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Haiti president breaks silence after week of violent unrest

Port-au-prince - Haitian President Jovenel Moise on Thursday broke his silence after a week of violent protests demanding his resignation as the US announced it was pulling "non-emergency personnel" from the country over the deadly unrest.

Haiti's 'Banana Man,' president under siege, frozen by crisis

Port-au-prince - When he was campaigning as a virtual unknown, Haiti's President Jovenel Moise talked a lot about bringing work to the people and fighting corruption.

Canada closes Haiti embassy as violence traps tourists

Ottawa - Canada on Thursday temporarily closed its embassy in Haiti as violent protests against President Jovenel Moise's government trapped hundreds of Canadian tourists in the Caribbean island nation.

Another protester killed in Haiti unrest

Port-au-prince - Violent clashes between police and demonstrators in Haiti left one person dead Wednesday and raised the death toll in a week of unrest to seven.

Facing cronyism and no work, young Haitians protest or flee

Port-au-prince - Whether using social media to fight corruption or marching in protests that have brought the country to a halt, the anger of Haiti's youth at their lack of prospects is boiling over in increasingly dramatic ways.

No word from Haiti's president as fear paralyzes capital

Port-au-prince - Sporadic gunfire echoed through the streets of Port-au-Prince on Monday as the government remained silent in the face of protests that have paralyzed the Haitian capital and triggered rising violence.

Thousands of Haitians protest corruption, rising living costs

Port-au-prince - At least two people died and 14 police officers were injured Thursday, police said, as thousands of Haitians protested against rampant inflation and demanding the resignation of President Jovenel Moise on the two-year anniversary of his inauguration.

Disappointed Haitian migrants return home from Chile

Port-au-prince - Chile's military on Wednesday returned to their home country a first group of destitute Haitian migrants as part of a broader repatriation plan.

Haiti has 'torture'-like conditions: NGO

Port-au-prince - Conditions in Haiti's chronically overcrowded jails are like "acts of torture" and inmates' rights are being ignored, a human rights group said in a report published Tuesday.

Two killed in Haiti anti-corruption protests: police

Port-au-prince - Haitian police said Thursday at least two people were shot dead and more than a dozen injured in a huge anti-corruption protest that rocked the Caribbean country a day earlier, as pressure mounted on unpopular President Jovenel Moise.

Thousands protest corruption in Haiti, president gets shoved

Port-au-prince - Tens of thousands of people demonstrated against corruption Wednesday in Haiti, with some even shoving the unpopular president at a public ceremony.

Haiti's amputee footballers seek glory abroad, acceptance at home

Port-au-prince - Football has long been a national obsession in Haiti, and following the devastating 2010 earthquake, which spurred the creation of a national disabled team, the country is now dreaming of World Cup glory.

Haitian anti-graft protesters demand probe into oil fund scandal

Port-au-prince - Hundreds of Haitians protested in the streets of the capital Port-au-Prince on Sunday, demanding an investigation into the alleged misuse of funds marked for a cheap oil program run by Venezuela.

Haiti's senate gives new government vote of confidence

Port-au-prince - The Haitian senate Saturday approved the new government's general polices, a necessary first step before it can begin functioning, two months after the last premier was forced to resign after attempting to impose unpopular austerity measures.

In Haiti, journalists demand answers about missing colleague

Port-au-prince - More than 200 journalists and supporters marched in silence Wednesday in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince to demand answers over the disappearance two weeks ago of freelance photojournalist Vladjimir Legagneur, amid mounting fears he may have been ki...

Haiti installs leaders of reborn army

Port-au-prince - Haitian President Jovenel Moise on Tuesday installed the leaders of his country's army, a symbolic step in the impoverished Caribbean country's reformation of a military demobilized 23 years ago after decades of coups and political interference.

Reporters urge Haiti to probe disappearance of photojournalist

Port-au-prince - Local and foreign reporters in Haiti are urging authorities to investigate the disappearance of Vladjimir Legagneur, a freelance photojournalist who has been missing since last week.

A library in Haiti: a community effort

Cit - Book by book, and with donations large and small -- some from people who are illiterate -- a library is taking shape in one of the poorest places in destitute Haiti.

Haiti's killer cholera epidemic could end this year: UN

Port-au-prince - Haiti's killer cholera epidemic could be over this year, the United Nation's children's fund said on Friday, as the number of cases declines following the world's most virulent outbreak in modern times.

In helping earthquake victims, life lessons for Haiti youth

Cabaret - In the hills of Cabaret, western Haiti, locals and young volunteers from the capital Port-au-Prince prepare cement, stationed between the wooden wall of Pierre Salnave Saint-Felix's new home, and the crumbling mud wall of the shelter he has survived in...

Hundreds of Haitians protest government corruption

Port-au-prince - Hundreds of Haitian opposition activists took to the streets of Port-au-Prince on Saturday to protest the army's remobilization and government corruption.

Violence erupts at budget opposition protest in Haiti

Port-au-prince - Demonstrators in Haiti took to the streets of Port-au-Prince Saturday for an opposition-backed protest against the government budget, which many believe hurts the nation's poorest.

In Irma's path, Haitians face storm's fury alone

Cap-ha - Poor Haitians have been left to face the fury of Hurricane Irma alone as authorities in Cap-Haitien showed little sign Wednesday of preparing for what forecasters say could be a catastrophic event.

Haitian factory workers demand higher wages

Port-au-prince - Hundreds of Haiti's factory workers protested in Port-au-Prince on Monday against a small increase in the minimum wage set by the government.The workers, paid 300 gourdes (4.75 dollars) a day, are demanding 800 gourdes (12.

EU delegates meet with new Haiti president, boost aid

Port-au-prince - A European Union delegation in Haiti for Tuesday's inauguration of President Jovenel Moise announced it was increasing EU aid to the poverty-stricken island to boost growth and help it recover from devastating storm damage.

Former Haiti coup leader, wanted in US, arrested

Port-au-prince - Onetime Haiti coup leader Guy Philippe, who has long been wanted by US authorities on drug trafficking charges but was recently elected to the country's senate, was arrested, police said.

Haiti parties claim wins even as votes counted

Port-au-prince - Two of Haiti's biggest parties stoked tension on Monday by claiming victory for their candidates in a long-delayed presidential election days before official results are due to be released.Nearly 6.

Haiti's delayed poll a chance to end political crisis

Port-au-prince - Haiti goes to the polls on Sunday in hopes of dragging itself out of a long-standing political crisis and choosing a leader from a 27-strong roster of presidential candidates.

After Hurricane Matthew, Haitians seek family at any cost

L - A minivan plowed into a river-swamped road under the anxious gaze of bystanders keeping their distance.It was just one instance in which Haitians braved danger to try to reunite with their families after Hurricane Matthew.

Haiti parliament returns after year of inaction

Port-au-prince - Deputies and senators took their seats in Haiti's parliament, enabling the fragile democracy's legislature to reconvene after a prolonged crisis but still facing a credibility shortfall.
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