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In conservative Haiti, couple fights for transgender tolerance

Port-au-prince - Three days before their marriage, Yaisah Val of Haiti revealed to her fiance that she was transgender and had completed reassignment surgery -- no small act for anyone, let alone in a country dominated by patriarchy and homophobia.

Haiti PM shuffles cabinet after ultimatum

Port-au-prince - Haitian Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant, a political novice just over a year into governing the impoverished Caribbean country, has made his first cabinet shuffle after pressure from legislators.

A month after journalist disappeared in Haiti, fear and no answers

Port-au-prince - A month after photographer Vladjimir Legagneur disappeared in a violence-plagued area of Port-au-Prince, other journalists are fearful and Haitian authorities have provided little in the way of information.

In Haiti, journalists demand answers about missing colleague

Port-au-prince - More than 200 journalists and supporters marched in silence Wednesday in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince to demand answers over the disappearance two weeks ago of freelance photojournalist Vladjimir Legagneur, amid mounting fears he may have been ki...

Haiti installs leaders of reborn army

Port-au-prince - Haitian President Jovenel Moise on Tuesday installed the leaders of his country's army, a symbolic step in the impoverished Caribbean country's reformation of a military demobilized 23 years ago after decades of coups and political interference.

Haiti police fear the worst in search for missing journalist

Port-au-prince - Haiti's national police said Monday it fears a "fatal outcome" in the case of a photojournalist, Vladjimir Legagneur, who has been missing for 12 days.

Reporters urge Haiti to probe disappearance of photojournalist

Port-au-prince - Local and foreign reporters in Haiti are urging authorities to investigate the disappearance of Vladjimir Legagneur, a freelance photojournalist who has been missing since last week.

Haiti: Report calls for prosecution of rights abusers under Duvalier

Port-au-prince - Human rights organizations called Tuesday for the prosecution of human rights abusers during Haiti's brutal Duvalier dictatorship, saying time was running out to bring them to justice.

A library in Haiti: a community effort

Cit - Book by book, and with donations large and small -- some from people who are illiterate -- a library is taking shape in one of the poorest places in destitute Haiti.

Haiti suspends Oxfam operations pending sex scandal probe

Port-au-prince - Haiti on Thursday suspended the operations of British charity Oxfam pending the outcome of its investigation into allegations that its staff sexually exploited Haitians after a devastating 2010 earthquake.

Oxfam apologizes to Haiti government over sex scandal

Port-au-prince - Oxfam formally apologized to Haiti on Monday over the prostitution scandal rocking the aid charity, expressing its "shame" and vowing to do better as it handed over a damning internal report into the allegations.

Oxfam apologizes to Haiti government over sex scandal

Port-au-prince - Oxfam formally apologized to Haiti Monday over the prostitution scandal rocking the aid charity, expressing its "shame" and vowing to do better as it handed over a damning internal report into the allegations.

Fire guts textile market in Haitian capital

Port-au-prince - A fire gutted a textiles market in Haiti's capital on Sunday, less than a week after a blaze partially destroyed a historic market, underscoring authorities' failure to ensure public safety.

Haiti to launch probe into Oxfam sex scandal

Port-au-prince - Haiti's foreign minister said Thursday that his country would open a probe on the sexual misconduct scandal embroiling the British charity Oxfam.

Haiti merchants fear for livelihood after market blaze

Port-au-prince - Fire ravaged a historic market in the Haitian capital early Tuesday, leaving burned-out merchants fearing for their livelihoods in the impoverished nation.

Oxfam scandal spotlights lack of NGO oversight in poor countries

Port-au-prince - A prostitution scandal embroiling British charity Oxfam has highlighted the lack of oversight with which aid organizations often operate in countries like Haiti, where the government is weak and locals driven to desperation by grinding poverty.

Haitian president denounces Oxfam handling of sex scandal

Port-au-prince - Haiti's President Jovenel Moise has decried Oxfam's handling of a prostitution scandal in the Caribbean nation, calling the situation a "serious violation of human dignity.

Carnival in Haiti: a unifying release, despite controversies

Port-au-prince - Tens of thousands of people began Sunday three days of watching their favorite musicians and letting off steam in Haiti, forgetting their daily troubles and the controversies the festivities never fail to attract.

Haiti urbanization rises but not wealth: World Bank

Port-au-prince - Urbanization is on the rise in Haiti, the third most urbanized country in Latin America and the Caribbean, but economic growth is still lagging behind, the World Bank said Tuesday, warning of the increased threat of natural disasters on cities growing ...

Haiti's killer cholera epidemic could end this year: UN

Port-au-prince - Haiti's killer cholera epidemic could be over this year, the United Nation's children's fund said on Friday, as the number of cases declines following the world's most virulent outbreak in modern times.
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