Carrie Kahn

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Haitians Are Turning Plastic Waste Into Valuable Fabric

Friday, December 15, 2017

Environmentalists haul illegal fishing nets in the ocean, while poor Haitians collect discarded plastic bottles of the streets of their country. All the waste is then turned into fabric and later into high end shoes and backpacks — a new trend in recycling.

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Still No Clear Winner In Honduras Election

Monday, December 11, 2017

Weeks after Hondurans voted for president, there still isn't a clear winner. The opposition claims the government is trying to steal the vote for incumbent President Juan Orlando Hernandez.

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News Brief: Outlook For Alabama, California Fires, Honduras Election

Monday, December 11, 2017

As voters in Alabama prepare to elect a new senator, we look at the potential consequences. Also, an update on fires in California and the contested election in Honduras.

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Political Standoff Continues After Honduras Election

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Honduras has been shaken by protests over a contested presidential election. Supporters of the opposition candidate, a TV personality, say the vote has been stolen by the incumbent president.

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Protesters In Honduras Defiant After Disputed Presidential Election

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

In Honduras, protesters defied a dusk to dawn curfew to take to the streets and make noise in anger over the nation's disputed presidential election. Irregularities have sown widespread distrust in unofficial results that show the incumbent president with a slim lead. The opposition is calling for a recount.

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Haitian President Says Infamous National Army Should Be Reinstated As U.N. Leaves

Monday, November 13, 2017

The Haitian police must now take over the duties of securing the nation now that U.N. peacekeepers have left. And Haiti's President says the United Nations' withdrawal is a perfect time to reinstate the once infamous national army a move that has sparked concerns.

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U.N. Peacekeepers Withdraw From Haiti, After 13 Years There

Monday, November 13, 2017

Brought in to restore peace and stabilize the western hemisphere's poorest nation, the U.N. force, which at its height had more than 7,000 troops, has left a mixed and sometimes deadly legacy.

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Former U.S. Ambassador To Costa Rica Dances With The Stars

Friday, November 10, 2017

When the U.S. ambassador to Costa Rica was asked what he would do after Trump asked for his resignation, he joked that maybe he would go on Dancing with the Stars. That's just where he has landed.

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Trump Administration Announces The End To Protected Status For Nicaraguans

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

The Trump administration is ending Temporary Protected Status for thousands of Nicaraguans who were given safe haven following devastating natural disasters decades ago. The administration is expected to end similar programs for other Central American countries and the Caribbean.

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Trump To Decide Fate Of 50,000 Haitians Living In U.S. With Protected Status

Sunday, November 05, 2017

Haitians are facing several challenges as UN Peacekeepers withdraw from the island after a 13-year mission. President Trump is set to announce an end to protective status for some 50,000 Haitians living in the U.S. NPR's Carrie Kahn just returned from Haiti where she sat down with the Caribbean nation's new president.

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Haitian Immigrants Fear End Of Protected Status In U.S.

Friday, November 03, 2017

Many Haitians in the U.S. were granted Temporary Protected Status, barring them from being deported home after the 2010 earthquake. The Trump administration says it plans to end the special status.

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News Brief: Trump's Asia Trip, New York City Marathon

Friday, November 03, 2017

President Trump is beginning a trip to Hawaii and Asia. Economic policy and North Korea are expected to top the agenda. Also, New York City is preparing for a marathon after the terror attack.

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Repairing Puerto Rico's Power Grid Could Top $5 Billion

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Puerto Rico's power grid was in bad shape even before Hurricane Maria knocked power out to nearly the entire island. Officials say it will be at least six months for the lights to come back on.

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Guajataca Dam's Failure Highlights Puerto Rico's Infrastructure Issues

Monday, October 09, 2017

The Guajataca dam in northern Puerto Rico suffered a major breach in its emergency spillway. At one point up to 70,000 people were in immediate danger. The Army Corps of Engineers thinks it can fix the breach, but the dam is not secure and is yet another example of Puerto Rico's crumbling infrastructure that is barely standing after Hurricane Maria hit the island.

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Puerto Rico's Christopher Columbus Statue Survives Hurricane Maria

Monday, October 09, 2017

Residents of Arecibo love the 350-foot-tall statue, which they hoped would bring tourists to their region. But they aren't fond of the conquistador who people say discovered the island and America.

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Communication Issues In Puerto Rico Make It Hard To Register Deaths

Friday, October 06, 2017

The official death toll in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria is 36. But the actual toll is suspected to be much higher, with uncounted bodies piling up in places that still have no way to communicate.

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Mexico City Trying To Return To Normal After Earthquake's Destruction

Friday, September 29, 2017

NPR's Carrie Kahn lives in one of the neighborhoods hit hardest by the earthquake. Some of the neighborhood is back up and running, but it will take years from it to return to where it once was.

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In Earthquake Aftermath, It's Uncertain When Kids In Mexico Will Return To School

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Many schools have gotten the green light to reopen, but others are either damaged or near damaged buildings. That uncertainty is putting a lot of stress on parents and kids hoping to get back to normal.

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Earthquake In Mexico Hit Churches Hard in Puebla State

Monday, September 25, 2017

The central Mexican town of Cholula is rich in colonial architecture and home to many churches. It's said there are actually 365 — one for every day of the year. But many were damaged by the quake.

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Mexico Continues To Dig Out From 7.1 Magnitude Earthquake

Friday, September 22, 2017

Much of the damage and casualties from Tuesday's 7.1 magnitude earthquake have been in Mexico City. We hear from survivors, rescuers and those waiting to hear word of their loved ones.

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