As the year draws to a close, I wanted to share some of the articles I have written/been involved with this year. It was a year that was often hard on the soul, when evil seemed ascendant in many places, & the good, righteous & tolerant assailed from all sides. But push on we must, and will.
For me this means continuing to do the kind of journalism I do, despite the economic hurdles it presents, publishing my new book on the history of the United States in Puerto Rico, possibly starting a new one on DR Congo & continuing to help, how I can, Haiti on its path.
For all of us, I think it means trying to create a more gentle, humane and decent world, and to try to amplify the voices of those who for so long have had none in the discussion of their fate.
Peux ce que veux. Allons-y.
Feliz año nuevo.
A Review of Michael Deibert’s Haiti Will Not Perish: A Recent History in AlterPresse (3 January 2018)
Haïti ne périra pas: une histoire récente de Michael Deibert in Le Nouvelliste (16 January 2018)
Haiti: time to take a second look? for fDi Magazine (13 April 2018)
Haiti's new president embarks on cross-country mission for fDi Magazine (13 April 2018)
On the Ground With Cops Hunting El Salvador’s Gangs for The Daily Beast (30 April 2018)
El Salvador seeks to ride an investment wave for fDi Magazine (14 June 2018)
Portugal's impressive turnaround for fDi Magazine (16 August 2018)
Portugal economy minister shows power of positive adjustment for fDi Magazine (16 August 2018)
Trump Says Puerto Rico Is ‘Unsung Success.’ Actually, Power Still Goes Out and People Aren’t Coming Back for The Daily Beast (12 September 2018)
San Juan’s Iconic La Perla Neighborhood Defies Trump for The Daily Beast (17 September 2018)
Puerto Rico still rebuilding one year after Hurricane Maria: Interview with CCTV's The Heat (20 September 2018)
Mixed signals after victory of Mexico's longtime maverick for fDi Magazine (18 September 2018)
What is forcing thousands of migrants to flee their home countries? for The Guardian (5 December 2018)
The winter of the gilets jaunes for Michael Deibert's Blog (11 December 2018)
DRC elections: 'people aren't just angry - they're outraged': Interview with the BBC (27 December 2018)