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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.

Haiti says virus infections have peaked

Port-au-prince - Haitian health officials said Monday that COVID-19 infections had peaked and the number of cases being detected was going down, leading them to voice cautious hope the epidemic might not be as bad as some of the more alarming predictions had led them t...

In Haiti, disbelief and rumors lead to virus deaths

Cit - On paper, Haiti so far has everything it needs to battle the coronavirus crisis -- unoccupied hospital beds, medical staff and supplies.

In Haiti, football world backs federation boss accused of rape

Port-au-prince - At a training facility outside the Haitian capital, where young female football players are living under a coronavirus lockdown, the atmosphere is heavy, following allegations that the head of the sport's national federation raped several teenage girls...

For Haitians, die of hunger today or coronavirus tomorrow?

Port-au-prince - When the novel coronavirus first appeared in Haiti authorities and humanitarian experts panicked, worried about the country's decrepit health system -- but the pandemic's economic consequences could prove yet deadlier for the nation's poor.

Fire guts UNESCO-listed church in Haiti

Port-au-prince - A fire ripped through one of Haiti's oldest churches overnight, officials said Monday, causing the dome of the UNESCO-listed world heritage site to collapse.

Haiti's crowded prisons a coronavirus catastrophe waiting to happen

Port-au-prince - Imagine the struggle of containing the coronavirus if it hits Haiti's hellish prison system, the world's most overcrowded, where filthy, sometimes windowless cells meant to house 20 people are teeming with up to 80, unable to even go outside for fresh ...

Haiti reports its first coronavirus death

Port-au-prince - Haiti on Sunday reported its first novel coronavirus death, a 55-year-old man who had underlying health conditions.The health ministry said the man suffered from diabetes and hypertension.

In Haiti, virus crisis leaves cancer patients in limbo

Port-au-prince - In early March, 31-year-old Melchior visited a doctor in his home country of Haiti, complaining of headaches. He underwent an MRI, and got his diagnosis several days later: a tumor in the pituitary gland, at the base of his brain.

Haiti mulls aid to workers hit by coronavirus restrictions

Port-au-prince - Haitian authorities say they are considering providing economic support to people affected by coronavirus restrictions that have shut down schools and factories in the impoverished Caribbean country where three new COVID-19 cases have been reported.

Haiti reports first two coronavirus cases

Port-au-prince - President Jovenel Moise announced Haiti's first two cases of novel coronavirus on Thursday as his government adopted extraordinary measures to contain its spread.

Haiti's vicious cycle of political and humanitarian crises

Port-au-prince - Haiti finally has a new government, but without a parliament capable of giving it legitimacy and without electoral prospects, the country remains paralyzed by a political crisis with potentially devastating social, economic and security consequences.

Haiti's president names new prime minister to tackle crisis

Port-au-prince - Haiti's president Jovenel Moise on Monday named a new prime minister to tackle the country's worsening socio-political and security crisis.

Carnival cancelled, Haiti capital on lockdown after police attack army HQ

Port-au-prince - Haiti's capital was on lockdown Monday after police attacked the army headquarters to demand better working conditions, sparking a gun battle that left two servicemen dead and a dozen wounded.

Carnival in violence-wracked Haiti: good business or bad taste?

Port-au-prince - Haiti is gearing up for its annual Carnival celebration, but the Mardi Gras festivities are controversial in a country struggling with gang violence, kidnappings and political unrest.

Fifteen children killed in Haiti orphanage fire

Kenscoff - Fifteen children were killed when a fire swept through an unlicensed orphanage outside Haiti's capital Port-au-Prince, a judge told AFP on Friday, highlighting the severe shortcomings of the island nation's child welfare institutions.

Haiti pushes foster homes to counter problems in orphanages

Port-au-prince - Rose Boncoeur brought two emaciated little girls to live in her modest home in Haiti as part of a reform drive aimed at keeping children out of orphanages."People often asked me if I am crazy," said Boncoeur, whose name means "good heart.

Haiti commemorates deadly 2010 quake in anger and bitterness

Port-au-prince - Haitians on Sunday paid somber tribute to the thousands who died in the devastating earthquake of January 12, 2010, as grief mixed with bitterness over failed reconstruction efforts and continuing political instability.

Ten years after deadly Haiti quake, survivors feel forgotten

Port-au-prince - Ten years ago, Herlande Mitile was left disabled by the massive earthquake that devastated Haiti. Today, she uses a wheelchair jury-rigged with a piece of string, which means she cannot go far.

French couple shot dead in Haiti while seeking adoption, officials say

Port-au-prince - Two French citizens were shot dead in Port-au-Prince at the weekend shortly after flying into the Haitian capital to adopt a child, diplomatic and other sources told AFP Monday.
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