Haiti -- One of Haiti's biggest shantytowns, a vast expanse of
grim cinderblock homes on a mountainside in the nation's capital, is
getting a psychedelic makeover that aims to be part art and part homage.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Six days a week, the rail-thin athlete sets off at daybreak, his neon-green running shoes glowing in the grey light of dawn.
It’s hard not to notice Astrel Clovis. He’s one of the only runners ever seen in Port-au-Prince, where there are few sidewalks, let alone bike lanes, and major thoroughfares seemed more pothole than road even before disaster struck this city three years ago.
MIAMI -- In what may be his first public statement since onetime nemesis Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier showed up in Haiti, former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide said he is "ready" to return to his troubled homeland.
Aristide, a two-time head-of-state, wrote a letter from South Africa, according to his former foreign press liaison, Michelle Karshan. Copies were e-mailed to a list of undisclosed recipients and it is now circulating on the Internet.