Oct 7, 2014

UNESCO says wreck found off Haiti isn't Santa Maria

A report from the U.N. cultural agency released Monday concludes that a shipwreck found off northern Haiti could not be the Santa Maria, the lost flagship from Christopher Columbus’ first voyage to the Western Hemisphere, as a U.S. explorer had claimed. UNESCO said a ...

Oct 5, 2014

Ousted Haitian dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier dies

Jean-Claude Duvalier, who presided over what was widely acknowledged as a corrupt and brutal regime as the self-proclaimed “president for life” of Haiti until a popular uprising sent him into a 25-year exile, died Saturday at age 63. Duvalier died from a heart attack ...

Columbus' wreck found, explorer claims

May 15, 2014

Columbus' wreck found, explorer claims

An explorer who believes he has found the wreck of Christopher Columbus’ flagship, the Santa Maria, off the coast of Haiti said Wednesday that the site has been looted and the remains should be raised without delay. “This is an emergency situation,” underwater explorer ...

Haitian orphan gets 3-D printed prosthesis

May 14, 2014

Haitian orphan gets 3-D printed prosthesis

A 12-year-old orphan boy handicapped from birth became the first recipient of a prosthesis made with a 3-D printer in Haiti last month, thanks to a British software engineer in California and a South African amputee. Born without fingers on either hand, Stevenson Joseph ...

Impoverished Haiti manufacturing its own Android tablet

Mar 17, 2014

Impoverished Haiti manufacturing its own Android tablet

Better known for producing poverty and political mayhem, the Western Hemisphere’s least developed country has made a surprising entry into the high-tech world with its own Android tablet. Sandwiched between textile factories in a Port-au-Prince industrial park next to a slum, a Haitian-founded company ...

U.N. slices food aid as funds fall $1 billion short

Feb 3, 2014

U.N. slices food aid as funds fall $1 billion short

The U.N. World Food Program said Monday it is scaling back projects in a number of countries as it confronts a $1 billion funding shortfall, with costs mounting for missions such as Syria. Its director, Ertharin Cousin, was in Australia on Monday as part ...

Four years after quake, Haiti remains damaged

Jan 12, 2014

Four years after quake, Haiti remains damaged

Four years after Haiti was hit by a violent earthquake, the dragging pace of reconstruction is nowhere more apparent than the capital, where its landmark presidential palace and cathedral remain in ruins. Devastation caused by the Jan. 12, 2010, disaster, which killed more than ...