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Thousands of Haiti protesters demand president to step down

Port-au-prince - Thousands of anti-government protesters in Haiti called Tuesday for the resignation of President Michel Martelly, whom they accused of trying to reinstall a dictatorship.

Haiti leader vows to hold polls if forced to rule by decree

Port-au-prince - Haiti's President Michel Martelly vowed Sunday to call elections early next year if a political impasse that saw long-delayed polls postponed last week forces him to rule by decree.

Haiti postpones legislative, municipal elections

Port-au-prince - Haiti's government announced it was postponing long-delayed legislative and municipal elections that had been due to be held Sunday, triggering protests by thousands of angry would-be voters.The vote is already three years overdue.

Hundreds at funeral for former Haiti dictator 'Baby Doc'

Port-au-prince - Hundreds of Haitians said farewell Saturday to former dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier, a week after his death revived bitter divisions over his legacy.

No national funeral for Haiti's Duvalier

Port-au-prince - Haiti's former dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier won't receive a state funeral after all, his lawyer said Thursday, after public outrage that a man accused of corruption and mass killings could receive such an honor.

No national funeral for Haiti's Duvalier

Port-au-prince - Haiti's former dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier will not receive a state funeral after all, his lawyer said Thursday, after public outrage that a man accused of corruption and mass killings could receive such an honor.

Haitian rights groups denounce Baby Doc funeral plans

Port-au-prince - A leading Haitian civil society group condemned plans Wednesday to stage a national funeral for late dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier, who died over the weekend without having been judged for his crimes.

Haiti's long-delayed election likely postponed again

Port-au-prince - As Haiti prepared Tuesday to bury a former dictator who had little use for elections, it seemed all but certain that a long-delayed legislative vote due later this month will again be postponed.

Divided Haiti prepares national farewell to 'Baby Doc'

Port-au-prince - Haiti is preparing an appropriate send-off for former dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier, but controversy over his funeral arrangements has stirred simmering political tensions.

Baby Doc's victims vow to fight on despite his death

Port-au-prince - Victims of Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier's brutal former Haitian regime vowed on Sunday that his sudden death would not rob them of a chance to seek justice for his crimes.

Ex-Haiti dictator 'Baby Doc' Duvalier dead at 63

Port-au-prince - Haiti's former dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier, who ruled the impoverished Caribbean nation with an iron fist from 1971 until his ouster in 1986, died of a heart attack. He was 63.

Ex-Haiti dictator 'Baby Doc' Duvalier dead at 63

Port-au-prince - Haiti's former dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier, who ruled the impoverished Caribbean nation with an iron fist from 1971 until his ouster in 1986, died on Saturday of a heart attack. He was 63.

Arrest warrant issued for Haiti ex-president

Port-au-prince - Haiti issued an arrest warrant for former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide -- under investigation for corruption, money laundering, and drug trafficking -- after he failed to appear before a judge Wednesday, authorities said.

Armed commandos storm Haitian prison, free numerous inmates

Croix Des Bouquets - An undetermined number of prison inmates are on the loose after heavily armed men attacked Haiti's Croix-des-Bouquets prison.

Dozens of inmates flee after Haiti jailbreak

Port-au-prince - A jailbreak at a high-security prison near Haiti's capital left dozens of inmates on the loose, police said.The escape came after a mutiny erupted in the jail, a spokesman for Haiti's national police said."It was a spectacular escape.

Ex-Haitian president faces corruption probe

Port-au-prince - Former Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide is facing a money laundering, corruption and drug trafficking probe, officials said Thursday.

UN leader vows to help Haiti fight cholera epidemic

Port-au-prince - UN chief Ban Ki-moon visited Haiti on Monday, vowing to help the country end a cholera epidemic that has killed more than 8,500 people since 2010 and that some blame on UN peacekeepers.Ban promised to seek $2.

Haiti PM to donors: Please honor aid pledges

Port-au-prince - Only half of the nine billion dollars in international aid promised to Haiti after a devastating earthquake in 2010 has been delivered, the prime minister told AFP.

Former Haitian president Leslie Manigat dies at 83

Port-au-prince - Former Haitian president Leslie Manigat, who was ousted in a coup after 120 days in office, died Friday at his home in Port-au-Prince. He was 83.Manigat, who suffered a stroke in 2012, had retired from political life.

Haiti announces legislative elections for October

Port-au-prince - The Haitian government Tuesday announced that legislative elections will be held in October, three years behind schedule amid a slow earthquake recovery process and gargantuan logistical woes.
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