Marie Etyse left two of her children behind. She’s 29, a widow and has five kids. She has lived in a town in the Dominican Republic for the past nine years. Like […]
The group has publicly celebrated its work. But in fact, the Red Cross has repeatedly failed on the ground in Haiti. Confidential memos, emails from worried top officers, and accounts of a […]
It is the rainy season in Haiti. That’s making it even harder for aid workers trying to contain a 4-and-a-half-year-old cholera outbreak that followed the massive earthquake in 2010. Recently, there’s been […]
“Venezuela is in desperate straits. The oil sector has been deteriorating, and now with the slumping oil prices, they needed cash desperately,” says Michael Shifter, the president of the Inter-American Dialogue, a […]
The lynching came during an already tense time for Dominicans of Haitian descent in the Dominican Republic. Feb. 1 marked the deadline for tens of thousands of them to report to the […]
“There have certainly been improvements,” says Brian Concannon of the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti, a nonprofit in Boston that fights for human rights on the island. “The rubble is […]
If a political compromise is not reached before Monday, which also happens to be the 5th anniversary of a devastating earthquake, parliament will be dissolved and the president will rule by decree. via: […]
Haiti once produced half the world’s coffee. The lush, shade-covered mountainsides provided an ideal environment for imported Arabica trees.Today, Haitian coffee barely registers in global surveys. Trade embargoes, deforestation and the rise […]
The 2013 Global Slavery Index ranks Haiti second in the world for modern slavery, with an estimated 200,000 to 220,000 slaves. Only Mauritania is worse. While that number includes adults, the vast […]
“Right now the only thing we’re facing is fear,” she says. “Fear is normal when you don’t understand what is going on.”To eliminate that fear, the agency not only needs more funding […]
In only four days, the total number of cases has risen by 122, or about 10 percent. Since March, the World Health Organization has reported more than 1,300 cases and 728 deaths […]
“Then I woke up at 3 in the morning,” she says, “and what struck me the most was that my shoulders were on fire. It was like I was being stabbed in […]
Haiti has struggled to rebuild since a devastating earthquake more than four years ago. Most of the population lives on less than $2 a day and there are few open jobs for […]
Race has played an enormous role in the island’s history. Haiti is often described as a cradle of black pride in the Americas, so as we celebrate Black History Month, we want […]
Later this month, Pope Francis will welcome his first appointments to the College of Cardinals. Among the 19 men chosen for elevation are seven from Central and South America, the Caribbean and […]
\”It\’s the worst place to be in Haiti,\” says Gregoire Goodstein, mission chief for the International Organization for Migration. \”We\’re talking about the higher hanging fruit; people who are unable to get […]
The latest country impacted is Mexico, which began noticing cholera cases in September. There have been a total of 184 cases since then, with one death. The last time Latin America faced […]
In Haiti, a group of artists is making a name for themselves by creating huge metal sculptures and showing them on the streets. They call themselves Haiti’s Resistance Artists, and their work […]
The race, ethnicity and culture reporting, Mr. Knell said, is part of NPR’s strategy to “do better about mirroring America” by bringing in more voices and engaging minority communities more deliberately. By […]
There are often complaints after big disasters about waste and inefficiencies. Was the Haiti earthquake different from any other international disaster or is this typical? What is interesting about Haiti is the […]
A rapper who goes by the name Bricks stands in an empty lot on ceramic tiles that used to be his bedroom floor. In 2010, the earthquake that destroyed much of Port-au-Prince […]
Not quite 10 months after Haiti’s devastating 2010 earthquake, a more insidious disaster struck: cholera. Haiti hadn’t seen cholera for at least a century. Then suddenly, the first cases appeared in the […]
Evidence of loss remains even three years after a massive earthquake claimed the lives of as many as 200,000 people in Haiti. In the middle of Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince, there is a […]
It’s still unclear how many people died during the earthquake in Haiti — even three years later. Host Michel Martin talks with Amy Wilentz, author of ‘Farewell, Fred Voodoo: A Letter from […]
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