Haiti

In Mexico's Border City, Haitians Hailed as Success Story

  • Posted on: 28 November 2018
  • By: Bryan Schaaf

Haitians are, without a doubt, hard workers.   Most just want  opportunities, security, and for their familiies to have good lives.  Opportunity can be hard to come by in Haiti although some have found it in Tijuana.  In fact, the Mayor of Tijuana has praised Haitians for their work ethic and ability to integrate.  Given a chance, Haitians will prove themselves - whether in Miami, Montreal, or Tijuana.  The full article by Associated Press writer Julie Watson follows.  

Haiti's a Budding Tourism Destination

  • Posted on: 3 February 2018
  • By: Bryan Schaaf

For many years, Haiti was a significant tourist destination.  However, the industry never recovered from the American embargo, erronous claims that the HIV/AIDS epidemic began in Haiti, political instability, and natural disasters made worse by deforestation and erosion.  Despite that, tourism has a great deal of untapped potential.  Sure the beaches and rum are great but other Caribbean countries have that as well.  It is Haiti's unique history and culture that could bring the right kind of visitors.  New York Daily News journalist Jesse Serwer writes below that Trump's "shithole" comment spurred interest in Haiti, including visits by celebrities such as Conan O'Brien who filmed a special there recently.  Read through his article and you just may find yourself planning your next vacation.