Dominican Republic cracking down on illegal immigration, sending many Haitians home

The Dominican Republic arrested and deported dozens of illegal Haitians immigrants, who came to find jobs in hopes of earning money to help their families survive in Haiti. A Haitian sociologist said it's time for Haitians to invest in their own job market.
Nov 23, 2018

Sign language classes help create connection to Deaf Haitians

Classes in Haitian Sign Language, or Langue des Signes Haïtienne, are helping young Haitian professionals connect with people in Deaf communities.
Aug 20, 2018

Haitian health workers aim to boost prenatal care

Instead of modern prenatal care, many Haitian women without funds seek herbal remedies and midwives, who often lack formal training.
Sep 27, 2017

Film featuring Seattle entrepreneur David Pierre-Louis brings Haiti home

A new documentary, "Kenbe Fem," featuring David Pierre-Louis' efforts to rebuild his family's hometown in Haiti debuts this Thursday, June 25.
Jun 23, 2015

Nepal earthquake relief: a reality check on large donors

Want to contribute to Nepal earthquake relief? New investigations show you might be better off going grassroots and avoiding big aid organizations.
Jun 10, 2015
(Photo by Brett Konen)

Report: Can coffee save Haiti?

How the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere is recovering from disaster — with a little help from Seattle.
Jan 6, 2015
A Salsa night at Waid's back in 2008. (Photo via

Night out at Seattle’s ‘most dangerous’ club casts doubt on cops’ claims

What’s really going down at the beloved immigrant nightspot the SPD wants to shut down?
May 2, 2014
Members of Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco in Peru. (Photo courtesy International Folk Art Market)

‘Empowering Women’ exhibit spotlights artisan co-ops with Northwest connections

Seattleites are leading the way in a global movement to encourage entrepreneurial collectives run by women in the developing world.
Jun 20, 2013

Queen Anne woman finds meaning helping Haitian mothers

The philanthropic spirit is strong in Seattle. So what makes a young social entrepreneur from our region tick?
Apr 11, 2013

Reporter’s Notebook: Covering cancer in the developing world

As a reporter I’ve been covering global health issues for about 15 years.  For most of that time, the talk has been all about HIV, TB, and malaria. Lately, neglected tropical diseases, cardiovascular diseases and diabetes have joined the mix. But cancer? Are people in poor countries even living long enough to get it?  Isn’t […]
Feb 24, 2012