Amy Bracken is a Boston-based independent reporter and radio producer. She mostly covers migration and all things Haitian but has also reported on religion and human rights, and she likes exploring the history behind current events. She is a graduate of Columbia School of Journalism and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
“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.
Arts, Culture & Media
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with reporter Amy Bracken in Haiti about the return of former leader Jean-Bertrand Aristide and about the second round of presidential elections that takes place there Sunday.
The World's Amy Bracken speaks with a number of women in the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, who say that in the aftermath of the earthquake, they've been forced to resort to a job they never imagined doing ï¿½ prostitution.
Artists in the Haitian coastal town of Jacmel, hard hit by the earthquake, are creating rubble art to sell to foreigners for much-needed income and to remind people of the tragedy. The World's Amy Bracken reports.
Haiti and the Dominican Republic share the island of Hispaniola, but the two Caribbean nations have not exactly been good neighbors. However, the January earthquake that devastated parts of Haiti seems to be improving the relationship.
The World's Amy Bracken explores the significance of Wyclef Jean's decision to run for Haiti's presidency.
The temporary abundance of free care appears to be endangering Haiti's own health care system. The World's Amy Bracken has the story.
Arts, Culture & Media
In post-earthquake Haiti, one pre-quake tradition has been restored. Thursdays at the Hotel Oloffson are back. The World's Amy Bracken caught up with RAM's leader, Richard Auguste Morse, in Port-au-Prince.
It's been six months since Haiti fell victim to one of the most destructive natural disasters on record. Today, 1.7 million Haitians live in camps. The World's Amy Bracken reports.
Conflict & Justice
The Haitian roots rock band Boukman Eksperyans has been around for 30 years. They've lived through dictatorships, uprisings, and coups and the earthquake. Reporter Amy Bracken caught up with the band's leaders at home on the edge of Port-au-Prince.