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Elections loom: Haiti's year of living dangerously

Port-au-prince - After three years of delayed polls and simmering political unrest, Haiti's rusty electoral machinery is finally grinding into gear.

Chilean peacekeeper killed in Haiti protest

Santiago - A Chilean soldier who was part of the UN peacekeeping force in Haiti was shot dead during a violent protest in the Caribbean nation, the mission said.

U.S. Coast Guard finds no survivors in Haiti shipwreck

Miami - The U.S. Coast Guard said Friday it had found no survivors in its ongoing search off the coast of Haiti where a shipwreck left at least 21 dead and around a dozen missing.

21 dead, dozen missing in Haiti shipwreck: official

Port-au-prince - Twenty-one migrants died and around a dozen more were missing after their boat sank off the north coast of Haiti, a senior official said Thursday.

After years of delays, Haiti at last sets election dates

Port-au-prince - The Haitian government said Sunday it would hold elections later this year, a significant step that follows years of uncertainty about the fragile Caribbean nation's democratic process.

Haiti Carnival revellers electrocuted to death

Port-au-prince - More than 10 people riding on a float in a Carnival parade died Tuesday of electrocution from a high-voltage cable, the government said.

Police, protesters clash in Haiti over gas prices

Port-au-prince - Protesters clashed with police in Haiti on Monday amid a transport strike demanding lower gas prices in the impoverish Caribbean nation.

Haiti police fire rubber bullets at gas price demo

Port-au-prince - Police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at hundreds of demonstrators in violent clashes Thursday in the Haitian capital, leaving six student protesters wounded.

Haiti protesters clash with police over oil prices

Port-au-prince - Protesters clashed with each other and police in the Haitian capital Monday amid demonstrations against high oil prices that saw three people wounded by gunfire.

Haiti urges UN to keep troops in country

Port-au-prince - The Haitian government urged the United Nations Security Council against cutting its troop presence ahead of crucial elections.

Security Council delegation visits Haiti

Port-au-prince - United Nations Security Council members arrived in Haiti for a three-day visit to urge the government to hold long-delayed elections in order to stem a mounting political crisis.

Haiti unveils cabinet to fill political vacuum

Port-au-prince - Haiti's leaders unveiled the line-up Monday of a unity government supposed to bridge a dangerous political void and put the fragile Caribbean nation back on the road to elected government.

Haiti leader installs new PM, pledges consensus government

Port-au-prince - Haiti's President Michel Martelly on Friday swore in Evans Paul as the nation's new prime minister, and pledged to form a consensus government within 48 hours to solve a worsening political crisis.

Haiti remembers quake dead amid political crisis

Port-au-prince - Haiti marked the fifth anniversary Monday of the massive earthquake that ravaged an already desperately poor nation, even as it sought a way out of its latest debilitating political crisis.

Haiti's president, lawmakers reach 11th-hour deal

Port-au-prince - Haiti's President Michel Martelly and national lawmakers struck a last-minute deal late Sunday to hold new elections by late this year, defusing a political crisis that had the nation on edge.

Haiti leader names Evans Paul as new prime minister

Port-au-prince - Haitian President Michel Martelly named veteran politician Evans Paul prime minister to lead a new government, as he seeks to defuse a crisis over long-delayed elections.

Haiti opposition cautiously welcomes PM's resignation

Port-au-prince - Haiti's emboldened opposition welcomed the resignation Sunday of Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe, who faced repeated calls to go over the failure to hold legislative elections in the past three years.

One shot dead in fresh Haiti protests

Port-au-prince - A man was shot dead during a new round of anti-government protests in the Haitian capital calling for the president and prime minister to resign.

Haiti prime minister 'ready to resign,' president says

Port-au-prince - Haiti's Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe is ready to resign to help end the country's political impasse, President Michel Martelly said in the face of widespread government protests.

Haiti: Anti-government demo turns violent

Port-au-prince - Haitian police and UN peacekeepers fired tear gas and clashed with several thousand opposition supporters who tried to march on the presidential palace Friday.

Angry protests in Haiti over election delays

Port-au-prince - Thousands of angry protesters hit the streets of Haiti to demand the resignation of President Michel Martelly, in the latest public outcry over long-delayed elections in the troubled Caribbean nation.

Thousands of Haiti protesters demand president to step down

Port-au-prince - Thousands of anti-government protesters in Haiti called Tuesday for the resignation of President Michel Martelly, whom they accused of trying to reinstall a dictatorship.

Haiti leader vows to hold polls if forced to rule by decree

Port-au-prince - Haiti's President Michel Martelly vowed Sunday to call elections early next year if a political impasse that saw long-delayed polls postponed last week forces him to rule by decree.

Haiti postpones legislative, municipal elections

Port-au-prince - Haiti's government announced it was postponing long-delayed legislative and municipal elections that had been due to be held Sunday, triggering protests by thousands of angry would-be voters.The vote is already three years overdue.

Hundreds at funeral for former Haiti dictator 'Baby Doc'

Port-au-prince - Hundreds of Haitians said farewell Saturday to former dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier, a week after his death revived bitter divisions over his legacy.

No national funeral for Haiti's Duvalier

Port-au-prince - Haiti's former dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier won't receive a state funeral after all, his lawyer said Thursday, after public outrage that a man accused of corruption and mass killings could receive such an honor.

Haiti PM vows elections as soon as possible

Washington - Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe Thursday vowed to hold long-delayed elections as soon as possible, implicitly confirming they will not take place later this month, as the US slammed political moves to block the vote.

No national funeral for Haiti's Duvalier

Port-au-prince - Haiti's former dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier will not receive a state funeral after all, his lawyer said Thursday, after public outrage that a man accused of corruption and mass killings could receive such an honor.

Haitian rights groups denounce Baby Doc funeral plans

Port-au-prince - A leading Haitian civil society group condemned plans Wednesday to stage a national funeral for late dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier, who died over the weekend without having been judged for his crimes.

Haiti's long-delayed election likely postponed again

Port-au-prince - As Haiti prepared Tuesday to bury a former dictator who had little use for elections, it seemed all but certain that a long-delayed legislative vote due later this month will again be postponed.
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