Amy Bracken

Amy Bracken

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.

Recent Stories

Sports

World Cup fever in Haiti

Haitians are gripped by World Cup fever. As The World's Amy Bracken reports, Haitians are watching on donated big screens that have been set up in the Port-au-Prince stadium. But this has caused problems for some of the people.

Environment

Haiti update

It's now nearly five months since Haiti was hit by a devastating earthquake. Reporter Amy Bracken is back in Port au Prince. Marco Werman gets her impressions about progress there since January's earthquake.

Arts, Culture & Media

Kreyol rap in Haiti

Haiti is the birthplace of many musical genres: troubadou, Vodun racine, high-energy rara, and so on. Many Haitians would argue that rap does not belong on this list. Then rap kreyol hit the scene. As Amy Bracken reports, the music's very much alive.

Arts, Culture & Media

Recycled trash to fuel Haiti

Haiti is no stranger to natural disasters. In recent years, thousands of people have been killed by floods and landslides. The main culprit is the nation's most popular cooking fuel: charcoal. Reporter Amy Bracken reports.

Environment

Haiti's traumatized earthquake survivors

Haitians are showing up at health clinics with medical symptoms that appear to have no physical cause. Doctors say the disorders are probably psychosomatic- brought on by the earthquake and its aftermath. The World's Amy Bracken reports.

Global Politics

Decentralizing Haiti reconstruction

Haitian representatives are meeting with donors. They're presenting a plan for rebuilding. An essential component of that plan involves building infrastructure and creating jobs, but outside of Port-au-Prince. The World's Amy Bracken has more.

Conflict & Justice

Haiti's rainy season looming

Today, there are thousands of Haitians living in tent camps. Officials have declared 21 of those camps �high-risk.' They're likely to flood in the coming rainy season. And now, the rains are beginning. The World's Amy Bracken reports.

Global Politics

Haiti struggles to rebuild infrastructure

President Barack Obama has asked Congress for $2.8 billion in emergency funds to help post-earthquake reconstruction in Haiti. There was a heavy toll on the infrastructure such as the nation's postal service. Now mailmen are back. Amy Bracken reports.

Global Politics

Rebuilding Haiti

Haiti's government has unveiled an expensive reconstruction plan for the country. But there are questions over how best to spend the money. Anchor Jeb Sharp speaks with reporter Amy Bracken in Port-au-Prince.

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