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Canada, US and allies talk aid for Haiti at meeting

Jan. 21, 2022 23:52 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Haiti’s spiraling insecurity and growing concerns about its ability to hold general elections following the killing of President Jovenel Moïse prompted two dozen international senior officials to meet Friday and agree to increase aid. Canada, which hosted the...

Canadian ambassador calls for 'inclusive' Haiti accord

Jan. 20, 2022 22:07 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Ahead of an international conference on Haiti led by his country, Canada’s ambassador to the Caribbean nation called for a politically “inclusive accord” to address a deepening constitutional crisis following the July 7 assassination of President Jovenel Moïse....

US charges 2nd key suspect in killing of Haiti's president

Jan. 20, 2022 17:41 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A Haitian-Chilean businessman considered a key suspect in the killing of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse appeared in U.S. federal court on Thursday and was accused of providing weapons to former Colombian soldiers charged with fatally shooting the Caribbean country’s leader. ...

Suspect in Haiti president’s assassination extradited to US

Jan. 19, 2022 19:05 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — U.S. authorities said Wednesday that a businessman accused in the July 7 killing of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse was extradited to face criminal charges in Miami after he was detained in the Dominican Republic. “We can confirm Rodolphe Jaar is in U.S. custody in...

Haiti official denies more time in president's slaying probe

Jan. 18, 2022 19:22 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A request for more time to investigate the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse was denied, a magistrate told The Associated Press on Tuesday. Bernard Saint-Vil, dean of the Court of First Instance in Port-au-Prince, did not explain why he...

Review: An imperialist repents in 'Gangsters of Capitalism'

Jan. 18, 2022 13:01 PM EST

“Gangsters of Capitalism: Smedley Butler, the Marines, and the Making and Breaking of America's Empire” by Jonathan M. Katz (St. Martin's Press) Plenty of U.S. veterans of the country’s 21-century “forever wars” — men and women who lost buddies and limbs to roadside bombs...

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...

Officials say former Haitian senator sought in slaying of President Jovenel Moïse arrested in Jamaica; others detained

Jan. 15, 2022 13:12 PM EST
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Officials say former Haitian senator sought in slaying of President Jovenel Moïse arrested in Jamaica; others detained.

Haiti honors victims of massive earthquake 12 years later

Jan. 12, 2022 15:10 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Flags at half-mast flapped in the wind Wednesday as Haiti honored the estimated 316,000 people who died in a devastating earthquake that hit 12 years ago. Prime Minister Ariel Henry and other government officials clad in black suits visited the monument...

Colombia's government says consul in Haiti received threats

Jan. 11, 2022 21:07 PM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia’s foreign minister said Tuesday the country's consul in Haiti has received threats after trying to provide humanitarian assistance to 18 former Colombia soldiers who were arrested last year for allegedly participating in the assassination of Haitian President...