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A widow and 2 powerful officials indicted: Takeaways from the probe into Haiti president's slaying

Feb. 20, 2024 22:56 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A judge who investigated the 2021 assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse has indicted some 50 suspects in the case, including the slain president's widow, the former prime minister and the former head of Haiti's national police force. The...

The widow and aides of assassinated Haitian President Jovenel Moïse are indicted in his killing

Feb. 20, 2024 16:02 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A judge in Haiti responsible for investigating the July 2021 assassination of President Jovenel Moïse has indicted his widow, Martine Moïse, ex-prime minister Claude Joseph and the former chief of Haiti’s National Police, Léon Charles, among others, according to...

Judge investigating assassination of Haiti’s president indicts his widow, an ex-prime minister and a former police chief

Feb. 19, 2024 17:56 PM EST
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Judge investigating assassination of Haiti’s president indicts his widow, an ex-prime minister and a former police chief.

Biden plans to welcome Kenyan president to White House for state visit in May

Feb. 16, 2024 14:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden plans to welcome Kenyan President William Ruto to the White House in May, hosting a state visit after reneging on his promise to visit Africa last year. White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre announced Friday that the visit set for May...

Haiti says it is working on an agreement with Kenya to secure a long-awaited police deployment

Feb. 14, 2024 16:48 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Haiti’s government announced Wednesday that it is working on an official agreement with Kenyan officials to secure the long-awaited deployment of a police force from the east African country. High-ranking officials from both countries met in the U.S....

Haiti's rum industry takes a hit as gangs torch sugarcane fields

Feb. 12, 2024 12:32 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Haiti’s renowned rum has become the newest victim of violent gangs vying to control a growing number of businesses and territory in the troubled Caribbean nation. At least eight hectares (19.8 acres) of sugarcane fields were torched in recent days as...

They opened a Haitian food truck. Then they were told, 'Go back to your own country,' lawsuit says

Feb. 09, 2024 10:01 AM EST

PARKSLEY, Va. (AP) — A married couple who fled Haiti for Virginia achieved their American dream when they opened a variety market on the Eastern Shore, selling hard-to-find spices, sodas and rice to the region's growing Haitian community. When they added a Haitian food truck,...

Haiti's prime minister calls for calm as violent protests seek his ouster

Feb. 08, 2024 16:36 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry urged calm in a public address early Thursday following three days of violent protests that have paralyzed the country as thousands of protesters demand his resignation. The brief speech in the pre-dawn hours did...

Official says police in Haiti killed 5 armed environmental protection agents during ongoing protests

Feb. 07, 2024 20:40 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Police killed five armed environmental protection agents in Haiti’s capital Wednesday during the third consecutive day of demonstrations that have paralyzed the country amid growing demands that Prime Minister Ariel Henry resign. The deadly shooting...

Former rebel leader arrives in Haiti's capital as protests against prime minister gain momentum

Feb. 06, 2024 19:05 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A former rebel leader made a surprise appearance in Haiti’s capital on Tuesday amid large protests across the country for the second consecutive day, demanding the ouster of Prime Minister Ariel Henry. Guy Philippe — who played a key role in the...