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Former Haiti president Aristide breaks his silence

Port-au-prince - Haiti's former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide has spoken in public for the first time since returning from exile in 2011, calling on Haitians to elect his party's candidate as president.

Andre Berto blasts Mayweather for anemic PPV buys

Two-time world welterweight champion Andre Berto is blaming unbeaten Floyd Mayweather for the very low pay-per-view sales of their recently-concluded title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena last May 2.

Haiti pays tribute to late voodoo chief

Port-au-prince - Officials and dignitaries representing all of Haiti's different religions paid tribute to the "rare unifying genius" of Max Gesner Beauvoir, the supreme leader of the voodoo faith.

Deportation of Haitians must stop: UN official

Port-au-prince - The Dominican Republic must stop deporting undocumented people of Haitian descent until a bilateral agreement is reached, a UN human rights envoy said Tuesday.

Head of Haiti's voodoo religion dies

Port-au-prince - Max Gesner Beauvoir, the supreme chief of the voodoo religion, died at the age of 79 in the Haitian capital, his relatives announced.Beauvoir, a biochemist by training, was named in 2008 the "National Ati," or spiritual guide for voodoo practitioners.

U.S. hospital ship brings care, hope to poor Haitians

Port-au-prince - The huge white hospital ship anchored in the Port-au-Prince bay is impossible to miss, drawing Haitians from all over in hopes of a chance to see a doctor and get medical treatment.

Canada's Adonis Stevenson drops Tommy Karpency in 3rd round

WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson retained his title on Friday with a third round knockout victory over Tommy Karpency at the Ricoh Coliseum Toronto, Ontario

Rapper Wyclef Jean to sing Haiti anthem at Floyd-Berto fight

Popular Haitian rapper Wyclef Jean is off to Las Vegas, Nevada to sing the national anthem of Haiti before the opening round of the Floyd Mayweather-Andre Berto fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday night.

Cuban envoy makes 'historic' visit to U.S. Navy ship

Port-au-prince - Cuba's ambassador to Haiti and five Cuban doctors made a courtesy call Friday to a US Navy hospital ship anchored off Port-au-Prince, in a sign of warming ties between Havana and Washington.

Once-lush Haiti seeks to become verdant again

Port-au-prince - Every day, come rain or shine, Yvon Elie checks on the tens of thousands of seedlings that hope to herald a greener future for Haiti, a once-verdant land stripped bare by deforestation.

Haiti: 54 candidates begin presidential campaigns

Port-au-prince - Presidential campaigning began in Haiti Wednesday, where 54 candidates are vying for the top office amid heightened criticism of the country's electoral commission.

Op-Ed: Mayweather vs Berto: A fight nobody wants to see

Despite massive publicity and sustained efforts in promoting the Mayweather-Berto showdown on Sept. 12 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, not many boxing fans seem to want to watch Mayweather's farewell fight.

Haiti wants to reform failing school system

Port-au-prince - Nearly three million Haitian children are returning to school Monday to face an educational system rife with exclusion and failure. But one minister is trying to turn the tide.

Op-Ed: Why Floyd Mayweather should watch out for Andre Berto's uppercut

No matter what fans say about Andre Berto as Floyd Mayweather's opponent for his Sept. 12 retirement fight, it cannot be denied that Berto has what he calls a crazy uppercut which could turn Mayweather upside down for an unexpected KO win by Berto.

Mayweather, Ellerbe justify Berto as worthy opponent

Pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather and his Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe insist that former WBC welterweight champion Andre Berto is a worthy opponent and assured boxing fans that he is coming to wage war in the ring against Mayweather.

Haiti to repeat elections across much of the country

Port-au-prince - Legislative elections will be repeated across nearly a fifth of constituencies in Haiti, where polling turned deadly, voter turnout reached only 18 percent and just three deputies of 119 were chosen, authorities said.

Cholera, climate change fuel Haiti's humanitarian crisis: UN

Port-au-prince - Climate change, cholera and the return of thousands of emigrants from the neighboring Dominican Republican are fueling a humanitarian crisis in Haiti, the UN warned.

Haiti scratches 14 candidates over election violence

Port-au-prince - Fourteen candidates who ran in Haiti's first-round legislative elections have been disqualified over their suspected involvement in crime and violence that marred polling, election officials said Tuesday.

UN official criticizes violence in Haiti election

Port-au-prince - A top United Nations official who observed Haiti's elections has condemned the violence and other shortcomings that marred the polling day in the impoverished Caribbean nation.

Observers criticize unruly Haiti elections

Port-au-prince - International observers and Haitian human rights groups on Tuesday sharply criticized the country's violence-marred legislative elections as poorly policed and organized.
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