In 2013, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) revealed a lack of progress and accountability in the U.S. Agency for International Development - USAID's reconstruction efforts in Haiti following the devastating 2010 earthquake. Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen criticized USAID for wasting tax payer dollars. And she said the people of Haiti deserved better.
U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, (R) District 27
Haiti's new interim government
On March 25, 2016, Enex Jean-Charles became the new interim prime minister of Haiti. We discuss the government’s mission to complete the electoral process and to establish political stability.
Sunday, March 13 @ 12:30 PM Sunday, March 27 @ 12:30 PM
U.S. Dept. of State on Status of Haiti With Haiti under an interim government for the next few months, the country is at a cross roads when it comes to its relations with the United States and the rest of the world. Haiti Special Coordinator Kenneth Merten joins us to discuss upcoming elections and the continued reconstruction following the 2010 earthquake.
Haiti Unrest On Sunday February 7th, Michel Martelly ended his 5-year term as Haiti’s President with no replacement. After long overdue elections and allegations of fraud, a run-off was postponed indefinitely last month -- leaving the country with an uncertain future.
Guest: James Pierre, Journalist and TV Producer
The State of the Agriculture Sector in Haiti According to the CIA World Factbook, two-fifths of the Haitian population depend on the agricultural sector, mainly small-scale subsistence farming. With 80% of its population living under the poverty line, Haiti relies on formal international economic assistance for fiscal sustainability and over half of its annual budget coming from the international community.
Guests: Anthony P. Vinciguerra, St. Thomas University Albert Williams Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University
Sunday, January 17 @ 12:30 PM Sunday, January 31 @ 12:30 PM
Gun Violence and Safety from the Haitian Perspective In recent months, there have been numerous shootings in South Florida that have cost the lives of the community’s young people. As the debate over gun violence and terrorism has increased throughout the United States, on this month’s program we address the issue from a Haitian perspective.
Guests: Sergeant Florinet Derac, Miramar Police Department Officer Constant Rosemond, Miami Police Department