Thousands of protesters in Haiti clash with police during rallies to demand the resignation of President Michel Martelly over the cost of living and corruption.
The Dominican Republic and Haiti have agreed to resume immigration talks that broke down last month, Venezuela said on Tuesday, as the two nations seek to resolve differences over a Dominican court ruling that could strip citizenship from people of Haitian descent. The Dominican Republic last month broke off talks with Haiti mediated by Venezuela …View full post
In his recent piece in the McKinsey Voices on Society, Haitian entrepreneur Olivier Barrau (@obarrau) makes a strong case for insurance for small and growing businesses. He also draws a critical connection between the underdeveloped Haitian insurance market and the fatalistic mindset that prevails in Haiti. I find it important to understand that changing the …View full post
Zombies populate our books, graphic novels, movies and video games with race and slavery playing an unexpected role. Our national obsession with zombies dates back centuries and can be traced to Haiti. Code Switch examines how the word “zombie” was born and how it has taken a life of it own.View full post
Port-au-Prince (AFP) – The huge, deadly earthquake that pulverized Haiti in 2010 also caused destruction or heavy damage to 60 years of public records, the country’s director of National Archives said Wednesday. The nation lacked an inventory, so what exactly was lost is in doubt, but “I can say that there were enormous losses,” said …View full post
Port-au-Prince (AFP) – Police in Haiti appealed for calm on Saturday ahead of planned protests between supporters and opponents of President Michel Martelly, who is facing demands to resign. Several opposition groups announced plans to march Monday in the residential neighborhood of Petion-ville, just to the east of the capital, Port-au-Prince, considered a presidential stronghold. Opposition …
An initiative to fight malnutrition is also helping build an agriculture industry that did not previously exist on the Caribbean island nation
By Alister Doyle and Stian Reklev WARSAW (Reuters) – Haiti, the Philippines and Pakistan were hardest hit by weather disasters in 2012, a report issued at U.N. climate talks on Tuesday showed, as the death toll mounted from the latest typhoon to devastate the Philippines. Germanwatch, a think-tank partly funded by the German government, said poor nations had suffered most from extreme weather in …
Haiti and the Philippines suffered the biggest climate-related disasters last year, a study showed as United Nations envoys from 195 nations discussed ways to assist countries coping with the impacts of global warming.
2 Haiti orphanage workers beaten with hammer in break-in; Haitian man killed, Irish woman hurt
CAP-HAITIEN, Haiti — There I was, riding in the rear of the tap-tap, this Caribbean country’s colorfully painted version of a jitney. It’s a small truck with the back cabin gutted out and fused with benches. You tap when you want to board, and you tap-tap when you want to get off. It’s cramped and bumpy as we (I am traveling with six other journalists) speed down the asphalt road and the dust …
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — An anti-government protest in Haiti turned violent Thursday with police firing tear gas and counter-demonstrators throwing stones at the marchers. People in civilian clothes were seen firing guns into the air.
US Education Secretary Duncan visits Haiti classrooms, calls for openness to improve schools
The education secretary is taking eight department aides with him.