Stories written by Jane Regan
Jane Regan is an investigative journalist, communications scholar and documentary filmmaker who has worked in Haiti for most of the past two decades and who now runs a multimedia newsroom in Somerville, Massachusetts. Her work has been featured by The Miami Herald, The Christian Science Monitor, IPS, Associated Press Television News, BBC, the Public Broadcasting System and numerous other outlets. | Web

HAITI: For Once, Violence Leaves Greater Sense of Security

Traffic was steady and people cautiously optimistic in Haiti's capital Monday, after weekend raids by Haitian police and U.N. peacekeepers left eight alleged gangsters, some of them ex-soldiers, dead.

POLITICS-HAITI: As Polls Near, Challenges Pile Up

For over a year now, Haitian political parties, U.N. officials and foreign consultants armed with plans, charts and millions upon millions of dollars have been planning for Haiti's general elections.

POLITICS-HAITI: Peace Eludes U.N. “Blue Helmets”

Last Thursday, automatic gunfire rattled away in this residential suburb of Haiti's capital. Roads were blocked. School children scurried. Drivers slipped gears into reverse.

HAITI: Must ‘Important History of Violence’ Repeat?

"The 'steamroller' swept across Port-au-Prince ... All night and into the morning furious battles took place throughout the lower city. Finally, as the army gained the upper hand, trucks began picking up littered corpses."

HAITI: Must ‘Important History of Violence’ Repeat?

"The 'steamroller' swept across Port-au-Prince ... All night and into the morning furious battles took place throughout the lower city. Finally, as the army gained the upper hand, trucks began picking up littered corpses."

POLITICS-HAITI: Disbanded For Abuses, Army Rises Again

A dozen ex-soldiers from Haiti's long-disbanded army paraded through the streets of this impoverished port town Monday to the improbable cries of "Long live the Haitian Army!"

LABOUR-HAITI: Workers Fight for Rights in Free Trade Zone

When some 300 workers lost their jobs at factories in northeast Haiti last month, the two sides in the struggle pitting a clothing maker against a young union only dug in deeper.

POLITICS-HAITI: A National Plan Without the People?

Haiti has a new, all-embracing plan aimed at pulling the country out of its economic, social and political rut with new roads and schools, policy changes and millions upon millions of dollars.

ECONOMY-HAITI: International Cash Trickles In

After a slow start, money is starting to trickle into the ministers who recently took over the country classified as the poorest, hungriest, most environmentally degraded, least electrified, sickest, most unemployed and least educated in the Americas.

HAITI: One Murderer Behind Bars – But for How Long?

When alleged death squad leader and rebel commander Louis Jodel Chamblain handed himself over to authorities this week, the number of gun-toting criminals on Haiti's streets and hillsides dropped by one.

HAITI: One Murderer Behind Bars – But for How Long?

When alleged death squad leader and rebel commander Louis Jodel Chamblain handed himself over to authorities this week, the number of gun-toting criminals on Haiti's streets and hillsides dropped by one.

HAITI: Everyday Life, Doubts Return

The flies hovering over the stinking, shining green open sewers here do not appear to notice any change. Nor do the naked children, their distended bellies and orange hair sure signs of malnutrition, worms or worse.

HAITI: Political Process Moving Forward Amid Disorder

At an inauguration ceremony guarded by U.S. Marines, Haiti's interim president on Monday called for "reconciliation" and "peace", but as shooting, looting, threats of a resurgent rebel army and political squabbling continue against a backdrop of foreign troops, these simple goals might remain illusive.

HAITI: U.S. Soldiers’ Boots Follow Footprints From the Past

For the fourth time in the past 100 years, U.S. army boots are marching on Haitian soil.
     Humvee armoured cars rumble down the main boulevards of the capital and camouflaged tanks train their long cannons towards the pedestrians and drivers who pass the proud gleaming white National Palace and stately prime minister's office.

HAITI: U.S. Soldiers’ Boots Follow Footprints From the Past

For the fourth time in the past 100 years, U.S. army boots are marching on Haitian soil.

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