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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.

Haiti announces fuel price increases to help public finances

Port-au-prince - Haiti's government announced on Sunday fuel price increases of up to 20 percent in an effort to shore up the country's disastrous public finances.

UN keeping eye on Haiti, envoy says

Port-au-prince - Sandra Honore -- a diplomat from Trinidad who has headed the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti, MINUSTAH since July 2013 -- says the UN will keep tabs on progress in the country even after the mission shuts down.

Minus UN peacekeepers, Haiti police face security challenge

Port-au-prince - The withdrawal of UN peacekeepers from Haiti over the next six months marks a milestone in the country's progress toward political stability but challenges remain for security and the independence of police.

Six months post-hurricane, hunger gnaws at southern Haiti

Jeremie - Crouching beside the makeshift shelter shared with his parents and five siblings, Fanfan Edouard slowly sharpens his machete. But there's no rush to cut firewood, because there is no food to cook.

Haiti ex-president Aristide's convoy comes under fire

Port-au-prince - The motorcade of ex-Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide came under fire in the capital Monday after he appeared as a witness in a money laundering case, his lawyer said.

Bus in Haiti flees accident, kills 38: officials

Gona - A bus speeding away from a hit-and-run accident plowed into dozens of street musicians in northern Haiti on Sunday, killing 38 people, officials said.

Haiti pays last respects to Rene Preval, champion of rural poor

Port-au-prince - Former Haitian President Rene Preval was buried Saturday after a state funeral in Port-au-Prince, a final tribute to a beloved champion of the rural poor.Preval, who served two terms as president, died on March 3 at age 74.

Haitians honor Preval on eve of state funeral

Port-au-prince - Hundreds of Haitians, from the president to ordinary citizens, paid their respects Friday to late former leader Rene Preval, a champion of the poor, on the eve of his state funeral.

Haiti to bury ex-president Preval in state funeral

Port-au-prince - Haiti's late ex-president Rene Preval, a champion of the poor who served two terms as the country's leader, will be honored with a state funeral, a source close to his family said on Sunday.

Former Haiti president Preval, champion of poor, dies

Port-au-prince - Haiti's former president Rene Preval, an agronomist and champion of the poor who served two terms as the country's leader, died Friday, officials said. He was 74.

Haitians' ire over carnival spending amid hurricane's ruins

Les Cayes - Starjuin Regent is still waiting for Haitian government aid to help him rebuild his fishing business, which was destroyed last year by Hurricane Matthew.

Review: Michael Brun charms on new track 'Gaya' featuring J. Perry Special

Haitian DJ and producer Michael Brun is back with his new track "Gaya," where he collaborates with Lakou Mizik & J. Perry.

UN says near-term end to Haiti peacekeeping mission is 'likely'

Port-au-prince - The United Nations is likely to withdraw its peacekeeping troops from Haiti, a top UN official said Thursday, scaling back the 12-year mission blamed for a 2010 cholera epidemic.
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