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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.

Haiti on the outside looking in at 'Star Wars' delirium

Port-au-prince - Without a single functioning movie theatre in their country, Haitians have been feeling left out in recent days, while much of the rest of the world swoons over the latest "Star Wars" movie.

One killed in post-election protest in Haiti

Port-au-prince - One person was shot dead and another was wounded by a machete blow to the head Friday during post-election skirmishes that erupted in Haiti's capital Port-au-Prince.

Former Haiti president Aristide breaks his silence

Port-au-prince - Haiti's former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide has spoken in public for the first time since returning from exile in 2011, calling on Haitians to elect his party's candidate as president.

Former Haitian president Leslie Manigat dies at 83

Port-au-prince - Former Haitian president Leslie Manigat, who was ousted in a coup after 120 days in office, died Friday at his home in Port-au-Prince. He was 83.Manigat, who suffered a stroke in 2012, had retired from political life.

Haiti announces legislative elections for October

Port-au-prince - The Haitian government Tuesday announced that legislative elections will be held in October, three years behind schedule amid a slow earthquake recovery process and gargantuan logistical woes.
 

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