Haitian Earthquake

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Far fewer people died or were left homeless by last year’s devastating earthquake than claimed by Haitian leaders, a report commissioned by the U.S. government has concluded — challenging a central premise behind a multibillion-dollar aid and reconstruction effort. The report, a copy of which was obtained Monday by The Associated Press, […]

PENFIELD, N.Y. — Under a towering Christmas tree, 3-year-old Sevil Fletcher giggled in delight amid some not-so-rough roughhousing with his brother and sister.

Haiti (CBS)— This year had already been a disastrous one for Haiti when a cholera epidemic erupted a few weeks ago that has killed over 700 people in the countryside and is spreading to the capital, Port-au-Prince. It’s where millions of people live in wretched conditions – a perfect breeding ground for the waterborne disease […]

Bakari Kitwana speaks with author and journalist Herb Boyd about his fact-finding mission to Haiti early this month as part of an assessment delegation organized by the 15-year-old Haiti Support Project.

This past week, actions taken by the Republican Party when it came to Black farmers and when it came to Haiti were pathetic and egregious. Prominent members of the GOP have not said anything about holding up the settlement money for the Black farmers or blocking relief money for Haiti.  Why hasn’t Sarah Palin and […]

The Inter-American Development Bank today announced the cancellation of Haiti’s outstanding debt of $484 million with the IDB, after receiving a $204 million advance contribution from the United States to the Bank’s soft loan window, the Fund for Special Operations (FSO).

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Nearly nine months after the earthquake, more than a million Haitians still live on the streets between piles of rubble. One reason: Not a cent of the $1.15 billion the U.S. promised for rebuilding has arrived.

From the dusty rock mounds lining the streets to a National Palace that looks like it’s vomiting concrete from its core, rubble is one of the most visible reminders of Haiti’s devastating earthquake.

Wyclef Jean’s name will reportedly be gone from November’s ballot in Haiti’s presidential election. The Grammy-winning Fugees star did not satisfy legal requirements to run in the Nov. 28 election, Reuters reported Thursday, citing a member of the provisional electoral council. “He is not on the list as I speak,” the council official told Reuters, […]

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Former President George W. Bush ambled into a steamy, fragrant mango warehouse in Haiti on Tuesday and surveyed several long tables neatly packed with the luscious fruit. He clapped Ralph Perry, the warehouse owner, on the shoulder. He shook hands with farmers, dressed in button-down shirts and ties for the occasion. Then […]

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Singer Wyclef Jean plans to govern Haiti in English and Creole if he is elected president, setting him apart from his political rivals in this former French colony.