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January 2, 2017

On January 1st, our friends in Haiti will celebrate their Independence Day. It is a pleasantly happy time, and I have had the unique pleasure of celebrating with them on one occasion. They start the day with mass, well-wishes to their friends and loved ones, and a spic...

July 28, 2016

Why is Haiti poor?

This is a really, really complicated question. Once, on an assignment in downtown Leogane, I was sent with a team to investigate why a business operated by a good-humored entrepreneur had failed. He was likable, enjoyed selling, and had attended schoo...

June 17, 2016

Haiti’s spunky attitude towards visitors is on display from the minute they step off the airplane. In the midst of the dizzying frenzy, YourStory advocates are quickly shunted through the airport’s corridors, forced into a line, and charged ten U.S. dollars. As this oc...

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