Haiti

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.

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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.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

Today's Geo Quiz takes us to a fishing village in northern Haiti where the beach is owned by a major cruise line and the locals don't get to use it. The answer is Labadie. Reporter Ruxandra Guidi takes us there.

Conflict & Justice

Little help for Haitian deportees

The United States has resumed deporting Haitians back to their impoverished country after a brief pause last year. Amy Bracken reports on one effort to help the deportees, a program run mostly by former deportees themselves.

Global Politics

Haiti's diaspora looks for guidance

More than a quarter of the Haitian population lives outside Haiti. Now there are growing efforts to unify and strengthen that diaspora. Haitian leaders in the US are getting advice from another diaspora -- The American Jewish community.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit: Alan Lomax

Alan Lomax made an impressive career out of recording folk music all over the world; But few people heard the recordings that Lomax made in Haiti in the 1930's. This month they'll be released to the public for the first time. Ruxandra Guidi has the story.

Global Politics

Haiti devastation emerges

The extent of the devastation from the quake in Haiti is emerging. The 7.0-magnitude quake is Haiti's worst in two centuries. Up to three million people have been affected. Jeb Sharp speaks with Bob Poff, disaster coordinator for The Salvation Army.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geologists expected Haiti quake

Geologists were not surprised by yesterday's earthquake in Haiti. The quake occurred on a well-known fault, and some seismologists had predicted that a large temblor was likely. The World's Science Correspondent Rhitu Chatterjee reports.