Haiti http://blog.wlrn.org en Why Chikungunya – And The Mosquitoes – Are Overwhelming Haiti http://blog.wlrn.org/post/why-chikungunya-and-mosquitoes-are-overwhelming-haiti <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The case of&nbsp;Marie Therese </span>Lindor<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;helps explain why </span>chikungunya<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is spreading so widely and rapidly through Haiti.</span></p><p>As she’s done so many times before, Lindor traveled from New York earlier this year to visit relatives in Haiti. But in May, about a week before she was due to return, she got sick.</p><p>Really sick.</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 22:35:37 +0000 Jephie Bernard 35220 at http://blog.wlrn.org Why Chikungunya – And The Mosquitoes – Are Overwhelming Haiti Have They Found The Ship That Found The New World? http://blog.wlrn.org/post/have-they-found-ship-found-new-world <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Christopher Columbus arrived in the New World in 1492 on a ship called the Santa Maria. The vessel ran aground that Christmas Eve, off Haiti’s north shore near what is now Cap Haitien. Using historical records, underwater archeologist Barry Clifford says he recently located remnants of the ship.</span></p><p>The job of confirming the blockbuster find falls to Charles Beeker, the director of Indiana University’s underwater science program. Beeker says the evidence he’s seen so far, including wrought iron guns, is strong.</p> Thu, 15 May 2014 15:48:44 +0000 Tim Padgett 32361 at http://blog.wlrn.org Have They Found The Ship That Found The New World? Deadly Grace: New Film Documents Haitian Machete Fencing http://blog.wlrn.org/post/deadly-grace-new-film-documents-haitian-machete-fencing <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Haitian Revolution in 1791 was the first (and only) successful slave rebellion against a crushing colonist regime. And the revolt didn’t only result in a new state, it was also achieved with the edge of a machete.</span></p><p>The short film “Papa Machete” opens somberly, telling how Haitians developed a martial art called Tire Machèt during that bloody, turbulent period. A versatile agricultural tool in dense tropical climates, the machete makes a valuable weapon.</p> Wed, 07 May 2014 11:50:21 +0000 Rob Goyanes 31940 at http://blog.wlrn.org Deadly Grace: New Film Documents Haitian Machete Fencing The Haitian Women Of Miami Celebrate 21 Years Of Advocacy http://blog.wlrn.org/post/haitian-women-miami-celebrate-21-years-advocacy <p><strong><a href="http://fanm.org/index.php">Fanm Ayisyen Nan Miyami </a></strong>(FANM), also known as the Haitian Women of Miami, will celebrate its 21st anniversary on Saturday. The organization, founded by Marleine Bastien, continues to be an influential organization within the Haitian community in Miami. Its work, though, includes advocacy efforts on behalf of Haitians far beyond Miami.</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 00:13:19 +0000 Wilson Sayre 28817 at http://blog.wlrn.org The Haitian Women Of Miami Celebrate 21 Years Of Advocacy Haitian Judges Greenlight Duvalier Atrocity Charges http://blog.wlrn.org/post/haitian-judges-greenlight-duvalier-atrocity-charges <p></p><p>After last Thursday's new court decision against him&nbsp;– a ruling that he can be tried for crimes against humanity&nbsp;–&nbsp;&nbsp;is Baby Doc discovering that you can’t go home again?</p><p>When Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier made his stunning return to Haiti in 2011 after 25 years in exile, he probably figured the country was in such a shambles that it wouldn’t have the time, energy or resources to bother with him.</p> Sun, 23 Feb 2014 20:10:02 +0000 Tim Padgett 28268 at http://blog.wlrn.org Haitian Judges Greenlight Duvalier Atrocity Charges WLRN's Five Most Popular Stories Jan. 13 -17 http://blog.wlrn.org/post/wlrns-five-most-popular-stories-jan-13-17 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In this week's top stories: We examine the popularity of electronic cigarettes, the woes of commuting on I-95, single-sex classrooms in the state and Haiti's new, young cardinal.</span></p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 13:14:58 +0000 Diego Saldaña-Rojas 26709 at http://blog.wlrn.org WLRN's Five Most Popular Stories Jan. 13 -17 3.3 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Haiti http://blog.wlrn.org/post/33-magnitude-earthquake-hits-haiti <p>The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting that a 3.3 magnitude earthquake shook Haiti about 6 miles southwest of Carrefour at 1:56 a.m. this morning.</p><p><a href="http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/">A USGS map shows</a> that there have been tremors near the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico in the last few days.&nbsp;</p><p>About two weeks ago, <a href="http://wlrn.org/post/earthquake-cubas-coast-felt-key-west-residents-not-rattled">there was a 5.1 magnitude earthquake between Key West and Cuba.</a></p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 13:49:13 +0000 Julia Duba 26698 at http://blog.wlrn.org Holy Hispaniola! New Haitian Cardinal Rises While Old One Next Door Stumbles http://blog.wlrn.org/post/holy-hispaniola-new-haitian-cardinal-rises-while-old-one-next-door-stumbles <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Pope Francis didn’t have to say it. He let the timing say it for him.</span></p><p>The pope this week named Haitian Bishop Chibly Langlois as one of 19 new cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church. In the process, he all but declared a shift in clerical power on the large Caribbean island of Hispaniola. And he may also have delivered a rebuke to the Dominican Republic, the country that shares that isle with Haiti, and to the D.R.’s controversial cardinal, Nicolás López.</p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 23:19:51 +0000 Tim Padgett 26594 at http://blog.wlrn.org Holy Hispaniola! New Haitian Cardinal Rises While Old One Next Door Stumbles U.S. Aid Official: 'We Have To Change The Way We Do Business In Haiti' http://blog.wlrn.org/post/us-aid-official-we-have-change-way-we-do-business-haiti <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Right after Haiti’s catastrophic 2010 earthquake, which killed more than 200,000 people, I rode in a U.S. Army </span>helicopter<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> ferrying food and medical supplies into demolished Port-au-Prince neighborhoods.</span></p><p>As we descended near the suburb of Pétionville, and as&nbsp;corpses became visible amid the ruins and campfire smoke billowed up in our faces, the pilot said he couldn’t put us down. Too many people were running to the landing spot, and they risked being killed by the chopper rotors.</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 00:22:24 +0000 Tim Padgett 26478 at http://blog.wlrn.org U.S. Aid Official: 'We Have To Change The Way We Do Business In Haiti' Four Years Later, Rebuilding Continues, Haitians Ask: 'Remember' http://blog.wlrn.org/post/four-years-later-rebuilding-continues-haitians-ask-remember <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">Reporter <a href="http://wlrn.org/people/wilson-sayre" target="_blank">Wilson Sayre</a> went to one of several events held in Miami to commemorate the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Hear what she heard at the march below.</span></p><p></p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 04:53:35 +0000 Hillary Lindwall 26277 at http://blog.wlrn.org Four Years Later, Rebuilding Continues, Haitians Ask: 'Remember' Turks & Caicos Drownings Latest Sign Of Spike In Haitian Migration http://blog.wlrn.org/post/turks-caicos-drownings-latest-sign-spike-haitian-migration <p>Christmas Day turned&nbsp;tragic when a boat carrying Haitian migrants capsized off the Turks and Caicos Islands. Seventeen of the more than 50 passengers were killed, while some fled and are still being sought.</p><p>This is just the latest in a growing spate of Haitian disasters on the Caribbean. Last month 30 Haitians drowned in a similar incident off the Bahamas.</p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 16:00:10 +0000 Tim Padgett 25685 at http://blog.wlrn.org Turks & Caicos Drownings Latest Sign Of Spike In Haitian Migration The Plight of Haitian-Dominicans: Judicial Review Or Just Racism? http://blog.wlrn.org/post/plight-haitian-dominicans-judicial-review-or-just-racism <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Dominican Republic is right about one thing. The nations of the world are indeed moving away from birthright citizenship. In fact, only 30 of the world’s 194 countries today automatically grant citizenship to anyone born on their soil – and no European nations do.</span></p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 22:37:14 +0000 Tim Padgett 25258 at http://blog.wlrn.org The Plight of Haitian-Dominicans: Judicial Review Or Just Racism? WLRN's Most Popular Stories For Nov. 25-29 http://blog.wlrn.org/post/wlrns-most-popular-stories-nov-25-29 <p>Our holiday spirit showed last week, when we ran stories of name-your-price puppies at the shelter, the allure of Miami's old Jewish delis and speculations about the future of our local book industry. But here's what you liked best:</p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 17:39:42 +0000 Maria Murriel 24492 at http://blog.wlrn.org WLRN's Most Popular Stories For Nov. 25-29 The Mistakes Of Martelly: Why Haiti's President Faces Angry Unrest http://blog.wlrn.org/post/mistakes-martelly-why-haitis-president-faces-angry-unrest <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>When Michel Martelly was elected President of Haiti in 2011, expectations for his performance as a head of state were fairly low. And in many respects, unfortunately, he’s met them.</p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 22:00:18 +0000 Tim Padgett 24103 at http://blog.wlrn.org The Mistakes Of Martelly: Why Haiti's President Faces Angry Unrest Thousands Demand Resignation Of Haitian President Martelly http://blog.wlrn.org/post/thousands-demand-resignation-haitian-president-martelly <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>On our rundown: violent protests by thousands against Haitian President Michel&nbsp;Martelly, the Dominican Republic’s decision to strip the citizenship of Dominicans of Haitian descent, and allegations that the Fort Lauderdale and Miami Gardens police are engaging in racial profiling. Plus: we look at how the Miami Book Fair has grown since it began 30 years ago.</p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 19:48:28 +0000 Elaine Chen 24062 at http://blog.wlrn.org Thousands Demand Resignation Of Haitian President Martelly