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Jan 6, 2015 · In Archives Haiti Today · 0

By the Book

Dimitry Elias Legér (right) and his editor

In time for the fifth anniversary of Haiti’s 2010 earthquake, author Dimitry Elias Legér has released a novel that ties politics, a fictional love-triangle, and the natural disaster together to form a compelling narrative.  Titled “God Loves Haiti,” the book looks at the earthquake through the lens of survival, reminding the audience that (while 300,000 […]


Jan 6, 2015 · In Archives Haiti Today · 0

Industrial Revolution

Employees can be seen here working on circuit boards

While many individuals in the international community may believe Haitian industry and manufacturing is limited to textile factories, one company is trying to change that narrative.  Surtab, a tablet computer company founded in 2013, has become a leader in the Caribbean’s technology industry thanks to its factory in Port-au-Prince.  Not only has Surtab challenged the […]


Dec 29, 2014 · In Archives Haiti Today · 0

A New Tactic

This new cholera treatment center can be found in Port-au-Prince

As the war against diseases such as cholera wages on in Haiti, two new clinics are exhibiting important new tactics.  Built by the MASS Design Group, these two clinics make use of local materials and are open-air structures.  These designs dramatically contrast the traditional Western models most clinics adhere to, buildings that are essentially airtight […]


Dec 29, 2014 · In Archives Haiti Today · 0

Back to Sender

Steven Blaney, the Public Safety Minister of Canada, was one of the major players behind the decision to reinstate deportation to Haiti

For over 10 years, the Canadian government has included Haiti on its removal moratorium list, which suspended the deportation of illegal Haitian immigrants and improperly documented refugees.  Haiti had been placed on this list because of safety concerns on the ground, but Canada now claims that the nation has experienced enough recovery and political stability […]


Dec 29, 2014 · In Archives Haiti Today · 0

Prime Maneuvers

The former presidential candidate may soon become Prime Minister

Less than a week after Florence Duperval Guillaume was appointed interim prime minister, President Martelly has nominated an individually to fill the position on a long-term basis.  On Christmas Day, Martelly named former presidential candidate and previous mayor of Port-au-Prince Evans Paul as his first choice for prime minister.  Before he claims the position, though, […]


Dec 21, 2014 · In Archives Haiti Today · 0

Diplomatic Developments

President Martelly played at least a small role in last week's historic shift in US-Cuba relations

While President Martelly has been struggling with domestic policy, he has shown that he is capable of influencing more global politics.  Though he declined to go into detail, Martelly played a role in the recent ease in tensions between the United States and Cuba.  Talking with officials Cuba, the president of Haiti helped negotiate the […]


Dec 21, 2014 · In Archives Haiti Today · 0

Practical Art

Jacmel has experienced major beautification efforts thanks to these individuals and many others

Following the 2010 earthquake, mosaic artist Laurel True and the Art Creation Foundation for Children (ACFFC) were asked to create a 17-foot long mosaic in Jacmel.  Nearly five years later, that mosaic has extended to fill the entire 350-foot wall.  True has been to Haiti more than 25 times since her initial visit and has […]


Dec 21, 2014 · In Archives Haiti Today · 0

Political Shakeup

Haiti's Health Minister is now the country's interim Prime Minister

There is a new prime minister for Haiti today.  Following a special commission’s suggestion that Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe should resign, President Martelly forced Lamothe to relinquish his office last week.  After days of speculation around who would fill the now vacant position, Haitian Health Minister Florence Duperval Guillaume has been named interim prime minister.  […]


Dec 12, 2014 · In Archives Haiti Today · 0

Presidential Protests

Protesters make their way through the streets of Port-au-Prince

With the prospect of President Martelly ruling the country be decree looming ever closer, protesters in Haiti are going to the streets to voice their displeasure.  After a presidential commission suggested that Prime Minister Lamothe resign, members of the opposition and frustrated citizens are calling for Martelly to step down as well.  What initially started […]


Dec 12, 2014 · In Archives Haiti Today · 0

Handicapped But Still Able

These determined players don't allow anything to stop them from playing the game they love.

For the second time in its history, Haiti’s soccer team qualified for the Amputee World Cup in Mexico.  Having lost limbs for a variety of reasons, the players hoped to advocate for their country and for all people with physical handicaps, especially those still dedicated to the sport they love.  Though individuals with handicaps are […]