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Jim Luce on Haiti & Haitian-Americans

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Jim Luce arrived in Haiti on the last day of the last century – New Year’s Eve, 1999.  He stayed in the Oloffson Hotel in Port-au-Prince where he heard the vodoo rock band Ram play – and met the Haitian orphan care expert who would become his first director there. Series: The New Haiti (2012) […]

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Indonesian Orphaned Children Grow – and Go Mainstream

Manado, Indonesia. In 2001 Orphans International Worldwide (OIWW) built its first full-care project in Indonesia, outside Manado in predominantly Christian North Sulawesi. Over the next decade OIWW would build a short-term, full-care project in predominantly Hindu Bali and a three-year full-care program after the Tsunami in predominantly Muslim Aceh. The capital city of Manado is […]

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Franketienne: Haiti’s First Nobel Laureate – Hopefully

New York, N.Y.  As a cultural area studies graduate, seldom do I feel over my head culturally. Standing in the home of possibly the next Nobel Prize recipient for Literature in Port-au-Prince recently, I found myself way out of my league. One ambassador had cautioned me to “have an intellectual translate” for me. Luckily, when […]

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