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Death of Francois Latour, Haitian Journalist

  • Posted on: 1 June 2007
  • By: Bryan Schaaf
latourFrancois Latour, a well-respected Haitian journalist, was kidnapped and killed on May 23rd.  Similar to Jean Dominique, he was loved by the people for speaking in Kreyol instead of French.  What set him apart from Dominique though was that Francois rarely discussed controverial political issues, whereas that was Jean's rai

It Takes More than a President

  • Posted on: 19 April 2006
  • By: Bryan Schaaf

After the Presidential election of February 7th 2006 Haiti has fallen off the media’s radar. Equally as important as the Presidential elections are the Parliamentary elections, the runoffs of which are set to take place this Friday April 21st. The positive aspect of this decline in media attention is the fortunate decrease in kidnappings that once held the Haitian population at bay.

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