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Italian nun slain in Haiti is hailed by pope as martyr

Jun. 26, 2022 07:17 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Sunday hailed as a martyr an Italian missionary nun slain in Haiti, where she cared for poor children. The diocese of Milan says Sister Luisa Dell’Orto, 64, was slain “during an armed aggression, probably with the aim of robbery," in...

Official: 8 more die as Haiti prisons lack food, water

Jun. 23, 2022 15:48 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — An official said Thursday that at least eight inmates have died at an overcrowded prison in Haiti that ran out of food two months ago, adding to dozens of similar deaths this year as the country’s institutions crumble. Hunger and oppressive heat...

27 Haitians rescued from uninhabited Puerto Rico island

Jun. 22, 2022 16:11 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard said Wednesday that it recently rescued 27 Haitian migrants from the rocky cliffs of an uninhabited island that lies between Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. The two-day rescue operation began on June 7 after the Coast Guard...

UN: Haiti police need immediate help amid surge in violence

Jun. 16, 2022 19:12 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A U.N. special envoy warned Thursday that Haiti’s police force needs immediate help to fight crime and violence, noting that gangs have grown so powerful they recently seized control of a local courthouse. Helen La Lime, the top U.N. official in...

Haiti mourns 11 women from fatal voyage near Puerto Rico

Jun. 15, 2022 20:15 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The caskets were rolled in one by one, lined up in front of friends and family who had no idea that many of the 11 Haitian girls and women they were preparing to bury had decided to flee their country. They were teenagers, mothers, students, university...

US-expelled Haitians fuel charter business to Latin America

Jun. 14, 2022 11:52 AM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — With jokes, upbeat Caribbean music and vacation scenes of sun-kissed beaches and palm trees, Haitian influencers on YouTube and TikTok advertise charter flights to South America. But they are not targeting tourists. Instead, they are touts for...

Charter business thrives as US-expelled Haitians flee Haiti

Jun. 14, 2022 10:08 AM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — With jokes, upbeat Caribbean music and vacation scenes of sun-kissed beaches and palm trees, Haitian influencers on YouTube and TikTok advertise charter flights to South America. But they are not targeting tourists. Instead, they are touts for...

7th member of Special Olympics Haitian delegation is missing

Jun. 13, 2022 08:17 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — A seventh member of the Haitian delegation for the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games has gone missing while visiting central Florida for the athletic competitions, authorities said. The Osceola County Sheriff's Office said Louis Jacques Wilguens was last...

Boat with U.S.-bound Haitian migrants disappeared at sea

Jun. 12, 2022 03:15 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — They were told to dress totally in black and to leave cellphones and all identifying documents, including passports, behind. The group of about two dozen Haitians, maybe more, departed on a small motor boat from the coast of the Dominican Republic headed to Puerto...

5th judge sought to oversee Haiti presidential slaying case

May. 31, 2022 18:28 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti’s government has nominated a fifth judge to oversee the investigation into the killing of President Jovenel Moïse, magistrate Bernard Saint-Vil told The Associated Press on Tuesday. It’s not clear yet whether Judge Walther Wesser Voltaire...