Jan 26 & 29: from Port au Prince, Haiti - Kingston, Jamaica - Butare, Rwanda - Nicaragua - Bas Me Limbe, Haiti
From our correspondents around the world...
Mobile phones became lifelines for people in the weeks following the 2010 Haiti earthquake, and they would charge them at charging stations like this one in Port-au-Prince. The Red Cross' TERA text-messaging service,developed in the aftermath of the quake. (Photo/ REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz)
From the Haitian earthquake rises new thinking about technology that will save lives around the world.
A political paradox in Jamaica. The country's about to celebrate independence though most voters say it's failed them.
Something is killing the cane-cutters of central America: a mysterious new kind of kidney disease found nowhere else.
And from the archives; spying on free speech. How Rwanda tries to suppress the legacy of genocide.
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Traditional Haitian music played by local singers and musicians with handmade percussion and string bass instruments in the village Bas Me Limbe .This was taken with a flash in total darkness. Photo: Eric Doubt.
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Sugarcane workers board buses at dawn, to work for labour contractors at the Nicaraguan plantation Ingenio San Antonio. The buses return the workers home a full 12 hours later (photo: Kate Sheehy & Sasha Chavkin/ICIJ)
Rwanda's whispers in the hall
Anastase Gahunga (with interpreter Didier Bikorimana) narrowly survived the genocide. He says reconciliation between Hutu and Tutsi is needed but hard to achieve, even when mandated. Photo/Dave Kattenberg
Rwanda's been having a complicated time marking the anniversary of the genocide that claimed the lives of an estimated 800,000 Rwandans, most of Tutsi ethnicity, killed by the rival Hutus.
There's a government-imposed policy of national harmony, which discourages any talk about ethnicity.
Many buy into it for fear of being accused of clinging to a "genocide ideology."
Last spring, Dispatches contributor David Kattenburg went to the one place he expected to find the events of the past open to study and analysis.
Instead, he found what he describes as "spirits in the forest, and whispers in the hall."
This program is the work of producers Dawna Dingwall, Alison Masemann, Steve McNally and intern Amanda Kwan. With technical producer Victor Johnston. Our senior producer is Alan Guettel.
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