Web Extras: Haiti, One Year Later

Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 12:43 PM

On today’s show, Leonard spoke to Dan Reed, the producer of the Frontline documentary “Battle for Haiti”, about the more than 4,000 prisoners who escaped from the National Penitentiary during last year’s earthquake and the repercussions of this jailbreak.

Tomorrow marks the one year anniversary of last year’s 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Haiti. Below, you can find links to our coverage of the quake and the rebuilding efforts over the past year - an interesting timeline of a natural disaster and its repercussions. We’ve also included some of our coverage of Haiti before the earthquake: a saddening reminder that Haiti’s troubles go back further than just last year.

We’d love to know what coverage you found really meaningful—and what we should be keeping an eye on in the future. Leave your thoughts in the comments!

Earthquake Coverage:

Pre-Earthquake Coverage:

  • Underreported: Eating Mud Cakes in Haiti: In 2008, we looked at how sky-rocketing food prices had made many poor Haitians resort to eating mud cakes. (8/21/2008)
  • Underreported: Haitian Paramilitary Leader on Trial in New York: Emmanuel “Toto” Constant, former leader of the Haitian paramilitary group FRAPH, went on trial in July, 2008 in New York. But he was not being tried for his human rights violations, but rather for mortgage fraud! We examined the details of the case. (7/10/2008)
  • Underreported: An Update on Haiti: Michael Deibert first visited Haiti in 1997 and served as the Reuters correspondent in Port-au-Prince from 2001 until 2003. He updated us on Haiti's security situation in 2006. (4/26/2006)
  • Tales From Haiti: Kathie Klarreich reported on Haiti for NPR, the New York Times, NBC, CNN, and ABC, among others. She discussed her memoir of her time there, Madame Dread: A Tale of Love, Vodou and Civil Strife in Haiti, with us in 2006. (4/7/2006)
  • Underreported: Haiti and the Dominican Republic: We explored the history of discrimination against Haitians in the Dominican Republic, and why the two neighbors are so culturally and politically different. (4/6/2006)
  • Update on Haiti: We looked at the political situation in Haiti one year after President Jean Bertrand-Aristide was ousted. (3/10/2005)
  • Kieran Crawley: Kieran Crawley, the Director of Concern Worldwide in Haiti, told us about the mounting political tensions in 2004 as rebel fighters pressured President Jean-Bertrand Aristide to resign. (3/1/2004)


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Comments [2]

Kim Gittleson

Hi Mo -

Thanks for pointing that out. They should be fixed now!

Jan. 11 2011 10:40 PM
mo scarpelli from NYC

The links are broken! Please vix?

Jan. 11 2011 04:29 PM

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