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Papa Machete: A Short Film About Haitian Machete Fencing

Papa Machete tells the story of Alfred Avril, an aging farmer who is also a master of the esoteric art of Haitian machete fencing.

Documenting the mysterious martial art of Haitian machete fencing through the story and practice of one man.

Our team recently completed filming of Papa Machete, a character-driven short film […]

Haiti Earthquake: Two Years Later, Where Did The Money Go?

A Haitian woman waiting for a taxi in Potau-Prince looks at earthquake damage on January 9, 2012.

By Donovan Webster, GlobalPost To see where the enormous sums of humanitarian aid directed to Haiti after its catastrophic earthquake in 2010 went, a good place to start is the ocean harbor. That’s where the island’s shore […]

U.S. Agency Sabotages Haiti Earthquake Aid

A Black Agenda Radio commentary by Glen Ford Wed, 06/08/2011 – 01:54 It was the unkindest cut of all. A U.S. Agency for International Development report claims Haiti, the United Nations and the Red Cross all conspired to exaggerate the death and displacement toll from last year’s earthquake. In doing so, it “calls into question […]

Aristide Returns to Haiti and the Nation Celebrates

Haiti’s former president has arrived back home from South Africa, ending seven years in exile.

Jean-Bertrand Aristide waved aside US concerns that his homecoming might disrupt Haiti’s presidential runoff scheduled for Sunday, flying to Port-au-Prince, the capital, in a charter plane with his family.

The plane touched down at Port-au-Prince airport at 9:10am (1410GMT) […]

Aristide supporters march for his return in Haiti

By Joseph Guyler Delva and Allyn Gaestel

PORT-AU-PRINCE | Fri Feb 18, 2011 7:29pm EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) – Around 3,000 followers of Haiti’s ousted former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide marched in support of his return from exile on Friday, and protest leaders threatened to disrupt an upcoming presidential run-off vote if his homecoming is blocked.

The […]

Million plus remain homeless and displaced in Haiti: one year after Quake

By Bill Quigley and Jeena Shah

BAI – Port au Prince, Haiti — One year after the January 12 2010 earthquake, more than a million people remain homeless in Haiti. Homemade shelters and tents are everywhere in Port au Prince. People are living under plastic tarps or sheets in concrete parks, up to the […]

$1.4 Billion Later: Where Did All The Haiti Relief Money Go?

PORT-AU-PRINCE—Last January, hundreds of thousands of Haitians lost their lives and millions lost their homes in an earthquake that flattened much of the capital. A year later, Haitians appear to have lost something else: hope.

The impoverished Caribbean nation marks the anniversary of the Jan. 12, 2010, quake on Wednesday with […]

Miami Rice: The Business of Disaster in Haiti

by Beverly Bell and Tory Field

Small farmers' rice harvests sat unsold in warehouses for three months, because they could not compete with U.S. food aid. Photo: Beverly Bell.

As we file this article, Port-au-Prince is thick with the smoke of burning tires and with gunfire. Towns throughout the country, along with the national airport, […]

HAITI: Looking More and More Like a War Zone

Looking More and More Like a War Zone By Ansel Herz March 30, 2010

Brazilian U.N. peacekeepers patrol Cité Soleil in February. Credit:UN Photo/Pasqual Gorriz

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Mar 30, 2010 (IPS) – On an empty road in Cite Militaire, an industrial zone across from the slums of Cite Soleil, a group of women are […]

We Can Do Better for Haiti: Demand Better Aid Distribution and Transparency

Haiti IDP Camps video 2 from Adam Stofsky on Vimeo.

The UN reports that, as of March 24, 2010, donations for earthquake relief in Haiti have surpassed $2.5 billion with another $1.2 billion pledged

The world responded generously to Haiti’s earthquake, immediately donating over $2.5 billion, with another $1.2 billion pledged, even before […]