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Haiti PM, under fire, addresses evidence in leader's slaying

Sep. 16, 2021 20:50 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The office of Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry issued its first public statement Thursday about evidence authorities say they have of phone calls between him and a key suspect in the presidential assassination, saying he received countless calls from people...

UN: Tens of thousands await help 1 month after Haiti quake

Sep. 16, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Tens of thousands of Haitians are still awaiting help more than a month after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck the country’s southern region, a U.N. official said Thursday. Bruno Lemarquis, resident and humanitarian coordinator in Haiti,...

Haiti faces fresh instability as PM comes under scrutiny

Sep. 15, 2021 21:53 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti’s government is starting to crumble as Prime Minister Ariel Henry faces increased scrutiny from authorities investigating the president’s slaying, with Henry firing the justice minister late Wednesday, just hours after another top official resigned and...

Frustration grows for migrants stuck in southern Mexico

Sep. 15, 2021 11:56 AM EDT

TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — Caribe Dorvil wakes up at 3 a.m. each day to prepare food to sell in a small street market with dozens of other Haitian migrants in this southern Mexican city. Unable to find other work because they still lack legal status, Dorvil and Haitian...

Haiti prosecutor seeks to charge PM in killing, is replaced

Sep. 14, 2021 19:10 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A new chief prosecutor was sworn in Tuesday just hours after his predecessor asked a judge to charge Prime Minister Ariel Henry in the slaying of the president and to bar him from leaving Haiti, a move that could further destabilize a country roiled by turmoil...

Haiti prosecutor asks judge to charge Prime Minister Ariel Henry in president's slaying

Sep. 14, 2021 12:40 PM EDT
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti prosecutor asks judge to charge Prime Minister Ariel Henry in president's slaying.

Haiti ombudsman demands PM resignation amid slaying probe

Sep. 13, 2021 17:33 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti’s Office of Citizen Protection posted a video Monday demanding that Prime Minister Ariel Henry step down as authorities seek to interview him about telephone calls he allegedly had with a key suspect in the president’s assassination. ...

Prosecutor seeks to interview Haiti PM in president slaying

Sep. 10, 2021 19:59 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti’s chief public prosecutor invited Prime Minister Ariel Henry on Friday to meet with him next week as part of an ongoing investigation into the slaying of President Jovenel Moïse, noting that Henry spoke with one of the main suspects in the case just...

Colombian ex-soldiers in Haiti accuse police of torture

Sep. 10, 2021 19:37 PM EDT

BOGOTÁ, Colombia (AP) — Former Colombian soldiers arrested in Haiti in the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse have accused local authorities of torture, saying they’ve been burned, stabbed and hit in the head with a hammer, among other things. Details of the...

Haiti pledges to crack down on gangs, fight rise in crime

Sep. 06, 2021 22:37 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti’s government warned Monday about a spike in kidnappings and other crimes as it pledged to fight gangs, drawing retorts from two crime bosses that any crackdown will bring greater violence aimed at police in the already unstable country. ...