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U.N.: Caribbean Foreign Direct Investment Fell 18 Percent in 2010

 ECLAC headquarters in Santiago, Chile By the Caribbean Journal staff A report released yesterday showed Latin America with a larger increase in foreign direct investment than any other region last year, but the Caribbean did not fare as well, according …

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 …

Seismologist: Haiti Must Include Quake Preparedness in Redevelopment

 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 …

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 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.” …

 The Caribbean region’s real GDP is projected to grow at 4.2 percent this year, following a 3.4 percent increase in 2010, according to the International Monetary Fund’s World Economic Outlook. The organization predicted a 7.2 percent in consumer prices for …

 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 …