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One Less Dictator on the Planet

Carine Fabius | Posted 10.10.2014 | World
Carine Fabius

I hear the Dalai Lama would disagree with me on this, but my husband and I toasted to the death of former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duva...

Stop the Political Persecution of Aristide and Fanmi Lavalas Once and for All

Danny Glover | Posted 11.19.2014 | World
Danny Glover

It's time to end the campaign of attacks against Jean-Bertrand Aristide and Fanmi Lavalas once and for all. Aristide, like all Haitian citizens, must be allowed to participate in politics without fear and intimidation being the norm.

Haiti Déjà Vu

Mark Schneider | Posted 09.17.2014 | World
Mark Schneider

Secretary of State John Kerry just pulled off a compromise to save Afghanistan's elections from yielding widespread violence. He might considering doing the same in Haiti. Here's why.

Haiti: In the Kingdom of Impunity

Michael Deibert | Posted 06.02.2014 | Impact
Michael Deibert

There are many striking sights to be seen in Haiti today. In the north of the country, where over 200 years ago a revolt of slaves began that would ev...

Obama: 'We Have A Lot More Work To Do' To Rebuild Haiti

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 02.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four years after a powerful earthquake devastated Haiti, President Barack Obama on Thursday praised the rebound taking place in th...

Latin American Leaders Meet In Cuba To Discuss Poverty And Inequality

AP | ANDREA RODRIGUEZ | Posted 01.27.2014 | Latino Voices

HAVANA (AP) — Leaders from Latin America and the Caribbean began arriving in Cuba on Sunday to talk about poverty and inequality at a summit of a fl...

4 Years Later: Haiti's Progress Not Always Visible to the Naked Eye

Caitlin Klevorick | Posted 03.17.2014 | Impact
Caitlin Klevorick

With each passing year the incredible stories of heroism give way to ones of failure. As we've seen, stories about suffering sadly tend to get more eyeballs than those of progress and lessons learned.

4 Years Later, Haiti Remembers Earthquake Victims

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitians are pausing to remember the tens of thousands of people who died in the catastrophic earthquake that struck fo...

Who Owns Haiti's Future?

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 06.26.2013 | Impact
Georgianne Nienaber

Three years and $6 billon later, we remain with the same questions and a very troubling report about USAID from CEPR. The big question remains. Who is capable of charting the way forward for Haiti?

Departing UN Official Blasts Haiti's Rights Record

AP | TRENTON DANIEL | Posted 06.01.2013 | Impact

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The former United Nations human rights monitor in Haiti is taking a swipe at the Caribbean nation's legal system as he l...

LOOK: Haiti Paints Slum Psychedelic Colors

AP | TRENTON DANIEL | Posted 05.25.2013 | World

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — One of Haiti's biggest shantytowns, a vast expanse of grim cinderblock homes on a mountainside in the nation's capital, ...

Haitian Musicians Barred From Carnival

AP | TRENTON DANIEL | Posted 02.10.2013 | Black Voices

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- At least three Haitian bands said Saturday that they are being kept from performing at Carnival and that they suspect it's be...

Investing in Haiti's Future Means Listening Humbly

Ruth Messinger | Posted 03.16.2013 | Impact
Ruth Messinger

As governments and international organizations continue to invest in Haiti's future, we must have the humility to admit that we don't have all the answers. Let's heed the advice that knowledge lives with people on the ground -- not within the bowels of bureaucracies.

Spanish Crooner Performs High-Profile Duet In Haiti

AP | Posted 12.30.2012 | Latino Voices

ALTOS DE CHAVON, Dominican Republic -- Haiti's president performed a duet late Friday with Spanish crooner Julio Iglesias in a celebrity-studded conce...

Letter From Haiti

Michael Deibert | Posted 11.28.2012 | Impact
Michael Deibert

Despite the eroding of hope when confronted with the immense challenge of governing Haiti and his own missteps, Haitians still seem to be giving President Michel Martelly the benefit of the doubt.

Neighborhood Revitalization in Haiti Not a Moment Too Soon

Mark Schuller | Posted 01.18.2013 | World
Mark Schuller

It was recently reported that work on neighborhood revitalization in Port-au-Prince is about to finally begin. This is both welcome and long overdue, since more progress needs to be made in neighborhood revitalization.

Sean Penn: I'm In Haiti For The Long Haul

AP | BEN FOX and TRENTON DANIEL | Posted 04.24.2012 | Impact

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- Sean Penn no longer lives in a tent, surrounded by some 40,000 desperate people camped on a muddy golf course. And he no long...

Haiti Should Stay Away From Chavez's ALBA

Joel D. Hirst | Posted 03.13.2012 | World
Joel D. Hirst

President Martelly must recognize that the future prosperity of the Haitian people will not come from an association with the world's despots but with the hard work of fighting corruption, creating opportunities and educating his people.

Why Is Oprah Headed To Haiti?

AP | TONY FRASER | Posted 02.09.2012 | Black Voices

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — Haitian President Michel Martelly said Friday he will host Oprah Winfrey when she visits the Caribbean nation. In an ...

Haiti President To Meet With Ousted Former Leaders

AP | TRENTON DANIEL | Posted 12.12.2011 | World

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Haiti's new president met with former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide and former dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvali...

Haitian President Reportedly Seeks To Restore Disbanded Army

AP | TRENTON DANIEL | Posted 11.27.2011 | World

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Haiti's president is moving forward with a controversial campaign pledge to restore the country's disbanded military wit...

Notes From Haiti's Long Hot Summer

Michael Deibert | Posted 08.24.2011 | Impact
Michael Deibert

So the country, where an estimated 634,000 survivors of the quake still live in makeshift settlements in and around the capital, remains without a government.

Final Whistle for 514 Families as Haitian Government Illegally Closes Stadium Camp

Beatrice Lindstrom | Posted 09.27.2011 | World
Beatrice Lindstrom

The government of Port-au-Prince is set on using the Sylvio Cator Stadium for a soccer game in early August, and on July 18, the mayor unlawfully evicted the last of the residents living in the Stadium's parking lot.

Haiti's Leaders Might Extend Controversial Recovery Panel's Mandate

AP | td/kfk | Posted 09.19.2011 | Impact

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Haitian President Michel Martelly will ask a reconstruction commission to extend its mandate a year. A government offic...

Haiti's Displaced (AUDIO)

Kimberly Abbott | Posted 08.31.2011 | World
Kimberly Abbott

In Haiti, more than 650,000 earthquake victims are still waiting for permanent housing after a year and a half in emergency camps, where they are now vulnerable to criminal violence and the summer storm season.