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UN extends Haiti political mission after US-China dispute

Oct. 15, 2021 20:03 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Friday evening to extend the U.N. political mission in Haiti after a dispute between China which has no diplomatic relations with Latin America’s poorest country and many other members who stressed the importance of the...

In Chile, Haitians grow weary of waiting, eye journey to US

Oct. 14, 2021 12:06 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The 37-year-old Haitian says not a day goes by in which he doesn’t think of leaving Chile, like the multitudes who have grown frustrated and headed north toward the United States. He feels caught in a vicious circle: He was laid off three months...

Official pledges US help for Haiti on migration, stability

Oct. 07, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The number of U.S.-bound Haitian migrants temporarily stuck in northern Colombia has risen to about 20,000, a senior U.S. official said Thursday, echoing reports from a local human rights organization. “It’s forming a human...

Mexico returns 129 Haitian migrants to their homeland

Oct. 06, 2021 18:30 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico sent another planeload of Haitian migrants back to their homeland Wednesday on a flight carrying 129 people to Port au Prince. Unlike the first repatriation flight in late September, Mexico did not specify that all those aboard Wednesday’s...

Wife of Haiti's slain president meets with judge amid probe

Oct. 06, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Martine Moïse, the widow of Haiti’s assassinated president, traveled to her homeland to answer questions behind closed doors on Wednesday from a judge overseeing the murder case. Surrounded by heavy security, Moïse waved to supporters...

Outage highlights how vital Facebook has become worldwide

Oct. 05, 2021 17:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The six-hour outage at Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp was a headache for many casual users but far more serious for the millions of people worldwide who rely on the social media sites to run their businesses or communicate with relatives, fellow parents, teachers or...

Haiti to UN Security Council: Help us handle gang violence

Oct. 04, 2021 20:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Haiti's top diplomat implored the U.N. Security Council on Monday for help tackling gang violence and crime, saying the existing U.N. political mission needs to pivot toward strengthening security and law enforcement institutions in the crisis-wracked country. ...

Chile reports breaking up ring that smuggled Haiti migrants

Oct. 04, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chilean police said Monday they have detained an international group of migrant traffickers who have sent more than 1,000 migrants out of the South American nation, including lone children heading to the United States. The group also is accused of...

Shortage of housing is a problem for asylum seekers in Maine

Oct. 04, 2021 13:50 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The number of asylum seekers is growing, with hundreds staying in hotels while awaiting permanent housing in Greater Portland. Many of the families made their way from the southern border from places like Angola and the Democratic Republic of the...

Panama burying more migrant victims of brutal Darien Gap

Oct. 04, 2021 10:51 AM EDT

AGUA FRIA, Panama (AP) — In an isolated cemetery in Panama’s Darien province, migrants who die crossing the most treacherous segment of their journey toward the United States are buried with a plasticized card containing what little information is available about them in case one day...