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What are some common topics covered by Le Nouvelliste in Haiti?

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Printed in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, LeNouvelliste is a French-language, general information, daily newspaper covering local topics associated with politics, the economy, sports and culture. The earthquake of January 12th, 2010 changed the newspaper's image as well as the editorial direction of the newspaper, leading journalists to ask more questions and become more critical of the authorities.

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Le Nouvelliste is Haiti's oldest and largest daily newspaper. The newspaper was founded in 1898 by Guillaume Chéraquit. The newspaper's original name was Le Matin, and it became Le Nouvelliste 15 months later. Purchased in the early twentieth century by the printer Henri Chauvet, the title has since remained in the family. During the earthquake, Courrier International published a special issue in partnership with Le Nouvelliste and Le Matin Haiti Liberté.

Created in 2006, the newspaper's website went offline during the 2010 earthquake,but quickly became necessary to replace the paper edition, which was halted after the disaster. The publishers began printing a daily condensed report a month after the earthquake.

The newspaper is distributed only by subscription for 300 gourdes per month, as of 2015, and is published from Tuesday to Saturday. The number of pages in each issue depends on the volume of advertising.

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