It seemed like a tale of two Haitis at Florida International University on Thursday morning. A panel discussion on the anniversary of Haiti’s earthquake seemed to paint two very different pictures about the progress, or lack there of, the island has made since the ground shook in 2010.
At just two years old Charlie Francis has quite a story. He was one of the youngest survivors of the earthquake that rocked Haiti on January 12th, 2010. Pascale and Jacques Francis from Homestead were in the process of adopting Charlie when the quake hit.
Myrna Armamd is one of the people who left her ruined Haiti after the earthquake in search of a better life in South Florida but instead found herself with another obstacle.
While the art community and South Florida resident gather for Art Basel events on Miami Beach, Wynwood and the Design District, there is one exhibit which carries the soul of a shaken community.
The Pan American Development Foundation introduces an initiative to help Haiti repair earthquake-damaged homes and rebuild entire communities.
The tears offer mute testimony for Fritz and Mary and their two young daughters. The family sat down at the Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center in Miami Wednesday.