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Taiwanese president courts ally Haiti during Caribbean tour

Port-au-prince - Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-Wen made a brief visit to Haiti on Saturday without unveiling new spending commitments, as she courts Taipei's dwindling allies in the Caribbean in a diplomatic struggle with China.

Taiwanese president shores up support in crisis-hit Haiti

Port-au-prince - Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen's choice of Port-au-Prince as the first stop in her Caribbean tour is highly symbolic of the diplomatic power struggle being played out in the region.

Raped, widowed, homeless: Haiti's slum women abandoned to gangs

Port-au-prince - As the first bursts of gunfire rang out, the women from La Saline slum grabbed their kids and fled for cover.

At least five dead following Haiti downpour

Port-au-prince - At least five people were killed and three are missing in Haiti after a torrential downpour buffeted the capital of Port-au-Prince, the country's civil protection agency said Wednesday.

Accused by judges, Haitian president denies corruption allegations

Port-au-prince - Haitian President Jovenel Moise on Wednesday denied allegations that he was at the center of an embezzlement scheme spanning the last decade.

Thousands march in Port-au-Prince to demand president's resignation

Port-au-prince - Several thousand demonstrators marched through Port-au-Prince on Sunday to demand the resignation of Haitian President Jovenel Moise over allegations of embezzlement.

Haitian investigators say president in 'embezzlement scheme'

Port-au-prince - A panel of judges on Friday accused Haitian President Jovenel Moise of being at the center of an "embezzlement scheme" that siphoned off Venezuelan aid money meant for fixing roads.

Haitian opposition senators ransack meeting room

Port-au-prince - Four opposition senators trashed their meeting room in Port-au-Prince early Thursday to prevent, for a third time, the ratification of Prime Minister Jean-Michel Lapin's agenda, further crippling the fledgling government.

Haitians march against rape after students sexually assaulted

Port-au-prince - More than 1,000 Haitians took to the streets of the capital Port-au-Prince on Sunday to denounce sexual violence in the country after two students were gang-raped this week.

Residents of Haiti's main hospital strike against lack of resources, payment

Port-au-prince - With no oxygen in intensive care or gloves in the emergency room, residents at Haiti's largest hospital have gone on strike to protest the filthy environment and demand six months of back pay.

US reports gunfire near Haiti embassy

Port-au-prince - The US embassy in Haiti reported gunfire on Monday near its diplomatic compound but said the incident was quickly over.

Lapin confirmed as Haiti's new prime minister

Port-au-prince - Haiti's President Jovenel Moise on Tuesday confirmed Jean-Michel Lapin as the country's new prime minister, just weeks after the Chamber of Deputies censured his predecessor's six-month-old government.

Haiti president names acting prime minister

Port-au-prince - Haiti's President Jovenel Moise on Thursday named a new acting prime minister, Jean-Michel Lapin, after lawmakers voted to censure his predecessor's six month old government.

Haiti's lower house censures PM

Port-au-prince - Haiti's Chamber of Deputies voted Monday to censure Jean-Henry Ceant's government, with a new prime minister set to be named soon.Of the 103 lawmakers participating, 93 voted to dismiss the prime minister and his government.

Haiti Carnival scrapped after unrest: official

Port-au-prince - Haiti's minister of culture and communication announced Wednesday that national Carnival celebrations will be canceled in the wake of violent protests that paralyzed the country for more than 10 days.

Violent street protests in Haiti hit tourism industry

Port-au-prince - With flaming barricades and widespread looting, 10 days of street violence in Haiti have all but buried a tourism industry that managed to resurrect itself after a devastating earthquake in 2010.

US, other armed foreigners charged in 'conspiracy,' say Haiti police

Port-au-prince - Haiti has charged several Americans and other foreign nationals with criminal conspiracy after their arrest with assault rifles and other weapons, the national police said.

Haiti officials to lose perks in PM's response to violent unrest

Port-au-prince - Government officials in Haiti, one of the world's poorest countries, will lose their perks under emergency economic and anti-corruption measures announced Saturday by Prime Minister Jean-Henry Ceant after days of deadly protests.

Haiti president breaks silence after week of violent unrest

Port-au-prince - Haitian President Jovenel Moise on Thursday broke his silence after a week of violent protests demanding his resignation as the US announced it was pulling "non-emergency personnel" from the country over the deadly unrest.

Haiti's 'Banana Man,' president under siege, frozen by crisis

Port-au-prince - When he was campaigning as a virtual unknown, Haiti's President Jovenel Moise talked a lot about bringing work to the people and fighting corruption.
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