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UN wants to shift $40 mln to Haiti cholera fund

New York - The United Nations is proposing that $40.5 million from the unspent budget of the UN mission in Haiti be poured into a special fund to help its cholera victims, according to a report released Tuesday.

Seven dead, 19 missing in Haiti storms

Port-au-prince - Seven people have died and 19 fishermen are reported lost at sea after two days of heavy rain lashed Haiti, the interior ministry said Friday.

Haiti announces fuel price increases to help public finances

Port-au-prince - Haiti's government announced on Sunday fuel price increases of up to 20 percent in an effort to shore up the country's disastrous public finances.

Former Haiti coup leader admits drug-money laundering charge

Miami - A former Haitian coup leader who was elected to be a senator pleaded guilty in the US on Monday to conspiring to launder drug money, American officials said.

UN keeping eye on Haiti, envoy says

Port-au-prince - Sandra Honore -- a diplomat from Trinidad who has headed the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti, MINUSTAH since July 2013 -- says the UN will keep tabs on progress in the country even after the mission shuts down.

Minus UN peacekeepers, Haiti police face security challenge

Port-au-prince - The withdrawal of UN peacekeepers from Haiti over the next six months marks a milestone in the country's progress toward political stability but challenges remain for security and the independence of police.

UN agrees to shut down Haiti peacekeeping mission

New York - The United Nations Security Council on Thursday agreed to shut down the peacekeeping mission in Haiti after 13 years and replace it with a smaller police-only force.

US says ending UN mission in Haiti is a 'strong example'

New York - The United States on Tuesday backed plans to shut down the UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti, saying this was a 'strong example' of how missions should change to take account of the country's political situation.

Six months post-hurricane, hunger gnaws at southern Haiti

Jeremie - Crouching beside the makeshift shelter shared with his parents and five siblings, Fanfan Edouard slowly sharpens his machete. But there's no rush to cut firewood, because there is no food to cook.

Haiti ex-president Aristide's convoy comes under fire

Port-au-prince - The motorcade of ex-Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide came under fire in the capital Monday after he appeared as a witness in a money laundering case, his lawyer said.

UN proposes shutting down Haiti peacekeeping mission

New York - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is proposing to shut down the UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti by October and replace it with a much smaller UN presence, according to a report obtained by AFP on Monday.

UN Haiti cholera fund still falls short despite British aid

New York - A new appeal by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for funding to help Haiti's cholera victims has fallen short, with only Britain responding to the call, UN officials said Friday.

Bus in Haiti flees accident, kills 38: officials

Gona - A bus speeding away from a hit-and-run accident plowed into dozens of street musicians in northern Haiti on Sunday, killing 38 people, officials said.

Haiti pays last respects to Rene Preval, champion of rural poor

Port-au-prince - Former Haitian President Rene Preval was buried Saturday after a state funeral in Port-au-Prince, a final tribute to a beloved champion of the rural poor.Preval, who served two terms as president, died on March 3 at age 74.

Haitians honor Preval on eve of state funeral

Port-au-prince - Hundreds of Haitians, from the president to ordinary citizens, paid their respects Friday to late former leader Rene Preval, a champion of the poor, on the eve of his state funeral.

Haiti to bury ex-president Preval in state funeral

Port-au-prince - Haiti's late ex-president Rene Preval, a champion of the poor who served two terms as the country's leader, will be honored with a state funeral, a source close to his family said on Sunday.

Former Haiti president Preval, champion of poor, dies

Port-au-prince - Haiti's former president Rene Preval, an agronomist and champion of the poor who served two terms as the country's leader, died Friday, officials said. He was 74.

Haitians' ire over carnival spending amid hurricane's ruins

Les Cayes - Starjuin Regent is still waiting for Haitian government aid to help him rebuild his fishing business, which was destroyed last year by Hurricane Matthew.

UN Haiti cholera fund fails to draw pledges

New York - A UN fund set up for Haiti's cholera victims is failing to draw support, with only two percent of the needed $400 million raised so far, according to a letter by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

Review: Michael Brun charms on new track 'Gaya' featuring J. Perry Special

Haitian DJ and producer Michael Brun is back with his new track "Gaya," where he collaborates with Lakou Mizik & J. Perry.

UN says near-term end to Haiti peacekeeping mission is 'likely'

Port-au-prince - The United Nations is likely to withdraw its peacekeeping troops from Haiti, a top UN official said Thursday, scaling back the 12-year mission blamed for a 2010 cholera epidemic.

Haiti premier resigns, allowing Moise to form government

Port-au-prince - Haitian Prime Minister Enex Jean-Charles resigned Thursday, opening the door for the country's new president, Jovenel Moise, to form a new government.

Jovenel Moise sworn in as Haiti's new president

Port-au-prince - Jovenel Moise was sworn in Tuesday as Haiti's 58th president, ending a protracted electoral crisis that had created a power vacuum in the impoverished, disaster-prone Caribbean nation.

Party of Haiti president-elect wins majority of parliament

Port-au-prince - The party of President-elect Jovenel Moise won a majority in both houses of Haiti's parliament according to results announced Friday, just days before he takes the oath of office.

Low turnout in Haiti's local elections

Port-au-prince - Haitians turned out in low numbers for local elections on Sunday, exhibiting little enthusiasm for the final step in an agonizing electoral marathon that is finally coming to a close.

Haiti's electoral marathon finally to come to an end

Port-au-prince - An agonizing electoral marathon that began in Haiti in 2015 with a presidential vote that was later annulled comes to a close with local elections on Sunday.

Haiti president-elect denies alleged money laundering

Port-au-prince - Haiti's President-elect Jovenel Moise on Wednesday dismissed accusations that he had laundered money as an "invention," after spending hours answering questions from an investigating judge.

Jovenel Moise: banana businessman now Haiti president

Port-au-prince - Jovenel Moise, a Haitian banana exporter who has never held political office, has survived the country's long-running electoral nightmare to become its next president.

Losers in Haitian election cry foul

Port-au-prince - The losers in Haiti's presidential election insisted Wednesday they will not recognise political neophyte Jovenel Moise as the winner, calling the officially declared result a political coup.

Haiti's president-elect faces daunting challenges

Port-au-prince - Jovenel Moise, the winner of Haiti's presidential elections, now faces the daunting challenge of leading a desperately poor and politically-divided Caribbean nation.
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Treating cholera patients in Haiti.
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Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly is in Haiti this afternoon meeting with State department officials and Haiti's president.
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More than 250 rapes in camps were reported in the 150 days following the earthquake.
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French rescuers pull a man from rubble in Haiti
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