Haiti: News Updates

 

MIREBALAIS, Haiti — The family from a nearby village arrived at the small hospital here vomiting and with uncontrollable diarrhea, at first glance maybe a typical case of consuming bad food or water.
 
But the fluid loss was tremendous and unstoppable; two of...
By Randal C. Archibold
November 7, 2011

An international group of writers and academics is calling on France to reimburse Haiti $21 billion that the Caribbean nation was forced to pay to secure its independence 200 years ago. The group, which includes journalists and members of the European parliament, made...

August 16, 2010

Though foreign aid to earthquake-stricken Haiti is reaching the government at a sluggish rate, waves of assistance to international aid organizations working there continue to flow. The Haitian government has received just $90 million of the $5.3 billion promised by the...

Amy Lieberman
July 21, 2010

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The inmates at Haiti's only women's prison cry out in desperation as warden Marie-Yolaine Mathieu makes her rounds, hoping that she will hear their case and perhaps, help secure their release.

"Director, director, I need to speak to you,"...

Clarens Renois
July 5, 2010

PÉTIONVILLE, Jun 21, 2010 (IPS) - Haitian farmers are worried that giant transnational corporations like Monsanto are attempting to gain a larger foothold in the local economy under the guise of earthquake relief and rebuilding. "Seeds represent a kind of right to life,"...

Peter Constantini
June 24, 2010
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Acrid smoke filled the air outside the ruins of Haiti's national palace Monday as police fired tear gas to control a crowd of 1,000 people...
Jonathan M. Katz
May 10, 2010

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Dawn brought horrible scenes to light in Haiti’s capital on Wednesday: piles of disintegrated concrete, with limbs sticking out and muffled cries emanating from deep inside; wounded people staggering through the streets; and bodies littering the landscape....

Simon Romero and Marc Lacey
January 13, 2010