In the aftermath of Haiti’s January 2010 earthquake, reconstruction is still a work in progress. Even so, writes Shannon J. Effinger, the country’s rich culture makes Haiti a life-changing destination for the right kind of traveller.
The Caribbean’s history of wars and colonisation has left an extraordinary legacy of military architecture, some of it nearly five centuries old. Recognised today as historic sites, these forts and naval bases are a reminder of the often bloody past that shaped our present.
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.