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Haiti to repeat elections across much of the country

Port-au-prince - Legislative elections will be repeated across nearly a fifth of constituencies in Haiti, where polling turned deadly, voter turnout reached only 18 percent and just three deputies of 119 were chosen, authorities said.

Cholera, climate change fuel Haiti's humanitarian crisis: UN

Port-au-prince - Climate change, cholera and the return of thousands of emigrants from the neighboring Dominican Republican are fueling a humanitarian crisis in Haiti, the UN warned.

Haiti scratches 14 candidates over election violence

Port-au-prince - Fourteen candidates who ran in Haiti's first-round legislative elections have been disqualified over their suspected involvement in crime and violence that marred polling, election officials said Tuesday.

UN official criticizes violence in Haiti election

Port-au-prince - A top United Nations official who observed Haiti's elections has condemned the violence and other shortcomings that marred the polling day in the impoverished Caribbean nation.

Observers criticize unruly Haiti elections

Port-au-prince - International observers and Haitian human rights groups on Tuesday sharply criticized the country's violence-marred legislative elections as poorly policed and organized.

Two dead in Haiti election violence: parties

Port-au-prince - Two people were killed during Haiti's long-delayed legislative elections, political parties said Monday, amid violence that forced some polling stations to close early.

Disorder, delays mar Haiti's long-awaited election

Port-au-prince - Haiti carried out long-delayed legislative elections Sunday, in a stride toward restoring constitutional order though sporadic disturbances forced dozens of voting centers to close doors.

Haiti heads towards election day, but few seem to care

Port-au-prince - After nearly four years of delays, legislative elections will take place Sunday in Haiti, but voters hardly seem to care.Portraits of candidates and posters in their party colors have finally invaded the public space.

Haiti needs $30 mn more for crucial elections: PM

New York - Haiti has only about half of the $74 million it needs to stage "crucial" national and local elections this year, the prime minister told the United Nations on Thursday.

Haitians forced from Dominican Republic recall racism, abuse

Jiman - Beltha Desir wanders aimlessly around outside the school where she has taken refuge, holding tight to her 10-month-old child, the only family member with whom she was deported.

Haiti warns of security threat in migration crisis

Port-au-prince - A flood of people leaving the Dominican Republic for Haiti could grow into a humanitarian disaster and regional security threat, Port-au-Prince warned Tuesday.

Dominican Republic says 17,000 Haitians return voluntarily

Santo Domingo - More than 17,000 undocumented Haitians have voluntarily left the Dominican Republic since the end of a controversial registration process that left thousands of people facing deportation, officials said Friday.

Stateless and now homeless: Despair on Haiti border

Jiman - Mileyda Benacio is 19 years old, seven months pregnant and effectively stateless -- expelled from the Dominican Republic, the land of her birth, to neighboring Haiti.

Op-Ed: Race war between Haiti and Dominican Republic goes back centuries

Two years ago I wrote a piece for the (then) Communities at Washington Times entitled, “Dominican Republic: Transit point for xenophobia.” Since then, not much has changed regarding racial tensions between the Dominican Republic and Haiti.

Thousands of Haitians race to avoid Dominican deportation

Santo Domingo - Tens of thousands of Haitians queued desperately outside government offices in the Dominican Republic Wednesday, racing the looming deadline for undocumented immigrants to register with the authorities or face deportation.

Haitians scramble to avoid deportation from Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo - Thousands of Haitian undocumented immigrants lined up outside government offices in the Dominican Republic Tuesday racing a deadline to register with the authorities or face deportation.

Haiti artisans embrace ethical fashion

Port-au-prince - Diameter, width, thickness -- nothing is left to chance as Brazilian jewelry designer Ana Suassuna trains Haitian artisans how to shape cow horns into fashionable bracelets.

Haiti confronts avalanche of presidential candidates

Port-au-prince - A three-year political crisis that delayed local and parliamentary elections has done nothing to dampen Haiti's enthusiasm for democracy, judging by the avalanche of hopefuls now running for president.

Haiti first lady barred from running for Senate

Port-au-prince - Haitian First Lady Sophia Martelly can't run for the Senate due to questions over her nationality, authorities said Wednesday.New York-born Martelly had provided election authorities with documents showing she had renounced her American citizenship.

Five years after quake, Haiti hospital clings to hope

Port-au-prince - In the five years since Port-au-Prince was devastated by an earthquake, staff at Haiti's largest hospital have had to resort to examining patients in shipping containers.

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.
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More than 250 rapes in camps were reported in the 150 days following the earthquake.
More than 250 rapes in camps were reported in the 150 days following the earthquake.
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A street in Haiti devastated by the earthquake
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Devastation in Haiti by Hurricane Sandy
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Haiti election-This photo was taken on November 28, 2010.
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Nissan answers the call for help by donating 30 trucks to assist in Haiti relief effort.
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October 21,the Italian Red Cross water treatment plant was put into action with the Colombian Red Cross helping with packing and loading. Teams worked through the night to fill one truck with 1/2 litres sachets of treated water. On Wednesday 20 October, the Haitian Red Cross sent a truck loaded with medical supplies to the main hospital in Saint Marc. Already these supplies, including IV fluids, antibiotics and first aid kits, are being used to treat patients. On Friday 22 October, a convoy of t
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Nissan partnered with the Clinton Foundation to bring 30 Nissan workhorse trucks to Haiti to assist in moving relief supplies to isolated areas of the earthquake ravaged island.
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A coffin constructed for a Haitian teenager in the village of Dauphin, which had been isolated because of very bad road conditions. The teenager had died after contracting cholera.
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French rescuers pull a man from rubble in Haiti
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Satellite image showing deforestation in Haiti. This image depicts the border between Haiti (left) and the Dominican Republic (right).
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A photograph of one tent city housing an estimated 50,000 Haitians. Located in Port-au-Prince, this photograph clearly illustrates the lack of adequate shelter.
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The Nissan trucks donated to Haiti will assist in moving food and supplies throughout the country.
The Nissan trucks donated to Haiti will assist in moving food and supplies throughout the country.
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A young cholera victim in Haiti receives treatment.
A young cholera victim in Haiti receives treatment.
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Protesters burn tires during an anti-government protest in Port-au-Prince on May 14, 2014
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Shown are the remains of a cathedral in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, left unrecognizable by the violent earthquake that devastated the city on 12 January.
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Boxed meals that will be served to people who survived the earthquake in Haiti, Jan. 21, 2010, Mirebalais, Haiti.
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October 21 the Italian Red Cross water treatment plant was put into action with the Colombian Red Cr...
October 21,the Italian Red Cross water treatment plant was put into action with the Colombian Red Cross helping with packing and loading. Teams worked through the night to fill one truck with 1/2 litres sachets of treated water. On Wednesday 20 October, the Haitian Red Cross sent a truck loaded with medical supplies to the main hospital in Saint Marc. Already these supplies, including IV fluids, antibiotics and first aid kits, are being used to treat patients. On Friday 22 October, a convoy of t
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Devastation in Haiti by Hurricane Sandy
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