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US vice president announces more than $100M to help Caribbean during official visit to Bahamas

Jun. 08, 2023 17:20 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris announced Thursday that the U.S. is investing more than $100 million in the Caribbean region to crack down on weapons trafficking, help alleviate Haiti’s humanitarian crisis and support climate change initiatives. The...

Haitians are dying of thirst and starvation in severely overcrowded jails

Jun. 08, 2023 07:13 AM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The emaciated inmate in black shorts lay on a thin mat in Haiti’s most notorious prison, isolated from other prisoners at Port-au-Prince’s National Penitentiary because of drug-resistant tuberculosis. He slowly sat up to talk to a visiting reporter...

4.9 magnitude quake strikes southern Haiti; 4 dead, dozens injured

Jun. 06, 2023 16:03 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.9 struck southern Haiti early Tuesday, killing at least four people and injuring 36 others, authorities said. The quake struck before dawn near the southwestern coastal city of Jeremie at a depth of six...

Death toll rises to 42 as Haiti struggles to recover from floods

Jun. 05, 2023 13:41 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The death toll from the heavy floods that hit Haiti over the weekend has risen to 42, with another 11 people missing, authorities said Monday. At least 85 people are injured, and more than 13,600 homes were flooded, forcing people to evacuate, according...

15 dead, 8 missing after heavy rains unleash floods in Haiti

Jun. 04, 2023 18:24 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — At least 15 people have died and another eight are missing after heavy rains unleased widespread flooding and several landslides across Haiti over the weekend, authorities said Sunday. Nearly 13,400 people were forced to evacuate as water consumed...

Vigilantes in Haiti strike back at gangsters with brutal street justice

Jun. 04, 2023 11:07 AM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Old cars, used tires and barbed wire block off the biggest neighborhood in the capital of Haiti. Gun-toting gangsters have been robbing, raping and murdering the innocent. Weak or corrupt police and officials have done little, or worse. ...

Official: 1 dead, 14 rescued after overloaded boat capsizes near southern Haiti

Jun. 03, 2023 13:10 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — One person died and 14 others were rescued after an overloaded boat traveling without authorization capsized near Haiti’s southern coast, authorities said Saturday. Among the survivors is a person who was hospitalized in critical condition, according...

Haitian businessman gets life sentence in 2021 assassination of Haiti's president

Jun. 02, 2023 13:57 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A federal judge in Miami sentenced a Haitian-Chilean businessman Friday to life in prison for his role in helping Colombian mercenaries get weapons to assassinate Haitian President Jovenel Moïse in 2021. Rodolphe Jaar, 51, is the first person to be convicted and...

Miami judge sentences Haitian-Chilean businessman to life in prison in 2021 assassination of Haiti's president

Jun. 02, 2023 11:47 AM EDT
MIAMI (AP) — Miami judge sentences Haitian-Chilean businessman to life in prison in 2021 assassination of Haiti's president.

UN agencies warn of starvation risk in Sudan, Haiti, Burkina Faso and Mali, call for urgent aid

May. 29, 2023 06:26 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Two U.N. agencies warned Monday of rising food emergencies including starvation in Sudan due to the outbreak of war and in Haiti,Burkina Faso and Mali due to restricted movements of people and goods. The four countries join Afghanistan, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and...