Archive for March 4th, 2017

American cocaine use is way up. Colombia’s coca boom might be why

March 4, 2017
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American cocaine use is way up. Colombia’s coca boom might be why

By Nick Miroff March 4 at 6:00 AM Colombian soldiers spray chemicals to kill coca plants in Tumaco on Feb. 2. Eradication efforts have slowed recently. (Colombian Defense Ministry/AFP/Getty Images) While much of the recent attention on drug abuse in the United States has focused on the heroin and opioid epidemic, cocaine has also been making a...
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Fashion Designer Azede Jean-Pierre Shares Her Photo Diary From an Artisan Tour of Her Native Haiti

March 4, 2017
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Fashion Designer Azede Jean-Pierre Shares Her Photo Diary From an Artisan Tour of Her Native Haiti

They say you can’t go home again, but Azede Jean-Pierre would beg to differ. The Haitian-born, Atlanta-bred designer—whose modern, quirky, and architectural designs have become favorites of former First Lady Michelle Obama and Solange Knowles—consistently pulls from her Carib roots and heritage for inspiration, often traveling back to the island for references and ideas....
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Haitian actor Jimmy Jean-Louis: ‘The more I know about Haiti, the more I know about myself.’

March 4, 2017
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Haitian actor Jimmy Jean-Louis: ‘The more I know about Haiti, the more I know about myself.’

Haiti-born Hollywood actor Jimmy Jean-Louis is starring in three films (“Everything But a Man,” “Cargo,” and “Empty Box“) at the Miami Film Festival, March 3-12. He’s also co-produced one of them, “Everything But a Man,” which was partly shot in Haiti and co-stars Monica Calhoun from “The Best Man” franchise. We recently caught up...
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Rene Preval, who led Haiti amid catastrophe, dies at 74

March 4, 2017
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Rene Preval, who led Haiti amid catastrophe, dies at 74

Associated Press | PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Rene Preval, a low-key technocrat who led Haiti as president during the devastating January 2010 earthquake and a messy and prolonged recovery, has died. He was 74. Preval, who had the distinction of being the only democratically elected president to win and complete two terms in a...
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