Haiti & the Dominican Republic: An Island Divided

Haiti & the Dominican Republic: An Island Divided

When discussing Haiti’s current situation, many people will look to the neighboring Dominican Republic and wonder why Haiti is not in a similar economic position.  Al Gore’s film An Inconvenient Truth used satellite images of the border between the two countries contrasting Haiti’s environmental degradation with the lush Dominican landscape.  A simple explanation will not do justice to the complexities of Haitian and Dominican histories, but PBS has recently aired a documentary by Professor Henry Louis Gates, offering an introduction to anyone seeking to learn more about both countries.

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April Newsletter: A Personal Look Into La Gonave’s Healthcare System

I have just returned from a remarkable trip to Gran Sous.  Well, so far all of my trips to Gran Sous have been remarkable in their own right, but this trip was extraordinary in many ways.  I felt privileged to be part of a trip that the community had decided was of particular importance to them.

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April Newsletter: DC Fundraiser a Success!

Roots of Development hosted its Third Annual DC Fundraiser, Deepening Our Roots, in early March. The event celebrated the organization’s most recent accomplishments and honored those who support our mission, including Senator Mary Landrieu who received the 2011 Max Pulgar-Vidal award. The award honored her commitment to Haiti since the devastating earthquake of 2010.

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IDB Supports Roots of Development

Roots of Development recently received a $15,000 donation from the Inter-American Development Bank.

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