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He impregnated a mentally disabled woman, cops say. He had a one-way ticket to Haiti

Miami Herald Haiti news - Feb. 19, 2019 - 10:46 pm
A man about to face prosecution on charges of raping a mentally disabled person got handcuffed by U.S. Marshals at Orlando International Airport Monday. Orlando resident Pascal Estime had a … Click to Continue »
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Why were former members of the U.S. military driving around Haiti heavily armed?

Miami Herald Haiti news - Feb. 19, 2019 - 7:49 pm
Three are former U.S. military and a fourth once worked as a federal contractor for the U.S. government. But what may have brought them to Haiti and put them together … Click to Continue »
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Hotel owner in Haiti claims the travel warning is unfair

Miami Herald Haiti news - Feb. 19, 2019 - 6:22 pm
Richard Buteau, owner of the Karibe Hotel in Petionville, Haiti, said the travel warning is affecting the country's tourism industry and is unfair to the Haitian people. … Click to Continue »
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Haiti’s economic lifeline has taken a hit. Expedia just made it worse.

Miami Herald Haiti news - Feb. 19, 2019 - 6:04 pm
Haiti’s tourism sector is up in arms over recent travel warnings from the U.S., Canada and France that have led to at least one booking company — Expedia — blacklisting … Click to Continue »
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Haitian police arrest five Americans who claimed they were on a ‘government mission’

Miami Herald Haiti news - Feb. 18, 2019 - 6:37 pm
Five Americans who claimed to be on “a government mission” are facing charges of possession of illegal arms and other crimes in Haiti after being arrested by Haitian police with … Click to Continue »
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Haiti PM promises to tackle corruption but offers no economic plan to end crisis

Miami Herald Haiti news - Feb. 17, 2019 - 12:07 am
Haiti’s prime minister reiterated an appeal for dialogue with the country’s opposition Saturday and promised that an investigation into the allege misspending of nearly $2 billion from the Venezuela PetroCaribe … Click to Continue »
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Trump to send humanitarian aid to Haiti as violence brews humanitarian crisis

Miami Herald Haiti news - Feb. 15, 2019 - 6:27 pm
The Trump administration is working on a plan to provide a humanitarian aid package to Haiti, where water, medicine and food are becoming increasingly scarce after nine days of consecutive … Click to Continue »
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Canada Warns Citizens Not to Travel to Haiti as Protests Against Moïse Continue

New York Times on Haiti - Feb. 15, 2019 - 3:37 pm
President Jovenal Moïse of Haiti has refused to bow to widespread protests calling for his resignation, but protests against him have continued, prompting Canada to issue a travel warning.
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Haiti is once again on edge, and humanitarian aid groups debate whether to go or cancel

Miami Herald Haiti news - Feb. 14, 2019 - 7:24 pm
Some aid groups aren’t sure whether it’s safe enough to fly in to Haiti. Others have already canceled trips. And Haiti’s main public hospital is running low on water. Even … Click to Continue »
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Haitian ex-cop accused of transporting cocaine into Miami is in DEA custody

Miami Herald Haiti news - Feb. 14, 2019 - 5:13 pm
Jean Ednor Innocent, a former Haiti National Police officer who tried to pass himself off as a member of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse’s presidential security detail, is in U.S. custody after spending 13 years as a fugitive from the law. … Click to Continue »
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A new ‘freedom caravan’ of primarily Cuban migrants is trying to reach U.S.

Miami Herald Haiti news - Feb. 14, 2019 - 4:04 pm
Four years after the first Cuban migration crisis in Central America, about 600 Cubans and another 120 migrants from Haiti and Africa are again in Panama as part of a … Click to Continue »
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This ex-cop pretended he was part of Haiti president’s security. He’s in DEA custody

Miami Herald Haiti news - Feb. 13, 2019 - 1:21 pm
He is one of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s most wanted fugitives, accused of being a part of a four-man drug ring transporting cocaine into Miami from Port-au-Prince. Now Jean … Click to Continue »
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Haiti president recalls top envoy amid ongoing violent protests, calls for resignation

Miami Herald Haiti news - Feb. 13, 2019 - 8:45 am
Haiti’s man in Washington, an ambassador with seven years under his belt defending his country’s image, has been recalled. At a time when Haiti is facing critical issues that need … Click to Continue »
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Anti-government protest in Haiti, shops looted

Miami Herald Haiti news - Feb. 12, 2019 - 12:00 am
Hundreds gathered in downtown Port-au-Prince on February 12 to demonstrate against economic mismanagement and corruption and to ask for President Jovenel Moise to step down. … Click to Continue »
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Haiti business leaders ask president to break gridlock after another day of violence

Miami Herald Haiti news - Feb. 11, 2019 - 7:48 pm
As “Operation lock down Haiti” marked its fifth day Monday, the country’s leading business chambers called on Haitian President Jovenel Moïse to come to the negotiating table in order to … Click to Continue »
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Life Marches On

Livesay Haiti - Feb. 11, 2019 - 11:49 am
**In the middle of a political and economic crisis, while the stones are being thrown, the tires burned, and the protests organized, life goes on. While emotions and deep hurts are on raw display, women continue to put their heads down and care for their children. When the U.S. Embassy warns its employees to "shelter in place" and while stores close down and schools are cancelled, women continue to have babies.

I can no more explain what is happening Haiti than I can explain what is happening in Washington D.C.  It's all a shit show. I only know this: It makes life so much more difficult for the materially poor, especially women.

We ask that you keep our staff and Midwives and the 125+ women they care for in your thoughts and prayers. Each day we ask that they come to work if at all possible. The excellent and committed caregivers that they are; they always seem to find a way to arrive to work. 

In the coming two weeks Christella, Martine, Judith, Clercina, Cedilia, and MarieFrancelene are all due to deliver their little ones.  Last week six new little people joined the chaos on the outside.  

Life marches on, birth and care giving continue. 

(To support the work of Heartline Ministries & The Heartline Maternity Center, go here, click give.)

Thursday Kenneth was born a few weeks premature and is with his mom in postpartum recovery right now.
**Photo Credit- GettyImages - No copyright infringement is intended*** * * * * * * *ANNOUNCEMENT - ALL INFORMATION AT THIS LINKWHEN AND WHERE WILL CLASSES TAKE PLACE?
  • Port au Prince, Haiti
July 16-19, 2019  (This class will be in English only)
  • Port au Prince, Haiti
November 5-8, 2019 (This class will be in English with Creole translators)
  • Online and in Port au Prince, Haiti
February 2020 (Additional details to come)WHAT IS THE STARTING PLACE?In the class and manual, we go over everything from meeting a newly pregnant woman at the door for the very first time, to offering her an effective and culturally appropriate method of family planning after her child is born. Our manual includes very specific outlines of all facets of care, setting up the structures necessary, help with budgeting, staffing, forms, charting, supply lists, sourcing ideas, and protocols. After years of trial and error, the class and manual share what we know works. This class and our manual can potentially save your organization thousands of dollars as well as energy spent re-creating the wheel.WHAT IS IT NOT?This class does not teach Midwifery. This is not a medical training class, although the manual includes dozens of medical protocols. The assumption is that a medically trained and legally licensed medical professional will be present at your clinic/birth center/prenatal program. We expect that clinic administrators will want to take this class, and that your medical staff is trained and prepared for prenatal, labor and delivery, and postpartum care of the mother and baby. If you are seeking training to become a Nurse Midwife or Midwife, please know this class is not your first stop.WHO CAN ATTEND?Administrators, Directors, Midwives, Nurses, and Medical Professionals desiring to work in any under-resourced area in the world.  Please note that our Maternity Center model is donor-funded and is essentially a free program for clients that live below the poverty line.Please visit this link for information about applying. 
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As protests and deaths escalate in Haiti, mayors cancel pre-Carnival parties

Miami Herald Haiti news - Feb. 8, 2019 - 7:46 pm
There were more deaths and injuries in Haiti on Friday as Haitians took to the streets in a second day of protests, and the mayors of two major cities announced … Click to Continue »
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Thousands in Haiti demand resignation of Moise

Miami Herald Haiti news - Feb. 7, 2019 - 7:15 pm
Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of the Haitian capital on Feb. 7, 2019, demanding the ouster of President Jovenel Moise amid months of protests. … Click to Continue »
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It’s been 33 years since Haiti welcomed democracy. How did it mark the day? Protests.

Miami Herald Haiti news - Feb. 7, 2019 - 6:56 pm
Thirty-three years after Haitian President-for-Life Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier fled into exile, ending his family’s 28-year dictatorship and ushering in Haiti’s democratic transition, Haitians marked the day Thursday with widespread … Click to Continue »
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Search for bodies continue in the Bahamas as more Haitians land in nearby Turks and Caicos

Miami Herald Haiti news - Feb. 4, 2019 - 6:46 pm
The search for Haitian migrants who were aboard a capsized vessel off the northern Bahamas remains ongoing, the Royal Bahamas Defense Force said Monday as Bahamian police and immigration continued … Click to Continue »
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