Port-au-Prince

Food

In food-insecure Haiti, street vendors play a central role in feeding the capital

Earlier in July, protests against price hikes paralyzed Port-au-Prince, but the demonstrations also forced the closing of one of the capital’s sources of affordable food: the informal street chefs known as “manje kwit.” With stands near markets and bus stops, these vendors offer meals for $1 or less, and their fare is a lifeline for many of the capital’s food-insecure residents.

Business

Eight years after the earthquake, a different taste of Haiti

After the 2010 earthquake devasted Haiti, there was an outpouring of international support. Eight years later, most of those who rushed in to help are long gone. But many of those who remain are people with ties to Haiti, and ome of them started businesses that are getting some traction.

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Environment

Haiti's unnatural disaster

The slew of tropical storms that tore through the Caribbean have exacted a much higher toll on Haiti than neighboring nations. Dr. Paul Farmer, vice president of Partners in Health, says deforestation and poverty are responsible for much of the suffering.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit

At the heart of Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince, there's a bustling street market. That's where you'll find Antoine, a man dubbed the market's "walking jukebox." We hear a selection of his music in an audio postcard sent by reporter Ruxandra Guidi.

Health & Medicine

Doctors face ethical decisions in Haiti

The medical needs in Haiti are so great, and the resources often so limited, that doctors and nurses working there since the earthquake have had to make some wrenching decisions. Reporter Sheri Fink brings us a rare behind-the-scenes look.

Environment

Hope after horror in Haiti

Former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton are visiting the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince as part of their effort to raise money for the country's rebuilding. Photojournalist Bear Guerra tells us about his trip, and his photos.

Arts, Culture & Media

Kreyol rap in Haiti

Haiti is the birthplace of many musical genres: troubadou, Vodun racine, high-energy rara, and so on. Many Haitians would argue that rap does not belong on this list. Then rap kreyol hit the scene. As Amy Bracken reports, the music's very much alive.

Conflict & Justice

Boukman Eksperyans

The Haitian roots rock band Boukman Eksperyans has been around for 30 years. They've lived through dictatorships, uprisings, and coups and the earthquake. Reporter Amy Bracken caught up with the band's leaders at home on the edge of Port-au-Prince.

Environment

Haiti cholera death toll rises

The UN has appealed for nearly $164 million to fight a cholera outbreak in Haiti which has now claimed around 800 lives. Reporter Sabri Ben-Achour of station WAMU sent this report.

Conflict & Justice

Haiti's political crisis continues

Haiti's election commission has invited candidates to appeal the outcome of the country's presidential election. It's an attempt to restore calm after unrest and allegations that the vote was rigged. Anchor Lisa Mullins finds out more from Robert Fatton.