Tag Archives: Haiti

Dominican Republic Forces Haitians to Leave

By Cameran Clayton  Europe is not the only place encountering waves of homeless migrants. Although Haiti and the Dominican Republic share the island of Hispaniola, forced deportations and trade disruptions along their border are just the latest manifestations of a … Continue reading

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Haiti’s Tourism Effort Continues, Despite Political Strife

By Cameran Clayton The government in Haiti is betting on increased tourism to bolster its economy despite the country’s on-going political instability and devastating social conditions. Tourism development is a central pillar of the country’s post-earthquake reconstruction strategy, with government … Continue reading

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Haiti Holds First Fashion Week

By Erin Powell Haiti isn’t typically seen as a source of high-end fashion, but it may be on a path to success down that avenue in the future. Almost three dozen designers showcased their creations at a four-day “Haiti Fashion … Continue reading

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In Haiti, Restoration Through Cell Phones

By Erin Powell An estimated 220,00 people died and an additional 3.5 million were affected by the magnitude 7.0 earthquake that struck near Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Jan. 12, 2010. Almost three years later, even though the devastation is still seen … Continue reading

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Overrating Privacy

by Echo Xie In the discussion of technology and social media, one thing always pops up: privacy. With every step we take to make our communication with each other easier and more seamless, there are always people standing on the … Continue reading

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