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Fatal boat trip highlights Haitians fleeing violence

May. 13, 2022 17:13 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Haitians are fleeing in greater numbers to the neighboring Dominican Republic, where they board rickety wooden boats painted sky blue to blend with the ocean to try to reach Puerto Rico — a trip in which 11 Haitian women drowned this week, with dozens of other...

11 dead, 31 rescued after boat capsizes near Puerto Rico

May. 12, 2022 20:23 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A boat loaded with suspected migrants capsized north of an uninhabited island near Puerto Rico and 11 people had been confirmed dead while 31 others were rescued Thursday, authorities said. It wasn't immediately clear how many people were aboard the...

Official: Suspects break into Haiti court, ransack offices

May. 12, 2022 13:49 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Unidentified suspects broke into one of Haiti’s main courthouses, ransacked judges’ offices and stole items including cell phones, Government Commissioner Jacques Lafontant told The Associated Press on Thursday. Lafontant said evidence and documents...

Official: 8 Turkish citizens kidnapped from bus in Haiti

May. 09, 2022 19:29 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Eight Turkish citizens have been kidnapped in Haiti’s capital, an official told The Associated Press on Monday, apparently the latest in a string of high-profile kidnappings by powerful gangs. Hugues Josue, Turkey’s honorary consul in Haiti, said...

US charges political rival in Haitian president's killing

May. 09, 2022 19:13 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A former Haitian senator is facing charges in the United States related to last year's assassination of former Haiti President Jovenel Moïse, authorities said. John Joel Joseph made his initial appearance Monday in Miami federal court, according to court records. The...

For marine biologist, Haitian gangs make work dangerous

May. 04, 2022 20:36 PM EDT

PEPILLO SALCEDO, Dominican Republic (AP) — In a blue bay that spans the border of Haiti and the Dominican Republic, fishermen from both countries recently aired grievances in a rare face-to-face meeting thanks to the efforts of marine biologist Jean Wiener. The meeting, overseen by...

For marine biologist, Haitian gangs make work dangerous

May. 04, 2022 20:31 PM EDT

PEPILLO SALCEDO, Dominican Republic (AP) — In a blue bay that spans the border of Haiti and the Dominican Republic, fishermen from both countries recently aired grievances in a rare face-to-face meeting thanks to the efforts of marine biologist Jean Wiener. The meeting, overseen by...

Kidnapped Dominican diplomat freed in Haiti

May. 04, 2022 09:34 AM EDT

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — A diplomat from the Dominican Republic had been freed four days after being kidnapped in neighboring Haiti, the Dominican foreign minister said Wednesday. The minister, Roberto Alvarez, said in a tweet that Carlitin Guillen Tatis had been...

Dominican diplomat apparently kidnapped in Haiti

May. 03, 2022 15:38 PM EDT

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — A diplomat from the Dominican Republic apparently has been kidnapped in neighboring Haiti, prompting Dominican authorities to call for his safe release. The local newspaper El Dia reported Tuesday that the government also had beefed up its...

Mexico relocates migrant camp; Haitians appear at border

May. 03, 2022 14:26 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities said Tuesday they have relocated a migrant camp that sprung up in a park in the border city of Reynosa, moving about 2,000 people from Central American and Haiti to a shelter in the city, across the border from McAllen, Texas. The camp of...