• In this May 25, 2016 photo, Haitian visual artist Tessa Mars stretches out on a concrete path to correct a detail on the bottom of a student's oil painting, at the resurrected Centre d’Art or Art Center in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Mars is helping the students who hope to enter their work in a best depictions of daily life in a democracy compeition. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

    In Haiti, cradle of rich visual heritage is being reinvented

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Youvensky Despeignes used to spend hours a day at home drawing pencil-and-ink abstractions on cheap notebook paper, his aspirations as a painter frustrated by a lack of opportunities in Haiti where a rich artistic heritage has suffered decades of decline.

  • In this Saturday, May 21, 2016 photo, a vendor combs another woman's hair next to a water canal full of rubbish, fertile ground for mosquito-borne diseases, near a street market in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Haiti’s government has stepped up fumigation and public service announcements about the importance of getting rid of mosquito breeding grounds, but mosquito control is minimal compared to more developed nations. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

    Concern in Haiti over emerging condition linked to Zika

    MIREBALAIS, Haiti (AP) — Berny Saint-Sauveur was moaning and incoherent when his family carried him into a hospital in central Haiti. He was unable to move, he later found out, because of an unusual paralysis syndrome linked to the mosquito-borne Zika virus.