Haiti

Haiti: Dog Eat Dog World
Haiti

Haiti: Dog Eat Dog World

By: Tadia Toussaint

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – Dogs are everywhere in Haiti: under parked cars, dead on the roadside, roaming the streets. Not only are they everywhere but they’re hungry. You find dogs climbing the piles of trash on the street corners with their noses buried looking for just about anything to relieve their hunger.

Empowering Haiti One “Sole” At a Time
Haiti

Empowering Haiti One “Sole” At a Time

By Alexandra Pecharich

The journey to changing the world began with handing out water bottles to earthquake survivors in Haiti. That’s when, in January 2010, American volunteer Julie Colombino initially heard an unexpected refrain, mostly from local women: “Need a job.”

A Life Changed in Haiti: Woman is Embodiment of Alumna’s Efforts to Provide Meaningful Impact
Haiti

A Life Changed in Haiti: Woman is Embodiment of Alumna’s Efforts to Provide Meaningful Impact

By Alexandra Pecharich

“When I lost my small business after the earthquake, I believed that life was over.”

Jolina Auguste remembers her darkest hours from a distance of more than six years. The January 2010 earthquake that decimated Haiti and killed as many as 300,000 of her fellow countrymen drove her family of four from a rental into a tent and destroyed the little boutique from which she eked out an existence selling cosmetics and soap.

Ensuring a piece of the pie: Strengthening women economic opportunity in Haiti
Haiti, Women & Children

Ensuring a piece of the pie: Strengthening women economic opportunity in Haiti

By Vania Andre

Twenty-eight year old Vionise Fortuna used to make her living selling paper napkins and plastic cups to merchants near the Haitian-Dominican border. With little training and skills on hand to leverage, finding a secure job, in a male-dominated country with high rates of unemployment seemed impossible. However, one day her luck would change after being recommended to a program for vocational training for women in Haiti.

Sunday’s Presidential Runoff Postponed, CEP says
Haiti, Politics

Sunday’s Presidential Runoff Postponed, CEP says

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A looming presidential election in Haiti that had already been postponed once and faced deep public skepticism was put on hold indefinitely Friday as the country’s leaders sought to negotiate a resolution to what could soon become a constitutional crisis in the impoverished country. The Provisional Electoral Council decided to postpone…

Haiti Election Results Spark Outrage
Haiti, Politics

Haiti Election Results Spark Outrage

By Vania Andre

Outrage was sparked among some, after Haiti’s presidential election preliminary results were announced on Nov. 5. The top two finishers in the first round was PHTK’s Jovenel Moise, with 32 percent of the vote, and LAPEH’s Jude Celestin with 25 percent of the vote, the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) announced at a press conference.

Haiti Election Preliminary Results Announced
Haiti, Politics

Haiti Election Preliminary Results Announced

PORT-AU-PRINCE -The preliminary results for the Haiti presidential elections are in with Jovenel Moise and Jude Celestin moving on to the next round. The results were announced nearly an after hour it’s intended start time, with some speculation that a change in announcement location delayed the release of the results.

President Michel Martelly-backed Jovenel Moise took the lead with 32 percent of the vote, followed by Jude Celestin with 25 percent, and Moise Jean Charles with 14 percent.

Election Results Postponed to Nov. 5
Haiti, Politics

Election Results Postponed to Nov. 5

By Rachele Viard

Preliminary presidential elections results are postponed until Nov.5, the Provisional Electoral Council, which goes by the French acronym CEP, announced late Tuesday night. The results were originally to be released on Nov.3, however due to findings from a special commission established to document voter complaints, the results were delayed.

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