Jean-Claude Duvalier, once known as Haiti's president-for-life, has made a surprising returned from exile.The former dictator known as "Baby Doc" is in Port-au-Prince for the first time since he was deposed and forced to flee to Paris in 1986.Duvalier landed at the Port-au-Prince airport Sunday nigh
Last February, violinist Romel Joseph was being treated at a Miami hospital for injuries he suffered during the devastating earthquake in Haiti. The school he founded in Port-au-Prince had literally crushed him in the quake.
The AP and the Miami Herald are reporting that President Obama will move to allow student and religious groups to travel to Cuba.The Herald reports:A senior Obama official told The Miami Herald the much-expected move to expand cultural, religious and educational travel to Cuba is p
A year ago in the Haitian city of Port-au-Prince, a magnitude seven earthquake turned the city into a death-trap.Earthquake engineers say many casualties could have been avoided if buildings had been built better. So now engineers are trying to improve construction standards as Haiti rebuilds.
"The number of people killed by flooding and mudslides in south-east Brazil has reached 348," the BBC reports, citing local officials as its sources.Reuters is putting the death toll at 361.The Associated Press writes that "driving rains sent tons of rusty red earth sliding into Brazilian mountain
Quinoa, once a staple of the Incas, is now increasingly popular in the U.S. It's high in protein and iron, and much of it comes from the windswept, high-altitude plains of Bolivia, known as the altiplano.The Bolivian altiplano doesn't look like good farmland. It doesn't even look fertile.