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Haitian Election Drama Could Spill Into Next Year

Haitian Election Drama Could Spill Into Next Year

by Jamilah King on December 1 2010, 12:55PM

How much have international aid efforts hurt the country’s slow recovery?

Topics: Global Affairs

Haitian Protestors Clash With U.N. Troops Over Cholera Outbreak

Haitian Protestors Clash With U.N. Troops Over Cholera Outbreak

by Jamilah King on November 17 2010, 12:43PM

Angry residents call U.N. presence an “occupation.”

Topics: Global Affairs

Haitian Elections Continue Amid Disaster, Cholera

Haitian Elections Continue Amid Disaster, Cholera

by Jamilah King on November 12 2010, 1:29PM

The United Nations recently made an international appeal for $163 million in aid.

Topics: Global Affairs

Wyclef Ends Presidential Bid, Plans Next Album

Wyclef Ends Presidential Bid, Plans Next Album

by Jamilah King on September 22 2010, 10:15AM

The singer’s troubled campaign is finally over.

Topics: Global Affairs

Mexico's Birthday Blues: U.S. Border Security

Mexico’s Birthday Blues: U.S. Border Security

by on September 17 2010, 9:00AM

This summer, President Obama deployed 1,200 National Guard to patrol the border.

Topics: Global Affairs

In France and America, Bigotry Knows No Borders

In France and America, Bigotry Knows No Borders

by Michelle Chen on September 15 2010, 10:00AM

The French may not think much of Americans, but both countries’ governments share a singular antipathy for “outsiders.”

Topics: Global Affairs

On the Way Out, Washington Tramples on Iraqi Women

On the Way Out, Washington Tramples on Iraqi Women

by Michelle Chen on September 8 2010, 10:00AM

Iraqi women are left holding up half the sky in the midst of a ravaged political and economic landscape.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Global Affairs, On Gender

Fidel Castro Owns Up to Persecuting Gays in Cuba

Fidel Castro Owns Up to Persecuting Gays in Cuba

by Julianne Hing on September 2 2010, 2:11PM

“If someone is responsible, it’s me,” Castro told journalists.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Global Affairs

Wyclef Just Won't Face The Music

Wyclef Just Won’t Face The Music

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on August 26 2010, 4:14PM

Now he’s made a protest song to appeal to the masses.

Topics: Global Affairs, Haiti

Wyclef Says His Troubled Haiti Campaign Isn't Done Yet

Wyclef Says His Troubled Haiti Campaign Isn’t Done Yet

by Jamilah King on August 20 2010, 10:09AM

Shady money dealings, and Haitian residency, become the candidate’s biggest roadblocks.

Topics: Global Affairs, Haiti

U.S. Considers Lifting Cuban Travel Embargo Photo

U.S. Considers Lifting Cuban Travel Embargo

by Julianne Hing, Hatty Lee on August 18 2010, 5:48PM

Here’s a peek at modern life in the country.

Topics: Global Affairs, Politics

Letter Urges French to Repay Haiti's

Letter Urges French to Repay Haiti’s “Independence Debt”

by Jamilah King on August 16 2010, 10:46AM

Activists claim France “extorted” the money, now estimated to be worth $22 billion.

Topics: Global Affairs, Haiti

Naomi Campbell Defends Her Blood Diamond Testimony

Naomi Campbell Defends Her Blood Diamond Testimony

by Julianne Hing on August 13 2010, 5:07PM

Still claims she didn’t know a thing about those “dirty looking stones.”

Topics: Global Affairs

Louisiana's Trafficked Filipino Teachers Take Recruiter to Court

Louisiana’s Trafficked Filipino Teachers Take Recruiter to Court

by Julianne Hing on August 13 2010, 2:51PM

Faced intimidation and exorbitant fees, according to suit.

Topics: Global Affairs, Schools & Youth

Wyclef Can't Serenade Critics

Wyclef Can’t Serenade Critics

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on August 9 2010, 6:53PM

The stars have already weighed in on the singer’s run for office. Now we want your thoughts.

Topics: Global Affairs, Haiti

U.S. Makes First Appearance at Hiroshima Bombing Memorial

U.S. Makes First Appearance at Hiroshima Bombing Memorial

by Daisy Hernandez on August 6 2010, 5:24PM

Obama sends the U.S. ambassador to mark the bombing’s 65th anniversary.

Topics: Global Affairs

Dispatch from Haiti: Wondering About Wyclef

Dispatch from Haiti: Wondering About Wyclef

by Ruxandra Guidi on August 6 2010, 2:05PM

The young voters “Clef” hopes to lead aren’t yet sure they can follow him—or any other politician.

Topics: Dispatches, Global Affairs, Haiti

Naomi Campbell Didn't Know What a Blood Diamond Was

Naomi Campbell Didn’t Know What a Blood Diamond Was

by Julianne Hing on August 5 2010, 4:40PM

She also didn’t know what Liberia was, according to court testimony in the trial of the country’s former dictator.

Topics: Global Affairs

Wyclef's Serious About Haiti Presidential Bid

Wyclef’s Serious About Haiti Presidential Bid

by Jamilah King on August 4 2010, 3:09PM

He’s expected to announce tomorrow. Controversy to ensue shortly thereafter.

Topics: Global Affairs

Time Pictures Afghan Women, Obscures Realities of Endless War

Time Pictures Afghan Women, Obscures Realities of Endless War

by Michelle Chen on August 3 2010, 10:22AM

Just plaster a disfigured female victim on the cover, and presto—instant war morale!

Topics: Global Affairs, Media, On Gender