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Hundreds of Haitians protest government corruption

Port-au-prince - Hundreds of Haitian opposition activists took to the streets of Port-au-Prince on Saturday to protest the army's remobilization and government corruption.

Five dead in Haiti flooding

Port-au-prince - Floods caused by two days of torrential rains have left five people dead in Haiti and more than 10,000 homes inundated, authorities said Thursday.

Haiti police use tear gas to stop tax protest

Port-au-prince - Haitian police on Tuesday used tear gas and water cannons to disperse thousands of protesters marching on the capital Port-au-Prince, as anger mounts over tax hikes seen as unfairly targeting the poor.

40 people missing as migrant vessel sinks off Haiti

Port-au-prince - About 40 people remain missing after a migrant vessel sank off the northern coast of Haiti, authorities said Monday.

Long-running UN mission to Haiti ends

Port-au-prince - The long-running United Nations mission in Haiti officially ended on Thursday after 13 years, but its aim of restoring stability in the Caribbean nation has yet to be fully achieved.

A year after Hurricane Matthew, Haiti more vulnerable than ever

Port-au-prince - Haiti may have been largely spared from this year's worst hurricanes -- Harvey, Irma and Maria -- but it is still picking up the pieces from disastrous Matthew last year.

Violence erupts at budget opposition protest in Haiti

Port-au-prince - Demonstrators in Haiti took to the streets of Port-au-Prince Saturday for an opposition-backed protest against the government budget, which many believe hurts the nation's poorest.

Marchers demand Haiti's president step down

Port-au-prince - Thousands took to the streets of Haiti's capital Wednesday to demand President Jovenel Moise step down following the publication of a national budget viewed as unfavorable to the country's poor.

Violence erupts in Haiti over national budget

Port-au-prince - Protesters brought parts of the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince to a standstill Tuesday, setting vehicles alight and damaging local businesses in violent demonstrations against the government's budget plans.

Irma: One dead and another missing in Haiti

Port-au-prince - A man has died and another is missing in Haiti following flooding caused by Hurricane Irma, authorities said Monday.An elderly man who tried to cross a river in the town of Mirebalais, central Haiti, Saturday was swept away by floodwaters.

Floods, injuries as Hurricane Irma lashes Haiti

Cap-ha - Torrential rain pounded Haiti on Thursday as monster Hurricane Irma roared past the country's northern coast, triggering flooding and injuries, local officials said.

In Irma's path, Haitians face storm's fury alone

Cap-ha - Poor Haitians have been left to face the fury of Hurricane Irma alone as authorities in Cap-Haitien showed little sign Wednesday of preparing for what forecasters say could be a catastrophic event.

Haiti's failing school system: 'like in a country at war'

Port-au-prince - Schools with classes of 80 students, parents unable to afford even modest fees, thousands of unqualified teachers -- as students in Haiti return to school, the country's badly underfunded education system seems headed for a failing grade.

Haiti's army reborn 20 years after it was demobilized

L - Lined up in two long columns in the courtyard of a military base, hundreds of young men and a few women await interviews to join Haiti's national army.

Haiti revives army, raising fears of political crackdown

Port-au-prince - After two decades with no army, Haiti has announced plans to rebuild its military to handle disasters and smuggling, though some fear the force could return to misdeeds, and be a tool of oppression.

Haitian factory workers demand higher wages

Port-au-prince - Hundreds of Haiti's factory workers protested in Port-au-Prince on Monday against a small increase in the minimum wage set by the government.The workers, paid 300 gourdes (4.75 dollars) a day, are demanding 800 gourdes (12.

UN calls on Haiti government to step up

Port-au-prince - The UN Security Council on Saturday urged Haiti's government to take on a more active role in the country's development, as international peacekeepers prepare to pull out after a 13-year mission.

UN Security Council visits Haiti ahead of peacekeeper departure

Port-au-prince - The United Nations Security Council began a visit to Haiti on Thursday to assess the poorest country in the Americas three months before ending its 13-year peacekeeping mission there.

From luxury hotels to slums, Haiti puts used soap to good use

Port-au-prince - A Haitian program to recycle used soap bars from luxury hotels has proven a win-win-win proposition, reducing waste, helping fight water-borne disease and giving employees like Magoiana Fremond the chance to send her kids to school and let them "eat ev...

Seven dead, 19 missing in Haiti storms

Port-au-prince - Seven people have died and 19 fishermen are reported lost at sea after two days of heavy rain lashed Haiti, the interior ministry said Friday.
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