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Rare mosquito vector disease found in Haiti

Virologists have identified previously undetected mosquito carried disease from a patient in Haiti. The disease has not previously been detected within any Caribbean nation.

Haiti cholera victims protest against UN

Port-au-prince - Around 100 Haitian cholera victims protested Monday in front of the presidential palace demanding that the government obtain damages from the United Nations, whose peacekeepers are blamed for the epidemic.

Haitians fed up with politicians: presidential candidate

Port-au-prince - Jude Celestin, who finished second in last year's annulled presidential elections, believes Haitians have little interest in voting because the country's politicians have a history of broken promises.

Throngs mourn Spanish Catholic sister shot dead in Haiti

Port-au-prince - Throngs of mourners attended the funeral Thursday for a Catholic sister from Spain who was shot dead last week on a highway in Haiti.

Haiti lost time, millions to annulled election: candidate

Port-au-prince - Haiti presidential hopeful Jovenel Moise, the top finisher in last fall's invalidated polls, has lamented the time and money lost to the annulled election in the poorest country in the Americas.

Haiti ex-leader Aristide makes rare outing to back candidate

Port-au-prince - Former Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide made a rare public appearance to support his party's presidential candidate.

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.
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