Monthly Archives: December 2010

The Dilemma of Orphans and Symphonies

  It’s an old adage that Haiti is a land of contrasts.  Well, it’s a trite statement that holds true for any country, society, or person.  Nonetheless, the fact that it’s an overtly vague statement doesn’t make it any less … Continue reading

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Celestin Presents: Christmas in Haiti

On December 7th, the twitter account promoting Jude Celestin (or perhaps it’s actually him, i’m not sure) wrote: It’s settled! Jude Celestin will face Mirlande Manigat in the Second Round! At the time, this was important for two reasons: 1) … Continue reading

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Riots, Recounts, Respite…Riots?

Friday we went to the grocery store.  That statement doesn’t hold much meaning for you if you weren’t in Haiti the preceding Wednesday and Thursday.  The day after the announcement that Mirlande Manigat and Jude Celestin would be going to … Continue reading

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Haiti’s Post Elections Waiting Game

I have to take everyone’s word for it, that all around me Haiti is burning.  Several of us attempted to get to work this morning, only to find blockades along the major roads and some of the backalleys.  Reports continued … Continue reading

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Defying Expectations – Angelot’s Photography

Earlier this year, Harvard Law student Stephanie Grace sent an email to her friends explaining why she believes that Black Americans are genetically inferior to whites.  You can read the full text of the email here. In particular, though, I … Continue reading

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Psalms 46

Religion is everywhere in Haiti, so much so that you become disgusted that Pat Robertson could even conceive that Haiti made “a pact with the devil.”  I captured this photo on my way out of Cap Haitian.  The vehicle is … Continue reading

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Defining the Haitian Swagger

If you want my thoughts on the elections, you’re going to have to wait until after February 7th, when the preliminary results are released, and hopefully the Department of State publishes my article on its blogsite.  Until then, now’s a … Continue reading

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