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Jamaica arrests ex-Haiti senator sought in leader's slaying

Jan. 15, 2022 15:48 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti's National Police said Saturday that a former senator who is a prominent suspect in the July 7 killing of President Jovenel Moïse has been arrested in Jamaica. Police spokesman Gary Desrosiers told The Associated Press that John Joël Joseph was...

Haiti's Senate reconvenes after 1 year amid instability

Jan. 10, 2022 14:15 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti’s Senate reconvened Monday for the first time in a year with only a handful of legislators present, a move that highlighted the country’s dysfunctional government as it prepares for elections following the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse. ...

Police: 2 Haitian journalists killed by gang near capital

Jan. 07, 2022 18:29 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Two Haitian journalists were killed by gang members while reporting in a conflictive area south of Port-au-Prince, police said Friday, as a surge in violence continues to shake the Caribbean nation. One of the journalist's employers and some media...

All from US missionary group freed in Haiti, police say

Dec. 16, 2021 20:06 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The remaining members of a U.S. missionary group who were kidnapped two months ago in Haiti have been freed, Haitian police and the church group said Thursday. The spokesman for Haiti’s National Police, Gary Desrosiers, confirmed to The Associated...

As violence in Haiti spikes, aid groups struggle to help

Dec. 12, 2021 14:30 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A spike in violence has deepened hunger and poverty in Haiti while hindering the very aid organizations combating those problems in a country whose government struggles to provide basic services. Few relief workers are willing to speak on the record...

US religious group says Haitian gang releases 3 hostages

Dec. 06, 2021 13:48 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A religious group based in Ohio announced Monday that a violent gang in Haiti has released three more hostages, while another 12 remain abducted. The statement from Christian Aid Ministries said the people were released on Sunday in Haiti and are...

Canada withdrawing nonessential embassy staff from Haiti

Nov. 12, 2021 10:03 AM EST

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canada said it is temporarily withdrawing nonessential staff from its embassy in Haiti. The move comes in response to a spike in gang-related violence in Haiti and a severe lack of fuel that has affected hospitals, schools and banks. ...

US urges citizens to leave Haiti amid deepening turmoil

Nov. 11, 2021 15:06 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The U.S. government is urging U.S. citizens to leave Haiti because of the country’s deepening insecurity and a severe lack of fuel that has affected hospitals, schools and banks. Gas stations remained closed on Thursday. The rare warning...

Haiti priest recounts abduction by gang holding missionaries

Nov. 09, 2021 16:16 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The Rev. Jean-Nicaisse Milien felt the cool barrel of a gun against his right ear. The Haitian priest and nine other people had just been kidnapped while driving through the outskirts of the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, in early April....

"No photo!": A visual essay of Haiti

Nov. 05, 2021 08:17 AM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti is not one story. It is many stories -- overlapping, colliding, advancing relentlessly to violent and heartbreaking endings. The rich and the desperately poor. The brutal and the brutalized. Uneasily and sometimes murderously, they...