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UN votes to establish political mission in Haiti

Jun. 25, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council approved a resolution Tuesday establishing a political mission in Haiti starting Oct. 16 that will officially replace all U.N. peacekeeping activities in the Western Hemisphere's poorest country. The vote on the U.S.-drafted resolution was 13-0, with Haiti's...

Journalists in Haiti demand protection after reporter killed

Jun. 11, 2019 6:30 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Attacks on journalists in Haiti are escalating, and the slaying of a radio reporter prompted media organizations on Tuesday to renew demands that police protect them and give them space to work. An unidentified gunman shot Rospide Pétion as he drove home late Monday in a...

Strike paralyzes Haiti, protesters demand president's ouster

Jun. 10, 2019 6:24 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Opposition leaders in Haiti launched a two-day strike Monday that paralyzed the country's capital amid another day of protests demanding that President Jovenel Moise resign over corruption allegations. Schools, businesses and government offices were shuttered as demonstrators...

2 deaths as protesters burn tires, block roads in Haiti

Jun. 9, 2019 9:24 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Protesters denouncing corruption blocked roads and paralyzed much of Haiti's capital Sunday as they demanded the removal of President Jovenel Moise, while police reported two people killed and five injured. Demonstrators burned tires and threw stones during the march in...

Leader or killer? A day with 'Barbecue' in Haiti's capital

Jun. 7, 2019 12:17 AM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — He's known as Barbecue, an ex-cop suspected in the massacre of dozens of men, women and children in the Haitian capital — and a hero in his neighborhood, followed by crowds of adoring residents who consider him their protector. Authorities say men like Barbecue, whose...

Opposition senators in Haiti trash Parliament office

May. 30, 2019 7:36 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A group of opposition senators ransacked their meeting room in Parliament on Thursday, dragging out broken furniture and computers to block the ratification of interim Prime Minister Jean-Michel Lapin. Dozens of protesters gathered outside Parliament to support the senators as...