Category: Haiti

Communities in diaspora are using language to resist assimilation

NEW YORK — Three days a week, the sounds of Haitian Creole fill the fourth floor of the King Juan Carlos I Center in Manhattan’s Washington Square Park. The source […] Read More >

In Haiti Cholera victims have only received 2% of promised U.N. relief aid

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA HAITI: Haitians suffering from cholera caused by United Nations peacekeepers have only received two percent of promised relief funds halfway through the fund’s projected three-year term, […] Read More >

Haiti installs new army leadership despite concerns

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA Haiti’s new army started to take shape this week as President Jovenel Moïse installed a controversial seven-member high command despite condemnation by some in the U.S. […] Read More >

U.S. Halts Deportations To Haiti Due To Hurricane Matthew

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA The U.S. government will temporarily stop deporting migrants to Haiti after the country was devastated by Hurricane Matthew, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said […] Read More >

Colombia To Launch Peace Talks With ELN Guerrillas

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA The Colombian government will officially launch peace talks with the ELN, the country’s second-largest guerrilla group, beginning Oct. 27 in Quito, Ecuador. The Juan Manuel Santos administration […] Read More >

Hurricane Matthew Deaths In Haiti Pass 1,000

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA More than 1,000 people have died so far in Haiti after Hurricane Matthew stormed through the island, according to an estimate from Reuters. Authorities have begun […] Read More >

Hurricane Matthew Leaves Hundreds Dead In Haiti

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA The death toll from Hurricane Matthew, which struck Haiti on Tuesday, continues to rise, with Reuters reporting this morning that nearly 500 people have died. Matthew is the strongest […] Read More >

U.S. Sends Diplomat to ‘Assess’ Haiti’s Troubled Election

Top Story — The U.S. State Department’s coordinator for Haiti, Kenneth Merten, arrived in Port-au-Prince Thursday “to assess progress” in the country’s troubled presidential election, a phrasing meant to avoid […] Read More >

Food Insecurity Soars in Haiti as Drought Worsens

Top Story — The United Nations World Food Program announced Tuesday that the number of severely food insecure people in Haiti has reached 1.5 million people, a subset of the […] Read More >

Haiti’s Martelly Exits Office, Leaving Country in Hands of Prime Minister

Top Story — Haiti’s President Michel Martelly left office on Sunday, leaving power in the hands of the prime minister until the legislature can choose an interim president. In his […] Read More >