Even before the earthquake of 2010, Haiti was considered the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. It’s been five years since the natural disaster, and while vast improvements have been made, Haiti is still a struggling nation. Some Minnesotans want to remind us, not to forget. Continue reading Haiti Still Hurting Five Years After Devastating Earthquake
A husband and wife thought to be Rockland County’s oldest married couple will celebrate their birthdays this weekend — with a combined age of 212.
At least 18 people were killed and 60 injured early on Tuesday when a carnival float hit power lines in Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince on the second day of the annual festival, officials said. Continue reading 18 Dead from Carnival Float Accident in Haiti
A Haitian man of 19 years was beaten and hung in the public square of Ercilia Pepin, near the Marìa José Cabral and Baez hospital in Santiago where he shined shoes. It is being described as a hate crime where no motive except that the man was Haitian. Demonstrations that included the burning of the Haitian flag did ensue. Continue reading 19-Year-Old Haitian Boy Found Hanging in the Public Square in Dominican Republic (Warning: Disturbing Image)
Megan Boudreaux had visited Haiti before on short-term business and missions trips, but never did she imagine that God would call her to permanently abandon a comfortable life in the U.S. for a bare-bones one in a third-world country plagued by poverty and child slavery and that was just starting to climb its way out of a devastating earthquake.