President of Haiti assassinated, first lady wounded in attack on their home
President of Haiti assassinated, first lady wounded in attack on their home - Anchorage Daily News
This year is Allure's 30th Anniversary , and we're celebrating by looking back at iconic moments in beauty from the past three decades. This story originally appeared in the March issue of the magazine. When I was a little girl in Haiti, I lived next door to three sisters who did piecework for an American evening-gown company. The Esperance, or Hope, sisters were between 19 and 30 years old. One had skin the color of caramel, another was chocolate-hued, and one was the color of coffee, but they were all, in my eyes, stunningly beautiful. In order to pay for their living expenses and another sister's education, the sisters strung together black sequins and beads that would then be attached to gowns they carried to a factory near the airport, gowns the sisters would occasionally claim to have seen in French and American women's fashion magazines and identified as the glamorous outcome of their long hours of labor.
‘Things have gotten worse’: Weary Haitians approach a somber anniversary
Share The Pillar. The assassination came after months of political and social chaos in Haiti, including a surge of violence which had thrown its capital, Port-Au-Prince, into open conflict between police and armed gangs. Amid that chaos, Fr. Louis Merosne, rector of the Cathedral of St. Merosne talked with The Pillar about the challenges and joys of pastoral ministry in a country on the brink of disaster, and about what solidarity between American and Haitian Catholics might really look like.
Interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph said the police and military were in control of security in Haiti, the poorest country in the Americas where a history of dictatorship and political upheaval have long stymied the consolidation of democratic rule. The normally bustling streets of the capital, Port-au-Prince, were empty Wednesday. Sporadic gunshots were heard in the distance, public transportation was scarce, and some people searched for businesses that were open for food and water.