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Drought worsens food crisis in poverty-stricken Haiti

Port-au-prince - The World Food Program sounded an alarm Friday over arid conditions in northwest Haiti that have worsened an already dire food shortage in this impoverished country.
In the Media by AFP

Haiti cholera victims file new lawsuit against UN

Port-au-prince - Victims of Haiti's deadly post-earthquake cholera epidemic filed a new lawsuit Tuesday against the United Nations in US federal court, demanding compensation over the organization's alleged responsibility for the outbreak.The class-action suit -- repre...
In the Media by AFP

U.N. sued by 1,500 victims of cholera outbreak in Haiti

A class action lawsuit has been filed in the U.S. District Court in Brooklyn against the United Nations over the cholera outbreak in Haiti which left over 9,000 dead and 700,000 sick. The contagion has spread to several countries.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Haiti's first cardinal says will tell pope of country's woes

Port-au-prince - For the first time, a Haitian has been named a cardinal -- and he's vowing to "bring the reality" of his tiny, impoverished Caribbean country "into the heart of the Vatican."Chibly Langlois, 56, is one of 19 who will be formally appointed to the Cathol...
In the Media by Clarens Renois (AFP) - 1 comment

Haiti marks fourth anniversary of quake that killed 250,000

Port-au-prince - Haiti marked four years on Sunday since a violent earthquake shattered the impoverished nation, which is still struggling to recover from the widespread devastation that killed 250,000 people.
In the Media by Clarens Renois (AFP)

Four years after earthquake, Haiti still in ruins

Port-au-prince - Four years after Haiti was hit by a violent earthquake, the dragging pace of reconstruction is nowhere more apparent than the capital, where its landmark presidential palace and cathedral remain in ruins.
In the Media by Clarens Renois (AFP)

Haitian cholera epidemic spreads

The strain of bacteria which caused the cholera epidemic in Haiti has spread to other countries. Meanwhile, victims of the epidemic in Haiti look set to sue the United Nations.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Photojournalist wins $1.2 million in copyright infringement trial

New York - In a landmark decision, a jury awarded photojournalist, Daniel Morel, $1.2 million (£740,000) for infringement of copyright. The sum will be paid by defendants Agence France-Presse and Getty Images who used his photographs without asking his permission.
In the Media by Lesley Lanir - 8 comments

Lawsuit alleges that UN forces brought cholera epidemic to Haiti

A federal lawsuit that will reportedly be filed in New York on Wednesday alleges that Nepalese United Nations peacekeepers re-introduced cholera into Haiti.

Op-Ed: Assata Shakur? How about these REAL terrorists living in the USA?

Washington - Yesterday the FBI added former Black Panther and convicted cop-killer Assata Shakur to its Most Wanted Terrorist list, placing a $2 million reward on her head. Shakur becomes the first woman and the second 'domestic terrorist' to make the list.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 6 comments

Wyclef, Kid Ink appearing on MTV's RapFix on May 1

Rapper/producer and politician Wyclef Jean has just dropped a mixtape and will be appearing on MTV's RapFix Live Wednesday. The Fugees founding member will be joined by Los Angeles based rapper Kid Ink.
In the Media by Layne Weiss

Three years after quake, Haitians continue to suffer in camps

Three years after Haiti was hit by a disastrous earthquake, over 358,000 people continue to live in makeshift camps spread around Port-au-Prince, where they remain exposed to crime and diseases, such as the cholera outbreak affecting the country.
In the Media by Raluca Besliu - 11 comments

Rapper Wycleaf Jean accepts blame for Fugees break-up

Haitain-American rapper Wyclef Jean, best known for being a member of the popular Hip-Hop group, the Fugees, recently sat down with Power 106 host Big Boy to discuss his affair with fellow Fugees member Lauryn Hill and to explain the trio's break-up.
In the Media by Layne Weiss - 1 comment

Haiti's orphanages contain many children who are not orphans

Port-au-prince - The Haitian government is intending to close a number of orphanages. Most children in orphanages actually have living parents who place them in orphanages because they cannot afford to raise them.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

Haiti's Hurricane Sandy victims: World, don't forget about us

Even as Hurricane Sandy has passed through Haiti, the people of the country are far from recovering as it deals with problems that grow increasingly worse.
In the Media by Can Tran - 2 comments

Haiti faces food crisis and cholera in wake of Hurricane Sandy

In the wake of the havoc caused by the super storm on Haiti, only now is the extent of the devastation making itself known. Haitians face severe food shortages and the threat of cholera.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Hurricane Sandy's Caribbean trip — devastation in Haiti and Cuba

As the world concentrates on the latest devastation in the US, Sandy has already done some serious damage to other countries, including Haiti and Cuba. Sandy took the lives of 54 people in Haiti and 11 in Cuba.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 5 comments

Tropical storm Isaac proves to be deadly in Haiti

Port-au-prince - Tropical storm Issac made its presence known in Haiti, flooding the island nation that is still trying to recover from the devastating earthquake that hit two years ago, and killing at least 3 people.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 1 comment

Tropical storm Isaac heads for Haiti

Port-au-prince - Tropical storm Isaac is bringing gale-force winds and heavy rainfall to Haiti, and is due to hit the capital on Saturday afternoon, local time.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 5 comments

Penn's profanity-laden speech and Haiti's reconstruction efforts

Since the devastating 2010 earthquake that hit Haiti, actor and activist Sean Penn has been constantly involved in assisting the Caribbean country’s recovery.
In the Media by Raluca Besliu - 2 comments
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