Juan Pablo Duarte’s progressive vision for the Dominican Republic sparked the February 1844 insurrection. But, as James Ferguson recounts, it was quickly thwarted by the forces of history.
Unknown to most sports fans at home, Caribbean athletes have exuberantly infiltrated the NFL. Here are four of the top stars.
Two hundred years ago, Haiti’s self-proclaimed king Henri Christophe completed his grand palace of Sans Souci. It was a sumptuous symbol of power.
Garry Steckles, at long last, discovers the Haitian music star Emeline Michel.
The Jacmel Ciné Institute offers free training to budding Haitian filmmakers — with even more ambitious plans afoot.
Ten per cent of Haitians have bank accounts, but eighty per cent have mobile phones. Enter a new mobile banking system.
Fifty years ago, a Haitian football team managed to win the CONCACAF Champions’ Cup without actually playing the final....
Haiti’s Jacmel Kanaval is gritty, bold — and alive.
James Ferguson recalls the 1937 tragedy of the Massacre River, a bloody day in the histories of Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
Priceless works of art were among the casualties of last year’s terrible earthquake in Haiti. But there’s hope that at least one can be restored.