Haiti News

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Ex-President of Haiti Put Under House Arrest

Jean-Bertrand Aristide was placed on house arrest in a corruption investigation, an order protested by his supporters whom claimed there was no provision in Haitian law for such a penalty.

Humans of New York Goes Global

The creator of the popular photography blog Humans of New York, which focuses on street life in the city, is now documenting the everyday lives of people near trouble spots around the world.

Photographing on Ferguson's Streets

Covering the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., has proved challenging as police restrict access and, in some cases, arrest journalists.

A Creole Solution for Haiti’s Woes

Children should learn in the language they speak at home, not French.

Haiti: A U.N. Cholera ‘Pilgrimage’

Secretary General Ban Ki-moon of the United Nations visited Haiti on Monday and sought to assure Haitians that he was committed to ending a cholera epidemic “as quickly as possible,” but he did not acknowledge his organization’s possible...

U.N. Chief Served Papers in Suit by Haitian Victims, Lawyers Say

Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s spokesman denied that the official had been served.

Haiti Elections in Doubt as Ex-Presidents Stir Pot

Political uncertainty reigns as the current president jousts with opponents over the staging of an overdue election, which has brought waves of foreign dignitaries to attempt to defuse the crisis.

An Artist’s Priorities Are Shaken From the Abstract to the Concrete

Philippe Dodard, often called the Picasso of Haiti, has turned his focus to rebuilding a neglected art school after the 2010 earthquake.

Migrants in the Dominican Republic: No place like home

UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  Bucked off Fly Title:  Migrants in the Dominican Republic Rubric:  The travails of the children of Haitian migrants in the Dominican Republic A NIGHTMARE is about to end for some 24,000 people in the Dominican Republic (DR). For months a court ruling has in effect rendered them stateless, in the process straining the country’s tense relations with Haiti, its poorer neighbour on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola. But for many others, the ordeal is continuing. Until a decade ago the children of Haitian migrants who were born in the DR were recognised as Dominican nationals, even if their parents had immigrated illegally. The rules began to change in 2004, and in 2010 a new constitution made a legally resident parent a requirement for citizenship at birth. Then, last September, a ruling of the Constitutional Court denied citizenship to the offspring of illegal immigrants who had arrived before that change. The government maintains that these revisions justly removed an anomaly and conform with practice elsewhere. Yet the ...