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Haiti pushes foster homes to counter problems in orphanages

Port-au-prince - Rose Boncoeur brought two emaciated little girls to live in her modest home in Haiti as part of a reform drive aimed at keeping children out of orphanages."People often asked me if I am crazy," said Boncoeur, whose name means "good heart.

Haiti commemorates deadly 2010 quake in anger and bitterness

Port-au-prince - Haitians on Sunday paid somber tribute to the thousands who died in the devastating earthquake of January 12, 2010, as grief mixed with bitterness over failed reconstruction efforts and continuing political instability.

Ten years after deadly Haiti quake, survivors feel forgotten

Port-au-prince - Ten years ago, Herlande Mitile was left disabled by the massive earthquake that devastated Haiti. Today, she uses a wheelchair jury-rigged with a piece of string, which means she cannot go far.

French couple shot dead in Haiti while seeking adoption, officials say

Port-au-prince - Two French citizens were shot dead in Port-au-Prince at the weekend shortly after flying into the Haitian capital to adopt a child, diplomatic and other sources told AFP Monday.

With schools shuttered, Haiti children also endure crisis

Port-au-prince - In the middle of the deadly political unrest that has rocked Haiti for more than two months, another crisis is unfolding -- most schools are closed, leaving Haitian children with nothing to do and their parents flailing to cope.

At least 42 killed in Haiti protest violence: UN

Port-au-prince - At least 42 people have been killed and dozens injured during anti-government protests in Haiti since mid-September, the UN's human rights body said Friday, adding it was "deeply concerned" by the crisis.

Two dead as hundreds of police, supporters march in Haiti

Port-au-prince - Two people were killed as several hundred police and their supporters demonstrated in Haiti's capital for better law enforcement salaries on Sunday, police said, while anti-government marchers also took to the streets.

Embattled Haitian president vague about making life better for his people

Port-au-prince - Haitians fed up with poverty call him corrupt and incompetent and want him to resign, but President Jovenel Moise is evasive about yielding and offers only vague ideas for making things better.

Catholics in Haiti demand president step down

Port-au-prince - Thousands of Catholics demanding the resignation of Haiti's president marched through the capital Tuesday, becoming the latest group to join an outcry against him.

Haiti's dicey prison conditions made worse by crisis

Port-au-prince - With protests rocking the streets, some prison authorities in Haiti have confined inmates to cells that lack showers or toilets, in a country where most detainees are stuck awaiting trial for months or even years.

Thousands protest against Haiti's president

Port-au-prince - Thousands of people demonstrated on Sunday in Port-au-Prince, demanding that Haiti's President Jovenel Moise step down."Jovenel is incapable and incompetent, he must pack his bags because Haiti must live," said one of the protesters, Jean Ronald.

Haitian opposition rejects president's appeal for dialogue

Port-au-prince - The Haitian opposition on Wednesday rejected President Jovenel Moise's appeal for dialogue, as the country's main cities remain paralyzed after more than a month of often violent protests.

Haiti in crisis: who's who and what's at stake

Port-au-prince - Haiti's capital Port-au-Prince and other major cities in the impoverished Caribbean country have been convulsed by widespread protests demanding the resignation of President Jovenel Moise.

Collateral damage from Haiti political crisis: ruined businesses

Port-au-prince - Tens of thousands of dollars of work reduced to ash: a devastating fire at a handicrafts company in Port-au-Prince illustrates the struggles faced by Haiti's private sector as the country's political crisis has spiralled into social unrest.

Haiti gripped by violent protests, rage against president

Port-au-prince - Angry protests rumbled through Haiti and its capital of Port-au-Prince Friday as thousands of people took to the streets against President Jovenel Moise, drawing tear gas from police as demonstrators looted and threw stones.

Haiti senator opens fire outside parliament, wounds photographer

Port-au-prince - A Haitian senator trying to disperse protesters opened fire with a pistol outside parliament on Monday, a photojournalist who was wounded in the shooting said.

Worsening fuel shortage in impoverished Haiti

Port-au-prince - Haiti's long-suffering population has faced an extra burden for more than a week: closed service stations and lines of motorists hoping to buy even a few drops of petrol during a fuel shortage that's getting worse.

Haiti's president names new prime minister

Port-au-prince - Haiti's President Jovenel Moise on Monday named Fritz-William Michel prime minister, following the resignation of his predecessor who failed to win parliamentary approval for his government.

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.
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