By Mariela Rosario | 01/14/2010 - 11:10
Planes are descending on Haiti as a number of nations send supplies, relief workers and aid to the devastated country. In a speech this morning, President Obama pledged $115 million to help the ravaged island nation and promised more to come as he tapped former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush to help with fundraising efforts. But he also warned that it would take time, "maybe days" for Haitians to feel the full scope of the U.S. relief efforts on the ground.
By Mariela Rosario | 01/13/2010 - 09:50
Haiti, which shares the island of Hispaniola with the Dominican Republic, has been rocked by a massive 7.0 magnitude earthquake that hit around 5PM yesterday evening. The country's capital city, Port-Au-Prince, has been all but destroyed and the Red Cross is estimating that up to three million people have been affected.
By Mariela Rosario | 06/02/2009 - 09:40
Violent protests disrupted the Dominican-Haitian border recently after authorities destroyed fruits and vegetables they were growing on protected land. This border area conflict is just the latest in a string of incidents that has heightened tension on the island of Hispaniola.
By Mariela Rosario | 05/11/2009 - 13:00
Carlos Nerilus, a Haitian man living in the Dominican Republic’s capital, Santo Domingo, was lynched and beheaded last week by an angry mob. The incident was allegedly sparked by Nerilus's attack on his employer the day before, a construction foreman identified as Pascual de Leon.