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Haiti launches campaign season

Port-au-prince - Haiti officially kicked off its campaign season for parliamentary and presidential elections in October after first-round presidential voting results last year were scrapped because of massive electoral fraud and violence.

Former Haitian PM denies corruption charges

Port-au-prince - A former Haitian prime minister denied Friday corruption allegations lodged against him by a senate commission probing the use of government funds in the poorest country in the Americas.

Haitian Senate accuses former ministers of corruption

Port-au-prince - Haiti's Senate on Wednesday accused 15 former ministers and senior officials of corruption, nepotism and illegal procurement during their management of a public finance program.

Haiti council unveils anti-fraud reforms for vote redo

Port-au-prince - Haitian authorities announced anti-fraud reforms for a redo of last year's scandalous elections that left the impoverished Caribbean country in political chaos.

Haiti senate hopeful planned police station attack: Police

Port-au-prince - Haitian senate candidate Guy Philippe was the mastermind behind an attack on a police station that left one officer dead and two injured, police announced.

Haiti launches new AIDS testing, information campaign

Port-au-prince - Haiti's Ministry of Health and the United Nations launched a new anti-HIV/AIDS campaign, providing information and rapid testing to help thwart the spread of the epidemic.

Haitian presidential rerun draws half of original candidates

Port-au-prince - Haiti's Provisional Electoral Council announced Thursday that 27 of 54 candidates who ran in last year's cancelled presidential election will be on the ballot again this October 9.

I'm still in charge, Haitian interim leader says

Port-au-prince - Haiti reached new levels of political instability as interim President Jocelerme Privert's mandate expired, leaving the impoverished Caribbean nation without a clear leader.

International unease as mandate expires for Haiti's interim president

Port-au-prince - The international community voiced concern Thursday after Haiti's parliament allowed interim president Jocelerme Privert's term to lapse amid national political crisis.

Haiti power vacuum looms as interim president's mandate ends

Port-au-prince - Haiti faced a new power vacuum Wednesday after interim president Jocelerme Privert's mandate ended with no formal solution to the country's immediate political crisis, lawmakers said.

EU ends election mission in Haiti; questions vote annulment

Port-au-prince - The European Union said Wednesday it is ending its election observation mission in Haiti, calling the decision to cancel last fall's election results unjustified.

Haitians protest presidential election cancellation

Port-au-prince - Several hundred supporters of former President Michel Martelly's Haitian Tet Kale Party protested in Port-au-Prince on Tuesday after the results of last year's election were nixed.

Haiti annuls poll result, sets new election date

Port-au-prince - Haitians will head to the polls on October 9 to vote for a new president, officials confirmed on Monday, after the results of last year's controversial election were formally annulled.

Haiti commission recommends scrapping vote results

Port-au-prince - An independent commission has recommended canceling results of Haiti's first-round presidential elections held in October, saying they were marred by fraud.

Dirty and dangerous: Strike exposes Haiti's crumbling hospitals

Port-au-prince - When a pregnant woman died outside one of Haiti's major public hospitals in Port-au-Prince last week, her family and neighbors lashed out in despair and anger.

UN Council 'disappointment' over lack of Haiti vote

Port-au-prince - The UN Security Council expressed "deep disappointment" with electoral gridlock in Haiti Saturday, a day in which the country had been slated to inaugurate a new president but did not due to an indefinitely postponed vote.

Haiti drill preps city of Cap Haitien for major earthquake, tsunami

Cap-ha - A school gymnasium fills with hundreds of students seeking shelter from an earthquake and tsunami, with whistles at the ready in case they are trapped by rubble and need to be rescued.

Andre Berto trashes Victor Ortiz by KO in round 4

Former WBA welterweight champion Andre Berto avenged his loss to Victor Ortiz five years ago when he knocked out Ortiz in the fourth round of their non-title fight Saturday night at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.

EU announces additional 38 million euros in aid for Haiti

Port-au-prince - The European Union said it was giving an additional 38 million euros in cash aid to Haiti, which is combatting drought and a migration crisis with neighboring Dominican Republic.The funding included 12.

Victor Ortiz aims to duplicate win over Andre Berto in rematch

Former WBC welterweight champion Victor Ortiz is aiming to duplicate his first victory over Andre Berto as they collide on April 30 at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., in a 12-round, nontitle fight.
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