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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...

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...

Dominican agents detain Haiti presidential slaying suspect

Jan. 10, 2022 16:19 PM EST

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Authorities in the Dominican Republic told The Associated Press on Monday that they have detained a key suspect in the killing of Haiti’s president with help from the U.S. government. An official not allowed to speak publicly about the...

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...

Ransom freed some missionary hostages in Haiti, workers say

Jan. 05, 2022 19:16 PM EST

An unidentified person paid a ransom that freed three missionaries kidnapped by a gang in Haiti under an agreement that was supposed to have led to the release of all 15 remaining captives early last month, workers for their Ohio-based organization have confirmed. The person who...

US arrests, charges suspect in Haitian president slaying

Jan. 04, 2022 15:58 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. government announced Tuesday that it charged one of the main suspects in the killing of Haitian president Jovenel Moïse as it unsealed a complaint that revealed federal authorities had interviewed him several months ago while he was hiding in Jamaica. Mario...

Haiti PM flees under gunfire as Haiti rings in new year

Jan. 03, 2022 12:55 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti welcomed the new year with violence as Prime Minister Ariel Henry fled the northern city of Gonaïves following a shootout between his security forces and an armed group that had warned the leader not to set foot in the city. Local media reported...