Haiti
Manmade problems are still exacerbating a tragedy provoked by natural disaster.
Settling in for the season with new music from Flor de Toloache and Nathalie Joachim.
Mexico is embracing Special Economic Zones, but experience in Haiti offers a cautionary tale.

On Wednesday, the Dominican Republic government denied a deadline extension request for the Plan Nacional de Regularización (National Regularization Plan) from 18 advocacy organizations dedicated to defending Haitian migrant workers’ rights.

Haitian national police confirmed on Monday that nearly three dozen detainees escaped from a prison in the provincial city of Saint-Marc, 100 km (60 miles) north of Port-au-Prince.

A conversation with Edwidge Danticat and Junot Díaz.
The citizenship squabble in the D.R. is riddled with mistruths and distortions.

Yesterday in the city of Juan Dolio in the Dominican Republic, the Dominican and Haitian governments began the third round of bilateral talks concerning the legalization of the thousands of Haitians that live in the Dominican Republic without legal documentation.

Protesters in Haiti called for the resignation of Haitian President Michel Martelly as they closed a major road in Port-au-Prince on Thursday. Some 2,000 protesters accused Martelly of corruption and demanded that the government hold elections.

The Brazilian state of Acre has asked the government to temporarily close the Brazil-Peru border to control Haitian migration. Acre’s secretary of justice and human rights, Nilson Mourão, said the levels of Haitian migration into the region are unsustainable and have strained the capacity of social services in the area.

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