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Haiti’s transitional council appoints new Cabinet tasked with leading a country under siege by gangs

Jun. 13, 2024 00:31 AM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti’s transitional council appointed a new Cabinet on Tuesday, marking the final step in rebuilding the government that will lead a country under siege by gangs. Government spokeswoman Kettia Marcellus confirmed the existence of the new Cabinet and...

Newly-chosen Haitian leader is discharged from hospital after spending a night in treatment for undisclosed condition

Jun. 09, 2024 16:49 PM EDT
PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Newly-chosen Haitian leader is discharged from hospital after spending a night in treatment for undisclosed condition.

Haiti's newly selected prime minister is hospitalized in Port-au-Prince. His condition is unknown, official tells AP

Jun. 08, 2024 20:53 PM EDT
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti's newly selected prime minister is hospitalized in Port-au-Prince. His condition is unknown, official tells AP.

What we know about the young missionaries and religious leader killed in Haiti

May. 26, 2024 19:44 PM EDT

The bodies of a young missionary couple from the U.S. who were attacked and fatally shot by gang members in Haiti are expected to be transported to Missouri this week, a spokesperson for the families said Sunday. Thursday’s killings of Davy and Natalie Lloyd, and Jude Montis, the...

Young missionary couple from US among 3 killed by gunmen in Haiti's capital, family says

May. 24, 2024 19:22 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A U.S. missionary couple and a Haitian man who worked with them were shot and killed by gang members in Haiti’s capital after they were attacked while leaving a youth group activity held at a local church, a family member said Friday. The attack...

Haiti’s main airport reopens nearly 3 months after gang violence forced it closed

May. 20, 2024 22:12 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti’s main international airport reopened Monday for the first time in nearly three months after relentless gang violence forced authorities to close it. The reopening of the Toussaint-Louverture airport in the capital of Port-au-Prince is expected...

Haitians demand the resignation and arrest of the country's police chief after a new gang attack

May. 11, 2024 14:02 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A growing number of civilians and police officers are demanding the dismissal and arrest of Haiti’s police chief as heavily armed gangs launched a new attack in the capital of Port-au-Prince, seizing control of yet another police station early Saturday. ...

Haiti health system nears collapse as medicine dwindles, gangs attack hospitals and ports stay shut

Apr. 23, 2024 07:34 AM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — On a recent morning at a hospital in the heart of gang territory in Haiti’s capital, a woman began convulsing before her body went limp as a doctor and two nurses raced to save her. They stuck electrodes to her chest and flipped on an oxygen machine...

Haitians scramble to survive, seeking food, water and safety as gang violence chokes the capital

Apr. 21, 2024 13:52 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — As the sun sets, a burly man bellows into a megaphone while a curious crowd gathers around him. Next to him is a small cardboard box with several banknotes worth 10 Haitian gourdes — about 7 U.S. cents. “Everyone give whatever they have!” the man...

Haiti's former capital seeks to revive its hey-day as gang violence consumes Port-au-Prince

Apr. 20, 2024 00:26 AM EDT

CAP-HAITIEN, Haiti (AP) — They call it Okap, home to Haiti’s kings, emancipated slaves and revolutionaries. Sitting on the shimmering north coast, the city of Cap-Haïtien was abandoned as a capital during the waning years of the French colonial era and again when the Kingdom of...