Haitian Times News Roundup – July 27
Haiti grapples with task of helping its vulnerable children
Like roughly a quarter of Haiti’s children, 11-year-old Franchina has spent much of her short life without parents. Her mother dead, her father in prison, Franchina was placed in a state-run orphanage as a toddler, remaining illiterate year after year and seemingly destined for a hard life in the Western Hemisphere’s poorest nation. Continue reading.
U.S. Has Long History Of Meddling In Haiti Democratic Efforts
It is an understatement to say that I’ve been deeply disturbed by the way our politics have been upended by the candidacy and the presidency of Donald Trump. Sometimes my outrage borders on obsession. We hear, see and read every day of how the Russians successfully launched an attack on American democracy. As an American, I am outraged. Continue reading.
New Congressional Bill Proposes Debt-for-Nature Swap for Armenia and Haiti
Yesterday, it was announced that Congresswoman Katherine Clark of Massachusetts’ 5th District and Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois are introducing an act that would authorize USAID and the U.S. Forest Service to provide financial assistance and technical resources support to support reforestation in both Haiti and Armenia. Continue reading.
Haitian musicians band together
Great music is often borne out of difficult times. But just because the circumstances behind it are trying doesn’t mean the work itself can’t be a celebration. For proof of that, look no further than Lakou Mizik, the Haitian band making an appearance Sunday at Music Haven in Central Park. Continue reading.