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Haiti government resigns faced with spike in kidnappings

Port-au-prince - Haiti's government has resigned and a new prime minister has been appointed, President Jovenel Moise announced on Wednesday, under pressure to tackle insecurity in the country grappling with out-of-control gang violence and a months-long political cris...

Haiti president vows 'more effort' on kidnappings

Port-au-prince - Haiti's President Jovenal Moise vowed Monday to do more to combat the country's "scourge" of kidnappings following the abductions of 10 people, including clergy members and French citizens, that prompted angry accusations of government inaction.

Seven Catholic clergy, including two French, kidnapped in Haiti: church spokesman

Port-au-prince - Seven Catholic clergy, five of them Haitian and two French, were kidnapped Sunday in Haiti, said the spokesman of the Bishop's Conference for the island nation, which has been rocked by unrest.

Haiti women protesters denounce violence, political instability

Port-au-prince - Hundreds of women protested in Haiti's capital on Saturday, denouncing gang violence and political instability that they say could lead to a new dictatorship.

Haiti prison breakout leaves 25 dead, 200 on the run

Port-au-prince - More than 200 prisoners were on the run in Haiti on Friday, a day after they escaped from jail in a violent breakout that left 25 people dead including the prison director, officials said.

Political crisis adds to heavy burden on Haiti's youth

Port-au-prince - The political crisis paralyzing Haiti has not only hampered young people's schooling and compromised their future, it has aggravated existing challenges that have forced many to grow up far too fast.

Thousands of Haitians protest, alleging new dictatorship

Port-au-prince - Several thousand people demonstrated Sunday in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince, saying the government was trying to establish a new dictatorship and denouncing international support for President Jovenel Moise.

Haiti judge accused of alleged coup plot released from prison: lawyer

Port-au-prince - A Haitian Supreme Court judge who was arrested on charges of taking part in an alleged coup plot has been released from prison, his attorney said Thursday.

Haitian police fire tear gas on protesters

Port-au-prince - Haitian police fired tear gas on hundreds of protesters who were marching against President Jovenel Moise in Port-au-Prince Wednesday, and attacked journalists covering the demonstration, in the latest clashes to mark the country's political crisis.

Haiti president acts to oust judges in power struggle

Port-au-prince - Haiti's President Jovenel Moise tried Tuesday to force out three judges who were proposed as potential interim national leader to replace him in the latest twist of the country's political crisis.

Haiti opposition names 'national leader' in standoff

Port-au-prince - The struggle over Haiti's presidency intensified Monday as opposition politicians named their own leader of the country in an effort to drive out President Jovenel Moise, whose term they say has expired.

Attempted coup foiled in Haiti, authorities claim

Port-au-prince - Haitian authorities said Sunday they had foiled an attempt to murder President Jovenel Moise and overthrow the government, as a dispute rages over when his term ends.

Attempted coup foiled in Haiti: justice minister

Port-au-prince - Haitian authorities said Sunday they had foiled an attempt to murder President Jovenel Moise and overthrow the government, as a dispute rages over when his term ends.

Haitian opposition derides US in dispute over president's term

Port-au-prince - Haitian civil society and opposition leaders called on the United States Saturday to respect the island nation's sovereignty after the US State Department sided with the president's view that his term in power ends in a year, and not on Sunday as his c...

From bean to bar, Haiti's cocoa wants international recognition

Port-au-prince - Although small in the face of South America's giants, Haiti is slowly developing its cocoa industry, earning better incomes for thousands of farmers and refuting the stereotype that culinary art is the preserve of wealthy countries.

Outrage in Haiti over spike in kidnappings

Port-au-prince - Staff at multiple Haitian healthcare facilities went on strike Monday to protest the kidnapping of an intern, part of widespread public outrage at a recent increase in abductions on the island.

Twin storms track toward US as 13 killed in Haiti, D.Republic

Port-au-prince - Two storms are expected to hit the US Gulf Coast in the coming days, forecasters said Monday, though the threat of both being hurricanes receded as Hurricane Marco weakened sharply.

Twin storms threaten US as 12 killed in Haiti, Dominican Republic

Port-au-prince - Two hurricanes are expected to slam into the US Gulf Coast in the coming days, forecasters said Sunday, as Tropical Storm Laura killed at least 12 people when it struck Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

As the virus deepens Haiti's schooling gap, some fight back

Port-au-prince - When Haiti's pandemic-shuttered schools re-open for classes on Monday, the growing chasm between the country's rich and poor students will be on painfully clear display.

Haiti police break up demo protesting worsening crime

Port-au-prince - Police in Haiti fired tear gas Monday to disperse a protest over an uptick in violent crime in the capital, sparking alarm from rights groups.
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