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A 7.0 earthquake tore through the impoverished Caribbean nation of Haiti on Tuesday. The quake, which struck just 14 miles from the capital of Port-au-Prince, is the largest recorded in the area. An earthquake expert from the U.S. Geological Survey…
In other news, a major earthquake and aftershocks struck Haiti, and a bombing in Iran killed a nuclear physics professor who had been a supporter of the political opposition.
In the next installment of a series on fragile states, special correspondent Kira Kay reports on Haiti's struggle to overcome years of political turmoil and severe poverty.
As global food prices continue to rise, hunger in Haiti has fueled food riots and driven much of the population, including many children, to the brink of starvation. Correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on one man's effort to alleviate…
More than 300 people have died in Haiti from back-to-back hurricanes this year, and the northern town of Gonaives remains flooded. NPR reporter Jason Beaubien describes the scene in Haiti and the damages incurred by the storms.
By PBS NewsHour
The global food shortage and soaring cost of staple foods is a "silent tsunami," the U.N. World Food Program said Tuesday, before a food summit hosted by British Prime Minister Gordon Brown to discuss the growing crisis.
Haitian President Rene Preval took office Monday with the challenge of bringing order -- and international aid -- to the impoverished island nation.
President-elect Rene Preval's Lespwa Party failed to win a majority of seats in runoff parliamentary elections, meaning he cannot choose a prime minister and Cabinet…
Haiti's interim government and electoral council announced Thursday that Rene Preval won last week's presidential election, averting a runoff and potential crisis in the Western Hemisphere's poorest country.
Gunfire erupted Monday at a protest in Haiti over preliminary election results showing former president Rene Preval garnering less than 50 percent of the vote, which would require a runoff in March.
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