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Artists struggle to save Haiti museum after 2010 earthquake

Jul. 19, 2019 1:03 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Franck Louissaint sighed and frowned as he stepped onto his patio and flung aside shower curtains protecting a painting by a former voodoo priest who became a renowned Haitian artist. The painting from the 1960s once depicted a seemingly joyous voodoo spirit known as a loa, but...

High court orders new trial for man convicted of murder

Jul. 14, 2019 11:40 AM EDT

NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — The state Supreme Court has ordered a new trial for a Haitian immigrant who was convicted of killing a Connecticut woman in 2015. The Norwich Bulletin reports the court ruled last week that Norwich Police violated 45-year-old Jean Jacques' privacy. Jacques is serving a 60-year...

Epstein philanthropy since sex plea included all-girl school

Jul. 12, 2019 2:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In the decade since striking a deal that required him to register as a sex offender, Jeffrey Epstein has sought to underwrite all manner of youth causes, such as a baseball program near his retreat in the U.S. Virgin Islands and an all-girls' school a few blocks from his Manhattan mansion....

Taiwan president heads to Caribbean with US stops

Jul. 11, 2019 2:24 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen departed Thursday for a four-country state visit to the Caribbean with stops in the United States on the way there and back. Her delegation is going to Haiti, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and St. Lucia on a 12-day trip. The...

Disabled workers help Haitians who lost limbs in 2010 quake

Jul. 10, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Wilfrid Macena was a welder who built gas station tanks for a living when the devastating 2010 earthquake toppled a wall at the garage where he worked and crushed his right leg. He was unable to reach a hospital for seven days and his knee became infected, forcing doctors to...

Mexico outlasts Haiti 1-0 in Gold Cup semifinals

Jul. 3, 2019 2:58 AM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Mexico played with flair, dominated the ball, dodged a few counters by Haiti. El Tri played a complete game except for one area: Finishing. Unable to score on multiple golden opportunities, Mexico needed Raul Jimenez's goal on a penalty kick in the 93rd minute to end Haiti's...

Haiti hoping to keep memorable Gold Cup going against Mexico

Jul. 1, 2019 10:13 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Haiti earned one of the biggest wins in its soccer history, rallying from two goals down to beat Canada and reach the Gold Cup semifinals for the first time. Next up for Les Grenadiers is a monumental task: trying to take down mighty Mexico in the desert. Coming off two comeback...

Mexico beats Costa Rica in shootout, reaches Gold Cup semis

Jun. 30, 2019 6:39 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Mexico beat Costa Rica 5-4 on penalty kicks after a 1-1 tie Saturday night and advanced to a semifinal against Haiti at the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Raúl Jiménez put No. 18 Mexico ahead in the 44th minute and Bryan Ruiz tied the score for 39th-ranked Costa Rica in the 52nd minute with a...

Haiti beats Canada, reaches Gold Cup semifinals

Jun. 30, 2019 12:59 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Haiti reached the semifinals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup for the first time, overcoming a two-goal deficit to beat Canada 3-2 on Saturday night. The 101st-ranked Haitians will play Mexico on Tuesday night in Glendale, Arizona. Mexico beat Costa Rica 5-4 in a shootout after they tied 1-1 in the...

Amid crisis, Haiti fights to save oil used in fine perfumes

Jun. 28, 2019 11:41 AM EDT

LES CAYES, Haiti (AP) — High up in the hills of rural Haiti, where some women sit topless on porches and bleating goats break the silence, a group of men gather roots to produce an essential oil used in fine perfumes ranging from Chanel to Guerlain. Then they load heavy bales of the beige, stringy roots...