In the absence of strong political leadership, someone has to fill the void.
by Peter Smith
TPS is a short-term solution to an enduring problem rooted in centuries of Haitian history.
As Père Diegue surveyed the unfinished classroom, he remarked: “I’m beginning to understand why I am here.”
by John Stifler
Reading Edwidge Danticat’s novel Claire of the Sea Light is like swimming through a gentle tide in a body of water known for riptides. The feeling that something invisible, fierce, and irreparable is just under the surface never quite leaves the corner of the reader’s mind.
The story traces relational ties in Ville Rose, a small coastal village town in Haiti.
Pulling works of art from the rubble of buildings destroyed in a
disaster may seem trivial compared with providing food and medical care. But it helps ensure the
culture's long-term recovery.
After a five-month absence, parts of Port-au-Prince looked marginally better than when I had last seen the city in February. At least some debris from the January 12 earthquake had been removed. But generally, the city seemed at a standstill.