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Heritage Showcase

Lesha Daley December 12, 2012

This year, the Caribbean Student Association (CSA) hosted its second annual Heritage Showcase at Dodds Theatre on Friday, Dec. 8, 2012. Countries represented included Guyana, Jamaica, Haiti, The...

Crisis Response

Matt DiGiovanni March 23, 2011

Every time a large scale disaster occurs, for the most part, the rest of the world responds by offering aid in some way or another. Whether through funding, manpower to help with recovery, or the contribution...

Haiti’s “Baby Doc” Surprise Return From Exile

Vanessa Estime January 26, 2011

After a tumultuous year of trying to rebuild Haiti from the ground up following the devastating January 12 earthquake, an on-going controversial general election, and a shocking cholera outbreak...

Elections in Haiti Amid Cholera Epidemic and National Disarray

Liz De La Torre December 1, 2010

After the magnitude-7.0 earthquake destroyed Haiti earlier this year, the Nov. 28 Election Day for a new president, 99 deputies, and 20 senators never seemed so promising or necessary for the ravaged...

Haitians Protest UN Base Over Cholera Claim

The Associated Press November 17, 2010

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Protesters who hold Nepalese U.N. peacekeepers responsible for a deadly outbreak of cholera that has killed 1,000 in three weeks threw stones and threatened to set fire to a base...

Haiti Official: Cholera Outbreak is Stabilizing

The Associated Press October 27, 2010

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – A cholera outbreak that has killed more than 250 people in rural Haiti is stabilizing, health officials said Monday, as aid groups and the gov ernment race to prevent it...

Legal Clause Thwarts Wyclef Jean’s Candidacy

Liz De La Torre August 25, 2010

Despite ample campaigning for president, it looks like hip hop star Wyclef Jean will not be the face that helps restore the “pearl of the Antille,” as he so affectionately calls his homeland, Haiti....

Chris Brown to Host Haiti Benefit Concert

The Associated Press April 21, 2010

NEW YORK – Chris Brown  will headline and host a benefit concert in Virginia next month. "Virginia Stand Up! A Call to Action" will be held May 15 at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond....

9th US missionary freed in Haiti, returns home

Liz De La Torre March 9, 2010

From The Associated Press PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – A U.S. missionary held for more than a month in Haiti on kidnapping charges flew back to the United States after being released from prison, while...

Missionaries freed by Haitian judge back in US

Liz De La Torre February 18, 2010

From The Associated Press MIAMI – Eight American missionaries charged with child kidnapping in Haiti were back in the U.S. Thursday and looking forward to homecomings, even as two others remained...

‘We Are the World’ debuts, worldwide airing set

Brittni DeHart February 14, 2010

From The Associated Press The revamped "We Are the World" made its world premiere Friday during NBC's coverage of the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics, and a simultaneous worldwide screening...

Haitian children begin enrolling in US schools

Liz De La Torre February 11, 2010

From The Associated Press MIRAMAR, Fla. – Some of the children arrived with no school records at all, some with only the clothes on their backs. A few still bear scrapes and bruises. All carry terrible...

Haiti judge: Detained Americans should be released

Liz De La Torre February 11, 2010

From The Associated Press PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – The Haitian judge deciding whether 10 U.S. missionaries should face trial on charges of trying to take a busload of children out of the country said...

Americans Arrested After Attempting “Orphan Rescue Mission”

Liz De La Torre February 9, 2010

Following the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti, 10 American Baptists from the Central Valley and East Side Baptist Churches in Idaho were arrested Jan. 29 after attempting to take 33 children, varying...

US commits to recover all bodies from Haiti hotel

Liz De La Torre February 5, 2010

From The Associated Press PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – An hour before the earthquake struck, 19-year-old Britney Gengel phoned her mother in Massachusetts, bursting with joy: She had found her calling...

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