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Police in Haiti blame gang members for slaying of 3 officers

Sep. 15, 2022 20:16 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti’s National Police said it is investigating the recent slaying of three officers that it blamed on gang members. The agency said a gang called “Ti Makak,” which means Little Macaques, killed the officers Tuesday in Laboule, a largely gated...

Haiti to raise fuel prices, setting off street protests

Sep. 14, 2022 14:47 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti announced steep increases in fuel prices on Wednesday despite fears the move would crush an already frail economy, push even more people to flee the country and unleash the sort of protests that have often paralyzed the capital. The government-set...

2 journalists killed in Haiti while reporting on violence

Sep. 13, 2022 13:58 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Two Haitian reporters were fatally shot and their bodies set on fire while reporting in a slum controlled by gangs in the capital, the second such killing this year, according to a journalists' association. The two men were among seven journalists who...

Dominican president bars Haitian ex-leader from his country

Sep. 08, 2022 13:35 PM EDT

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — The president of the Dominican Republic has barred Haiti’s former interim prime minister — who is now an aspiring presidential candidate — from entering the country, a move that further heightens tensions between two nations that share the island of...

Thousands across Haiti demand ouster of PM in new protest

Sep. 07, 2022 18:46 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Thousands of people in Haiti’s capital and other major cities organized new protests on Wednesday to demand safer streets, more affordable goods and the resignation of Prime Minister Ariel Henry. The occasional crack of gunfire mixed with the shouting...

Haiti reveals 'colossal loss' of $4M worth of corruption

Aug. 26, 2022 20:08 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A soccer field that was paid for but never built. A school that diverted resources from its students. A mayor who ran city hall out of his mother’s home and avoided property taxes. Officials say these and dozens of other alleged acts of corruption...

Bahamas detains 111 Haitian migrants aboard overloaded sloop

Aug. 23, 2022 10:00 AM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Bahamian authorities said Tuesday that they have detained 111 Haitian migrants found on an overloaded sloop in waters around the archipelago. The migrants were spotted near Guinchos Cay, located between the Bahamas and Cuba. The group was composed of 92...

Haitians launch protests, demand ouster of prime minister

Aug. 22, 2022 21:39 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Thousands of protesters in Haiti’s capital and other major cities blocked roads, shut down businesses and marched through the streets Monday to demand that Prime Minister Ariel Henry step down and to call for a better quality of life. Associated Press...

Many still seeking food, shelter a year after Haiti quake

Aug. 21, 2022 16:21 PM EDT

LES CAYES, Haiti (AP) — The cinderblock home with a tin roof that Erline Castel and Dieunord Ernest rented was among the more than 130,000 houses damaged or destroyed by a powerful earthquake that struck southern Haiti last year, killing more than 2,200 people. In the days after...

US officials warn of uptick in weapons smuggled to Haiti

Aug. 17, 2022 16:12 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — U.S. investigators say they have noticed an uptick in the amount and caliber of weapons being smuggled from Florida to Haiti in recent months. Anthony Salisbury, chief of the Miami Homeland Security Investigations office, said agents are increasing their efforts to...