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Haiti arrests top security official in slain president probe

Jul. 26, 2021 19:37 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Authorities in Haiti arrested a top official who served as general security coordinator when President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated, his attorney told The Associated Press on Monday. Jean Laguel Civil joins more than two dozen suspects...

Haitian president's hometown holds funeral amid violence

Jul. 23, 2021 15:05 PM EDT

CAP-HAITIEN, Haiti (AP) — The funeral for slain Haitian President Jovenel Moïse was briefly interrupted Friday by nearby gunfire and tear gas as well as agitated supporters that caused U.S. and U.N. officials to leave before his widow spoke publicly for the first time since the attack. ...

Violence, protests overshadow Mass for slain Haitian leader

Jul. 22, 2021 20:54 PM EDT

CAP-HAITIEN, Haiti (AP) — Demonstrations in Cap-Haitien turned violent on Thursday as gunshots rang out while supporters of slain President Jovenel Moïse blocked roads and demanded justice while threatening to disrupt his upcoming funeral. A heavily armed police convoy...

Violence overshadows memorial Mass for slain Haitian leader

Jul. 22, 2021 11:32 AM EDT

CAP-HAITIEN, Haiti (AP) — A priest told mourners at a memorial service Thursday for slain President Jovenel Moïse that too much blood is being shed in Haiti as authorities warned of more violence ahead of his funeral. The Rev. Jean-Gilles Sem spoke to dozens of people...

Haiti leader's slaying exposes role of ex-Colombian soldiers

Jul. 22, 2021 10:18 AM EDT

BUCARAMANGA, Colombia (AP) — As the coronavirus pandemic squeezed Colombia, the Romero family was in need of money to pay the mortgage. Mauricio Romero Medina's $790 a month pension as a retired soldier wasn't going far. Then came a call offering a solution. ...

Violence flares in Haiti ahead of slain president's funeral

Jul. 21, 2021 22:23 PM EDT

QUARTIER-MORIN, Haiti (AP) — Hundreds of workers fled businesses in northern Haiti on Wednesday after demonstrations near the hometown of assassinated President Jovenel Moïse grew violent ahead of his funeral. Associated Press journalists observed the body of one man...

Haiti installs new leader as country mourns slain president

Jul. 20, 2021 21:25 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti's government installed a new prime minister on Tuesday, while officials mourned assassinated President Jovenel Moïse and arrested at least three police officers implicated in his killing. Designated Prime Minister Ariel Henry was...

New Haiti leader with international backing to take charge

Jul. 19, 2021 17:09 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A new prime minister supported by key international diplomats will take charge of Haiti, an official said Monday — a move that appeared aimed at averting a leadership struggle following the assassination of President Jovenal Moïse. Ariel...

Haiti official says acting prime minister to step down in wake of president's assassination

Jul. 19, 2021 10:20 AM EDT
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti official says acting prime minister to step down in wake of president's assassination.

Haiti faces uncertain future as mourning first lady returns

Jul. 18, 2021 14:44 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti's political future on Sunday grew murkier after the surprise return of first lady Martine Moïse, who was released from a hospital in Miami where she was treated for injuries following an attack in which the president was assassinated. ...