Haiti sees progress in electricity plant and Iron Market

An electricity plant and a rebuilt Iron Market were among the new investments unveiled this week in Haiti.   A ribbon-cutting ceremony is held to mark the opening of the renovated Iron Market on Tuesday. The market was destroyed by last year’s quake.  CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD Staff,  By JACQUELINE CHARLES, jcharles@MiamiHerald.com.  Posted on Thursday, … Read more

Haiti’s cholera death toll grows, fueling riots

By JONATHAN M. KATZ, Associated Press Jonathan M. Katz, Associated Press, 11/16/10 PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – An outbreak of cholera has killed more than 1,000 people, the Haitian government said Tuesday as it sent top officials to the country’s north in hopes of quelling violent protests against U.N. peacekeepers accused of spreading the disease. Even as … Read more

Exclusive Interview with Former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide

13 November 2010 By Nico­las Rossier, HaitiAnalysis.com Cur­rently in forced-exile in South Africa, for­mer Hait­ian Pres­i­dent Jean-Bertrand Aris­tide is still the national leader of Fanmi Lavalas – one of Haiti’s most pop­u­lar polit­i­cal par­ties. A for­mer priest and pro­po­nent of lib­er­a­tion the­ol­ogy, he served as Haiti’s first demo­c­ra­t­i­cally elected pres­i­dent in 1990 before he was … Read more

Haitian Women and Elections: Presidents, Politics and Power

5 November 2010 By Bev­erly Bell, Huff­in­g­ton Post Recon­struct­ing Haiti is not about build­ings, projects, or money. It’s about power — about who gets to con­trol what the future Haiti looks like. Redis­trib­ut­ing power, and cre­at­ing a new soci­ety based on dif­fer­ent the­o­ries and prac­tices of it, are per­haps more impor­tant in the after­math of the … Read more

Cholera spreading, affecting election campaigns in Haiti

27 October 2010 By Jacque­line Charles, Miami Herald PORT-AU-PRINCE – First pres­i­den­tial hope­ful Michel ‘Sweet Micky’ Martelly asked for a days­long cam­paign truce. Then, oppo­nent Jude Célestin announced that he was tem­porar­ily sus­pend­ing all radio and TV ads, and called on his oppo­nents to follow. Now, Leslie Voltaire is ask­ing to post­pone the Nov. 28 election. … Read more