There Are No S—hole Countries

There Are No S—hole Countries

We recently learned that Donald Trump referred to African nations and Haiti using a derogatory and profane term. (Accounts differ, but all seem to agree it ended with “hole.”) Writing off an enormous percentage of the world’s landmass and population as inferior isn’t...
Haiti’s Hard Place

Haiti’s Hard Place

Americans are optimistic sorts. That makes it hard to fathom Haiti’s grim circumstances, even though the country is just 700 miles from Miami. Business there is controlled by a handful of elite repressive families, the infrastructure doesn’t support...
Just Another Corporate Profit Center

Just Another Corporate Profit Center

Richer countries Flex their might, Holding poor ones In plight. U.S. media outlets tend to report Haiti strictly as a land of tragedy. Its hapless citizens seem endlessly beset with earthquakes, floods, cholera, hunger, and bad government. Unfortunately, our press...
Haiti, the Caribbean Sweatshop

Haiti, the Caribbean Sweatshop

Working life Would make you wince; Should you visit Port-au-Prince. It’s baseball season in America. For years, for every ball that was scuffed in the dirt or fouled in the stands, another was quietly stitched in an abysmal Haitian sweatshop owned by Rawlings...
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