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Devastated by Earthquake, Haiti’s Theater Scene Rebuilds With New Purpose

Region: Haiti

Topics: Arts

Haiti’s 2010 earthquake forever altered the country, including the devastation of Haiti’s nascent theater scene. Eight years later, advocates are reviving the art and discovering the role of theater in rebuilding the nation.

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Cash-Strapped Haitians Find Voodoo a Cheaper Alternative to Traditional Medicine

Region: Haiti

Topics: HealthReligion

Aside from their belief in the supernatural, more and more Haitians are looking for healing from Voodoo priests rather than physicians, because of far lower fees. One former priest likens healing rituals to psychotherapy.

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All-Female Rara Bands: Haitian Women Break Musical Barriers

Region: Haiti

Topics: ArtsCultureReligion

Blending music and Voodoo, rara bands have long been a fixture of Haiti's Carnaval. But now all-female troupes are bringing new looks and new sounds to the formerly male-only tradition.

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Saxophonist Plays at a Haitian Wedding

Region: Haiti

Topics: Culture

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Haitian Capital Seeks Solutions to Insufficient Solid Waste Disposal

Region: Haiti

Topics: Environment

With the Port-au-Prince metro area producing 1,400 to 1,600 metric tons of waste daily, proper control will be a formidable and costly task. But officials hope that educating vendors and students about the dangers – and imposing new penalties – will curtail the problem.

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In Food-Insecure Haiti, Street Vendors Play a Central Role in Feeding the Capital

Region: Haiti

Topics: HealthHuman Rights

Earlier in July, protests against price hikes paralyzed Port-au-Prince, but the demonstrations also forced the closing of one of the capital’s sources of affordable food: the informal street chefs known as “manje kwit.” With stands near markets and bus stops, these vendors offer meals for $1 or less, and their fare is a lifeline for many of the capital’s food-insecure residents.

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Sign Language Course Creates Connection and Opportunity for Deaf Haitians

Region: Haiti

Topics: Education

Disabled Haitians, including those with auditory impairments, struggle against prejudice and marginalization in their daily lives. Now, an institute is teaching sign language to young professionals – and raising awareness in the process.

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Haiti Bans Overage Students From Secondary Education, but One School Has a Solution

Region: Haiti

Topics: Education

In Haiti, students older than 13 aren’t allowed to enter secondary school. The result of the overage policy here forces many students to drop out after sixth grade, advocates say. But the École de la Réussite blends vocational training with traditional subjects to give older students another chance.

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As Sugarcane Farmland Shrinks, Haiti’s Craft Distillers Remain Hopeful

Region: Haiti

Topics: AgricultureBusiness

In a nation reliant on imports and international aid, craft distillers in Léogâne are rightfully proud that they are boosting the economy in that region. But they’re faced with challenges that include the lower costs of imported alcoholic beverages and a shrinking amount of land for sugarcane farming.

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Kicking It: Learning Karate in Haiti

Region: Haiti

Topics: Culture

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