Stories about Haiti
Caribbean denounces Trump’s decision to put Cuba back on terrorism list; hopes for a reversal with Biden
Some expect the Biden/Harris administration to re-establish a working relationship with the island; other Cuban commentators find that unlikely. Either way, CARICOM wants Cuba taken off the US' terrorism list.
“The proliferation of armed men, the uncontrolled circulation of illegal firearms, and growing insecurity touch every aspect of life in Haiti"
Attempts to increase visibility of the LGBTQI+ community in Haiti are being stifled
Reparatory justice can play an important role in dealing with challenges like disease, climate change and COVID-19, all of which pose existential threats to the region.
"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."
"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."
"[...] The gang leaders are seemingly free from persecution so long as they help keep the peace in the neighborhoods they control."
Could the region be past the worst — or simply enjoying a quieter period before the much-feared second wave?
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.
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.
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.
The regional energy programme was intended to provide petroleum products to member states under preferential terms; instead, the Haitian government frittered away the gains.
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.
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.
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 1 of 5.
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.
Public opinion continues to plummet as the Haitian government focuses on polishing its image rather than tackling real issues.
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.
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.
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?