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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 […]

Feb 9, 2015 · In Archives Haiti Today · 0

Battle at the Pump

Protesters make their way through the streets of the country's capital

While the price of gasoline has drastically dropped in the US and around the world over the last few months, Haiti has yet to feel any major relief at the pump.  On Saturday, at least 6,000 protesters marched through the streets of Port-au-Prince and demanded the government lower the price of gas immediately.  This demonstration […]

Jan 27, 2015 · In Archives Haiti Today · 0

Business Trip

The President of the UN Security Council and his peers held a press conference with President Martelly this weekend

The United Nations Security Council finished a three day visit to Haiti this weekend.  The Security Council called for the Haitian government to hold legitimate elections as soon as possible and for the executive branch to involve allies and opposition leaders alike in the governing process until the legislative branch is reestablished.  The US ambassador […]

Jan 27, 2015 · In Archives Haiti Today · 0

A Step in the Right Direction

The Prime Minister, the President, and the First Lady hope to defuse the country's electoral conundrum

On Friday, the Haitian government established its latest electoral council.  The Provisional Electoral Council consists of nine members representing different aspects of Haitian society.  The council has the important task of organizing long overdue legislative and municipal elections throughout the country.  Prime Minister Evans Paul implored the council members to keep the costs of the […]

Jan 27, 2015 · In Archives Haiti Today · 0

Case Dismissed

It is widely believed that UN peacekeepers from Nepal unintentionally caused the cholera outbreak

Victims of Haiti’s cholera outbreak hoping to get justice and their day in court have hit a major setback.  Earlier this month, Judge Oetken of New York dismissed the lawsuit raised by human rights lawyers against the United Nations, saying that the lawyers and their plaintiffs cannot sue the UN because the international governing body […]

Jan 20, 2015 · In Archives · 0

Opening the Cabinet

President Martelly has yet to appease critics

In response to waves of protests following the collapse of Congress, President Martelly has made changes to his cabinet.  Trying to appease opposition parties, Martelly promised to create a consensus government, but many opposition leaders have already claimed that Martelly failed to keep his word.  The President chose to keep his current ministers of defense, […]

Jan 20, 2015 · In Archives Haiti Today · 0

New Kid on the Block

Evans Paul is Haiti's latest prime minister

The most visible repercussion of the Haitian government’s failure to hold congressional and local elections before January 12th was the executive branch’s uncontested rise to absolute power.  First and foremost, this development gave President Martelly the ability to rule by decree.  Less apparent, however, was the effect this political shakeup would have on the office […]

Jan 20, 2015 · In Archives Haiti Today · 0

Working Around the Government

The National Palace following the earthquake

As shown by the recent dissolution of Haiti’s Congress, the country continues to struggle politically.  While many NGOs may believe that the nation’s legislative issues will not directly impact aid efforts, the fact is that the government’s instability has already played a major role in how most foreign aid agencies operate.  Instead of working through […]