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Haiti News

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.

Divided Haiti prepares national farewell to 'Baby Doc'

Port-au-prince - Haiti is preparing an appropriate send-off for former dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier, but controversy over his funeral arrangements has stirred simmering political tensions.

UNESCO sinks claim Haiti wreck was Christopher Columbus's ship

Paris - UNESCO on Monday scuttled claims that a wreck found off Haiti was Christopher Columbus's flagship from his first voyage to the Americas after experts determined it was that of a ship from a later period.

Baby Doc's victims vow to fight on despite his death

Port-au-prince - Victims of Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier's brutal former Haitian regime vowed on Sunday that his sudden death would not rob them of a chance to seek justice for his crimes.

Ex-Haiti dictator 'Baby Doc' Duvalier dead at 63

Port-au-prince - Haiti's former dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier, who ruled the impoverished Caribbean nation with an iron fist from 1971 until his ouster in 1986, died of a heart attack. He was 63.

Ex-Haiti dictator 'Baby Doc' Duvalier dead at 63

Port-au-prince - Haiti's former dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier, who ruled the impoverished Caribbean nation with an iron fist from 1971 until his ouster in 1986, died on Saturday of a heart attack. He was 63.

Arrest warrant issued for Haiti ex-president

Port-au-prince - Haiti issued an arrest warrant for former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide -- under investigation for corruption, money laundering, and drug trafficking -- after he failed to appear before a judge Wednesday, authorities said.

Armed commandos storm Haitian prison, free numerous inmates

Croix Des Bouquets - An undetermined number of prison inmates are on the loose after heavily armed men attacked Haiti's Croix-des-Bouquets prison.

Dozens of inmates flee after Haiti jailbreak

Port-au-prince - A jailbreak at a high-security prison near Haiti's capital left dozens of inmates on the loose, police said.The escape came after a mutiny erupted in the jail, a spokesman for Haiti's national police said."It was a spectacular escape.

Ex-Haitian president faces corruption probe

Port-au-prince - Former Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide is facing a money laundering, corruption and drug trafficking probe, officials said Thursday.

UN leader vows to help Haiti fight cholera epidemic

Port-au-prince - UN chief Ban Ki-moon visited Haiti on Monday, vowing to help the country end a cholera epidemic that has killed more than 8,500 people since 2010 and that some blame on UN peacekeepers.Ban promised to seek $2.

UN has 'moral responsibility' to tackle Haiti cholera: Ban

New York - The United Nations has a "moral responsibility" to help impoverished Haiti end a devastating cholera outbreak some blame on peacekeepers, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says.

Haiti PM to donors: Please honor aid pledges

Port-au-prince - Only half of the nine billion dollars in international aid promised to Haiti after a devastating earthquake in 2010 has been delivered, the prime minister told AFP.

UN Secretary General Moon personally served in Cholera lawsuit Special

New York - United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon was served with a complaint as part of a Brooklyn federal lawsuit against Moon and the United Nations brought on behalf of more than 1,500 Haitians.

Lawyers say UN chief served with Haiti lawsuit in NY

New York - Lawyers for more than 1,500 victims of Haiti's deadly cholera epidemic said Friday they had served UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with a personal summons to appear in US court.

Thousands call for elections in Haiti

Port-au-prince - Thousands of Haitians took to the streets of the capital Port-au-Prince Thursday to demand that President Michel Martelly step down and new elections be held.

Clashes as Haiti president marks three years in power

Port-au-prince - Clashes between protesters and police marked Haitian President Michel Martelly's three years in power Wednesday, with at least one person shot in the confrontations.
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U.S. military members distribute food and water to Haitian citizens Jan. 17  2010  in Port-au-Prince...
U.S. military members distribute food and water to Haitian citizens Jan. 17, 2010, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, who were affected by the 7.0 magnitude earthquake on Jan. 12, 2010.
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Nissan answers the call for help by donating 30 trucks to assist in Haiti relief effort.
Nissan answers the call for help by donating 30 trucks to assist in Haiti relief effort.
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Haiti election-This photo was taken on November 28  2010.
Haiti election-This photo was taken on November 28, 2010.
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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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Devastation in Haiti by Hurricane Sandy
Devastation in Haiti by Hurricane Sandy
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A photograph of one tent city housing an estimated 50 000 Haitians.  Located in Port-au-Prince  this...
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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Haitian Marabou.
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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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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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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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Storm evacuees load onto a bus to head for emergency shelters
Storm evacuees load onto a bus to head for emergency shelters
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Flooded streets of Port-au-Prince
Flooded streets of Port-au-Prince
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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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Red Cross continue to supply emergency disaster relief around the world
Red Cross continue to supply emergency disaster relief around the world
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Haiti election
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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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This photo was taken on November 28, 2010. peacekeeper
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Protesters burn tires during an anti-government protest in Port-au-Prince on May 14  2014
Protesters burn tires during an anti-government protest in Port-au-Prince on May 14, 2014
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Photo credit: Fred Stottlemyer, International Action