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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.

Haiti plunges on with poll despite opposition boycott

Port-au-prince - Haiti's outgoing president brushed aside street protests, boycott threats and fraud claims Thursday to push ahead with plans to elect his successor this weekend.

Haiti police fire tear gas, days before runoff vote

Port-au-prince - Police in Haiti's capital Port-au-Prince fired tear gas at opposition demonstrators Tuesday who rallied in their thousands, five days before a presidential vote runoff is scheduled.

Haiti presidential candidate won't participate in election

Port-au-prince - Haiti's opposition presidential candidate Jude Celestin said Monday he will not participate in a planned run-off, calling it a farce with only one candidate.

Haiti protesters set fires, block streets ahead of presidential vote

Port-au-prince - Hundreds of opposition protesters in Haiti burned tires and torched vehicles in Port-au-Prince, ahead of a controversial second-round presidential vote.

Haiti hit with Zika virus outbreak: official

Port-au-prince - Haiti's health ministry said Friday the country has been hit by an outbreak of the Zika virus, a mosquito-borne ailment similar to dengue fever that is rapidly spreading through the Caribbean.

Six years on, quake-devastated Haiti mourns its dead

Port-au-prince - Haitians paused Tuesday to mourn the 200,000 people killed six years ago in a devastating earthquake that left the country with wounds that have yet to heal.

Six years after devastating Haiti quake, risks still high

Port-au-prince - Six years after Haiti was devastated by a magnitude-seven earthquake, the government seismologist who predicted it warns little has been done to protect people in the likely event of a repeat disaster.

Crisis looms as Haiti 2nd-round presidential campaiging kicks off

Port-au-prince - Campaigning for the second round of Haiti's presidential election opened Friday, with the opposition candidate refusing to participate without sweeping reforms to the process.

Haiti presidential runoff called for January 24: decree

Port-au-prince - Haiti's presidential runoff vote will take place on January 24, along with the second round of legislative elections, according to a presidential decree published.

Haiti vote was marred by fraud: probe

Port-au-prince - Haiti's first round of presidential and legislative voting was marred by fraud, as opposition forces have charged, an independent panel said in its report released Sunday.

Two Rwandan peacekeepers shot dead in Haiti

Port-au-prince - Two female Rwandan police officers working as peacekeepers in Haiti have been found dead in their home, the UN mission said Thursday, with Kigali saying they were shot dead.

Two UN police officers found dead in Haiti

Port-au-prince - Two female officers from the United Nations police force in Haiti were found dead in their home on Wednesday, the UN mission to the country said.

Time running out to avoid new Haiti poll delay

Port-au-prince - Haiti's independent electoral commission was running out of time on Tuesday to study polling returns from October's first round of presidential elections, threatening to further delay the process.

Andre Berto, Lil Wayne share Christmas gifts with Haiti kids

Two-time world welterweight champion Andre Berto has returned to his roots in Haiti to spread cheer to poor children in the country along with American song artist Lil Wayne by giving away toys and clothing to the kids.

Haiti postpones presidential runoff vote: officials

Port-au-prince - On the heels of alleged electoral irregularities, Haiti has pushed back next week's presidential runoff, election officials said, without immediately announcing a new date.
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A street in Haiti devastated by the earthquake
A street in Haiti devastated by the earthquake
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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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Haitian Marabou.
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Photo credit: Fred Stottlemyer  International Action
Photo credit: Fred Stottlemyer, International Action
Shown are the remains of a cathedral in Port-au-Prince  Haiti  left unrecognizable by the violent ea...
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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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 coffin constructed for a Haitian teenager in the village of Dauphin  which had been isolated becau...
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.
Operation Blessing International
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
Italian Red Cross
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
Italian Red Cross
Nissan partnered with the Clinton Foundation to bring 30 Nissan workhorse trucks to Haiti to assist ...
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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Satellite image showing deforestation in Haiti. This image depicts the border between Haiti (left) a...
Satellite image showing deforestation in Haiti. This image depicts the border between Haiti (left) and the Dominican Republic (right).
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Flooded streets of Port-au-Prince
Flooded streets of Port-au-Prince
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Boxed meals that will be served to people who survived the earthquake in Haiti  Jan. 21  2010  Mireb...
Boxed meals that will be served to people who survived the earthquake in Haiti, Jan. 21, 2010, Mirebalais, Haiti.
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Devastation in Haiti by Hurricane Sandy
Devastation in Haiti by Hurricane Sandy
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Devastation in Haiti by Hurricane Sandy
Devastation in Haiti by Hurricane Sandy
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Sûrtab s sterile manufacturing room where the “Made in Haiti ” sûrtab Tablet PC  is  assembled
Sûrtab's sterile manufacturing room where the “Made in Haiti,” sûrtab Tablet PC is assembled
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People receiving rehydration treatment in the parking lot of the hospital in Saint Marc  Haiti.
People receiving rehydration treatment in the parking lot of the hospital in Saint Marc, Haiti.
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