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Haiti's prime minister orders gangs to drop weapons and promises to take back control of the capital

Jul. 17, 2024 22:44 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitian Prime Minister Garry Conille ordered gangs to surrender their weapons during a televised speech late Wednesday in which he acknowledged how dangerous life in Haiti’s capital and beyond has become and pledged to crack down on the rampant violence. ...

With Haitian migration growing, a Mexico City family of doctors is helping out

Jul. 17, 2024 00:04 AM EDT

CIUDAD NEZAHUALCOYOTL, Mexico (AP) — Last year, the Hernández Pacheco family began to notice a number of Haitians arriving at an apartment across the street from their medical clinic on the outskirts of Mexico City. Their two-story, mint-green office sits on a small street in...

More Kenyan police arrive in Haiti with UN-backed mission to fight violent gangs

Jul. 16, 2024 15:52 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Another 200 police officers from Kenya arrived Tuesday in Haiti for a U.N.-backed mission led by the East African country to battle violent gangs that have taken over parts of the troubled Caribbean country. The officers arrived nearly a month after the...

Second group of Kenyan police officers arrives in Haiti as part of a UN-backed mission to quell gang violence

Jul. 16, 2024 11:34 AM EDT
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Second group of Kenyan police officers arrives in Haiti as part of a UN-backed mission to quell gang violence.

AP PHOTOS: In documenting violence in Haiti, you find bodies, but also ways people keep on living

Jul. 15, 2024 00:03 AM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Violence permeates every fiber of Haitian society. It used to linger on the outskirts of the capital, targeting the poorest, but now everyone — from street vendors to doctors to schoolchildren — are in its grip. Yet, people find ways to keep living....

The UN condemns increasing gang violence and criminal activity in Haiti that is undermining peace

Jul. 13, 2024 02:19 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution condemning “in the strongest terms” the increasing gang violence and criminal activity in Haiti that is undermining peace, stability and security in the country and the region. Friday's resolution...

Haitian prime minister tours Port au Prince hospital after police take back from gang control

Jul. 09, 2024 19:28 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti’s newly selected Prime Minister Garry Conille and Haiti’s police chief visited the country's largest hospital on Tuesday, after authorities said they took control of the medical institution over the weekend from armed gangs. Haitian Police...

In first comments, the Kenyan force in Haiti says 'no room for failure' against powerful gangs

Jul. 09, 2024 00:53 AM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The head of the Kenya-led multinational force tasked with curbing gang violence in Haiti said on Monday “there's no room for failure” and that the United Nations-backed police mission was committed to ensuring democratic elections in the Caribbean nation. ...

Haiti's prime minister says Kenyan police are crucial to controlling gangs, early days are positive

Jul. 04, 2024 00:07 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Haitian Prime Minister Garry Conille told the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday that recently deployed Kenyan police will be crucial to helping control the country’s gangs and moving toward democratic elections — and he called feedback from their initial days in the...

US asks Haiti to prioritize electoral council amid gang violence and a humanitarian crisis

Jul. 03, 2024 16:56 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — U.S. officials have asked Haiti’s prime minister to prioritize the establishment of an electoral council as the country strives to rebuild its government amid rampant gang violence. “This critical step toward will give the Haitian people an...