Outpost - youtube.com - May 8, 2015
New Orleans musician and Outpost special correspondent Jon Batiste takes us to Haiti to meet (and jam with) the talented young musicians trying to make it despite having no local music industry to speak of. In the years since the devastating earthquake of 2010, music has exploded on the island – Outpost looks at where Haiti’s musicians are headed.
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https://vimeo.com/115908034 - Haiti Communitere (HC) is a Haitian based organization that strives for Haitian and International groups to operate as a community, thus increasing capacity and streamlining logistical operations. HC partners operate in a shared overhead environment, thus allowing their focus of operations to remain project based.
Image: Former Haitian president Jean-Claude Duvalier "Baby Doc" has died at age 63. He returned from exile in 2011.
npr.org - October 4th, 2014 - Bill Chappell
Jean-Claude Duvalier, the former Haitian dictator nicknamed "Baby Doc" after he succeeded his father in ruling the country, has died. Duvalier was the president of Haiti from 1971 to 1986, a brutal regime that ended in his exile. He returned to the country in 2011.
haitilibre.com - July 9, 2014
Image: Haitian children are checked by health agents for signs of malnutrition. Photograph: MFK
theguardian.com - July 10th, 2014 - Rashmee Roshan Lall
Bedline is 17 months and weighs just 5.3kg. She lies feverish and quiet in her grandmother's arms, eyes glazed, her pale blue nylon frock hanging off thin shoulders.
Image: “The worst readings are near heavy traffic areas and often where displaced people are living in camps,” says Mary Davis. Photo: Ann Rappaport
now.tufts.edu - April 23rd, 2014 - Gail Bambrick
Air pollution in the island nation of Haiti can reach levels considered hazardous by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, according to recent findings by Tufts researchers.
Artesia Suprice (C, yellow striped shirt) stands with her family outside their home which is one of dozens that will be expropriated by Haiti's government to make way for an international airport, on Ile-a-Vache island, off Haiti's south coast, March 25, 2014.
reuters.com - by David Adams - April 6, 2014
huffingtonpost.com - AP - by Evens Sanon and Trenton Daniel - March 18, 2014
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A drought is causing an extreme emergency in northeast Haiti, wiping out sorely needed crops and livestock, an official said Tuesday.
Pierre Gary Mathieu of the government's National Coordination of Food Security told The Associated Press that the eight-month-long drought in the region has caused the loss of two harvest seasons. It will take the area six months to recover.