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New Mountain Bike Race Planned For Haiti

Registration has opened for an elite international mountain bike race planned for January 2013. It will cover about 80 miles and involve some 10,000 feet of climbing, on rocky terrain. But what's most remarkable about this race is its location: Haiti.

Arts, Culture & Media

Invisible Grace

A few months ago, it was impossible to move around Port-au-Prince unaware of the thousands of families still homeless after the January 2010 earthquake. Tent camps – with their tattered blue and gray tarps and make-shift structures of plywood and rusting metalware – were set up in the streets, on median strips, and in the main parks of Petion-Ville and Port-au-Prince. Men, women and children bathed in buckets in the street.

Haitian migrants wait in Peruvian border town for chance to enter Brazil

Thousands of Haitians left their country in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake. While many fled to the United States, others made the arduous journey south to Brazil. But after letting in more than 4,000 Haitian migrants, Brazil has toughened its immigration policy. Meanwhile, hundreds more wait at its border for the chance to get in.

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Environment

Haiti, 6 months after the earthquake

Six months ago, a devastating earthquake shook Haiti. The country remains in dire straits, with a fractured government, a continued need for basic aid, and groups competing for a foothold in a country with a severely damaged infrastructure.

Global Politics

Lakay se lakay … home is home

“Si Aristide te la….” “If Aristide were here….” So started the chants in countless demonstrations on the streets of Port-au-Prince over the last seven years, since then-President Jean-Bertrand Aristide was flown into exile in Africa on a US military plane.