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Haiti prime minister appoints new Cabinet amid turmoil

Nov. 24, 2021 19:11 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Prime Minister Ariel Henry swore in his new Cabinet on Wednesday, more than four months after he assumed leadership of Haiti following the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse. The appointments come as Haiti struggles with a rise in...

Mexico breaks up second migrant march

Nov. 23, 2021 23:19 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities say a group of hundreds of mainly Haitian and Central American migrants who had started walking north have agreed to be separated and taken by bus to several cities to apply for humanitarian visas. The migrant march had set out on...

Kidnappers release 2 of 17 missionaries abducted in Haiti

Nov. 22, 2021 00:06 AM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Two of 17 members of a missionary group who were kidnapped more than a month ago are safe and “in good spirits” after being freed in Haiti, their U.S..-based church organization announced. Christian Aid Ministries issued a statement...

US missionaries say 2 of 17 abductees freed in Haiti

Nov. 21, 2021 19:28 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Two of 17 members of a missionary group who were kidnapped more than a month ago have been freed in Haiti and are safe, “in good spirits and being cared for,” their Ohio-based church organization announced Sunday. Christian Aid...

US-based church organization says 2 kidnapped people in missionary group freed in Haiti

Nov. 21, 2021 16:16 PM EST
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — US-based church organization says 2 kidnapped people in missionary group freed in Haiti.

Turkey: Man in custody sought for Haitian president's death

Nov. 16, 2021 11:10 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish authorities have issued a 40-day temporary custody order for a man considered a suspect in the July 7 assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse and placed him in a prison in Istanbul, Turkey’s state-run news agency reported. The...

Turkey arrests a Haitian businessman sought in Moïse killing

Nov. 15, 2021 19:22 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A Haitian businessman considered a suspect in the July 7 assassination of President Jovenel Moïse was arrested in Turkey, authorities in Haiti announced Monday. Haitian Foreign Minister Claude Joseph said on his Twitter account that he...

Gov. Baker seeking federal guidance on arrivals from Haiti

Nov. 15, 2021 18:44 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker is seeking guidance from the federal government as Massachusetts tries to offer assistance to new arrivals from Haiti. In a letter to U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra, Baker said a significant portion of arrivals...

Gang allows fuel to flow in Haiti -- but just for a week

Nov. 13, 2021 03:01 AM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A powerful Haitian gang leader said Friday he is easing a chokehold on fuel deliveries that has caused a growing crisis for hospitals, gas stations and even water supplies across the nation's capital. G9 gang leader Jimmy “Barbecue”...

Canada withdrawing nonessential embassy staff from Haiti

Nov. 12, 2021 10:03 AM EST

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canada said it is temporarily withdrawing nonessential staff from its embassy in Haiti. The move comes in response to a spike in gang-related violence in Haiti and a severe lack of fuel that has affected hospitals, schools and banks. ...