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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.

Tourist trinkets crafted by Haiti's child artisans

Port-au-prince - Seated on an earthen floor on the outskirts of Haiti's capital city, seven-year-old Samuel Jean fashions a little boat from a piece of wrought iron.

UN chief calls for Haiti vote

New York - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday voiced "deep concern" after another deadline was missed to hold a presidential runoff in Haiti and called for the elections to take place.

No end in sight to Haiti vote crisis

Port-au-prince - Haiti's tortuous election process looks set to drag on after the interim president said Wednesday the second round of presidential voting will not take place before his term ends in mid-May.

Looking for clean water a never-ending task for many Haitians

Port-au-prince - Under the blazing sun in Haiti, Malinka Dorleus trudges up a hill with a 20-liter bucket of water on her head -- a trip she makes up to four times a day.

New vote postponement prolongs Haiti political crisis

Port-au-prince - Haiti's runoff presidential election, which has been postponed multiple times amid a paralyzing electoral crisis, will not be held at the end of the month as previously scheduled, its election authority said Tuesday.

Celebrated hotel in Haiti gutted by fire

P - A fire early Monday ravaged one of the oldest hotel-restaurants in the upscale hilltop suburb of Petionville overlooking Port-au-Prince.

Boost to vote hopes as Haiti electoral body sworn in

Port-au-prince - The nine members of Haiti's new provisional electoral council (CEP) took office Wednesday, tasked with relaunching the election process that was left in limbo in January after opposition protests.

Haiti's interim leadership swears in new cabinet

Port-au-prince - Haiti's interim leader, Jocelerme Privert, officially swore in his cabinet Monday, promising an urgent push forward to get the Caribbean nation's electoral process back on track.

Haiti has a new prime minister amid political crisis

Port-au-prince - Haiti's interim president named a new prime minister after the last one was essentially rejected by parliament in the latest chapter of the poor country's chronic political instability.

At least 7 killed in Haiti tanker truck explosion

Port-au-prince - At least seven people were killed and about 30 others seriously burned Thursday in Haiti when a tanker truck transporting fuel for the Total oil company caught fire and exploded.

UN expert condemns Haiti prison overcrowding, conditions

Port-au-prince - A UN human rights expert on Tuesday condemned overcrowding at Haitian prisons and the slow pace of the country's legal system that has left many suspects awaiting court dates languishing behind bars.

Haiti names ex-Central Bank head as prime minister

Port-au-prince - Haiti's interim leader Jocelerme Privert named a former Central Bank governor as prime minister to help pull the country out of a paralyzing electoral crisis.

Haiti interim president vows to hold former leaders accountable

Port-au-prince - Haiti's interim president Jocelerme Privert vowed Friday to do "everything in his power" to hold the previous administration accountable for its actions, amid allegations of corruption and mismanagement.

'Extreme' U.S. worry about Zika impact in Haiti

Bras - A top US health official expressed "extreme concern" Friday over the potential for Zika to expand throughout Haiti and said the United States is helping the deeply impoverished Caribbean nation prepare.

Haiti lawmakers elect Jocelerme Privert as interim president

Port-au-prince - Haitian lawmakers early Sunday elected Jocelerme Privert as the troubled country's interim president to fill a power vacuum following the departure of Michel Martelly, after a vote to choose his successor was postponed over fears of violence.

Haitian lawmakers meet to elect interim president

Port-au-prince - Haitian lawmakers were set to elect an interim president Saturday to fill the power vacuum following the departure of Michel Martelly, after a vote to choose his replacement was postponed over fears of violence.

Martelly leaves office with Haiti in crisis

Port-au-prince - Michel Martelly ended his presidential term without handing power to a successor, in an electoral crisis highlighting Haiti's long struggle to keep democracy on track in the 30 years since the Duvalier dictatorship ended.

With no president in sight, Haiti gets transitional government

Port-au-prince - Haitian politicians inked a last-minute agreement to install a transitional government Saturday, just hours before President Michel Martelly was scheduled to step down with no replacement in line.

Demonstrators in Haiti hit streets over political crisis

Port-au-prince - Hundreds of Haitians took to the streets Tuesday to protest against a potential transitional government, with President Michel Martelly due to leave office but not yet replaced.Martelly's term ends Sunday.

Haiti president attacks critics in carnival hit

Port-au-prince - Outgoing Haiti President Michel Martelly, a former music star, has found fresh success with a sexually loaded song attacking his critics, amid a political crisis over who will succeed him.

Haiti vote delay a 'step backward,' UN official says

Port-au-prince - With a political vacuum now a real possibility in Haiti after presidential and legislative elections were postponed indefinitely, Sandra Honore, chief of the UN's MINUSTAH mission, rejected accusations of international interference.

Haiti's radical opposition protests OAS vote mission

Port-au-prince - Several hundred radical opposition protesters demonstrated Friday in Port-au-Prince, angry over an international election mission that they say will interfere in Haiti's presidential vote.

Haiti faces growing crisis as election chief resigns

Port-au-prince - The chairman of Haiti's electoral council has submitted his resignation to President Michel Martelly, a week after presidential and legislative elections were indefinitely delayed.

OAS to send mission to Haiti over election crisis

Washington - The Organization of American States gave a green light to sending a mission to Haiti to work on easing the political crisis over its delayed presidential runoff vote.

Haitians protest on what should have been election day

Port-au-prince - Pro-government and opposition protesters took to the streets of Haiti's capital Port-au-Prince Sunday on a day that should have seen a presidential runoff -- a much-anticipated election called off over security concerns.

Angry Haitians demand president's ouster amid vote delay

Port-au-prince - Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Haiti's capital, setting tires ablaze and demanding the resignation of outgoing President Michel Martelly following the postponement of a runoff to pick his replacement.

Haiti presidential candidate urges 'quick' rescheduling of runoff

Port-au-prince - Jovenel Moise, Haiti's government-backed presidential candidate, urged a "quick" rescheduling Saturday of his country's runoff election in the wake of its abrupt postponement.

UN's Ban concern over postponed Haiti poll

New York - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon voiced concern Saturday and called for Haiti's presidential runoff election to be held "without delay" after it was postponed with no new date set.

Haiti in limbo as election postponed amid unrest

Port-au-prince - Haiti was once again plunged into political limbo Friday after plans to hold an imminent presidential run-off were abandoned in the face of an opposition boycott and fierce street protests.
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