Amy Wilentz, author of The Rainy Season: Haiti Since Duvalier and Farewell, Fred Voodoo: A Letter from Haiti, and Laurent DuBois, professor of History at Duke University and the author of the 2012 book, now in paperback, Haiti: The Aftershocks of History, look at what’s changed in the three years since the devastating earthquake.
It can be difficult to know where to make a contribution to the ongoing relief and development effort in Haiti. Ms. Wilentz and Prof. DuBois gave us three recommendations.
*CODEP-The Comprehensive Development Project works on reforestation and self-sufficiency projects in rural Haiti.
*Partners in Health-Provides "preferential medical care" to Haiti's poorest citizens.
*Ti Kay Haiti-Dr. Megan Coffee treats and works to prevent Tuberculosis and HIV in Port-au-Prince.
Journalist and author Amy Wilentz first traveled to Haiti in 1986, as the regime of Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier began to crumble and fall. Today, more than 25 years later, Wilentz reflects on the unique nation that has made her career in her new book, "Farewell, Fred Voodoo."
This week “Baby Doc” Duvalier unexpectedly returned to Haiti after decades in exile. We’ll speak with Amy Wilentz, contributing editor for The Nation and the author of numerous books on the Duvaliers and their long and brutal history in Haiti.
Ten months after the devastating January earthquake, Haiti still needs support for schools, factories and businesses. In the past few weeks, Haiti has needed better plumbing and medical support for a cholera epidemic.