From Google to Facebook to Apple, Haiti's Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe plans to spend Wednesday on a whirlwind tour through Silicon Valley's most elite tech campuses, hoping to convince some of the world's wealthiest and most successful corporate executives to share support and innovation with the poorest country in the Americas.
The memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela on Tuesday is poised to be one of the largest such gatherings in generations with tens of thousands of local mourners and dozens of foreign leaders expected.
Three years after Haiti was hit by a devastating earthquake that took the lives of nearly 300,000 people, the country is still working to heal lasting wounds left by the quake. Take a look at some of the triumphs and missteps from the past year in post-earthquake Haiti.
Despite the major donations received by Haiti in the wake of the 2010 earthquake, organizations on the ground now say that money for essential programs has dried up and action is needed fast to help Haitians prepare for the 2013 hurricane season.