More than four months after Haiti first held presidential elections, the country finally appears to have a new leader.Michel Martelly won 68 percent of the vote in the March 20 runoff, according to preliminary results released Monday night.Martelly, who's also known as Sweet Micky, has never before
Preliminary results for Haiti's long-fought presidential race were expected Monday, and with last month's relatively calm second round of voting, many Haitians have turned their attention to pressing politicians for change.But with unemployment hovering around 80 percent and nearly one million peopl
Part 2 of a two-part seriesTourists pass through Guayaquil, Ecuador, on their way to the Galapagos. What they don't see are thousands of street children, who have fled home to escape abuse or just to earn enough money to survive.
Part 1 of a two-part seriesIn many developing countries, urbanization is leading to a huge problem — a rapid growth in the number of street children. They often flee their homes to escape abuse or just to earn extra money.
Maribel Olmedo doesn't complain about life, even though life has not been kind. She doesn't ask for much either."My only dream is to set up a food business at home," Olmedo says.She already has a big, empty freezer, but doesn't have start-up money.
Haitians went to the polls Sunday to elect a new president in a contest that pit an elderly former first lady against one of the country's most famous and "colorful" pop singers. Despite some delays at polling places, the election went off much smoother than November's troubled primary.