In other news Thursday, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee heard testimony that unrest in Egypt has rattled energy markets but is only one factor in rising oil prices. The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization reported that a 3.5 percent rise in its December food-price index marked the seventh month of increases. Continue reading
On his recent reporting trip to Haiti, Jeffrey Brown explored the story of Haitian poets and artists surviving — and creating — amid the rubble of last year’s earthquake. Continue reading
In other news Wednesday, the GOP-led House passed a bill that would end public financing for presidential campaigns. Republicans said it would save $617 million over 10 years. Also, the Federal Reserve said it will maintain efforts to boost the economy and will continue buying Treasury Bonds as part of a $600 billion program. Continue reading
After 25 years in exile, former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier landed at the Port-au-Prince airport, leading human rights groups to urge authorities to arrest the ousted leader. Continue reading
Gwen Ifill talks to NPR’s Jason Beaubien in Port-au-Prince about the possible implications of former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier’s surprise return to the country. Continue reading
In Haiti, not only was reading certain books dangerous, but writers were commonly known to be the agitators of dissent, those who — with the spark of a word — might ignite an upheaval in the minds and hearts of the masses.
Jeffrey Brown traveled to Haiti to look at the struggle to rebuild and recover a year after a massive earthquake devastated Port-au-Prince and nearby area. Continue reading