· May, 2008

Stories about Haiti from May, 2008

Haiti: In memory of a murdered teenager

  30 May 2008

La Dous Ki Vyen Pwezi posts in memory of Kareem Gaspard [Fr], a 16 year-old boy who was murdered in Port-au-Prince last Friday. “I've spoken to, smiled at, or shook the hand of so many people who have disappeared this way. Killed. Like dogs.”

Haiti, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago: Caribbean Nostalgia

  27 May 2008

Haitian blogger kiskeácity links to an interview with Nicholas Laughlin, who is at the Calabash International Literary Festival in Jamaica talking about “Caribbean literature, imaginary roads, creoleness…”it all makes you a bit nostalgic…

Haiti: Breaking the Law?

  22 May 2008

Haitian blogger Wadner Pierre shares his thoughts on the philosophy of nonviolence and, in the words of Thoreau, when “it is important for honest men to break the law.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Hijacked for Water

  16 May 2008

“With cutlasses at their necks, truck drivers are being hijacked by desperate villagers to deliver water to certain parts of the country…”: Blogging from Trinidad & Tobago, KnowProSE.com thinks that perhaps the government is “just not speaking the same language as the people around them.”

Haiti: Pierre-Antoine Still Missing

  15 May 2008

Blog de Port-au-Prince draws attention to the fact that Lovinsky Pierre-Antoine, a prominent human rights worker and Famni Lavalas activist who has been missing since August 12, 2007, still has not been located.

Haiti, USA: Food Riots and a Wedding

  12 May 2008

Haitian blogger kiskeácity is moved by former Village Voice writer Gary Dauphin's musings about Haiti and Haitianness and links to his latest piece on the food crisis “through the eyes and stories of various relatives who have traveled from Haiti to the US to attend (a) wedding…”

Haiti, USA: Food & Hunger

  8 May 2008

Haitianalysis.com publishes an article by Dr. Joia Mukherjee and Donna Barry that explains why the current food crisis “is only the most recent in the hemisphere's hungriest country.”

Haiti: finding relief for hunger in children

  5 May 2008

Reasons not to Overeat by BreezeDebris The international food shortage and crisis is doing its rounds on the blogosphere, and videos are no exception. From Haiti: people eating dirt to survive, and a plan to help feed the hungry Haitian children. Haiti is the poorest country in the American continent,...

Bahamas, Haiti: Seeing for the First Time

  5 May 2008

Nicolette Bethel links to a video series “on the statelessness of children of Haitian parentage growing up in The Bahamas” and says that “every Bahamian should watch them — especially those Bahamians who view their society through the lenses of ‘Us’ and ‘Them’.”

Global: The price of food, the cost of despair

The crisis of skyrocketing food prices is affecting all economic groups in every corner of the world. Every day, it seems, high-priced food sends another country lurching through some crisis: demonstrations, riots, rumors of hoarding, falling governments, even deaths. Global Voices is well positioned to follow the nuances of this...

Bahamas, Haiti: Food Challenges

  2 May 2008

“Locally, consumers are not getting value for money. Breadbasket items such as flour, butter, cheese and canned goods have all been outrageously priced,” writes Adrian Gibson at WeblogBahamas.com, while Bajan Global Report says that Haiti will receive food aid from Florida.

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