Haiti http://www.kunc.org en Haitian Cholera Strain Spreads To Mexico http://www.kunc.org/post/haitian-cholera-strain-spreads-mainland-mexico-outbreak A South Asian strain of cholera that was introduced into Haiti three years ago this month has now spread to this continent's mainland.<p><a href="http://www.who.int/csr/don/2013_10_19_cholera/en/index.html">Mexico</a> is the fourth Western Hemisphere country to experience the cholera outbreak. It's a disease that's very hard to stamp out once it gets into an area with poor water and sanitation.<p>Mexican health officials first picked up on the problem Sept. 9, through routine surveillance of hospital cases of severe diarrhea. Wed, 23 Oct 2013 07:12:00 +0000 Richard Knox 51088 at http://www.kunc.org Haitian Cholera Strain Spreads To Mexico Haitian Youth Illuminated In 'Sea Light' http://www.kunc.org/post/haitian-youth-illuminated-sea-light On her 7th birthday, a little girl named Claire disappears in a seaside Haitian village. Through Claire's fictional journey, award-winning author Edwidge Danticat shares glimmers of her own childhood in Haiti.<p>In <em>Claire of the Sea Light</em>, the protagonist's mother died during childbirth, and her father is a poor fisherman, struggling to make ends meet. Just moments before his daughter disappears, Claire's father had agreed to let a local woman adopt her in hopes of giving his daughter a better life.<p>Word of Claire's disappearance spreads through the village. Sun, 25 Aug 2013 09:19:00 +0000 NPR Staff 48784 at http://www.kunc.org Haitian Youth Illuminated In 'Sea Light' Haiti Moves A Step Closer Toward Eradicating Elephantiasis http://www.kunc.org/post/haiti-moves-step-closer-toward-eradicating-elephantiasis Haiti has finally carried out a nationwide campaign to get rid of the parasitic worms that cause elephantiasis.<p>Haiti has waged other campaigns against the condition, characterized by severe disfiguration of the legs and arms. Thu, 13 Jun 2013 19:16:00 +0000 Jason Beaubien 45771 at http://www.kunc.org Haiti Moves A Step Closer Toward Eradicating Elephantiasis The Haiti School Project Responds To Our Show "It's Hard To Do Good" http://www.kunc.org/post/haiti-school-project-responds-our-show-its-hard-do-good The folks over at the <a href="http://haitischoolproject.org/">Haiti School Project</a> recently sent us this letter in response to our show on their project, <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2013/05/21/185801589/episode-460-its-hard-to-do-good">Episode 460: It's Hard To Do Good</a>. Mon, 03 Jun 2013 22:17:00 +0000 45257 at http://www.kunc.org The Haiti School Project Responds To Our Show "It's Hard To Do Good" Street Artists Protest Status Quo In Haiti http://www.kunc.org/post/street-artists-protest-status-quo-haiti Transcript <p>JACKI LYDEN, HOST: <p>You're listening to WEEKENDS on ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Jacki Lyden.<p>In Haiti, a group of artists is making a name for themselves by creating huge metal sculptures and showing them on the streets. They call themselves Haiti's Resistance Artists, and their work speaks to the devastation following the 2010 earthquake and the stark separation between the country's rich and poor. Sun, 14 Apr 2013 20:52:00 +0000 42892 at http://www.kunc.org