Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

American Relief Worker Held in Jail in Haiti

The U.S. embassy in Port-au-Prince and U.N. representatives are trying to extract an American citizen, Paul Waggoner, from prison in Haiti. Waggoner was arrested on December 13; he and Paul Sebring are the co-founders of the Materials Management Relief Corps, an NGO organized in the aftermath of the January 12 earthquake.

According to MMRC's press contact, Nanci Murdock, the charge is abduction, and stems from an incident in the aftermath of the earthquake. Waggoner accepted an injured baby from a family and admitted it to a hospital in Port-au-Prince. The baby died; in the chaos, the family never received the body or a death certificate. In addition [...]


Ten Days in Haiti: A Photo Diary

Awl Occasional Contributing Photographer Stephen Kosloff was in Haiti from November 20 to November 30 to take pictures of the cholera epidemic and national elections, which were held on November 28. Here are 26 of his shots.

A Haitian student walking home through Petionville, in Port au Prince.


The Rally to Restore Sanity in Pictures: Arianna's Bus to Magicland

Did you have things to do this weekend? Such as go to work, or perhaps rally to help get out the vote in tomorrow's election, for instance? If you didn't make it down to D.C. for the non-political political comedian rally, our photographer Stephen Kosloff shows you what you missed—including Arianna Huffington learning for presumably the first time about transportation by bus. In the immortal words of the Huff herself, let the [PICTURES!] [SLIDESHOW!] begin!