Tag: <span>Port-au-Prince</span>

Haiti: Port-au-Prince Mayor to Clear Tent Camp

Today in Latin America Top Story — Port-au-Prince Mayor Jean Yves Jason announced Wednesday that he intends to move nearly 20,000 Haitians living in one of the country’s largest refugee […] Read More >

Haiti’s New York Spokesman; A Profile of Activist Ray Laforest

NEW YORK — When Ray Laforest walked into his office at the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) in lower Manhattan on January 12, he immediately sensed […] Read More >

Sarkozy Becomes First French President to Visit Haiti; Promises $400 million in aid

Today in Latin America Top Story — French President Nicolas Sarkozy visited Haiti Wednesday, becoming the first French president to visit the country since it gained independence in 1804. Sarkozy […] Read More >

Haiti Earthquake: Worry Triggers Involvement

NEW YORK — Like so many Haitian-Americans, Samira Louis and her family eagerly awaited news of relatives in Haiti in the wake of the Jan. 12 earthquake. Within hours, the […] Read More >

Haiti Suffers Aftershock of 6.0 on Richter Scale After Devastating Earthquake; Level of Damage Unknown

After suffering a devastating earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale last week, Haiti experienced an aftershock measuring 6.1 early this morning, the New York Times reports. The aftershock terrified […] Read More >

Massive Earthquake Hits Haiti

A 7.0 magnitude earthquake rocked the island nation of Haiti yesterday leaving large portions of country’s capital, Port-au-Prince, in ruins and thousands suspected to be dead, according to the New […] Read More >