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April 2, 2000 | JOSH GETLIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In Haitian culture, a body is not properly buried until mourners touch the coffin or hearse as it leaves the church. Without this farewell, the religious ritual--and a family's cycle of grieving--is interrupted. That's what happened last weekend when Patrick Dorismond was laid to rest in New York and thousands were prevented from paying their respects to the 26-year-old security guard who was gunned down by police in a drug bust gone wrong.
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April 23, 2008 | Charles Perry, Times Staff Writer
SOMETIMES in restaurant whites, sometimes in a tropical shirt, George Laguerre wanders from table to table schmoozing with diners, sometimes pausing to turn up the bouncy soundtrack of Caribbean dance music. TiGeorges' Chicken is his domain -- a place of roast chicken, fricasseed goat, vanilla-spiked limeade and coffee roasted with sugar until it smokes. Haitian food, in short. During the last two months, "Haiti" and "food" have taken on a less cheerful association.
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August 9, 1995 | MIKE CLARY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Worried about her son, Julie Quijano stopped by the Botanica Ochun on a recent Friday seeking help. "He's 16 years old, and a little wild," she explains. "I just want to calm him down." The man behind the counter of the tiny shop crammed with religious statuettes, potions and amulets recommends a balsamo tranquilo , a calming balm.
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April 25, 2002 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Herve Denis, 62, a former culture minister in Haiti and the country's most prominent man of theater, died Sunday of cancer in Port-Au-Prince. Denis had been active as actor and director in avant-garde theater productions in France in the l970s. An economist by profession, he returned to his homeland in the early 1980s. Arrested by the secret police of dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier, he was beaten and released after several days in detention.
FOOD
April 23, 2008 | Charles Perry, Times Staff Writer
SOMETIMES in restaurant whites, sometimes in a tropical shirt, George Laguerre wanders from table to table schmoozing with diners, sometimes pausing to turn up the bouncy soundtrack of Caribbean dance music. TiGeorges' Chicken is his domain -- a place of roast chicken, fricasseed goat, vanilla-spiked limeade and coffee roasted with sugar until it smokes. Haitian food, in short. During the last two months, "Haiti" and "food" have taken on a less cheerful association.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 2002 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Herve Denis, 62, a former culture minister in Haiti and the country's most prominent man of theater, died Sunday of cancer in Port-Au-Prince. Denis had been active as actor and director in avant-garde theater productions in France in the l970s. An economist by profession, he returned to his homeland in the early 1980s. Arrested by the secret police of dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier, he was beaten and released after several days in detention.
NEWS
April 2, 2000 | JOSH GETLIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In Haitian culture, a body is not properly buried until mourners touch the coffin or hearse as it leaves the church. Without this farewell, the religious ritual--and a family's cycle of grieving--is interrupted. That's what happened last weekend when Patrick Dorismond was laid to rest in New York and thousands were prevented from paying their respects to the 26-year-old security guard who was gunned down by police in a drug bust gone wrong.
NEWS
August 9, 1995 | MIKE CLARY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Worried about her son, Julie Quijano stopped by the Botanica Ochun on a recent Friday seeking help. "He's 16 years old, and a little wild," she explains. "I just want to calm him down." The man behind the counter of the tiny shop crammed with religious statuettes, potions and amulets recommends a balsamo tranquilo , a calming balm.
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