Haiti

Global Politics

When America occupied Haiti

One hundred years ago this summer, the US military began occupying Haiti. One senior officer who took part in the 19-year US takeover later said it was all about Wall Street. The occupation left lasting scars.

Global Politics

'If I was Dominican, they wouldn't have expelled me like some dog'

A few weeks back, there was a lot talk about Haitian immigrants facing the prospect of being kicked out of the Dominican Republic. Even people of Haitian descent born in the DR. Dominican authorities set a June 17 deadline for immigrants — mostly Haitian — to apply for legal status or risk deportation. The mass deportations haven't materialized. And the Haitian and Dominican governments continue to say that the Haitians who have left have mostly 'self-deported' on a voluntary basis. But some Haitians who did leave tell a different story.

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Global Politics

US Navy hospital ship helping Haitians

The US is sending another 4,000 Navy sailors and Marines to Haiti for earthquake relief. The Pentagon reported on Wednesday that the Navy hospital ship Comfort, had received its first Haitian patients. WAMU reporter Sabri Ben-Achour sent this report.

Arts, Culture & Media

Haiti's vodou religion

The earthquake in Haiti was recently blamed on a ?pact with the devil'. Anthropologists say the claim has a long history, going back to centuries-old misrepresentations of Haitian vodou. The World's Alex Gallafent reports.