Haiti

Haitian Lawmakers Give Diaspora Right to Vote, Preserve Presidential Term Limits

 Amending its 1987 constitution, Haiti’s legislature has recognized multiple citizenship, giving members of the Haitian diaspora the right to vote for the first time. More than four million Haitians living abroad can now vote, though they are still unable to …

Haitian Schoolchildren Find an Unlikely Teacher: A Cruise Line

 École Nouvelle Royal Caribbean Tourists have generally found their way to Haiti by way of the several cruise lines that dock on the country’s coastlines. Now, however, cruise lines are making their way onto land, and doing their part to …

After 25 Years, Swiss Government Moves to Seize Duvalier’s Millions

 Swiss Bundeshaus The Swiss government has moved a court for authorization to seize millions that once belonged to former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier, 25 years after the funds were first frozen. If the government is successful, the government …

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 Eric Calais By the Caribbean Journal staff Minimizing the risk of future earthquakes must a focus of any Haitian development plans, according to Eric Calais, a seismologist with the United Nations Development Programme. “When the next earthquake hits Haiti we …

 Haitian President-Elect Michel Martelly is heading to the United States for talks with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and World Bank and IMF officials. According to a statement, Martelly will be discussing “job creation, education, security, reconstruction and health.” …

 Above: Michel Martelly A Caribbean Journal Editorial Haiti has always been surrounded by volatility, a frequent, unfortunate victim in the Caribbean sea – all too often abused, both by its own leaders, and those from abroad. Its former dictator, Francois …

 After taking nearly 70 percent of the votes following preliminary counting, Haiti’s President-Elect, former musician Michel Martelly, pledged reconciliation and change for the long-troubled nation. “I am president for all Haitians,” he told supporters at his first post-election news conference. …

 Preliminary vote counts from the Haitian presidential election show that former singer Michel Martelly won 68 percent of the vote in first counting. Martelly, who was supported by singer and ersatz candidate Wyclef Jean, was facing former First Lady of …

 Damien Cave covers Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean for the New York Times based out of Mexico City. Cave has told the stories of some of the world’s most challenging events, from the war in Iraq to the earthquake …

 After reports emerged this morning that Haitian singer and onetime presidential candidate Wyclef Jean had been shot in the hand the morning of the presidential elections, police are saying he was injured by glass. “The way I can explain it …