Pamela White served as US ambassador to Haiti from 2012 to 2015 and is now with the School of Policy and International Affairs at the University of Maine. She discussed the situation in Haiti with The World's host Marco Werman.
Haitian musician/producer Freshla is known as the King of Rabòday, a style of music he founded and whose roots are based in vodou. Freshla's also being courted by politicians who want his endorsement in this weekend's Parliamentary elections.
Dimitry Elias Léger's debut novel unfolds in the aftermath of Haiti's 2010 earthquake. The human, often comic tale is his attempt "to cover the full range of color and emotions that people who experience traumatic events need to tell their stories."
Now that "Baby Doc" Duvalier has died in his native Haiti, there is talk of giving him a state funeral. But Boby Duval, who was imprisoned by Duvalier in the 1970s, says Baby Doc's history of embezzlement and repression should remain to teach future generations what not to do.
Journalist and author Amy Wilentz speaks with Host Aaron Schachter about the legacy of former Haitian President Jean-Claude Duvalier, who failed to show up in court Thursday to face human rights abuse charges.
Hurricane Sandy had its start in the Caribbean, where it unleashed a head-on hit on Jamaica and Cuba, and then drenched Haiti, devastating the south of the country. Cate Oswald, director of programs in Haiti for Partners in Health, offers details.
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