Haiti News

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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 ...

The MacGyver Cure for Cancer

To prevent a disease that kills a woman every two minutes in the developing world, start with a headlamp.

Dominican Republic Passes Law for Migrants’ Children

The law would create a path to citizenship for people who were born to illegal migrants, many of them Haitian, but who have Dominican identification papers.

Haiti: American Missionary Killed

An American missionary in his 70s who had moved to Haiti in the wake of the 2010 earthquake was stabbed to death in Port-au-Prince, the capital, the police and friends said Friday.

In Our Pages: May 12

Highlights from the International Herald Tribune archives: Germany seeks to control Haiti’s ports in 1914; Swiss youngsters aspire to navigate buses through the Alps in 1964.

Haiti: Minimum Wage Increases

Haiti has slightly raised its minimum wage for the estimated 29,000 workers who sew T-shirts and other clothing in the country’s apparel factories.