For the past three summers, Sabrina Dillon has visited children living in an area of northwest Haiti that she calls “forgotten, because it has never been developed with running water, a sanitation system, technology, electricity, and many of the basic necessities that we all take for granted.”
The Organization of American States Electoral Observation Mission is calling on Haiti to make a number of sweeping changes to its electoral process to avoid the breakdowns and fraud allegations that triggered the latest political mess.
The Organization of American States welcomes interim Haiti President Jocelerme Privert’s decision to publish an executive decree ordering the country’s 5.8 million registered voters to the polls on Oct. 9 to vote on a new president.
An increasing number of Caribbean banks and wire transfer providers are getting cut off by U.S. commercial banks, who say their low volume business is not worth the risk of hefty fines over dirty transactions.
After shelling out $33 million last year for Haiti’s disputed legislative and presidential elections, the U.S. government informs Haiti it is suspending elections aid for the upcoming ballot. That’s O.K., the country responds.
More than three months after medical residents went on strike following a physical altercation with the administrator of Haiti’s largest public hospital, the facility remains closed along with several others around the country. The strike is overwhelming medical organizations such as Doctors Without Borders and Boston-based Partners In Health.
Haiti’s Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) President Léopold Berlanger says the country’s voting process will undergo a major overhaul ahead of its scheduled Oct. 9 presidential rerun. But will the reforms be enough to prevent a repeat of the fraud allegations that tainted last year’s presidential vote?
A day after No. 2 finisher Jude Célestin confirmed his participation in Haiti’s Oct. 9 rerun presidential election, top finisher Jovenel Moïse and third place finisher Moïse Jean-Charles did the same, hours before Wednesday’s midnight deadline.
A local toilet-paper maker from Haiti will be among hundreds of entrepreneurs from around the world attending the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Palo Alto, California, this week with President Obama.
Myrtha Vilbon, the owner of Glory Industries, shows off her toilet paper company in Haiti. She’ll be among four Haitian entrepreneurs attending the Global Entrepreneurship Summit at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, with President Barack Obama.