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Stories about Haiti

19 November 2012

Coming out of the Water Closet: Haiti on World Toilet Day

Today is World Toilet Day. Of a global population of 7 billion, a staggering 2.5 billion people have no access to clean toilet facilities - that's about 1 in 3...

28 October 2012

Caribbean: Hurricane Sandy's Wake

As Hurricane Sandy closes in on the east coast of the United States, bloggers in the Caribbean who have already experienced the storm share their experiences.

16 October 2012

Haiti: Yéle Haiti Facing Allegations of Financial Impropriety

Various allegations of financial impropriety have been directed at musician and activist Wyclef Jean's charity Yéle Haiti. The allegations are centered on the millions that the defunct charitable organization received in...

26 August 2012

Caribbean: No Escape; Isaac Strikes

Despite Caribbean bloggers' hopes that Tropical Storm Isaac would go easy on them, some islands are today coping with the disarray the storm has left in its path. Haiti experienced...

24 August 2012

Caribbean: Escape from Tropical Storm Isaac

Caribbean netizens have their eye on Tropical Storm Isaac, the ninth such weather system for the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season. Isaac has been steadily moving up the Leeward Islands, and...

15 May 2012

Caribbean: Supporting Our Mothers

Mother's Day, celebrated this past weekend all across the Caribbean, was a hot topic of discussion with regional bloggers - or rather, mothers were. From posts of admiration and thanks...

21 April 2012

This Week in the Caribbean Blogosphere

In last week's summary of the regional blogosphere, a young comtemporary artist from Barbados made the observation that the region is “more than the beach and coconuts.” Here's a round-up...

5 April 2012

Video: Nonprofits Show Their Work Through Award Winning Videos

Winners for the 6th Annual doGooder Non Profit Video Awards were announced on 5 April, 2012. Following, the winning videos for the 4 different categories: small, medium and large organizations...

4 April 2012

Haiti: Women & the Spoken Word (Part 2)

Haitian-American spoken-word artist Melissa Beauvery talks to Global Voices about the inspiration for her first project, the importance of oral tradition and the close-knit community that is the Haitian diaspora.

3 April 2012

Haiti: Women & the Spoken Word (Part 1)

Francesca Andre is a Haitian photographer who has directed a new video about spoken-word Haitian-American artist Melissa Beauvery. Andre talks to Global Voices about her work, how this video fits...

29 March 2012

This Week in the Caribbean Blogosphere

Again this week, the regional blogosphere was dominated by talk of Pope Benedict XVI's visit to Cuba. With reports of repression at an all-time high, Cuban bloggers were dismayed by...

24 March 2012

This Week in the Caribbean Blogosphere

Activity in the Caribbean blogosphere this week has been predominantly coming from Cuba and its diaspora, as the country prepares for the arrival of Pope Benedict XVI amidst frustration about...

21 February 2012

Haiti: Online Reaction to the Duvalier Decision

The investigative magistrate looking into human rights charges against Haiti's ousted dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier, recently came to the decision that “the statute of limitations had run out” on...

14 February 2012

Caribbean: It's V-Day; Can You Feel the Love?

Love is definitely on the minds and in the hearts of Caribbean bloggers today; here's a quick look at how many of them are honouring the feeling that makes the...

13 February 2012

Caribbean: Talking to Peter James Hudson of The Public Archive

An interview with historian Peter James Hudson, whose “digital humanities” blog The Public Archive collects historical and archival resources on Haiti.

3 January 2012

Caribbean: Looking Back on 2011

The regional blogosphere in 2011 saw a few territories, most notably Cuba, taking front and centre - especially when it came to digital activism. The rest of the Caribbean meanwhile,...

16 October 2011

Worldwide: Dialogue and Peace Through Sport

7 Billion Actions

Joël Bouzou, a bronze medalist during the 1984 Olympic Games and World Champion of modern penthathlon in 1987, is the founder and president of Peace and Sport, an NGO created...

15 October 2011

Global Handwashing Day: Changing Behaviors through Song and Dance

Do you know how to properly wash your hands? Through songs and dances, people from different parts of the world teach others the right way to wash their hands to...

24 September 2011

Video: Water Bottle Lights and Other Eco-Friendly Inventions

Solar lights and hot water heaters from plastic water bottles, houses made from trash and a way to do without plastic bags are some of the projects making reducing, reusing...

9 September 2011

Haiti: UN Troops Must Go, Say Haitians After Rape Scandal

An online video showing four UN peacekeepers from Uruguay allegedly raping a 19 year-old man at a military base in Port-Salut has generated outrage and renewed calls for the United...

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