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Stories about Haiti

The Caribbean's case for reparations: Part II

"We transformed these broken colonies into functional democracies without any support […] and now we have this debt crisis because we were abandoned by those who plundered our wealth."

The Caribbean's case for reparations: Part I

"When a wrong has been committed, it must be repaired. If you recognise that colonization has been a source of massive crimes against humanity, then reparations are legitimate."

Collusion accusations grow between Haitian government and organised crime groups

"[...] The gang leaders are seemingly free from persecution so long as they help keep the peace in the neighborhoods they control."

Is the Caribbean winning the fight against COVID-19?

Could the region be past the worst — or simply enjoying a quieter period before the much-feared second wave?

Bocas Lit Fest crowdsources ‘100 Caribbean books that made us’

The regional literature festival says the initiative “isn’t a competition, but a chance to curate the stories that hold pride of place" on readers' bookshelves and in their hearts.

Cooped up? Trinidad & Tobago's Bocas LitFest has released its 2020 longlist

Self-quarantined? Dive into any of these “nine books by writers with roots in seven Caribbean territories,” which just made the 2020 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature longlist.

Caribbean tourism threatened by the region's first cases of COVID-19

Three confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus have shown up in the French-speaking Caribbean and another in the Dominican Republic, placing the region on even greater alert.

Will Venezuela exclude Haiti from the PetroCaribe relaunch?

The regional energy programme was intended to provide petroleum products to member states under preferential terms; instead, the Haitian government frittered away the gains.

This community library is changing the chaos narrative in Haiti's Cité Soleil

The epitome of the ills that have plagued Haiti for decades, Cité Soleil wants to use its library project as a channel for the larger discourse around national reconstruction.

Global Voices quinceañera: When the Caribbean did the right thing

In 2019, the Caribbean envisioned a more holistic brand of public education, spoke out against corruption, and experienced a resurgence of respect towards its First Peoples. Part 5 of 5.

As Global Voices celebrates its quinceañera, 15 ‘coming-of-age’ posts from the Caribbean

Happy 15th birthday, GV! The Caribbean team picks 15 of its best posts from 2019, starting with violent street protests, a refugee crisis, and an inspiring story of justice. Part...

At a standstill: Can Haiti find a way out of its unending crisis?

As more and more Haitian people take to the streets to demand his resignation, President Jovenel Moïse seems intent on redirecting focus away from his government.

Haitian president proposes 4th prime minister as public trust plummets

Public opinion continues to plummet as the Haitian government focuses on polishing its image rather than tackling real issues.

Could the PetroCaribe scandal be the end of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse?

The corruption scandal surrounding PetroCaribe, a regional energy programme that supplied petroleum products to Haiti at preferential rates, was at the heart of the violent protests earlier this year.

Will the Haitian president's third pick for prime minister solve the nation's security issues?

Haiti's security situation is currently quite volatile, sparking hope that the proposed new prime minister will be able to work with President Moise and deal with pressing socio-economic issues.

Is the Haitian parliament's revocation of Prime Minister Céant another feat of zero-sum game politics?

The no-confidence vote and resulting reshuffle are impacting the government's capacity to provide a timely and effective response to Haiti's socio-economic crisis.

US envoy visits Haiti as leaders juggle solutions to address national crisis

With the government not delivering on what they promised after the February 2019 protests, can dialogue really offer ensuring solutions to Haiti's socio-economic crisis?

The French Yellow Vests movement seen through global lenses

As we witness the rise of the Yellow Vests, France revisits its bloodthirsty history.

Protests in Haiti may have halted, but its fragile institutions still struggle

The government announced new measures to relieve the suffering of Haitian citizens, but are they enough to solve the current crisis and stem further unrest?

Haiti's current political unrest: Déjà vu or opportunity for meaningful change?

Protests have paralyzed Port-au-Prince schools, hospitals, and marketplaces, as well as other cities. Demonstrators demand radical system change: "tabula rasa" (clean slate), as they call it.

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