The element of traditional dress most associated with Haiti is the karabela dress. The term "karabela" typically refers to a dress worn by women for traditional folk dances, but the corresponding garments worn by men are... More »

The Haitian Revolution established the country of Haiti, ended French designs on the New World and led to a racial panic in the United States. Haiti became the first successful slave uprising in the Americas. This new re... More »

Because Haiti is a contracting party to the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, member countries such as the United States must protect the copyrights of its artistic works the same way th... More » Government & Politics Crime

As of 2015, news networks in Haiti are under the ownership and control of the Haitian government, but several independently operated unlicensed radio and television news outlets broadcast illegally. News networks fall un... More » Art & Literature

Traditional Chinese clothing varies widely depending on the region of the country and the time period it is from. However, many articles of clothing share some broad characteristics. Traditional Chinese clothing tends to... More »

Traditional dress in Zimbabwe includes a wraparound cloth, headdress and ornaments, including necklaces, earrings and bracelets. The people of Zimbabwe no longer wear these types of clothing on a regular basis. Some choo... More »

The traditional clothing of Venezuela involves simple styles with elaborate decoration. Women wear long, colorfully decorated skirts and an off-the-shoulder blouse. Men traditionally wear white, beige or ecru colored lin... More »