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In conservative Haiti, couple fights for transgender tolerance

Port-au-prince - Three days before their marriage, Yaisah Val of Haiti revealed to her fiance that she was transgender and had completed reassignment surgery -- no small act for anyone, let alone in a country dominated by patriarchy and homophobia.

Oxfam UK chief to quit in wake of Haiti scandal: charity

London - The chief executive of scandal-hit British charity Oxfam announced his resignation Wednesday, saying that someone else should help "rebuild" the group following a prostitution scandal in Haiti.

Haiti PM shuffles cabinet after ultimatum

Port-au-prince - Haitian Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant, a political novice just over a year into governing the impoverished Caribbean country, has made his first cabinet shuffle after pressure from legislators.

A month after journalist disappeared in Haiti, fear and no answers

Port-au-prince - A month after photographer Vladjimir Legagneur disappeared in a violence-plagued area of Port-au-Prince, other journalists are fearful and Haitian authorities have provided little in the way of information.

Health officials warn of diphtheria in Venezuela, Haiti

Washington - International health authorities are reporting outbreaks of diptheria in Venezuela and Haiti, and that cases of the potentially deadly illness have turned up in Colombia and Brazil as well.

Haiti police fear the worst in search for missing journalist

Port-au-prince - Haiti's national police said Monday it fears a "fatal outcome" in the case of a photojournalist, Vladjimir Legagneur, who has been missing for 12 days.

Haiti: Report calls for prosecution of rights abusers under Duvalier

Port-au-prince - Human rights organizations called Tuesday for the prosecution of human rights abusers during Haiti's brutal Duvalier dictatorship, saying time was running out to bring them to justice.

Oxfam faces fresh Haiti sexual misconduct allegations

London - Oxfam faced fresh allegations of sexual misconduct by staff in Haiti, with a report on Saturday claiming the charity kept a senior aid worker in the earthquake-hit country for over a year despite harassment claims.

Haiti suspends Oxfam operations pending sex scandal probe

Port-au-prince - Haiti on Thursday suspended the operations of British charity Oxfam pending the outcome of its investigation into allegations that its staff sexually exploited Haitians after a devastating 2010 earthquake.

Oxfam apologizes to Haiti government over sex scandal

Port-au-prince - Oxfam formally apologized to Haiti on Monday over the prostitution scandal rocking the aid charity, expressing its "shame" and vowing to do better as it handed over a damning internal report into the allegations.

Oxfam apologizes to Haiti government over sex scandal

Port-au-prince - Oxfam formally apologized to Haiti Monday over the prostitution scandal rocking the aid charity, expressing its "shame" and vowing to do better as it handed over a damning internal report into the allegations.

Fire guts textile market in Haitian capital

Port-au-prince - A fire gutted a textiles market in Haiti's capital on Sunday, less than a week after a blaze partially destroyed a historic market, underscoring authorities' failure to ensure public safety.

Haiti to launch probe into Oxfam sex scandal

Port-au-prince - Haiti's foreign minister said Thursday that his country would open a probe on the sexual misconduct scandal embroiling the British charity Oxfam.

Haiti merchants fear for livelihood after market blaze

Port-au-prince - Fire ravaged a historic market in the Haitian capital early Tuesday, leaving burned-out merchants fearing for their livelihoods in the impoverished nation.

Oxfam scandal spotlights lack of NGO oversight in poor countries

Port-au-prince - A prostitution scandal embroiling British charity Oxfam has highlighted the lack of oversight with which aid organizations often operate in countries like Haiti, where the government is weak and locals driven to desperation by grinding poverty.

Haitian president denounces Oxfam handling of sex scandal

Port-au-prince - Haiti's President Jovenel Moise has decried Oxfam's handling of a prostitution scandal in the Caribbean nation, calling the situation a "serious violation of human dignity.

Oxfam deputy head resigns after Haiti sex scandal

London - The deputy chief executive of Oxfam resigned on Monday over the British charity's handling of a prostitution scandal in Haiti involving its staff members and allegations of similar behaviour in Chad.

Oxfam deputy head resigns after Haiti prostitutes scandal

London - The deputy chief executive of Oxfam resigned on Monday over the British charity's handling of a prostitution scandal in Haiti involving its staff members and allegations of similar behaviour in Chad.

Carnival in Haiti: a unifying release, despite controversies

Port-au-prince - Tens of thousands of people began Sunday three days of watching their favorite musicians and letting off steam in Haiti, forgetting their daily troubles and the controversies the festivities never fail to attract.

Oxfam faces fresh probe over Haiti prostitutes scandal

London - Britain's Charity Commission must conduct a "full and urgent investigation" into Oxfam following an alleged cover-up of its staff hiring prostitutes in Haiti during a 2011 relief effort on the earthquake-hit island, the prime minister's office said Sat...

UK Govt reviews Oxfam work amid Haiti prostitutes scandal

London - The British Government announced late Friday it was reviewing all work with Oxfam amid revelations the charity's staff hired prostitutes in Haiti during a 2011 relief effort on the earthquake-hit island.

Haiti urbanization rises but not wealth: World Bank

Port-au-prince - Urbanization is on the rise in Haiti, the third most urbanized country in Latin America and the Caribbean, but economic growth is still lagging behind, the World Bank said Tuesday, warning of the increased threat of natural disasters on cities growing ...

Haitians protest Trump 'shithole' comment

Port-au-prince - Several dozen Haitians protested outside the US embassy in Port-au-Prince on Thursday, recalling their country's heritage after President Donald Trump reportedly called Haiti a "shithole.

Trump's 'shithole' remark no shock to Haitians

Port-au-prince - Haitians have taken special offense to Donald Trump's "shithole" slur targeting countries including the island nation, where some detect a hint of racism linked to their historic independence as the first black republic.

Haiti: $252 million needed for humanitarian aid

Port-au-prince - The Haitian government and its international partners Thursday launched an appeal for $252 million in aid to respond to natural disasters in 2018.

In Haiti, tough talk but little action on rampant corruption

Port-au-prince - The rampant corruption that plagues Haiti is denounced roundly in official speeches, but despite probes implicating former ministers, legal action has yet to take place to end a practice that has become a habit.

UN to Haiti: 'Proof is in the pudding' on corruption

Port-au-prince - The United Nations, which last month launched a fresh mission to promote long-term development in Haiti, has had it with nice words: when it comes to corruption and human rights, "the proof is in the pudding.

Canada accepts most US border jumpers' refugee claims

Ottawa - Canadian officials held crisis talks Thursday as new figures showed that most border jumpers who flooded into the country from the United States this year were granted asylum.

Trump blasted over decision to repatriate 59,000 Haitians

West Palm Beach - President Donald Trump faced a backlash Tuesday over his tough immigration policies after announcing that 59,000 Haitians who took refuge in the United States following the 2010 earthquake must return home.

US ends 'protected' status for Haitian immigrants

Washington - Some 59,000 Haitian immigrants in the United States will no longer receive protective status starting in 18 months, opening the door for their potential repatriation to their desperately poor home country.
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