Posted in Crime/Corruption

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…

Posted in DAILY REPORTS-Direct From Haiti

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…

Posted in DAILY REPORTS-Direct From Haiti

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….

Posted in Aristide/Preval

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…