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Kòltiz, a Patriotic Haitian Practice of Solidarity

Haitian collaborative groups affirm that “every human is human.”

A Ukrainian serviceman fires at a drone.
A Ukrainian serviceman fires at a drone.

10 Conflicts to Watch in 2022

Battle deaths may be down, but regional wars continue to rage as great-power confrontations loom, from Ukraine to Taiwan, amid declining U.S. influence.

A Vodouist walks to Bawon Samdi's tomb during Fèt Gede at the Cité Soleil Cemetery in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Nov. 1, 2018.
A Vodouist walks to Bawon Samdi's tomb during Fèt Gede at the Cité Soleil Cemetery in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Nov. 1, 2018.

What the Kidnapper Wilson Joseph’s Costume Says About Haitian Politics

Vodou and Christianity are perpetually entangled with Haiti’s power struggles.

Haitian migrants cross the U.S.-Mexico border on the Rio Grande.
Haitian migrants cross the U.S.-Mexico border on the Rio Grande.

Democrats See Broken Promises in Biden’s Haiti Policies

After high-profile resignations, Biden diplomats scramble to shore up stability in Haiti and stem migration.

A U.S. Border Patrol agent on horseback tries to stop a Haitian migrant from entering an encampment on the banks of the Rio Grande near the Acuña-Del Rio International Bridge in Del Rio, Texas, on Sept. 19.
A U.S. Border Patrol agent on horseback tries to stop a Haitian migrant from entering an encampment on the banks of the Rio Grande near the Acuña-Del Rio International Bridge in Del Rio, Texas, on Sept. 19.

The View From Haiti

Many decry U.S. policy toward the country—and its migrants—as anti-Black racism.

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