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Immigrant child crying as she is separated from parents

Immigration Haitian Boat People - Illegal Immigrant

Here is a result of the new immigration policy being implemented by the Trump administration. What this video is showing is an audio recording that appears to capture the voices of small children. The Spanish-speaking children are crying out for their parents at a U.S. immigration facility. This audio that was first published by ProPublica is truly disturbing. The image of the child showing that she wants her parent and crying as they are taken away.

The photographer stated that the child was traveling with her mother for a month after leaving Honduras for security concerns.

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US Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the policy of children parent separation

Immigration Haitian Boat People - Illegal Immigrant

The recent order by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to follow policy changes and separate thousands of children from their parents at the nation's southern border has made news. Recently, an audio recording capturing the voices of children crying for their parents after being separated at the border.

During his career that lasted more than 30 years; first as a federal prosecutor and state attorney general, and second as a Senator, Jeff Sessions has been a major anti-immigrant force. Mr. Sessions came to believe that immigrants, whether legal or illegal, posed a direct threat to the US by depressing wages, committing crimes and taking advantages of welfare benefits.

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passage of resolution designating June 19, 2018, as "Juneteenth Independence Day"

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Roger Wicker (R-MS) today announced the passage of their resolution designating June 19, 2018, as "Juneteenth Independence Day," in recognition of June 19, 1865, the day slavery legally came to an end in the United States.

"Every year on Juneteenth we celebrate Emancipation, recognize the work left to do, and continue our commitment to a more equal future for all. Juneteenth is a holiday for all of us to observe the end of slavery, and to joyfully celebrate freedom with a shared sense of responsibility, inspiration, and encouragement," said Senator Gillibrand. "I am proud to have worked in the Senate with over 45 of my colleagues to pass my resolution commemorating 'Juneteenth Independence Day'."

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Dominican Republic trade with Haiti hits an all time record

Haitians Crossing The Border Between Haiti And Dominican Republic With Egg Carton

The Dominican Republic could not ask for anything better than its actual trade relationship with Haiti. They are in command of the Haitian economy. Officials in DR just reported that trade with neighboring Haiti has surpassed last year's figure of US$800 million.

This was revealed by Foreign Minister Miguel Vargas in a recent address at a panel on "Dominican foreign policy towards Haiti". In return, his ministry is looking at empowering his consumers in Haiti by improving their economic and social development. He wants to create jobs to improve the well-being of citizens in both countries.

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Thieves on Motorcycle in Haiti robbed Church members at gunpoint

Two members of Eglise Assemblee Evangelique de Christ were robbed at gunpoint in Haiti. The thieves got away with an estimated of $11,000 of church funds from two victims. One church member was robbed of about $6,000 and another $5,000. According to the pastor of Eglise Assemblee Evangelique de Christ, Dumont Pierre, they were in Haiti, to provide food to several families.

Pastor Dumont Pierre stated that the two members were ambushed and robbed at gunpoint in Haiti of $11,000 of church funds. The stolen fund was raised by the church for the purpose of rebuilding another church in Haiti that was destroyed from the 2010 earthquake that killed an estimated 100,000 top 160,000 people, and feed children.

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Haiti Tech Summit: Jun 21-23, 2018 - Decameron Beach Resort, Haiti

Haiti tech Summit

The Haiti Tech Summit is the largest gathering of entrepreneurs, innovators, and influencers in the Caribbean. This festival will highlights the importance of startup ecosystems to either create or disrupt industries across all disciplines, from agriculture to tourism, tech and more.

For 2018 global summit, the central theme will be around catalyzing startup ecosystems in emerging markets.

Dates:
- Thu, Jun 21, 2018, 9:00 AM
- Sat, Jun 23, 2018, 6:00 PM

Location:
- Decameron Beach Resort
- Cotes des Arcadins
- Haiti

For more information:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-haiti-tech-summit-tickets-35347000831?aff=es2

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Taste of the Caribbean - June 22-26, 2018, Hyatt Regency, Miami

Taste of the Caribbean provides a forum for gathering practical information, developing skills, sampling, purchasing, strengthening, established supplier relationships and meeting new vendors, all on hand to help, Taste of the Caribbean will bring innovative and exciting educational sessions for food and beverage professionals that promise to enhance individual skills.

Since 1993, the best chefs and culinary teams unite to learn, demonstrate their skills and provide the general public a scintillating exhibitor of the most savory and detachable treats of the islands. Taste of the Caribbean is the region's premier culinary competition and cultural showcase.

It includes:
- Caribbean National Culinary Team Competition
- Caribbean Culinary Individual Competition
- Caribbean Chef of the Year
- Caribbean Junior Chef of the Year
- Caribbean Bartender of the Year
- Caribbean Pastry Chef of the Year

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American Black Film Festival - June 13-17, 2018 - Miami Beach

One of the coolest film festivals in the world. Starting June 13 through 17, 2018, join our community of artists, executives and industry tastemakers who gather each year in Miami Beach to showcase emerging talent, celebrate Black culture and create opportunities for people of color to achieve success in the entertainment industry.

Enjoy five action-packed days of red carpet premieres, master classes, celebrity conversations, tech talks, exclusive parties and more. ABFF is at the forefront of diversity in Hollywood and continues to inspire generations of new artists and storytellers! Be a part of this coming summer's hottest event.

The American Black Film Festival (ABFF) is an annual event dedicated to showcasing quality film and television content by and about people of African descent.

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Haitian Compas Festival - Wynwood, Miami Florida - 5/19/18

NOEL AND CECIBON PRODUCTIONS invite you to celebrate 20 years of The Haitian Compas Festival in Wynwood on Saturday, May 19, 2018. We are celebrating 20 years of music, 20 years of success, 20 years of culture.

The 2018's Haitian Compas Festival will have your favorite top Haitian bands and artists on one stage. VIP tickets include complimentary food & drinks from 5-8 PM!

The Talent Lineup:
Admirat T
Harmonik
Tabou Combo
Djakout #1
Nu Look
Kreyol La
VayB
Disip
Septen
T-Vice
Kai
Gabel
Enposib
Rutshelle
Ada
JPerry
DJ FMA
Tony Mix
Power Mix
...and many more surprises!

Date and Time
Sat, May 19, 2018, 4:00 PM -
Sun, May 20, 2018, 2:00 AM

Location
MANA Wynwood
318 NW 23rd ST
Miami, FL 33127

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Taste of Haiti (Best of Haitian Cuisine) - May 13, 2018 - Miami

Taste a wide range of delectable Haitian cuisine at the Taste of Haiti. Enjoy authentic eats, live music, dancing and more. This family-friendly event is free and open to the public. In lieu of admission prices, donations are accepted.

Taste of Haiti brings to the community of South Florida a discovery of Haiti's Culture and flavors primarily through its food and all its cultural components. The festival offers a blend of the best of Haiti's cuisine, music and art.

This festival is free to the public, and in its 4th year has drawn over 5000 people from the Haitian and International communities in South Florida and its surroundings. From 2pm to 10pm, visitors have the opportunity to go around the chosen venue sampling food from various local restaurants, catering companies, bakeries, and chefs, and can enjoy the flavors of Haitian rum, beer, soda and juices at the VIP tent . Taste of Haiti offers a range of activities throughout the day such as cooking demos, a chefs cooking competition, live music, display of Haitian art for purchase

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