In July Fidel Castro made a public appearance for the first time since 2006. Some dissidents suggest the appearance was motivated by a desire to draw attention to the release of "Black Spring" prisoners.
Despite lack of official diplmatic relations, Washington's presence is still felt in Havana.
Sanon Webster Jr.'s home collapsed during the devastating earthquake in Haiti. He now lives with five young men who, like him, are both voodoo priests and gay. Lisa Armstrong reports on how gay men find refuge from homophobia in Voodoo.
This segment was produced by Outer Voices. Support for the Lisa Armstrong and Andre Lambertson's reporting was provided by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. This Outer Voices podcast series was made possible with the support of the Schulz Donor Advised Fund of Sonoma County.
Nuns open new doors for Dominican sex workers, offering entrepreneurship training and medical assistance.
The victims of shifting borders, politics, or the happenstance of birthplace, the world's 12 million stateless people and their need to become citizens are rising on the international human rights agenda.
I thought that things would be different in Port-au-Prince this trip.
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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic - We did a lot of legwork for this reporting trip the last time we were in the Dominican Republic. We spent days following leads, meeting one person after another in an effort to find those who were actually being affected by this new constitution. By the time we left, we felt that we were only one or two steps removed from getting the story, rather than five or six. We also nailed down our two most important contacts for this trip: our driver, Carlos, and our translator, John.
Steve and I are back in the Dominican Republic for part two of our reporting here. On this trip we want to delve into the tumultuous relationship between the Dominican Republic and Haiti – the two nations that share the Caribbean Island of Hispaniola.
Andre Lambertson is a photojournalist whose work has appeared in publications such as TIME, US News & World Report and The New York Times Magazine. Previously, Lambertson worked on the Pulitzer Center reporting project "Scars and Stripes: Liberian Youth After the War."
In this interview, Lambertson talks about the significance of working on a year-long reporting project focusing on the rebuilding of Haiti.
It is widely believed that being openly gay in Jamaica is essentially a death sentence. That if you put your face on camera and admit you are gay, someone will come along and kill you.