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Official: Gang kills, burns former Haitian senator, nephew

Aug. 07, 2022 09:45 AM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A former senator who worked for the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor was killed in an upscale neighborhood near Haiti's capital and his body set on fire along with his nephew, Government Commissioner Jacques Lafontant told The Associated Press on Sunday. ...

Cuba says 141 Haitian migrants stranded on south coast

Jul. 30, 2022 16:25 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — A group of 141 Haitian migrants have been stranded on Cuba’s southern coast, Cuban authorities said Saturday, part of a series of large-scale efforts by Haitians to flee their troubled nation. The official Cubadebate website said the group that arrived at La Tatagua...

5 dead, 68 Haitians rescued from waters near Puerto Rico

Jul. 28, 2022 22:42 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — At least five Haitian migrants drowned and 68 others were rescued Thursday after a suspected human smuggling boat dropped the group off in waters near an uninhabited island west of Puerto Rico, officials said. The incident is the latest in a string of...

Haiti gang wars intensify as armed men set church on fire

Jul. 27, 2022 16:18 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Heavy gunfire echoed throughout downtown Port-au-Prince on Wednesday as suspected gang members set a church on fire and tried to kill their opponents in a bid to gain control over more territory. The intense fighting erupted just blocks from the...

Prosecutor accuses gang of setting Haiti courthouse on fire

Jul. 26, 2022 13:16 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Suspected gang members set fire to a courthouse near Haiti’s capital early Tuesday in the most recent incident targeting the country’s crumbling judicial system. Roosevelt Zamor, prosecutor for the Croix-des-Bouquets region, told The Associated...

Bahamian officials search for survivors after boat sinks

Jul. 25, 2022 13:15 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Authorities in the Bahamas combed shorelines and open waters on Monday in hopes of finding more survivors after a boat carrying up to an estimated 60 Haitian migrants apparently capsized. Divers have found the bodies of 15 women, one man and a toddler,...

Boat carrying Haitian migrants sinks off Bahamas, killing 17

Jul. 24, 2022 20:36 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A boat carrying Haitian migrants apparently capsized off the Bahamas early Sunday, and Bahamian security forces recovered the bodies of 17 people and rescued 25 others, authorities said. It wasn't clear if there were any people missing after the boat sank about...

315 kids, adults shelter at school to escape Haiti gang war

Jul. 23, 2022 18:32 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Hundreds of children and adults sheltered at a high school in Haiti's capital Saturday after fleeing shooting in a neighborhood where fighting between two rival gangs in recent weeks has caused dozens of deaths and destroyed homes. Francisco Seriphin,...

UN decries rising death toll, rights violations in Haiti

Jul. 18, 2022 14:54 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. human rights office on Saturday expressed concern about rising violence around Haiti's capital, saying 99 people have been reported killed in recent fighting between rival gangs in the Cite Soleil district alone. The warning came hours after the U.N....

UN Council urges halt to small arms reaching Haiti gangs

Jul. 15, 2022 18:08 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Friday that calls on all countries to stop the transfer of small arms, light weapons and ammunition to any party in crisis-torn Haiti supporting gang violence and criminal activity. Haiti is...