Haiti has the ignominious reputation of being the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Government officials believe this distinction short-changes their homeland, which they say boasts opportunity beneath the rubble, some of which remains piled up in the capital city of Port-au-Prince nearly three years after the earthquake of Jan. 12, 2010. Atlanta, on the Read more
There’s always an element of community building in Habitat for Humanity‘s work, but after the January 2010 earthquake devastated Haiti, the task became literal for the global housing nonprofit.
For many Americans, Haiti conjures images of an earthquake-ravaged landscape where impoverished people look to outside organizations for aid. While that characterization is partially true, the Haitian government is working to counteract the idea that the poor country has little value for U.S. exporters and investors. In fact, because of its lack of industry in many areas, Read more
It took almost 10 weeks for the letter sent on Nov. 24, 1986, from Port-au-Prince, Haiti, to reach Robin Davis, the executive director of Global Health Action, in Atlanta on Feb. 4, 1987.
When she received it, she was in charge of Global Health Action’s predecessor the International Nursing Services Association (INSA) and wrote at the bottom of the letter that it was from Paul Farmer, “an America…
Delta Air Lines Inc.’s inaugural, weekly flight from Atlanta to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, left at 11:15 a.m. on Saturday, April 7, following a rousing sendoff by representatives of the city’s business, civic, diplomatic and Haitian communities.
Gandy Thomas, Haiti’s consul general for the Southeast who is based in Atlanta, requested a moment of silence in remembrance of those who lost their lives in the magnitude 7.0 earthquake in 2010…
A national research association decided to move its 2013 annual convention out of Atlanta because it feared that international visitors and U.S. citizens of color among the 14,000-plus attendees might feel unwelcome due to the state’s immigration enforcement law, according to the executive director. Felice J. Levine, executive director of the Washington-based American Educational Research Read more
Delta Air Lines Inc. on April 7 is to launch a weekly flight from Atlanta to Haiti, the first nonstop air service to the country from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in at least two decades. Delta announced the move as the Caribbean nation prepares to mark the second anniversary of a Jan. 12, 2010, earthquake that killed tens of thousands of people and Read more
Bryan Meltz admits she would be a bad photojournalist. Being an impartial, unfeeling observer behind a lens holds no appeal to her. Instead, Ms. Meltz tends to latch onto her subjects, using her photos to appeal for change. Just ask the Somali refugee family she started shooting on an assignment years ago in Clarkston, Ga. Photos turned into friendship, which led Read more
Haiti has opened a consulate in Atlanta as the island nation continues to rebuild from the devastating earthquake of January 2010 and prepares for a runoff presidential election next month. GlobalAtlanta was first to report last May that the country was mulling a consulate to serve a community of more than 40,000 Haitians in Georgia, Read more
A Haitian diplomat and presidential candidate involved in rebuilding the nation's earthquake-ravaged capital, Port-au-Prince, will visit Atlanta this week to discuss his vision for the role of business in the country's recovery. Leslie Voltaire, Haiti's special envoy to the United Nations, will meet with local Haitians and business leaders Oct. 15-16. On Friday, Mr. Voltaire Read more