has opportunity to reverse policies that have thwarted the nation's progress U.S.
By Makeda Crane
January 25, 2010
On Jan. 12, 206 years after rattling the world by becoming the first (and only) black republic to win its independence by overthrowing a slave system,
In 1804, led by Toussaint L'Ouverture, the independent nation of "Ayiti," or
Three days after the catastrophic earthquake, the Obama administration announced that it will grant temporary protected status for 18 months to Haitian immigrants living in the
Addressing this issue is paramount and would greatly improve the economy of
In order to accelerate the process of
As Nicole Lee, executive director of TransAfrica Forum, has noted: "
Haiti has more international nongovernmental organizations, per capita, than any other country. However, if
In the distribution of the $100 million that the Obama administration has issued, the larger percentage should be going to local institutions: cooperatives, businesses and NGOs. These organizations are intricately woven into the social, economic and political fabric of Haitian society and intimately understand how to address the short-term and long-term needs of the people.
Makeda Crane is an independent journalist and human rights activist in
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