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Sony Remond, a Haitian who has just been deported from the United States kneels on the tarmac at the Toussaint Louverture International Airport, before he is to be transported to a hotel to undergo a 14-day mandated quarantine, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, June 23, 2020. ( AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

Prosecutors order ex Haiti strongman transferred to new jail

Jun. 24, 2020 4:59 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A day after ex-paramilitary leader Emmanuel “Toto” Constant was deported from the U.S., Haitian prosecutors on Wednesday ordered him transferred to the northern coastal town of Gonaives where authorities will decide whether the former strongman accused of murder...

Former paramilitary leader Emmanuel Constant is detained by Haitian police at his arrival to the Toussaint Louverture International Airport in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Human rights groups have accused Constant of killing and torturing Haitians when he became the leader of the Front for the Advancement and Progress of Haiti after President Jean-Bertrand Aristide’s presidency was toppled in 1991. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

US deports ex-paramilitary leader 'Toto' Constant to Haiti

Jun. 23, 2020 6:48 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Former paramilitary leader Emmanuel Constant was deported from the U.S. on Tuesday and arrested as soon as he landed in Haiti, where he faces murder and torture charges stemming from killings committed during the political upheaval of the 1990s that involved the U.S....

US deports former paramilitary leader Toto Constant to Haiti, where he faces murder, torture charges from 1990s

Jun. 23, 2020 12:53 PM EDT
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — US deports former paramilitary leader Toto Constant to Haiti, where he faces murder, torture charges from 1990s.
A man moves an empty oxygen cylinder in Callao, Peru, Wednesday 3, 2020. Long neglected hospitals in Peru and other parts of Latin America are reporting shortages of Oxygen as they confront the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)

Peru is running out of oxygen for COVID-19 patients

Jun. 5, 2020 1:29 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Television. Sewing machine. Motorcycle. These are the things Edda Marchan’s children sold to keep their mother breathing. In the far stretch of northern Peru where the family lives, medicinal oxygen to treat the coronavirus has become a scarce commodity. Eventually, they...

A family peers from the window of their home as they wait to receive boxes of free food, during a lockdown to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, in Bogota, Colombia, Monday, May 4, 2020. The U.N. World Food Program is warning that upward of at least 14 million people could go hungry in Latin America as the coronavirus pandemic rages on, shuttering people in their homes, drying up work and crippling the economy. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

UN: Virus could push 14 million into hunger in Latin America

May. 27, 2020 11:05 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The U.N. World Food Program is warning that upward of at least 14 million people could go hungry in Latin America as the coronavirus pandemic rages on, shuttering people in their homes, drying up work and crippling the economy. New projections released late Wednesday estimate a...

Healthcare workers watch as Haitians who were deported from the United States deplane at the Toussaint Louverture International Airport in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, May 26, 2020. ( AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

30 deported to Haiti, but ex-strongman remains in US

May. 26, 2020 4:42 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Thirty people were deported to Haiti on Tuesday, but a former paramilitary leader accused of murder and torture was not among them as a result of recent discussions with U.S. officials, according to a Haitian government spokesman. The spokesman, Eddy Jackson Alexis, said...

FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2019, file photo, runners take part in the New York City Marathon in New York. Non-profit organizations across the country are scrambling to keep their causes front of mind in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. Social distancing measures brought on by the coronavirus have forced non-profits that use participatory events like charity walks and runs as fundraisers are getting creative. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez, File)

Running on empty? Charity events wary in time of COVID-19

May. 25, 2020 2:03 PM EDT

It wasn't exactly the finish line Ali Riecke had in mind. The 27-year-old had envisioned something more tropical when she signed up to participate in her second “Run Across Haiti,” an ambitious eight-day, 200-mile tour of the impoverished Caribbean nation sponsored by the nonprofit organization...

FILE - In this Sunday, March 21 2009 file photo, Sudanese refugees gather behind the Oxfam logo at the site of the looted compound of the expelled British aid group, Oxfam at Al Salam refugee camp, outside the Darfur town of al-Fasher, Sudan. Oxfam, one of the world’s leading aid agencies, is to severely curtail its work around the world because of the financial strain caused by the coronavirus pandemic, including the closure of operations in 18 countries at the potential cost of over 1,000 jobs. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser, File)

Shock and sadness as Oxfam plans exit from 18 countries

May. 21, 2020 12:46 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The decision by Oxfam International to close operations in 18 countries in response to the devastating financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic was met with shock and sadness Thursday across developing countries where the aid organization has often been helping the needy for decades....

Cemetery workers carry the coffin with the body of 7-year-old Lovena Luberice to the Freres Public Cemetery in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Lovena Luberice was one of 13 children and two adults that died during Feb. 13 fire at a Church of Bible Understanding home in the town of Kenscoff, Haiti. Her mother was waiting for justice and compensation from the Pennsylvania-based nonprofit group that ran the home before laying her to rest but could wait no longer. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

6-year-old children's home fire victim buried in Haiti

May. 20, 2020 7:24 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A 6-year-old victim of a fire that killed 13 children and two adults in a children's home outside the Haitian capital in February has been buried in a ceremony attended by her mother and one other mourner. Lovena Luberice died in the home run by the U.S.-based Church of Bible...