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UN extends Haiti political mission after US-China dispute

Oct. 15, 2021 20:03 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Friday evening to extend the U.N. political mission in Haiti after a dispute between China which has no diplomatic relations with Latin America’s poorest country and many other members who stressed the importance of the...

Suspected cartel gunmen in north Mexico kill 3-year-old boy

Oct. 11, 2021 20:40 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Suspected drug cartel gunmen opened fire on a car in northern Mexico on Monday, killing a 3-year-old boy and wounding the child's parents, authorities said. The father, who was driving in the city of Ciudad Obregon when the attack happened, managed to...

Haiti to UN Security Council: Help us handle gang violence

Oct. 04, 2021 20:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Haiti's top diplomat implored the U.N. Security Council on Monday for help tackling gang violence and crime, saying the existing U.N. political mission needs to pivot toward strengthening security and law enforcement institutions in the crisis-wracked country. ...

4 dead found in car in Mexico city plagued by gang violence

Sep. 30, 2021 18:23 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Prosecutors say four dead men have been found in a stolen car in the city of Iguala, in the southern Mexico state of Guerrero. The state prosecutors said late Wednesday that the victims were linked to a local criminal gang known as “The Flag.”...

Murder charges filed in shooting of activist's grandson

Sep. 29, 2021 18:10 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Murder charges have been filed in May's fatal shooting of the 19-year-old grandson of a prominent Hartford anti-violence activist. Makhi Buckly was shot multiple times on May 31 in southwest Hartford. Jaquan Graham, 19, is...

US Marshals say 4-month anti-gang effort led to 231 arrests

Sep. 29, 2021 13:37 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A four-month police operation targeting gang activity in Omaha and surrounding communities led to more than 230 arrests and the seizure of dozens of guns and more than $800,000 worth of illegal narcotics, according to the U.S. Marshals Service said. ...

More than 1,000 arrested in Wichita area during crackdown

Sep. 29, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 60-day law enforcement operation aimed at reducing violent crime resulted in more than 1,000 arrests and the confiscation of numerous weapons and drugs, the U.S. Marshals Service said Wednesday. Operation Triple Beam-Wichita was a 60-day operation...

The AP Interview: Haiti PM plans to hold elections next year

Sep. 28, 2021 19:51 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Struggling with political turmoil and the aftermath of an earthquake, Haiti's prime minister said Tuesday that he plans to hold a referendum to modify the country's constitution by February, and he hopes to organize presidential and legislative elections early...

Haitians returning to a homeland that's far from welcoming

Sep. 27, 2021 08:43 AM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Deported from the United States, Pierre Charles landed a week ago in Port-au-Prince, a capital more dangerous and dystopian than the one he’d left four years before. Unable to reach his family, he left the airport alone, on foot. Charles...

Haitian deportees start over in country they don’t recognize

Sep. 20, 2021 20:34 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Claile Bazile doesn’t know where she and her 2-year-old son will stay once they leave the hotel where officials temporarily set aside rooms for some of the hundreds of people streaming into Haiti after being expelled from the U.S. in the past couple of days. ...