This month on the 4th the Department of State's Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs Michele Bond issued a statement on the occasion of National A...
USAID, the U.S. State Department's development agency, pledged to build 15,000 homes but has so far only delivered 900. Of USAID contracts, more than 50 percent of payments went to contractors in Washington, D.C., while only one percent went directly to Haitian organizations.
"Cocobai" is the creole word used in Haiti to label those with disabilities. It means "worthless." When a child is born with disabilities, the family believes they've been cursed by evil spirits, which is why most orphanages there are filled with special-needs children abandoned by families who fear being ostracized.
In some parts of the world, children are born with very little. In Haiti, most children are born with little or no access to food, clean water, elec...
In our hearts, we all wish for a life filled with meaning and purpose, but how many of us are meeting this goal? Life seems to continually throw obsta...
Chef José Andrés believes in two major solutions that could help eradicate global poverty and malnutrition -- and he's not afraid to discuss them with me.
Gary is a very talented music professor. He lives as passionately inside baroque choral masterpieces as lovers within romance. Music speaks to him in soulful murmurs.
People who have the ability to change history are so unbelievably rare, consisting of less than one tenth of one percent of all humans. Yet, there are some living among us today, and I'm lucky to have two of them as friends. They are Len Gengel and Cherylann Gengel.
What can I do to express my outrage for the patients who burned in their beds and the doctors and nurses and staff who died practicing medicine in a town I'd never even heard of before last week?
The Fellowship Program is a calendar-year program in which approved Fellows support the Foundation's mission of supporting young global leadership by applying their own specific training and skills, either in person or virtually, to address the challenges of the Foundation.
The security lapses, violence, disorganization and irregularities of the August 9 Haitian elections had been preordained by the U.S. subversion of these long overdue elections. The result has been further destabilization of Haiti.
During a recent trip to my home town of Verrettes, I noticed a small girl walking alone in my neighborhood. Though I didn't realize it then, my life changed in that instant. She carried a heavy load on her head and looked malnourished.
The reality is that a confluence of poor accountability and lack of local partnering by international organizations have severely hindered the effectiveness of aid dollars, and hence, Haiti's development.
Merten is a predictable choice to defend U.S. interests in the Haiti Parliamentary elections, since he was Ambassador to Haiti during the 2010-11 Haiti Presidential election cycle that installed musician "Sweet Mickey" Martelly.
Despite the millions spent by the Dominican government on public relations and lobbying firms, the facts cannot be spun to make the country look as if it's a successful model for documenting migrants and promoting human rights, as José Tomás Pérez, Dominican Ambassador to the United States, claimed in a recent article.
The truth is that no one will ever be privy to the complete correspondences on Hillary Clinton's server, but there is more than enough information available to discuss how the United States conducts corrupt foreign policy in Haiti.