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There's chaos in Haiti. Powerful gangs are attacking key targets like prisons as alliances shift

Mar. 04, 2024 18:54 PM EST

Increasingly powerful gangs have attacked prisons and the airport serving Haiti's capital in recent days, forcing businesses and schools to close as hundreds of people fled. Heavily armed gangs have grown more powerful than Haiti's weak government and now control some 80% of the...

Haiti declares a curfew as it tries to restore order after weekend jailbreak, explosion of violence

Mar. 03, 2024 22:06 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti's government declared a state of emergency and nighttime curfew late Sunday in a bid to regain control of the streets after an explosion of violence over the weekend saw armed gang members storm the country's two biggest prisons. The 72-hour...

Police in Haiti struggle against gangs storming prison in latest surge of violence

Mar. 02, 2024 22:09 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Police in Haiti urgently appealed for help Saturday night as they struggled to hold back gangs trying to storm the country's main prison in a major escalation of violence sweeping the troubled Caribbean nation. “They need help,” a union representing...

Former Haitian police chief accused in 2021 presidential slaying resigns as OAS representative

Feb. 22, 2024 13:10 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Léon Charles, the former chief of Haiti’s National Police who was recently accused in the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse, announced Thursday that he was stepping down as permanent representative of Haiti to the Organization of American States. ...

Attorney for widow of slain Haitian president rejects indictment and says it's politically motivated

Feb. 21, 2024 16:36 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — An attorney for Haitian President Jovenel Moïse’s widow, who was indicted in his assassination, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that he believes the accusations against her are politically motivated. U.S.-based attorney Paul Turner said he was...

A widow and 2 powerful officials indicted: Takeaways from the probe into Haiti president's slaying

Feb. 20, 2024 22:56 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A judge who investigated the 2021 assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse has indicted some 50 suspects in the case, including the slain president's widow, the former prime minister and the former head of Haiti's national police force. The...

The widow and aides of assassinated Haitian President Jovenel Moïse are indicted in his killing

Feb. 20, 2024 16:02 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A judge in Haiti responsible for investigating the July 2021 assassination of President Jovenel Moïse has indicted his widow, Martine Moïse, ex-prime minister Claude Joseph and the former chief of Haiti’s National Police, Léon Charles, among others, according to...

Ukraine needs more troops fighting Russia. Hardened professionals from Colombia are helping

Feb. 09, 2024 17:33 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Melodic Colombian Spanish fills a hospital treating soldiers wounded fighting Russian forces in eastern Ukraine. Ukraine's ranks are depleted by two years of war. As it battles the Russian war machine, Ukraine is welcoming hardened fighters from one of the...

Haiti's prime minister calls for calm as violent protests seek his ouster

Feb. 08, 2024 16:36 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry urged calm in a public address early Thursday following three days of violent protests that have paralyzed the country as thousands of protesters demand his resignation. The brief speech in the pre-dawn hours did...

Former rebel leader arrives in Haiti's capital as protests against prime minister gain momentum

Feb. 06, 2024 19:05 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A former rebel leader made a surprise appearance in Haiti’s capital on Tuesday amid large protests across the country for the second consecutive day, demanding the ouster of Prime Minister Ariel Henry. Guy Philippe — who played a key role in the...