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EXPLAINER: Who uses Florida-Caribbean smuggling routes?

Jan. 28, 2022 00:22 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Little is known about the 40 people believed to have been aboard a boat that capsized and was found this week near Florida's coast with just one survivor. But they were on a route often traveled by migrants trying to enter the U.S. clandestinely, and authorities suspect the trip was...

Situation 'dire' as Coast Guard seeks 38 missing off Florida

Jan. 26, 2022 21:14 PM EST

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Coast Guard battled time and currents Wednesday as its planes and ships searched for 38 people missing off the coast of Florida, four days after a suspected human smuggling boat capsized in a storm. The accident killed at least one person and left a...

Official: Haiti sees rise in COVID-19 cases; few vaccinated

Jan. 25, 2022 16:12 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti is fighting a rise in COVID-19 cases as the government struggles to convince people to get vaccinated, the country’s health minister told The Associated Press on Tuesday. The country of 11 million people has reported more than 28,500 confirmed...

Ex-senator, presidential candidate deported to Haiti from US

Jan. 25, 2022 15:51 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Former Haitian senator and presidential candidate Moïse Jean-Charles told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he was arrested in the U.S. and deported to Haiti. Jean-Charles spoke briefly as he arrived at the Toussaint Louverture International Airport...

Former Haitian senator, presidential candidate Moïse Jean-Charles arrested in US, deported to Haiti after trip to Africa

Jan. 25, 2022 13:02 PM EST
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Former Haitian senator, presidential candidate Moïse Jean-Charles arrested in US, deported to Haiti after trip to Africa.

2 killed, dozens injured as 2 quakes shake southwest Haiti

Jan. 24, 2022 18:51 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Two moderate earthquakes shook southwest Haiti on Monday, killing two people, injuring dozens of students and damaging hundreds of homes as it created panic in a region that was rocked by a powerful tremor that killed more than 2,000 last summer. A...

Canada, US and allies talk aid for Haiti at meeting

Jan. 21, 2022 23:52 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Haiti’s spiraling insecurity and growing concerns about its ability to hold general elections following the killing of President Jovenel Moïse prompted two dozen international senior officials to meet Friday and agree to increase aid. Canada, which hosted the...

Canadian ambassador calls for 'inclusive' Haiti accord

Jan. 20, 2022 22:07 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Ahead of an international conference on Haiti led by his country, Canada’s ambassador to the Caribbean nation called for a politically “inclusive accord” to address a deepening constitutional crisis following the July 7 assassination of President Jovenel Moïse....

US charges 2nd key suspect in killing of Haiti's president

Jan. 20, 2022 17:41 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A Haitian-Chilean businessman considered a key suspect in the killing of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse appeared in U.S. federal court on Thursday and was accused of providing weapons to former Colombian soldiers charged with fatally shooting the Caribbean country’s leader. ...

Suspect in Haiti president’s assassination extradited to US

Jan. 19, 2022 19:05 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — U.S. authorities said Wednesday that a businessman accused in the July 7 killing of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse was extradited to face criminal charges in Miami after he was detained in the Dominican Republic. “We can confirm Rodolphe Jaar is in U.S. custody in...