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Haiti mourns 5 people killed during ongoing protests

Nov. 19, 2019 3:58 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Wails filled a church in Haiti’s capital on Tuesday during funeral services for five people killed in anti-government protests that began more than two months ago. Among those killed was 15-year-old Jasmine Pierre, whose father told The Associated Press that she was hit...

At least 4 wounded by gunshots during protest in Haiti

Nov. 18, 2019 5:54 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — At least four people were shot and wounded during a small protest in Haiti’s capital Monday after a speech by embattled President Jovenel Moise. Several hundred people were marching from the Delmas to Petionville neighborhoods when shots were fired from nearby....

Haiti to investigate alleged rapes of 10 female inmates

Nov. 15, 2019 8:54 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Authorities in Haiti said late Friday they are investigating allegations that a group of male inmates raped 10 women in a makeshift jail in the northern city of Gonaives. Prosecutor Sérard Gazius told The Associated Press that more than 50 men broke out of their cells last...

Haitians seek medical help from US Navy ship amid protests

Nov. 8, 2019 5:23 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Hundreds of Haitians with health problems ranging from diabetes to bullet injuries lined up on Friday hoping to be seen by a staff member aboard the USNS Comfort that docked in Port-au-Prince this week for its last stop of a five-month medical mission. The U.S. Navy's floating...

Report: Trump migrant crackdown weighed impact on 2020 race

Nov. 7, 2019 3:52 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — As the Trump administration in its early days tried to push through hardline immigration policies, it appeared to calculate their possible impact on the 2020 presidential race while rejecting national security warnings from U.S. diplomats, according to State Department memos made public...

US extends protection for 6 nations' migrants for a year

Nov. 1, 2019 9:47 PM EDT

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced Friday it is extending temporary protected status coverage for migrants from El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua and Sudan through Jan. 4, 2021. The status, which has been granted because of disasters or conflicts in...

Michigan WR Mike Sainristil fled Haiti as child with family

Oct. 28, 2019 8:15 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan receiver Mike Sainristil made the most of his opportunity in perhaps the biggest win of the Jim Harbaugh era at the school. If his family hadn't fled Haiti, his life likely would be much different. "I am glad we left because in America, you have more chances to have a...

Is boom, then slump, behind fiery Latin American protests?

Oct. 24, 2019 5:03 AM EDT

Chile is one of the richest countries in the region. Haiti is the poorest. Ecuador has a centrist government. Bolivia's is socialist. Yet, from Port-au-Prince to Santiago, furious demonstrators were marching this week to demand fundamental change, part of a wave of often-violent protests that has set tires,...

Haiti: Gunshots wound 7 men setting up protest roadblock

Oct. 21, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitian police said seven young men were shot and wounded early Monday as they set up a roadblock as part of protests in the southern city of Jacmel. Marc-André Cadostin, director of the southeast department of the National Police, said two of the men, ages 20 and 25, were...

Protesters bar Haiti's president from visiting historic site

Oct. 17, 2019 9:26 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti's embattled president was forced on Thursday to hold a private ceremony amid heavy security for what is usually a public celebration of one of the country's founding fathers. Jovenel Moïse and other officials appeared at the National Pantheon Museum in downtown...