Tag Archives: Port-au-Prince


inside the car françois and i could see the light coming from the cigarette michelle duvalier was smoking her husband declared president for life looked like a fat chauffer sitting behind the wheel françois and i smiled the small procession of cars slipping past us in the dark we did not know that a few […]

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Port-au-Prince: Tuesday, January 12, 2010, 04:53:10 PM

Seismic recordings from British Geological Survey broadband stations in the UK of the magnitude 7.0 Haiti earthquake.

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Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 1954

An English visitor to Haiti in the year 1842 described the Port-au-Prince of Boyer’s time as a city of “wooden buildings, with the pavement dislocated or broken up, the drains neglected, filth and stable dung interrupting your steps in every direction.” With all its matchless advantages of situation, this disappointed tourist added, “with every inherent […]

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Haiti: Sovereignty

Demolition of the National Palace, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Le Nouvelliste (April 8th, 2010)

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Haiti: Grand Rue, Port-au-Prince

Peter Dean Rickards, “Return to the Trembling Heart: Grand Rue, Port-au-Prince,” First (April 14th, 2010)

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Haiti: Architecture

There is little or nothing in the average street vista to arouse the admiration, though there is a certain cause for amusement in the strange juxtaposition of the most primitive African reed huts with the attempts of Paris-educated mulattoes to ape, with improvements of their own, their favorite French chateaux. Harry A. Franck, “Under the […]

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