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Haiti Chefs Carving Out Higher Profile for Country's Cuisine

By David McFadden | May 23
Haitian cuisine is a spicy confluence of French, Spanish, African and Amerindian cooking traditions that blends indigenous ingredients with a variety of cooking techniques, crusted baguettes and flaky pastries.

Once-Condemned Doctor Turns to Helping Haitians with HIV

By Jennifer Kay | Dec 17
Arthur Fournier’s work with Haitians had mixed consequences, but he spent his life working to provide better health care.

HIV Rates in Haiti Drop Over Decade

Dec 4
The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince says the number of Haitians who have tested positive for HIV has declined over the past decade.

Amnesty Int’l: Gay Rights Office in Haiti Attacked

Nov 28
Amnesty International says the office of a gay rights group in Haiti has been ransacked and two of its members beaten.

UN Condemns Hatred, Violence Against Gays in Haiti

Aug 19
The United Nations mission in Haiti is condemning acts of hatred and violence aimed at homosexuals in the Caribbean nation.

More Than 1,000 Show Up for Haiti Anti-Gay Protest

Jul 19
More than 1,000 people in Haiti participated Friday in a rare street demonstration to protest homosexuality and a proposal to legalize gay marriage in the Caribbean nation.

Groups Condemn Threats Against Haiti’s Gay Society

Jul 17
Watchdog groups in Haiti on Wednesday condemned what they say has been a series of threats targeting the Caribbean nation’s small gay community.

Seattle PrideFest Director Egan Orion Takes a Trip to Haiti, Builds Houses

By Shaun Knittel | Jan 5
Touched by the destruction of the Haiti earthquake, Seattle PrideFest organizer Egan Orion joined Habitat for Humanity to help build new homes for people devastated by disasters.

Haitians Launch Country’s First LGBT Rights Organization

By Joe Siegel | Mar 1
KOURAJ opened in the Haitian capital late last year with the help of recent Tufts University graduate Nick Stratton.

U.N. Peacekeeping Nations Consider Haiti Abuse Case

By Raul O. Garces | Sep 8
Foreign ministers and defense chiefs from the Latin American countries that have more than 12,000 peacekeepers in Haiti called a meeting to consider how the alleged sex abuse of a Haitian teenager by Uruguayan sailors might affect the U.N. mission.

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