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US Marine charged with illegally flying guns into Haiti

Dec. 3, 2019 3:53 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A U.S. Marine caught smuggling guns into Haiti told investigators he wanted to help the country’s military learn marksmanship and defeat “thugs” causing instability there, according to a criminal complaint. The criminal complaint filed last week in a North Carolina...

Haitian schools reopen after months of unrest

Dec. 2, 2019 3:57 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Protected by police patrols, thousands of Haitian children began to return to school Monday after months of violent unrest forced schools to shut around the country. Some schools were about a quarter full in response to the Education Ministry’s call last week to reopen...

Police: French couple seeking to adopt killed in Haiti

Nov. 25, 2019 6:38 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Authorities in Haiti said Monday that they are investigating the killing of a French couple that was seeking to adopt a child from the Caribbean country. Delmas Police Commissioner Marcelin Kether told The Associated Press that the man and woman were shot Sunday night shortly...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Nov. 22, 2019 12:02 AM EST

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week. Popular discontent has been growing in Latin America, with protests in Chile, Bolivia, Haiti, Venezuela and now Colombia. In Chile, students...

Haiti mourns 5 people killed during ongoing protests

Nov. 19, 2019 3:58 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Wails filled a church in Haiti’s capital on Tuesday during funeral services for five people killed in anti-government protests that began more than two months ago. Among those killed was 15-year-old Jasmine Pierre, whose father told The Associated Press that she was hit...

At least 4 wounded by gunshots during protest in Haiti

Nov. 18, 2019 5:54 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — At least four people were shot and wounded during a small protest in Haiti’s capital Monday after a speech by embattled President Jovenel Moise. Several hundred people were marching from the Delmas to Petionville neighborhoods when shots were fired from nearby....

Haiti to investigate alleged rapes of 10 female inmates

Nov. 15, 2019 8:54 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Authorities in Haiti said late Friday they are investigating allegations that a group of male inmates raped 10 women in a makeshift jail in the northern city of Gonaives. Prosecutor Sérard Gazius told The Associated Press that more than 50 men broke out of their cells last...

Haitians seek medical help from US Navy ship amid protests

Nov. 8, 2019 5:23 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Hundreds of Haitians with health problems ranging from diabetes to bullet injuries lined up on Friday hoping to be seen by a staff member aboard the USNS Comfort that docked in Port-au-Prince this week for its last stop of a five-month medical mission. The U.S. Navy's floating...

Report: Trump migrant crackdown weighed impact on 2020 race

Nov. 7, 2019 3:52 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — As the Trump administration in its early days tried to push through hardline immigration policies, it appeared to calculate their possible impact on the 2020 presidential race while rejecting national security warnings from U.S. diplomats, according to State Department memos made public...

US extends protection for 6 nations' migrants for a year

Nov. 1, 2019 9:47 PM EDT

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced Friday it is extending temporary protected status coverage for migrants from El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua and Sudan through Jan. 4, 2021. The status, which has been granted because of disasters or conflicts in...