The World's Amy Bracken reports from Haiti on efforts to use composting toilets to address a host of public health and environmental problems. The story is the third part of this week's Toilet Tales series.
“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.
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.
As Haiti fights a cholera outbreak in its river valley region, all eyes turn to Port-au-Prince where over a million displaced people still live in cramped, unsanitary tent cities. We talk with Ian Rawson and Dr. Joia Mukherjee.
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.
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.