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The gay and lesbian community is often too afraid to report rights violations

Homes painted in bright colours cover a hill in Jalousie, a cinder block shantytown in Petionville, Haiti. Workers this month began painting the concrete facades of buildings in Jalousie slum a rainbow of colours, inspired by the dazzling 'cities-in-the-skies' of well-known Haitian painter Prefete Duffaut, who died last year.

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The island of Tonga was often visited by pirates and is believed to be the last resting place of the Port-au-Prince

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The wreck of a 19th-century pirate ship believed to contain a hoard of sunken treasure may finally have been found off Tonga, according to officials in the South Pacific island nation.

The island of Tonga was often visited by pirates and is believed to be the last resting place of the Port-au-Prince

South Pacific wreck may be full of pirate treasure

The wreck of a 19th-century pirate ship believed to contain a hoard of treasure may finally have been found off Tonga, according to officials on the South Pacific island.

Haiti's carnival of flowers draws crowds

Thousands of revellers have poured into the downtown area of Haiti's capital to kick off a three-day festival called the "Carnival of Flowers."

Model Petra Nemcova's charity work in Haiti honoured

Petra Nemcova, a Czech supermodel, has been named ambassador at large for Haiti because of the work she does through her charity, the Happy Hearts Fund.

Olympic Velodrome leads race for gold medal in architecture

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Leve Kanpe! Saving the Iron Market

The Iron Market - Marche en Fer - in Port-au-Prince has been iconic symbol of Haitian community aspiration for over 120 years.

The rift over the real cost of Haiti's earthquake

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Guy Adams: A battle that was lost on the streets

In the frantic aftermath of the 2010 earthquake, you heard a similar refrain across Port-au-Prince: where on earth, most Haitians were asking, is the UN when you actually need it?

Ex-president Aristide returns home to cheers

Former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide returned to Haiti yesterday, ending seven years of exile in South Africa and ignoring US opposition to a homecoming some fear could disrupt Haiti's presidential election run-off tomorrow.

Protesters call for Préval's removal

Protesters demanding that Haiti's outgoing President René Préval leave office immediately set up burning barricades yesterday and threw stones at police and UN peacekeepers.

President's man off ballot for Haiti election

They got there in the end, but the tortuous route Haiti took to finally arrive at the two candidates who will contest next month's presidential election can hardly fill its people with confidence about the integrity of their nation's democracy.

Unrepentant 'Baby Doc' insists he brought Haiti democracy, not tyranny

Former dictator speaks out with claim he wants to rebuild country

Votes counted to find out who will contest presidency

Haitians waited nervously last night for electoral authorities to announce who will contest March's scheduled run-off election for the presidency, amid growing criticism of a process, which has already sparked widespread allegations of corruption and voter fraud.

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