Haiti’s Electoral Cycle

More than 5 years after a devastating earthquake, Haiti’s electoral cycle reveals a troubling reality in the country

Diego Recinos

Event Summaries ˙ ˙ C-SPAN Recording

Remittances Scorecard: 2016

In its fourth edition, the Remittances Scorecard ranks 30 companies working in 11 Latin American and Caribbean countries. It evaluates them across 12 indicators to assess their performance and competition in the money transfer industry.

Manuel Orozco, Laura Porras, Julia Yansura

Reports ˙ ˙ Results

Latinoamérica y las elecciones en Estados Unidos

La política exterior de EEUU se verá afectada por una campaña que ha revelado los sentimientos antiinmigración y contrarios a la globalización de una parte importante de los estadounidenses. Latinoamérica, en cualquier caso, no será prioridad para Washington.

Peter Hakim

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Politica Exterior

Will Haiti Be Able to Recover From Hurricane Matthew?

Hurricane Matthew, the most powerful Caribbean hurricane in nearly a decade, ripped through Haiti early this month. What parts of the country and sectors of Haiti’s economy are most in need of aid following the hurricane?

Latin America Advisor ˙

Exiles are Keeping the Faith

Why do Haitians leave their homeland? How do their leaders interact with government and civic institutions in their new localities?

Marifeli Pérez-Stable

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ The Miami Herald

Obama & the Haitian Earthquake

When Haiti was struck by a devastating earthquake, the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama quickly absorbed the depth of the tragedy and necessity of a robust U.S. response. Unless the U.S. adopts a proactive role, Haiti’s fragmented political landscape threatens to deteriorate into a political vacuum that will compound the current crisis.

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ FOCAL Point

Does the US Election Matter for Latin America?

Issues, policies, and experience have hardly mattered as the campaign offered round after round of personal insults, accusations of illegal and unsavory behavior, and damning indictments of US leaders and institutions.

Peter Hakim

˙ Politica Exterior

In Rebuilding Haiti, Improving Education Must Be a Priority

Haiti is not only the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, it is also the least educated. Roughly half the population is illiterate. Only two-thirds of children who begin primary school complete it.

Jeffrey Puryear

˙ Latin America Advisor

International Community, Haitians Must Work Together

The worldwide outpouring of support for Haitians from governments and ordinary citizens has been extraordinary. But this heroic phase of the emergency response is drawing to a close.

¿Estirando la seguridad nacional para hablar de educación?, Peter D. Bell

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Des Moines Register

New Bipartisanship Over Haiti is Promising

The sudden U.S. presidential unity on Haiti is promising, because Haiti has long been the subject of bitter partisan bickering in Washington.

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Des Moines Register

The Politics Of Disaster Relief

After a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti, the aftershock reached China in ways that few anticipated.The earthquake forced Chinese leaders to navigate the tricky politics of disaster relief.

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Jamestown Foundation

The Ghosts of Port-au-Prince

Even before a massive earthquake transformed much of the capital city of Port-au-Prince into rubble, Haitians were already bound together by the shared trauma of collective memory.

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Foreign Policy

The Earthquake’s Impact on Remittances

The earthquake in Haiti has exacerbated an existing distress during the international recession and increased uncertainty of what to do and how to help.

Manuel Orozco

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ América Economía