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Haitian police rebels protest is paralyzing Port-au-Prince

Jan. 26, 2023 17:14 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Outraged rebel police officers paralyzed Port-au-Prince on Thursday, roaring through the streets on motorcycles in protest of a slew of killings of police officers by Haitian gangs. More than a hundred protesters blocked roads, shot guns into the air,...

UN envoy hopes UN will OK force for Haiti to combat gangs

Jan. 25, 2023 22:37 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Haiti said Wednesday she heard “caution” from the United States and Canada about possibly leading an international armed force to help Haiti combat gangs but not “a definite `No.’” Helen La Lime expressed hope that the...

Illegal border crossings plunge among Cubans, Nicaraguans

Jan. 25, 2023 18:25 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. authorities have seen a 97% decline in illegal border crossings by migrants from Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua and Venezuela since Mexico began accepting those expelled under a pandemic-era order, the Biden administration said Wednesday. The announcement came one day...

US and Canada not interested in sending armed force to Haiti

Jan. 24, 2023 19:06 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States and Canada -- the two countries most often mentioned as possible leaders of an international armed force to help Haiti combat gangs – showed no interest Tuesday in deploying security personnel despite renewed appeals from the United Nations and Haiti for...

Journalist deaths jumped 50% in 2022, led by Ukraine, Mexico

Jan. 24, 2023 10:29 AM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Killings of journalists around the world jumped by 50% in 2022 compared to the previous year, driven largely by attacks in Ukraine, Mexico and Haiti. According to a report Tuesday by the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists, at least 67 news...

UN chief insists on special armed forces as Haiti spirals

Jan. 23, 2023 17:35 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — U.N. Secretary General António Guterres on Monday insisted on the deployment of an international specialized armed force to Haiti and called on governments to consider halting deportations as the country’s situation spirals. The recommendations were...

As Haitian gangs expand control, cop's family is left shaken

Jan. 22, 2023 11:00 AM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Every day when Marie Carmel Daniel's husband put on his flak vest and walked out the door for another day of fighting Haiti's gangs, she wondered if he would come home that night. Friday was the day her smiling spouse of 18 years, Ricken Staniclasse,...

Gang war in Haitian capital leaves at least 3 police dead

Jan. 21, 2023 11:46 AM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — One of Haiti's gangs stormed a key part of the capital, Port-Au-Prince, and battled with police throughout the day, leaving at least three officers dead. The violence Friday was the latest episode of lawlessness that has torn through the Caribbean...

Today in History: JAN 14, Marilyn Monroe weds Joe DiMaggio

Jan. 14, 2023 00:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Saturday, Jan. 14, the 14th day of 2023. There are 351 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: In Jan. 14, 1964, former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy, in a brief televised address, thanked Americans for their...

Haitians seizing on legal path to US rush to secure passport

Jan. 11, 2023 14:23 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Hundreds of Haitians are flocking daily to the sole immigration office in Port-au-Prince, pressing against the bright blue gate as they strain to hear whether their name is called, hoping they will soon be chosen to live legally in the U.S. under a new immigration...