Go to Haiti with me this April

A young man prays in Carrefour, the epicenter of the January 12th earthquake

I have remembered.  The earthquake of January 12th, 2010 brought the world’s attention to Haiti. The Western world had become comfortable, casual even, in referring to Haiti as a place of political instability and extreme poverty. Phrases like the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere rolled off the tongue easily and most Americans had very little working knowledge…… Continue reading Go to Haiti with me this April

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Haiti is Beautiful

Forget this narrative: Haiti is a dangerous, politically unstable, corrupt, and voodoo worshipping country. It’s the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere, a virtual pit of foreign aid, and a place to be avoided. That’s a pre-2010 narrative. That’s like saying you shouldn’t go to Tijuana because of gang violence. There’s truth in the claim but…… Continue reading Haiti is Beautiful

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