Only Cuban doctors stayed to help


I wrote this story for the Dallas Morning News on March 7, 2004. PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – At the height of the bloody revolt in this country, all the hospitals and clinics in the capital closed but one, a makeshift emergency room operated entirely by Cuban doctors. “We’re here to help the people,” said Juan Carlos

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U.S. Marines land in Haiti


I wrote this story for the Dallas Morning News. It was published on March 1, 2004. PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – U.S. Marines flew into Haiti on Sunday night, hoping to help bring order to a nation that erupted into chaos and murder earlier in the day when embattled President Jean-Bertrand Aristide fled into exile. U.N. Security

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Violence fuels crisis in Haiti


I wrote this piece for the Dallas Morning News. It was published on Oct. 7, 2005. PORT-AU-PRINCE – Jacques Roche once wrote, “You can gouge out my eyes … cut off my arms and legs, leave me naked in the street, but you cannot kill my dream.” Two years later, his battered corpse was unceremoniously

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