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A resident walks past a cross during a memorial service honoring the victims of the 2010 earthquake, at Titanyen, a mass burial site north of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020. Sunday marks the 10th anniversary of the devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake that destroyed an estimated 100,000 homes across the capital and southern Haiti, including some of the country's most iconic structures. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

UN chief urges Haitians to resist escalation at quake event

Jan. 17, 2020 7:14 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres used a U.N. ceremony Friday marking the 10th anniversary of the devastating Haiti earthquake to urge Haitians to resolve differences through dialogue and “resist any escalation that could reverse the gains of the past decade.” The U.N....

Haitian president says he wants to reform constitution

Jan. 17, 2020 3:26 PM EST

HAVANA (AP) — Haitian President Jovenel Moïse says he wants to use his new power to rule by executive order to reform the constitution and make his country easier to govern. In a statement Friday, Moïse said he was negotiating with opposition leaders to form what he called “a unity...

This Dec. 2008 photo courtesy of J.B. Diederich shows J.B.'s father Bernard Diederich in Martinborough, New Zealand. Bernard “Bernie” Diederich, a longtime journalist in the Caribbean region who braved dictators and disasters, died on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020 at his home in his adopted homeland of Haiti. He was 93. (J.B. Diederich via AP)

Longtime Caribbean journalist Bernard Diederich dead at 93

Jan. 16, 2020 12:20 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — Bernard “Bernie” Diederich, a longtime journalist in the Caribbean region who braved dictators and disasters, has died in his adopted homeland of Haiti. He was 93. His oldest son, J.B. Diederich, said the man who covered civil wars, coups, earthquakes and hurricanes across...

Editorial Roundup: US

Jan. 15, 2020 4:41 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Jan. 15 The Los Angeles Times on the International Olympic Committee banning athletes from making political statements such as kneeling or wearing political messages: Among the many inspiring displays at the National Museum of African American...

A resident walks past a cross during a memorial service honoring the victims of the 2010 earthquake, at Titanyen, a mass burial site north of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020. Sunday marks the 10th anniversary of the devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake that destroyed an estimated 100,000 homes across the capital and southern Haiti, including some of the country's most iconic structures. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

Haitians remember victims of massive earthquake 10 years on

Jan. 12, 2020 4:49 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitians on Sunday remembered the victims of the massive earthquake that killed more than 100,000 people a decade ago, although the ceremony was marked by a protest against political mismanagement now and then. President Jovenel Moise laid flowers at a memorial to the victims...

In this Jan. 3, 2020 photo, Rose-Berline Thomas sits in a window to speak with her mother outside at their home in Canaan, a district in Croix des Bouquets, Haiti, created for people who lost their homes in the earthquake 10 years ago. Rose-Berline Thomas was 2-years-old when the earthquake collapsed her family's home on top of her, crushing her foot. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

A decade after Haitian earthquake, a young victim struggles

Jan. 10, 2020 1:59 PM EST

CANAAN, Haiti (AP) — Just before 5 p.m., Marie-Mislen Thomas’ house fell on top of her three children. In the first nightmarish hour after a massive earthquake devastated Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010, the Thomases were able to pull their sons Chilo and Jameson from the rubble. It took them hours more to...

Haiti's leader marks independence day amid security concerns

Jan. 1, 2020 1:36 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitian President Jovenel Moïse broke with tradition on Wednesday and celebrated the country's independence day in the capital for security reasons following months of political turmoil. Moïse, whose government has been accused of corruption, denounced graft during...

In this Nov. 27, 2019 photo, Wadlande Pierre, right, talks on her mobile phone as she helps her mother, Vanlancia Julien, center, at their fruit and vegetable stand on a sidewalk in Delmas, a district of in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Pierre, 23, said she temporarily moved in with her aunt in the southwest town of Les Cayes to escape the violent protests in Port-au-Prince. However, she had to move back to the capital because there was no gas, power or water in Les Cayes, and food was becoming scarce. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

Protests subside, but economic aftershocks rattle Haitians

Dec. 7, 2019 11:35 AM EST

Port-au-Prince (AP) — The flaming barricades are mostly gone, protesters have largely dissipated and traffic is once again clogging the streets of Haiti’s capital, but hundreds of thousands of people are now suffering deep economic aftershocks after more than two months of demonstrations. The...

US Marine charged with illegally flying guns into Haiti

Dec. 3, 2019 3:53 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A U.S. Marine caught smuggling guns into Haiti told investigators he wanted to help the country’s military learn marksmanship and defeat “thugs” causing instability there, according to a criminal complaint. The criminal complaint filed last week in a North Carolina...

Students listen to school Director Jean Marc Charles at the Lycée school, which reopened about a week earlier than other schools in Petion-Ville, Haiti, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019. Some Haitian children have begun to return to school after classes halted during months of violent unrest. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

Haitian schools reopen after months of unrest

Dec. 2, 2019 3:57 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Protected by police patrols, thousands of Haitian children began to return to school Monday after months of violent unrest forced schools to shut around the country. Some schools were about a quarter full in response to the Education Ministry’s call last week to reopen...