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  Earlier this morning, I conducted a clandestine meeting regarding the transition of Haiti’s largest resettlement camp(s) into a legally recognized city. While extreme confidentiality is a must at this juncture, I (and those on attendance) believe strongly that history will one day view this meeting as a fulcrum moment in stabilization of the Haiti.

  It’s approximately 9:30pm and I’ve just finished eating dinner. While today was filled with numerous important conversations, the main thrust of my activities fell into these four categories: The transition of the largest resettlement camp(s) into a legally recognized city, The implementation of a mentoring program for senior officials within the Haitian government, In-depth

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  I finally understand and fully appreciate what George Orwell meant in his book, 1984, when he said, “Winston was gelatinous with fatigue.” At this very moment, I’m so tired, I feel like two scoops of gelatinous fatigue in a dirty cup with a leaky bottom. In any event, earlier today, I flew back to

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    Just after sunrise, I met with Father Frechette (a well respected religious figure and hospital administrator) to discuss his experiences and activities in Titanyen. For years Father Frechette has provided dignity for the dead by burying murder victims of the coups, epidemics, and various natural disasters (hurricanes and the earthquake). Additionally, he has

    It’s a little after 5:00pm and I’ve just returned to my home away from home here in Haiti to grab a quick bite to eat before heading off to another meeting. Since I will not return until later this evening, here is today’s installment. While today was filled with various important conversations, the

Today’s activities will start off with a tour of a locally funded school in Cite Soleil. As some of you may recall from past travel posts, I selected this school months ago to assume the lead in the mentoring program I’ve designed whereby poor children from Cite Soleil will be matched up with “at risk”

Since it will be quite late before I regain cell phone coverage, here is today’s post: In a few hours I will be joined in Haiti by two colleagues of mine from the States; Stan Wilkins and Todd Welch. Stan is the camera man who filmed the 60 Minutes segment that changed the course of

  HR&DC CEO Jim Lange meets with Mariam Yardani of Viva Rio.   It’s a little before 8:00 pm and, though I have only been in-country for two days, I must confess that I am already physically beaten up and worn out. (At this rate, this is going to be a very, very long trip.)

  Haiti Trip (March); Day Five: It’s been said that the best bridge between hope and despair is a good night’s sleep. Unfortunately for me, last night the bridge was closed. In any event, in a few minutes I will depart for the airport in Port au Prince en-route to Mole Saint-Nicolas. Since Mole does

  Haiti Trip (March); Day Four: Broad daylight does not eliminate the existence of one’s horrors, it simply retreats these horrors to that place within us where our soul is meant to dwell alone. This was the thought that ricocheted around my brain as I sat and listened to a damaged young man (Ronald A.)