Award-winning Miami Herald Haiti correspondent to speak on embattled country’s future

The Haitian capital has been overrun by gangs. Flights by major U.S. carriers have been suspended. The anticipated arrival of police officers from Kenya to quell unrest has been delayed.

The Miami Herald has been at the forefront of this exclusive, award-winning coverage, including documenting former Prime Minister Ariel Henry’s forced resignation.

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Herald Haiti Correspondent Jacqueline Charles, who has spearheaded coverage for more than two decades, has returned from the country to address the community and answer questions about Haiti’s past and future.

An Evening with Jacqueline Charles will be held on May 30 at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center, 6161 NW 22nd Ave. The free event, sponsored by the Herald, celebrates Haitian Heritage Month.

Jacqueline Charles
Jacqueline Charles

Charles, a Pulitzer Prize finalist and Emmy Award winner, recently obtained an exclusive look at preparations being made to welcome the multinational security mission led by Kenya.

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Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the discussion begins at 7 p.m. Jay Ducassi, the Herald’s senior editor supervising coverage of Latin America, the Caribbean and Immigration, will moderate.

Those who wish to attend are asked to RSVP by emailing