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Gang with past abductions blamed for kidnapping missionaries

Oct. 17, 2021 18:52 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A notorious Haitian gang known for brazen kidnappings and killings was accused by police Sunday of abducting 17 missionaries from a U.S.-based organization. Five children were believed to be among those kidnapped, including a 2-year-old. The...

Haiti police say US-based missionaries kidnapped by same gang that earlier seized French priests

Oct. 17, 2021 13:20 PM EDT
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti police say US-based missionaries kidnapped by same gang that earlier seized French priests.

US religious group says 17 missionaries including children kidnapped by gang in Haiti as they returned from orphanage

Oct. 17, 2021 00:13 AM EDT
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — US religious group says 17 missionaries including children kidnapped by gang in Haiti as they returned from orphanage.

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. ...