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U.S. – El Salvador Sister Cities 2014 Election Observation Delegation

Following up on our trip last May to Guajoyo, Austin’s Salvadoran Sister City, (See Austin-Guajoyo Sister City Project, May 31, 2014), Jennifer Long and I decided to return to El Salvador as International Observers of the February 2nd Presidential Election. … Continue reading

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SOIL Operations, Port-au-Prince, June, 2013

My first morning out with SOIL in Port-au-Prince, Sasha Kramer, SOIL’s co-founder and Executive Director sent me out with Jimmy Louis, SOIL’s Sanitation Coordinator and Davidson Ulysses, SOIL Drum Collection Supervisor, to the Kan de Viktim tent camp to pick up … Continue reading

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SOIL Operations, Cap-Haitien, June, 2013

Theo Huitema, SOIL’s Cap-Haitien Regional Director, met me at the airport. After coffee and a bite to eat at the office, located downtown not far from the waterfront, I went out with Monika Roy, a Program Coordinator whose specialties are … Continue reading

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Route des Rails Another Year On

It had been almost exactly eleven months since Brillant and I last visited the former inhabitants of the Route des Rails median tent camp (Route des Rails Follow-up, August 22, 2012) and two years since they moved into their new … Continue reading

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Jane Chalker’s Cange, Haiti

I met up with Jane Chalker and Karen Brooksbank at the Port-au-Prince airport where they had a car and driver waiting to take us to Cange. Jane is a retired elementary school teacher and Karen is a speech language pathologist … Continue reading

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Austin – Guajoyo Sister City Project

“The U.S.-El Salvador Sister Cities Network is a grassroots organization of U.S. citizens and residents working in partnership with small rural communities in El Salvador. Through these partnerships, which began in 1986 as a citizen-based response to the U.S. intervention … Continue reading

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Route des Rails Follow-up

The last time Brillant and I visited the former residents of the Route des Rails median tent camp in January, 2011, they were happy and excited to be moving into their new neighborhood, later to be named Brotherhood Village, of … Continue reading

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