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  • The Latest: A sad 'Farewell,' a colorful trek

    "Farewell, Fred Voodoo" By Amy Wilentz Simon & Schuster; 329 pages Fred Voodoo, we learn from Amy Wilentz's candid new book, is not a person but an epithet — the Haitian equivalent, more or less, of Joe Average. Wilentz spent years in Haiti as...
  • JetBlue Airways: Fort Lauderdale-Port-au-Prince service to begin Dec. 5

    JetBlue Airways: Fort Lauderdale-Port-au-Prince service to begin Dec. 5
    Value carrier JetBlue Airways on Thursday announced plans for new twice-daily nonstop service between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Haiti’s Toussaint Louverture International Airport in Port-au-Prince starting Dec. 5. The new...
  • Pay it Forward Update: Yonker Family Moving To Haiti

    Pay it Forward Update: Yonker Family Moving To Haiti
    A family in Hudsonville that has been working to help Haiti for years is preparing to make a drastic move to help the struggling country rebuild. In January, Nate and Brenda Yonker will be packing up their home and moving to Haiti, along with their five...
  • Obama Confronts Iran, Syria in U.N. Address

    Obama Confronts Iran, Syria in U.N. Address
    United Nations -- Embroiled in his campaign for re-election, President Barack Obama addressed the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday in a sweeping speech meant to honor slain Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens, confront Iran and Syria, and...
  • Discoveries

    Discoveries
    Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work by Edwidge Danticat ( Princeton University Press: 181 pp., $19.95) "Create dangerously, for people who read dangerously. This is what I've always thought it meant to be a writer. Writing, knowing in part...
  • New Zealand quake raises questions about L.A. buildings

    New Zealand quake raises questions about L.A. buildings
    The level of devastation from this week's earthquake in New Zealand has some California scientists saying that the state's seismic building codes should be reevaluated to address the striking structural failures seen in Christchurch. In New Zealand,...
  • Cholera detected in the Dominican Republic

     
    A case of cholera has been detected in the Dominican Republic, the first sign that the worsening epidemic in neighboring Haiti could be crossing the border shared by the island nations. The cholera case was diagnosed in a 32-year-old Haitian man who works...
  • Haiti quake: A year later, journalists look back

     
    On Jan. 12, 2010, a massive earthquake devastated Haiti, killing more than 300,000 people. A year later, Times journalists who covered the disaster shared their recollections and reported on what life is like in Haiti today. In a front-page article......
  • The Conversation: The unpredictable Golden Globes

     
    Forget the razzle-dazzle of Angelina Jolie's and Anne Hathaway's sequin dresses, or even who won awards at Sunday's Golden Globes. Two days later, people are still talking about the program's most unexpected moments. And by moments, we do mean Ricky......
  • Will Jean-Claude 'Baby Doc' Duvalier catch the first plane out of Haiti?

     
    Tuesday's editorial about Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier's surprise return to Haiti said bluntly that the former dictator should get the heck out of town before he creates more chaos and corruption on the island already desperate for help. And it......
  • New Zealand shows even strong building codes are no match for monster earthquake, experts say [Update]

     
    The devastation and loss of life in the Christchurch, New Zealand, quakes offer some sober lessons for California, earthquake experts said. The damage shows that a sharp earthquake in a highly vulnerable area can get the better of strong seismic......