Amy Wilentz, a Nation contributing editor, is the author of Farewell, Fred Voodoo: A Letter From Haiti (Simon & Schuster), published this month, and The Rainy Season: Haiti Since Duvalier, among other books. She teaches in the literary journalism program at the University of California, Irvine.
Art for change, change for art; Haiti: hotels or houses?
Three years after the earthquake, 350,000 are still living in refugee camps, while millions in aid money is lavished on a tourist hotel.
Why was Baby Doc able to return after decades of exile and evade justice, despite his crimes?
Haitians believe their vote doesn't matter—and they’re right.
In this moment of death and destruction, we should not turn away.
In the shock, power grabs and crackdowns that followed Benazir Bhutto's assassination, it's easy to forget that the greatest casualty in Pakistan is the rule of law.
This was always a divided city, even before the wall against peace.
It's a time of sudden hope in the crisis between the Palestinians and Israelis, a weird time of moderation and calls for renewed negotiations.
The Haitian people have once again been excluded from their own governance.