April 5, 2011 Michel Martelly, who is also known as Sweet Micky, has never before held political office. A year ago, the pop musician's campaign was considered by many Haitians to be a long shot, a publicity stunt or a joke. Now Martelly is poised to lead a nation still struggling to recover from the 2010 earthquake.
March 21, 2011 Haitians went to the polls to elect a new president Sunday. The contest pit an elderly former first lady against one of Haiti's most famous and colorful pop singers. Despite some delays at polling places, the election was much smoother than November's troubled primary. But results aren't expected until the end of March.
December 8, 2010 The headquarters of Haiti's ruling party was set on fire as supporters of eliminated candidates poured into the streets to protest presidential election results. Photos from Haiti show how riots have broken out over the news that government protege Jude Celestin and former first lady Mirlande Manigat would advance to a second-round runoff.
July 14, 2010 Americans have donated more than $1.3 billion for Haiti after the country's Jan. 12 quake. Thousands of charities are helping the recovery effort. But plans to move survivors out of encampments into more suitable housing seem months, or even years, away.
June 3, 2010 Across Haiti's capital, hundreds of thousands of earthquake victims are living in camps. For the residents of one makeshift settlement, the greatest threat is traffic. More than 1,000 people are living on an 8-foot-wide stretch of highway median south of Port-au-Prince.
June 2, 2010 Haiti's recovery from the devastating Jan. 12 earthquake is proceeding — but not fast enough for most. Aid workers say some of the almost 2 million people displaced by the quake will be living in shelters for another year or more. The task ahead remains huge and, in particular, a shortage of equipment is hindering demolition efforts.
May 25, 2010 Cockfighting rivals soccer as the most watched sport in Haiti. Animal rights activists in the U.S. denounce the activity as cruel and inhumane, but in Haiti, spectators say it's a weekly distraction from their difficult daily lives, particularly after January's massive earthquake.
May 25, 2010 Over the past few weeks we have seen and heard a lot from Haiti and, unfortunately, many of those stories are negative. But NPR's David Gilkey has the story of an sculptor who is, literally, constructive amid destruction.
May 21, 2010 At least some parts of life are returning to something like normalcy four months after the disaster. The streets of Port-au-Prince are filled with children in school uniforms. A $6 million emergency construction program is creating about 50 temporary structures where classes can be held.