| Mar 12, 2013
| 7:55 AM
Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the world. In 2010, about 88% of their rural population was at poverty level after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck. Hundreds of thousands were killed and, as a result of the tragedy, people from all over the...
| Jul 18, 2014
Haiti: U.S. Embassy officials cautioned Americans about the potential for violence during protests on Tabarre Road in Port-au-Prince's Torcel district. Anti-government demonstrations Monday escalated into violence, with rocks thrown at passing vehicles...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 5:00 PM
What struck Margaret Penn when she first traveled to Haiti with her sister in 1969 was the vivid colors. Not in the landscape — "it's not one of the places with the greatest environment," she said — but in the artworks.
"There was art all...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 5:20 AM
The following editorial appeared in the Miami Herald on Tuesday, July 15:
It's been a long time coming, but finally this week U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon acknowledged that the world body bears "moral responsibility" for introducing cholera...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 10:50 AM
At least once a day, Roxane Ledan chatted with her daughter at college in Canada using free call- and video-conferencing applications on her cellphone. Three weeks ago, the connection went dead.
Several phone calls later, Ledan, a social and cultural...
| Jul 12, 2014
What remarkable lives they led.
The five men, who hailed mostly from the pinnacle of French aristocracy, were liberals who threw off their own privileges to build a more equitable society. Individually, they danced with Marie Antoinette, fled the...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 8:50 AM
It is not every day that a Boy Scout from Florida studying history in middle school can meet a direct descendant of Miles Standish on a history tour; but that is exactly what happened on Sunday, July 6, when Joshua O'Rourke met Art Standish during the...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 2:50 PM
UNITED NATIONS In his strongest statement since a deadly cholera epidemic arrived in Haiti nearly four years ago, the head of the United Nations said the global body bears "a moral responsibility" in helping the Caribbean nation end the outbreak.
| Jul 10, 2014
| 5:54 PM
When the second half of the 2014 North American Soccer League season begins Saturday, the Fort Lauderdale Strikers have a chance to some what reinvent themselves.
After starting 4-1, they floundered away an opportunity to win the first half of the...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 6:36 AM
Mauritanian singer Noura Mint Seymali has two related goals. The first is to raise global awareness of her country's music, and the second is to educate youths in Mauritania about their own culture. All of which make her the quintessential artist to...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 4:24 PM
Daniel Cineus had a lot to celebrate Friday.
He became a U.S. citizen.
Even better, he was alive.
About three months ago, Cineus, 76, collapsed at the U.S. immigration office in Orlando just as he was about to undergo his final interview — the...