The Times podcast: The Haiti-Chile connection

A crowd of masked people outside an airport terminal
A family prepares for a Jan. 30 flight to Chile from Toussaint Louverture International Airport in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
(Odelyn Joseph / Associated Press)

Today, we offer episode 2 of “A Line in the Land,” from our friends at Texas Public Radio and the Houston Chronicle. It’s a podcast that explores the human story behind the Haitian immigration journey. On this episode, hosts Elizabeth Trovall and Joey Palacios try to answer the question of why many Haitians went to Chile after Haiti’s devastating 2010 earthquake. And what happened to those refugees when the Chilean government became more hostile to immigration.


Read the full transcript here.

Hosts: Elizabeth Trovall and Joey Palacios

More reading:

Haitians in Chile: Rough going for many prompts large-scale migration toward U.S.

U.S.-expelled Haitians fuel charter business to Latin America

As Haiti reels from crises, U.S. policy decisions are called into question

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