Haiti, it's fair to say, completely blindsided me. On that first trip I travelled the breadth of the county, squeezed into rickety buses or perched on the back of motorbike taxis.
The Haitian Constitution cannot create democracy in Haiti. But it can reinforce it. And it can do that only if Haiti's leaders first foster a political culture within which the constitutional text can become a real promise of human rights and an effective check on their own power.
The goal of the seminar was to impart those under-represented in the media with skills that encouraged them to become contributors and in the process move the dial to diversify public debate.
Having participated in three medical relief trips to Haiti in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake, it was with great anticipation that I read the books of Jonathan Katz and Amy Wilentz, both released in conjunction with the earthquake's third anniversary.
I am neither a politician nor an economist. I offer no macro solution to this problem. But I can offer some micro ones. Extreme poverty in itself creates barriers to employment and self-sufficiency.
Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Jan. 22 2013 -- A $61 million dollar, eight-year World Bank community development project implemented across half of Haiti has ...
Previously published in Metro www.readmetro.com Kristalina Georgieva is hereby nominated for the title Most Enthusiastic EU Commissioner. The Bulgari...
Education, one of the most powerful and effective means of eradicating poverty around the world, has brought new prospects to a broken Haiti.
Much has transpired since The Rainy Season, not least of all the apocalyptic January 2010 earthquake that leveled much of the capital and surrounding towns, killing tens of thousands of people.
Previously published in Metro www.readmetro.com. Less than a year into the job, Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe of Haiti has already made a mark. The ...
One avenue for relieving pressure on Haiti's over-taxed relief efforts could involve controlled emigration to an area where displaced Haitians would develop agricultural management practices and other skills applicable to the climate and geography of the Caribbean.
For my part, I am sticking by Haiti today, and for the long run! Remember that the road to recovery is difficult and long. It continues after the breaking news stops and cameras depart.
The stories of many HELP students provide universal lessons in determination and excellence that youth in other countries can apply to their own lives.
Prior to the earthquake, the country already had some of the highest rates of violence against women in the world. In post-earthquake camps, girls and women are simply grabbed from their homes, taken from the streets, and raped by men either alone or in gangs.
For Haiti, it will take years to recover from both the emotional and physical turmoil of the earthquake. But today, as we reflect on the last three years, we give God thanks for the endurance and resilience of the people of Haiti.