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Grasses of Ginen

The downtown, around Grand Rue in the old part of the city, looks like a modern-day variant of Pompei. Nothing but ruins. Here the tall buildings didn’t even pancake; they just crumbled. … Read More»

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Country Hospitality: Haitian Peasant Organizations Provide Humanitarian Aid

“Yon sèl dwèt pa manje kalalou,” says Christroi Petit-homme, a member of a peasant farmer organization. You can’t eat gumbo with one finger. … Read More»

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Haiti: Collapsed House, No Number

“Collapsed house, no number” is an old expression that Haitians uses to indicate that their flimsy homes of sticks-and-mud or shoddy cement blocks have finally fallen apart. … Read More»

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Haiti: Magalie Marcelin

“A loss for the whole nation.” That is how one of Magalie Marcelin’s friends described the death of this women’s rights leader in Haiti’s earthquake January 12. … Read More»

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Community and Popular Radio in Haiti Today

Sony Esteus is squeezed into an elementary school chair, the kind with the curved piece of wood in front, in a courtyard. Around him are chickens, a fly-swarmed pile of compost, a truck, and a tent. … Read More»

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Haiti: Putting "Humanitarian" Back in "Humanitarian Aid"

One of the first things that Haitians now living in the streets want to talk about is their disgust over the international food aid program. … Read More»

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Beyond disaster aid to solidarity

People have all kinds of things to say about where Haiti should go from here, and how it should get there. … Read More»

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FROM NEW ORLEANS TO PORT-AU-PRINCE

(New Orleans, Feb. 7, 5:00 p.m.) A bald man I just passed on the street sports temporary fleur-de-lis tattoos all over his pate. The streets are loud with “Who dat say dey gonna beat dem Saints? … Read More»

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Burma Essay: The Ruby Ape

"The Ruby Ape: A Deadly Storm and a Lethal Regime" … Read More»

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Burma Essay: The Ruby Ape

"The Ruby Ape: A Deadly Storm and a Lethal Regime" … Read More»

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