mélissa Laveaux, Cadogan Hall, London — the Haiti connection  Financial Times

This has been a great year for music from Haiti and its diaspora, and this concert brought together two daughters of Haitian activists who settled in North America ...

Financial Times
Bulls Abroad: Derrick Etienne fires Haiti past Nicaragua in 2019-20 CONCACAF Nations League Qualifying  Once A Metro

For a span of about 20 decisive minutes in the first half, all Derrick Etienne did was torment Nicaragua's back line.

Once A Metro
United N.E.S.T. Foundation holds fundraiser for Haitian families  UpNorthLive.com

GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY, Mich. , (WPBN/WGTU) -- A Traverse City foundation that works to keep Haitian families together held a celebration. Members ...

New Palm Beach County mayor to Trump: My native Haiti isn't a s---hole country  Sun Sentinel

I would like to let the president know the new mayor of Palm Beach County is not from a s---hole country," the county's mayor, Mack Bernard, said Tuesday.

Sun Sentinel
Tijuana’s Haitian Immigrants Seen as Model for Newcomers From Central America  KTLA Los Angeles

Julio Viaje, 30, had lunch last week in a Haitian restaurant in Tijuana and watched a European soccer game with friends while waiting for his bartending shift to ...

KTLA Los Angeles
Cabrini students collect funds to build home in Haiti  Alexandria Town Talk

"Each year we do an Advent silver coin collection where students bring in funds to assist others in a different part of the world," said Clayton Cobb, dean of ...

Alexandria Town Talk
Judge wants answers from ICE on imprisoned Haitian asylum seeker  MLive.com

ANN ARBOR, MI - A federal judge wants an explanation from Immigration and Customs Enforcement on why a Haitian immigrant who came to the U.S. seeking ...

US agrees to release Haitian held for 2 years in asylum case  WILX-TV

The U.S. government has agreed to release a Haitian man who was granted asylum but has been in custody for two years because of appeals.

Haiti - Social : 2nd edition of the «Konsome Lokal» Fair  Haitilibre.com

This year again, the Ministry of Tourism is taking part in the 2nd edition of the «Konsome Lokal» fair which takes place at the Historical Sugar Cane Park ...

From Haiti to Hilmar, this local star’s story is about so much more than football  Merced Sun-Star

At this point last year, Hilmar star Isaac Sharp was on a roll. In four postseason games, Sharp rushed for 715 yards and nine touchdowns to help lead the ...

Merced Sun-Star
He turned a Little Haiti car wash into a colorful organic rotisserie chicken stand  Miami.com

French-style rotisserie chicken in a funky former car wash in Little Haiti has arrived with Sixty 10. There's outdoor seating at yellow-orange picnic tables, some ...

Haiti - Politic : «More than ever, Haiti is open to investors and travelers» dixit Céant  Haitilibre.com

On Wednesday, as part of his participation at the Toronto Global Forum, in Toronto, Canada, Prime Minister Jean-Henry Céant delivered a speech to more than ...

Haiti - Justice : Clifford Brandt admits to having sponsored the kidnapping of children Moscosso  Haitilibre.com

Friday at the Criminal Court of Gonaïves in the new trial of businessman Clifford Brandt and his accomplices (Bendel Saint-Fort and Rico Pierreval), after having ...

A Haitian Asylum-Seeker Did Everything Right. ICE Sent Him to a Windowless Jail Cell.  Mother Jones

Somewhere in an Ohio jail, Ansly Damus was listening to Melody Hart and Gary Benjamin. It was late October, and they were telling Damus that the trees were ...

Mother Jones

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Haiti ( (listen); French: Haïti [a.iti]; Haitian Creole: Ayiti [ajiti]), officially the Republic of Haiti (French: République d'Haïti; Haitian Creole: Repiblik Ayiti) and formerly called Hayti, is a country located on the island of Hispaniola, east of Cuba in the Greater Antilles archipelago of the Caribbean Sea. It occupies the western three-eighths of the island, which it shares with the Dominican Republic. Haiti is 27,750 square kilometres (10,714 sq mi) in size and has an estimated 10.8 million people, making it the most populous country in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the second-most populous country in the Caribbean as a whole.The region was originally inhabited by the indigenous Taíno people. Spain landed on the island on 5 December 1492 during the first voyage of Christopher Columbus across the Atlantic. When Columbus initially landed in Haiti, he had thought he had found India or China. On Christmas Day 1492, Columbus' flagship the Santa Maria ran aground north of what is now Limonade. As a consequence, Columbus ordered his men to salvage what they could from the ship, and he created the first European settlement in the Americas, naming it La Navidad after the day the ship was destroyed.The island was named La Española and claimed by Spain, which ruled until the early 17th century. Competing claims and settlements by the French led to the western portion of the island being ceded to France, which named it Saint-Domingue. Sugarcane plantations, worked by slaves brought from Africa, were established by colonists.In the midst of the French Revolution (1789–99), slaves and free people of color revolted in the Haitian Revolution (1791–1804), culminating in the abolition of slavery and the defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte's army at the Battle of Vertières. Afterward the sovereign state of Haiti was established on 1 January 1804—the first independent nation of Latin America and the Caribbean, the second republic in the Americas, and the only nation in the world established as a result of a successful slave revolt. The rebellion that began in 1791 was led by a former slave and the first black general of the French Army, Toussaint Louverture, whose military genius and political acumen transformed an entire society of slaves into an independent country. Upon his death in a prison in France, he was succeeded by his lieutenant, Jean-Jacques Dessalines, who declared Haiti's sovereignty and later became the first Emperor of Haiti, Jacques I. The Haitian Revolution lasted just over a dozen years; and apart from Alexandre Pétion, the first President of the Republic, all the first leaders of government were former slaves. The Citadelle Laferrière is the largest fortress in the Americas. Henri Christophe—former slave and first king of Haiti, Henri I—built it to withstand a possible foreign attack.It is a founding member of the United Nations, Organization of American States (OAS), Association of Caribbean States, and the International Francophonie Organisation. In addition to CARICOM, it is a member of the International Monetary Fund, World Trade Organization, and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States. It has the lowest Human Development Index in the Americas. Most recently, in February 2004, a coup d'état originating in the north of the country forced the resignation and exile of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. A provisional government took control with security provided by the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH).its flag represents a coat of arms.