The Republic of Haiti is a country located on the western half of the island of Hispaniola, in the Caribbean Sea. It borders the Dominican Republic to the East.
Haiti is a former Spanish and later French colony that declared independence in 1804. It was ruled by a series of authoritarian governments for much of the 20th century. Its capital and largest city is Port-au-Prince. With over 10 million inhabitants, it's the second-most-populous Caribbean country. This page collates all of DW's content on Haiti.
If you've ever been to Haiti, you'll have come across their national drink: Clairin. A rum made from pure sugar cane, it's produced all over the island by artisanal producers, some so tiny they only make enough for family and close friends. Dany Mitzman met one of them while he was in Italy promoting the drink they've dubbed "the spirit of Haiti."
This week we investigate rising homeless numbers in San Francisco, discover what's going on at this year's World Economic Forum and meet the participants of the Miss Haiti beauty pageant in Chile. Plus we speak with a young IS fighter in the Philippines and visit a refugee camp in Jordan where people are paying for groceries with the blink of an eye.
Chile is taking measures to curb the number of migrants in the country — including over 100,000 Haitians. But many among Chile's Haitian community are determined to stay. One woman is determined to boost her country's image by holding a beauty pageant. Jane Chambers went to meet her and some of the contestants looking to become Chile's Miss Haiti 2019.
We look at some of the lesser-known realities of migration. Including Haitians being sent home from Chile — if they promise not to return for nine years — the surprising role of blockchain in a refugee camp in Jordan and the dark side of working in Italy's produce fields. Plus, just how well have migrants in Germany integrated?
In the past two years, more than 150,000 Haitians have moved to Chile in search of a better life. But for many of them that dream never came true. In an unusual move, the Chilean government started sending Haitians home voluntarily. But there's a catch — they can't return to Chile for at least nine years. So what's behind this pseudo-deportation policy?
It's not just warming temperatures and increasingly severe storms that are causing problems. There are also social implications to climate change. The Little Haiti neighborhood of Miami is seeing some of the earliest signs of climate gentrification in an area protected from rising sea levels. Wealthy people are driving up home prices and forcing current residents out. Maria Bakkalapulo reports.