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Haitian police rebels protest is paralyzing Port-au-Prince

Jan. 26, 2023 17:14 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Outraged rebel police officers paralyzed Port-au-Prince on Thursday, roaring through the streets on motorcycles in protest of a slew of killings of police officers by Haitian gangs. More than a hundred protesters blocked roads, shot guns into the air,...

As Haitian gangs expand control, cop's family is left shaken

Jan. 22, 2023 11:00 AM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Every day when Marie Carmel Daniel's husband put on his flak vest and walked out the door for another day of fighting Haiti's gangs, she wondered if he would come home that night. Friday was the day her smiling spouse of 18 years, Ricken Staniclasse,...

Gang war in Haitian capital leaves at least 3 police dead

Jan. 21, 2023 11:46 AM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — One of Haiti's gangs stormed a key part of the capital, Port-Au-Prince, and battled with police throughout the day, leaving at least three officers dead. The violence Friday was the latest episode of lawlessness that has torn through the Caribbean...

US stops hundreds fleeing Cuba, Haiti by sea, returns most

Jan. 12, 2023 23:28 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The Coast Guard returned another 177 Cuban migrants who were caught at sea off Florida to the island on Thursday, while a group of about two dozen Haitians swam ashore in Miami. The Cuban migrants were all intercepted separately off the coast earlier this month,...

Mayor: More than 12 killed in Haiti as gangs vie for control

Dec. 01, 2022 16:27 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — More than 12 people were slain and numerous homes set on fire in a community near Haiti’s capital as gangs fight to control more territory, a mayor told The Associated Press on Thursday. The incident occurred in the small town of Cabaret northwest of...

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...