Haiti

People walk over a pile of rubble from a collapsed building after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake in Les Cayes, Haiti, on Aug. 16.

A Non-Interventionist Region Reacts to Afghanistan

The factors that led to the country’s collapse find many parallels in Latin America.

A soldier stands over debris in Haiti.

Haiti’s Convenient Disaster

Last weekend’s earthquake was a catastrophe. But for the country’s political class, it came at exactly the right time.

Students look at booklets at their desks on the first day back to school at the National School of Tabarre in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince on Sept. 5, 2016.

Haiti’s Foreign Language Stranglehold

Around 90 percent of Haitians speak only Haitian Creole. So why is school mostly conducted in French?

Protesters gather in Miami's Little Havana neighborhood to show their support for Cuba's protesters.

Get Ready for a Spike in Global Unrest

COVID-19 threatens to accelerate longer-term rebellion, violence, and political upheaval.

Supporters of assassinated Haitian president protest.

U.S. Intervention in Haiti Would Be a Disaster—Again

The nation’s poverty and chaos has been shaped by Washington for decades.

People help police arrest those accused of assassinating the Haitian president.

How to End Haiti’s Terminal Despair 

What Haiti needs is state building, not another round of misbegotten aid.

Performers dressed as soldiers dance in front of a screen showing rockets being launched during a mass gala marking the 100th anniversary of the Communist Party on June 28 at the Olympic Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing, China.

Does Beijing’s Belligerent Birthday Party Herald a New Arms Race?

The Chinese Communist Party’s anniversary celebration is taking place amid a nuclear buildup.

Members of the Haitian police and forensics look for evidence outside of the presidential residence in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on July 7.

The Hit on Haiti’s President

International observers have stood by as Haiti’s political crisis escalated.

A man walks past a wall of messages of support for the ongoing protests against the military coup in Yangon on Feb. 11.

Why Convicting Trump is Key to Biden’s Foreign Policy

With U.S. credibility so low, promoting democracy is harder than ever—so Washington should get its own house in order first.

Protesters walk past a burning barricade as opponents of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse demonstrate on Jan. 15 in Port-au-Prince to demand his departure from power.

Political Crisis in Haiti Poses Challenge for Biden’s Democracy Push

The State Department sides with President Jovenel Moïse on when his term should end.

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Diplomats’ Warnings Over Mass Deportations Ignored by Trump Administration

A memo details the Trump administration’s efforts to end waivers for hundreds of thousands of vulnerable Central American nationals and send them home.

A demonstrator waves a Chilean flag at a barricade during a protest against the government's economic policies in Santiago on Oct. 29.

Latin America’s Protests Are Likely to Fail

The popular uprisings in Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, and Haiti have many different causes and one thing in common: If history is any indicator, the outlook for genuine, lasting change is grim.

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Open Borders Are a Trillion-Dollar Idea

Tearing down all barriers to migration isn’t crazy—it’s an opportunity for a global boom.

Demonstrators gathered in front of the White House to protest U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to terminate temporary protected status for citizens of Sudan, El Salvador, Haiti, and Nicaragua in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 9. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

How One Top Diplomat Took a Stand Against Trump’s Immigration Policy

The under secretary of state feared that canceling the temporary protected status for some immigrants would be a blight on U.S. foreign policy.

President Donald Trump attends a luncheon with U.S. and African leaders at the 72nd United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 20, 2017 in New York. (Brendan Smialowski      /AFP/Getty Images)

African Ambassadors to Convene in Wake of Trump’s ‘Shithole’ Outburst

U.S. diplomats worry the president’s comments will set back relations. Others wonder why it took the “shithole” comment to get Washington to finally notice Africa.

A child receives the second dose of the vaccine against cholera in Saut d'Eau, in the Central Plateau of Haiti, on 17 September 2014. The UN has launched its second phase of the vaccinationcampaign against cholera which was initiated and implemented by the Haitian authorities as part of the broader framework of the national plan for the elimination of cholera in the country. The campaign aims to vaccinate 200,000 people living in the communes where the disease persists in particular the department of Artibonite, Central and West.  AFP PHOTO/Hector RETAMAL        (Photo credit should read HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump Won’t Pay a Penny For U.N. Cholera Relief Fund in Haiti

Washington set to reject the U.N. chief’s latest appeal for money to tend to Haiti’s cholera victims.

Brazilian soldiers (Brazil leads a mission of UN peacekeepers here) patrol a camp for survivors of the January 2010 quake in Haiti which killed 250,000 people, on February 28, 2013 in Port-au-Prince. The UN has had a huge mission in Haiti helping the impoverished country with its political strife and the impact the devastating 2010 quake. Hundreds of thousands are still living rough in squalid makeshift camps, and they now face rampant crime, a cholera outbreak and the occasional hurricane. AFP PHOTO/VANDERLEI ALMEIDA        (Photo credit should read VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)

U.N. Peacekeepers Ran a Child Sex Ring in Haiti

It’s the latest country where blue helmets have sexually abused those they’re supposed to protect.

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