A Damned Paradise: Does Haiti Need Tourism? Or Does It Need Justice?

A Damned Paradise: Does Haiti Need Tourism? Or Does It Need Justice?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 18, 2014

Human rights attorney Mario Joseph and Tourism Minister Stéphanie Villedrouin are both trying to improve Haiti, but they are following radically different paths. The one wants justice, the other wants tourism. By Samiha Shafy more... Comment ]

A Stubborn Savior: Is Bill Clinton Haiti's Hope for Salvation?

A Stubborn Savior: Is Bill Clinton Haiti's Hope for Salvation?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 10, 2012

Former US President and current UN special envoy Bill Clinton has brought his "Friends of Bill" to Haiti to encourage investment in the country in the aftermath of last year's earthquake, with mixed results. His influence is significant at the highest levels: The country's prime minister is a former top aide. By Marc Hujer more... Comment ]


In No Man's Land: Searching for Signs of Progress in Haiti

In No Man's Land: Searching for Signs of Progress in Haiti

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 12, 2011

A year after an earthquake devastated Haiti, the country is still in disastrous shape. Billions in aid seem to have only made the country a long-term patient of international donors and reconstruction has yet to begin in earnest. Much hope is riding on the coming election. By Marc Hujer more... Comment ]

The Haitian Cholera Epidemic: 'The Fight Is Not Hopeless'

The Haitian Cholera Epidemic: 'The Fight Is Not Hopeless'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 26, 2010

More than 1,400 people have died of cholera in Haiti, and every day that number grows. Nurse Anja Wolz is working with Doctors Without Borders in the country to help save lives. In an interview, she talks about the epidemic's spread and why Sunday's elections are a huge concern for her organization. more...


Haiti's Cholera Disaster: Epidemic Underscores Lack of Progress after Earthquake

Haiti's Cholera Disaster: Epidemic Underscores Lack of Progress after Earthquake

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 02, 2010

Haiti, the battered Caribbean island, is fighting a new enemy: Thousands have fallen ill with cholera and hundreds have already died. The government and international aid organizations are desperately trying to prevent the epidemic from reaching the capital. By Marc Hujer more... Comment ]

Smashed Hopes: Six Months On, Haiti Remains Covered in Rubble

Smashed Hopes: Six Months On, Haiti Remains Covered in Rubble

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 04, 2010

A half a year after a devastating earthquake claimed at least 222,570 lives, the work of rebuilding Haiti is still in the early stages. Helpers have traveled to the country from around the world, but reconstruction has barely progressed. In many parts of the country, people have simply moved on with their lives amidst the rubble. By Sandra Schulz in Port-au-Prince more... Comment ]


Emergency Relief Organization: Germany 'Should Show Greater Responsibility Towards Haiti'

Emergency Relief Organization: Germany 'Should Show Greater Responsibility Towards Haiti'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 31, 2010

At Wednesday's Haiti donor conference in New York, at least 8.5 billion euros will be needed for the country's reconstruction following the January earthquake. In an interview, the head of a major German emergency relief organization criticizes his government's response to the quake, describing it as "weak" compared to other countries. more...

Preparing for the Next Earthquake: Haiti Debates Moving Its Capital

Preparing for the Next Earthquake: Haiti Debates Moving Its Capital

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 02, 2010

Haiti's official seismologist, who predicted the recent earthquake, has warned that an even stronger one is likely to hit Port-au-Prince within the next 20 years. Now the Haitian government is debating how and if the capital should be rebuilt -- or if it should be moved elsewhere. By Clemens Höges more... Comment ]


The 'Moses of Haiti': Bringing Aid to a Shattered Island

The 'Moses of Haiti': Bringing Aid to a Shattered Island

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 26, 2010

The American businessman and missionary Patrick Moynihan has lived in Haiti for 13 years, hoping to turn Port-au-Prince into a shining success. Now he's fighting to save what's left. By Klaus Brinkbäumer in Port-au-Prince more... Comment ]

Hope in Cite Soleil: Brazil Helps to Restore Order in Haiti

Hope in Cite Soleil: Brazil Helps to Restore Order in Haiti

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 26, 2010

Officially, Brazil is responsible for keeping order in earthquake-stricken Haiti, but the country's soldiers -- present for almost six years on the Caribbean island as the leaders of the UN peacekeeping force -- are also helping with humanitarian relief. Behind the scenes, though, Washington and Brasilia are quietly competing for influence and power in Haiti. By Jens Glüsing in Port-au-Prince, Haiti more... Comment ]