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Witness the Extraordinary Power of Homegrown Aid in Haiti
“Piti, piti, zwazo fe nich li.” It’s an oft-repeated proverb in Haiti, roughly translating to “Little by little a bird makes its nest.” It’s also an apt description for how the St. Luke Foundation for Haiti has empowered native Haitians to care for their community in the shadow of natural disasters, epidemics, and political unrest.
US court hears UN immunity arguments in Haiti suit
A US judge on Thursday deferred a decision on whether the United Nations can be sued over a deadly cholera epidemic in Haiti after hearing arguments for and against its immunity. Federal Judge Paul Oetken presided over a hearing in New York that focused on technical interpretations of provisions in the 1946 Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations. Cholera has killed ...
Correction: Haiti-Duvalier Funeral story
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — In a story Oct. 11 about the funeral of former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier, The Associated Press erroneously reported the age of Mark Etienne, a member of the crowd outside the service. Etienne is 30, not 19.
'Lakay' an odd return to Haiti after devastating 2010 quake
Following the magnitude-7 earthquake in Haiti in 2010, Chicago-based filmmaker Tirf Alexius — along with his siblings Remoh Romeo and Macdanne Edmond — visited the ravaged country to see family for the first time since they'd emigrated 28 years earlier. The trip is captured in the...
No national funeral for Haiti's Duvalier
Port-au-Prince (AFP) - Haiti's former dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier won't receive a state funeral after all, his lawyer said Thursday, after public outrage that a man accused of corruption and mass killings could receive such an honor.
Climate Change Has Coffee Growers In Haiti Seeking Higher Ground
Haiti's once-flourishing coffee trade has been badly battered. The latest threat: climate change. Locals who still rely on coffee for their livelihood must learn to grow it in changing climes.
Haiti pledges money to Trinidad and Tobago soccer
Upon getting word that the Trinidad and Tobago women's national soccer team might not even have enough money for lunch, Haiti's team took a look at its fundraising for World Cup qualifying - an account totaling a little over $1,300 - and decided to turn it over to the competition.
Hundreds in Haiti attend funeral for former dictator 'Baby Doc' Duvalier
Hundreds of people attended the funeral of former dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier on Saturday, honoring a man widely reviled for repression and corruption during his 15 years in power.