Rules of Surviving Moving Back to Haiti #3
Try not to cry or let it depress you when you see the irresponsibility of Haitian politicians directly affect people close to you and people you love.
Rules of Surviving Moving Back to Haiti #2
Pretend you speak French. No matter how bad your French grammar skills are. Look at people in the eyes and say Le pour La all they want. Your charm will blind them from your crappy French. Then continue speaking in Creole…
Rules of Surviving Moving Back to Haiti #1
When car-less in Haiti and someone from your NEIGHBORHOOD offers to give you a ride or “woulib” to Petion-Ville, DO NOT say no because you never know how long it will take to get a kamyonèt (public transportation).
I just realized I posted some of the photos sideways. Go ahead just tilt your head, I will fix this later :-)
A Year Today: This isn't easy
I made it! For a year…so far. December 28th is the date that was marked on my one way ticket to Haiti. It was the first day of this new life. I really do not want to give the impression that this move has been easy, it hasn’t. Moving from one town to another is not easy, moving from one country to another is less so, moving from a first world to a “developing” world is...
Hey! Hey! Hey!
I am now fully employed and I’m on super work mode. Tonight I left work at 8 and tomorrow (Christmas Eve!!!!) I work half of the day. Its exciting though, I really like the initial excitment at a new job, when even if you are stressed you feel productive. Tomorrow night, I will have a nice quiet dinner with my mom, brother and the boo. On the 28th of December, I will have exactly 1 year...
Proof of fraud in the Haitian elections →
Many doubted whether there was really fraud in the elections. Check out this website, they have concrete proof of the fraud and how it was executed.
Election violence (warning: extremely graphic) →
Here’s a video of supposed Jude Celestin supporters (we are assuming so because of the shirts they’re wearing) shooting a man. I have nothing else to say.
To the littlest woman in the world
I’m perpetually tuned in to Signal FM radio station here in Haiti. During hard times in Haiti, I prefer to listen to them because their work is extremely professional and they are a very well-balanced media source. Tonight the host did on a moral opinion piece about Haiti’s self-destruction. In this speech, he told young Haitians wanting to leave Haiti, that there were people in the...
(I apologize, it seems like Tumblr ate this post from earlier, I’m reposting it) Protests have turned violent. Some cases of confrontation between Martelly supporters and Celestin supporters. Most of the country’s major towns were blocked yesterday. Today there’s relative peace. All political address to nation from ALL sides call for peaceful mobilization. People have run out of food,...
The elections will go on to second rounds with Mirlande Manigat and Jude Celestin. The people are angry, they say they did not vote for Celestin. Mostly Michel Martelly supporters are out in the streets. There is chaos, tires being burned, fires, shootings. I am not sure there is one person who’s satisfied with the results besides Manigat and Celestin. President Preval is nowhere to be...
Panic before results
The election results are supposed to be posted around 6 PM. It is now 5:18 and there is chaos in several areas in Port-au-Prince. There are reports of gun shots and rocks thrown. Most people are looking for a route home but some are just waiting for the results to be given…
Moment of truth
I’m up early this morning, how early? Too early. Today is supposed to be the day the election results are posted. Who will win? Will there be a second round? With whom? There is a tense sensation all around Haiti right now. We know that with certain results, violence is inevitable. I have that awful churning feeling in my stomach, as if today’s result will determine Haiti’s...