A breakthrough technology that uses cell phones to aid people in disasters is now being used to help victims of the tornadoes in the Midwest, the earthquake in Japan and the unrest in the Middle East.
Award-winning author and MacArthur Genius Grant winner Edwidge Danticat was born in Haiti and came to the U.S. when she was 12. Rafael Pi Roman, our colleague from the WNET program “Sunday Arts,” spoke with Danticat recently.
More than a year after the earthquake in Haiti, the Dominican Republic is deporting Haitian refugees en masse, prompting allegations of racism and wrongful treatment by human rights activists.
We visit Hispaniola, where the Dominican Republic is beginning to deport Haitian refugees. Also: author Edwidge Danticat and Republican Medicare proposals.
Gina Athena Ulysse examines why destitution, sensationalism and violence are the mainstays of the media’s coverage of Haiti.
Need to Know presents a report from The New York Times on two severely injured children in Haiti who were brought to Boston for surgery, physical therapy and recovery.
Excerpts of an interview with Dominican Republic President Leonel Fernandez, who has helped lead the recovery effort in Haiti, and photos from throughout the reconstruction.