The ‘Parsley Massacre’ Is a Chilling Example of How Quickly a Genocide Can Unfold
This story originally appeared on Feb. 21, 2017. In 1937, social and economic tensions within the Dominican Republic were redirected at its neighbor to the west, Haiti. Events quickly escalated into a genocidal rampage. Under the direct order of Dominican dictator Rafael Leónidas Trujillo Molina, soldiers and civilian conscripts... Read more
Haiti Is Bringing Back Its Army
This article originally appeared at InSight Crime. Haiti is reconstituting its previously disbanded army after more than two decades, amid concerns about growing insecurity as a United Nations peacekeeping force is set to withdraw later this year. And while politicians have justified the move as a step toward combating contraband trafficking,... Read more
Canada Considers Deploying Troops to Haiti
Canada is considering sending troops to Haiti to replace Brazilian peacekeepers set to leave in October. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has made reclaiming Canada’s reputation as a peacekeeping nation a major part of his government’s foreign policy platform. Ottawa has 36 soldiers deployed on U.N. peacekeeping missions globally — down from a peak of... Read more
U.N. Troops Safeguard Haiti’s Election
During a round of voting in August, Haitians claimed that corrupt politicians sent armed gangs into polling places to stuff ballot boxes and stop people voting for their rivals. Now Haiti is choosing a new president. And to help prevent a repeat of August’s alleged vote-theft, the United Nations... Read more
Haiti Braces for Dangerous Vote
Former Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide took to the streets of Haiti for the first time in a year to rally supporters. Haitians vote for a new president on Sunday Oct. 25, 2015. In mid-October 2015, 15 people died in gun battles involving the Haitian National Police, or HNP, in... Read more

Zack Baddorf


Zack Baddorf is a multimedia journalist with 10 years of video, radio, print, photo and web reporting in more than 30 countries, including Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, the West Bank, Kashmir, and Iraq, as well as rebel-held territory in Sri Lanka and Burma. Most recently, Baddorf spent a year working as a civilian videographer for the U.S. special forces command in Afghanistan. Baddorf served for two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Romania and worked for a year for an international non-governmental organization in South Sudan doing media development. He served in the U.S. military for five years as a journalist, reporting from across Asia and the Middle East.

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