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Mar 19, 2015 · In Archives Haiti Today · 0

Mark Your Calendar

Demonstrations against the government have become a common occurrence over the last few months

Following a stream of delays and rescheduling, the Haitian government has set new dates later this year for the long awaited elections.  Political deadlock between President Martelly’s supporter and the opposition consistently stymied past attempts to hold elections, but the dissolution of congress earlier this year has given Martelly and his cabinet room to dictate […]

Mar 19, 2015 · In Archives Haiti Today · 0

Students of the Silver Screen

Haiti's only film school recently hit a major milestone

While images of Haiti are not an uncommon sight on the small screen, the country is less often depicted in movie theaters.  Yet the love of film is still alive and well in Haiti.  Last month, Haiti’s single film school celebrated its tenth anniversary.  The Cine Institute at the Artists Institute of Haiti supplies full […]

Mar 9, 2015 · In Archives Haiti Today · 0

Visitors Welcome

Guests at the opening of the new hotel, including Penn and Clinton

As the Haitian government pushes forward with its efforts to revitalize the tourism industry, the need for greater accommodations for travelers has become more apparent.  Marriott International has helped fulfill this need by building a new hotel right outside of Port-au-Prince that with 175 rooms.  The opening last month was attended by former US president […]

Mar 9, 2015 · In Archives Haiti Today · 0

Troubled Neighbors

The flag burning in Port-au-Prince demonstrates how strained the relationship between the two countries has been

Tensions between Haiti and the Dominican Republic have been relatively high of late due in large part to the latter’s controversial new citizenship policies.  Recently, this troubled relationship recently led to a march in Port-au-Prince involving more than 10,000 Haitians.  During the protest, one man managed to climb to the top of a Dominican consulate, […]

Feb 25, 2015 · In Archives Haiti Today · 0


A woman grieves at the national funeral service

Tragedy struck at an event that usually marks one of the most joyous celebrations on the Haitian calendar.  Last week, Port-au-Prince hosted its annual festivities marking the beginning of Lent, an important liturgical season for many sects of Christianity.  Similar to Mardi Gras, the event is known as Carnival and consists of three days of […]

Feb 17, 2015 · In Archives Haiti Today · 0

Violence Across the Border

The relationship between the two countries that share the island of Hispaniola comes into question yet again

Last week, a young man was found lynched in the middle of a city park in Santiago, the Dominican Republic’s second largest city.  It was later reported the young man was of Haitian descent, sparking controversy in a country that has experienced increased tensions between Dominicans and Haitians since the passage of a 2013 court […]

Feb 17, 2015 · In Archives Haiti Today · 0

Channel Surfing

One of the many images seen in the Ministry of Tourism's new commercials

After making huge efforts to revitalize the tourism industry by developing resorts and offering new flights and cruises, the Haitian government has turned its sights on advertising.  The country’s Ministry of Tourism recently aired Haiti’s first television ad campaign in the United States; specifically, ads are being televised in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut […]

Feb 17, 2015 · In Archives Haiti Today · 0

Painting Stories

"Dreaming of Going to School in Haiti" by Frandy Jean

While the Grand Palais Museum in Paris hosts an exhibit celebrating 200 years of Haitian art, a famed theater in New York City is highlighting the work of one Haitian artist in particular.  From late February to early April, the Theatre for the New City will be exhibiting a collection titled Art as Narrative by […]

Feb 9, 2015 · In Archives Haiti Today · 0

A Celebration of the Arts

“Attaque” (2013) by Sebastien Jean

Across the Atlantic Ocean, Haitian art is being celebrated like never before.  Paris’s famous Grand Palais Museum is currently hosting an exhibit entitled, Haiti: Two Centuries of Artistic Creation, that captures the country’s rich artistic history.  Consisting of more than 150 pieces, the event brings together art created by Haitian natives and several members of […]

Feb 9, 2015 · In Archives Haiti Today · 0

Voices for the Unheard

Brian Concannon and Mario Joseph are two of Haiti's leading voices in regards to human rights

Fran Quigley’s recent book How Human Rights Can Build Haiti illustrates how Haiti’s history has been shaped by human rights violations and how the country’s future is being shaped by the defense of those rights.  Two individuals highlighted in the book, Mario Joseph and Brian Concannon, in particularly have been influential in Haiti’s recent human […]