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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)

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...

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...

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...