Latest Haiti News

A giant Little Haiti project is met with cautious approval

Sep. 13, 2019 1:41 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Leonie Hermantin wants to do anything she can to make the Miami neighborhood of Little Haiti better for its residents and for the rich culture symbolized in murals — even if it means having a loose alliance with a giant commercial and residential project and losing friends in the...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Sep. 13, 2019 12:07 AM EDT

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. Political chaos reigned in Haiti as a vote over ratifying Fritz William Michel as prime minister paralyzed parliament. In Brazil, leaders of the...

Defamation suit over Haiti sex abuse claim settled

Sep. 8, 2019 3:08 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A defamation lawsuit against an activist who accused an orphanage founder in Haiti of being a serial pedophile has been settled, ending a lawsuit that has dragged on for six years, an attorney said. Paul Kendrick's insurance companies agreed to pay $3 million to Hearts With Haiti,...

Haitian man pardoned by governor; could seek return to Maine

Sep. 4, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Democratic Gov. Janet Mills has pardoned a man her predecessor declined to help after being deported to Haiti. A spokeswoman tells the Morning Sentinel the governor requested a clemency board review after the case of Lexius Saint Martin, of Waterville, was called to her...

AP Interview: Haitian president pledges to outlast troubles

Aug. 29, 2019 5:04 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti's president says he will serve out his term despite rising violence, poor economic performance and months of protests over unresolved allegations of corruption in his predecessor's administration. President Jovenel Moise pledged in an interview with The Associated Press...

US homeland security chief tours Panama jungle migrant camp

Aug. 23, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

PENITAS, Panama (AP) — The acting U.S. homeland security secretary visited a camp in the Panamanian jungle Friday housing hundreds of migrants who survived the perilous border crossing from Colombia, usually heading for the United States. Kevin McAleenan arrived by SUV in Penitas shortly before midday and...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Aug. 23, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

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. Haitian lawmakers worked inside a partially flooded Parliament after rain penetrated the leaky roof during debate on whether or not to start...

From Brattleboro, with compassion: Pen pals in the making

Aug. 20, 2019 4:35 PM EDT

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — Students or entire classes are being sought to serve as pen pals between those in "sister communities." "We've been in regular touch with all of them," said Jim Levinson, of the Compassionate Brattleboro Committee. His group organized connections between four communities outside the...

Court in New Hampshire halts deportation of Haitian man

Aug. 13, 2019 8:00 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A federal court judge in New Hampshire has ruled that a Haitian immigrant who claims he fled politically-motivated attacks in his home country can remain the United States for now. The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit late Monday requesting that judge halt the transfer of...

Costa Rica and Panama break up migrant smuggling ring

Jul. 31, 2019 5:07 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Costa Rica and Panama have arrested 48 people for allegedly operating a migrant smuggling ring that moved Asian, African, Cuban and Haitian migrants from South America toward the United States. Authorities say the ring operated at Costa Rica's southern and northern borders. It...