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Head of Haiti's police academy killed at training facility

Nov. 25, 2022 21:33 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The director of Haiti’s National Police Academy was shot and killed at the doors of a police training facility in a gang-controlled neighborhood in the country’s capital of Port-au-Prince, Haitian police said Friday night. The killing of Harington...

UN: Children in Haiti hit by cholera as malnutrition rises

Nov. 23, 2022 14:22 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A cholera outbreak sweeping through Haiti is claiming a growing number of children amid a surge in malnutrition, UNICEF announced Wednesday. The deadly combination means that about 40% of cholera cases in the impoverished country of more than 11 million...

Haiti fears spike in cholera cases as fuel blockade lifts

Nov. 15, 2022 20:52 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Cholera cases are overwhelming Haiti as experts warn the situation could worsen now that the country is bustling once again after a paralyzing fuel blockade that lasted two months. Dr. Jeanty Fils, a spokesman for Haiti’s Ministry of Health, told The...

Gas stations in Haiti reopen for 1st time in 2 months

Nov. 12, 2022 14:26 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Whoops of excitement echoed through the streets of Port-au-Prince early Saturday as gas stations opened across Haiti for the first time in two months after a powerful gang lifted a crippling fuel blockade. “There’s gas now! There’s gas now!,”...

Haitian police briefly lose control of armored car

Nov. 11, 2022 16:55 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Just weeks after the United States and Canada sent a fleet of armored vehicles to Haiti to keep gangs at bay, Haitian police briefly lost control of one of the cars in an incident that left at least two people dead, officials said. The incident speaks...

8th journalist reported killed in Haiti so far this year

Nov. 09, 2022 11:46 AM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — An eighth journalist has been killed in Haiti this year, the Inter American Press Association said Wednesday. Fritz Dorilas, who worked for Radio Télé Megastar, was gunned down near his home in the capital of Port-au-Prince on Nov. 5, according to...

Key fuel depot in Haiti reopens for 1st time since September

Nov. 08, 2022 18:02 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Dozens of trucks lined up at a main fuel terminal in Haiti’s capital Tuesday to fill up their tanks for the first time since a powerful gang seized control of the area nearly two months ago. The drivers were protected by a heavily armed police convoy...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Nov. 08, 2022 16:36 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Nov. 6 The Washington Post on the humanitarian crisis in Haiti Haiti is in the throes of one of the most dire emergencies in its crisis-prone recent history, one increasingly likely to wash...

Haitian gang members charged with missionaries' kidnapping

Nov. 07, 2022 16:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice on Monday announced criminal charges against seven Haitian gang leaders for the kidnappings of numerous U.S. citizens, including Christian missionaries and children. The missionaries were part of a group of 16 U.S. citizens, most of...

Haiti gang leader to lift fuel blockade amid shortages

Nov. 06, 2022 14:06 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A powerful gang leader announced Sunday that he was lifting a blockade at a key fuel terminal that has strangled Haiti's capital for nearly two months. The announcement by Jimmy Cherizier, a former police officer nicknamed “Barbecue,” followed...