Haiti & the Dominican Republic: An Island Divided

Program: Black in Latin AmericaEpisode: Haiti & the Dominican Republic: An Island DividedIn the Dominican Republic, Professor Gates explores how race has been socially constructed, and how the country’s troubled history with Haiti informs notions about racial classification. In Haiti, Professor Gates tells the story of the birth of the first-ever black republic, and finds out how the slaves hard fight for liberation became a double edged sword.

US deports 19 convicted criminals to Haiti

  AP, April 16, 2011    MIAMI (AP)  Immigration authorities have deported 19 Haitians previously  convicted of crimes in the U.S.    It’s the second such group of deportees since the devastating January 2010  earthquake in Haiti.    Immigration and Customs Enforcement says all 19 Haitians deported Friday had  been convicted of at least one … Read more

Three advantages lead Haitian singer to presidency

by Liu Lili, Liu Lianxiang MEXICO CITY, April 4 (Xinhua) — Popular singer Michel Martelly has won Haiti’s presidential runoff with over 67 percent of votes, preliminary results showed Monday. His rival, former first lady Mirlande Manigat, finished with 31.7 percent. Final results are due to be announced on April 16, after the electoral authority … Read more

Official: Martelly wins Haiti presidential election

He pledges to break from decades of corruption, misrule   By Joseph Guyler Delva Reuters,  2011-04-04T22:12:33 Photo: Eduardo Munoz  /  REUTERS PORT-AU-PRINCE — Singer and political outsider Michel Martelly is the winner of Haiti’s presidential election, beating former first lady Mirlande Manigat, according to official preliminary results, a senior electoral council official said Monday. “Martelly won,” the … Read more

Haiti musician Martelly wins election, official says

5:36pm EDT, 4/4/11 By Joseph Guyler Delva PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) – Singer and political outsider Michel Martelly is the winner of Haiti’s presidential election, beating former first lady Mirlande Manigat, according to official preliminary results, a senior electoral council official said on Monday. “Martelly won,” the official at the Provisional Electoral Council, who asked not to … Read more

Martelly Reportedly Wins Election

‘Sweet Micky’ Martelly reportedly wins Haiti election, By Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald, April 4, 2011 A carnival singer who reinvented himself into a polished political outsider is poised to become Haiti’s new president, according to several sources familiar with the results that are expected to be released later Monday. Michel “Sweet Micky’’ Martelly, 50, has … Read more

Many leaving Haiti’s earthquake settlement camps

AP – April 1, 2011  PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Large numbers of Haitians are leaving the dirty, overcrowded camps that sprang up after last year’s earthquake, some lured away by financial incentives from officials and others forced out by landowners. Many more may be pushed out, with no safe place to go, just ahead of … Read more