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Protests subside, but economic aftershocks rattle Haitians

Dec. 7, 2019 11:35 AM EST

Port-au-Prince (AP) — The flaming barricades are mostly gone, protesters have largely dissipated and traffic is once again clogging the streets of Haiti’s capital, but hundreds of thousands of people are now suffering deep economic aftershocks after more than two months of demonstrations. The...

Haitian schools reopen after months of unrest

Dec. 2, 2019 3:57 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Protected by police patrols, thousands of Haitian children began to return to school Monday after months of violent unrest forced schools to shut around the country. Some schools were about a quarter full in response to the Education Ministry’s call last week to reopen...

Haitians seek medical help from US Navy ship amid protests

Nov. 8, 2019 5:23 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Hundreds of Haitians with health problems ranging from diabetes to bullet injuries lined up on Friday hoping to be seen by a staff member aboard the USNS Comfort that docked in Port-au-Prince this week for its last stop of a five-month medical mission. The U.S. Navy's floating...

Is boom, then slump, behind fiery Latin American protests?

Oct. 24, 2019 5:03 AM EDT

Chile is one of the richest countries in the region. Haiti is the poorest. Ecuador has a centrist government. Bolivia's is socialist. Yet, from Port-au-Prince to Santiago, furious demonstrators were marching this week to demand fundamental change, part of a wave of often-violent protests that has set tires,...

Haiti: Gunshots wound 7 men setting up protest roadblock

Oct. 21, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitian police said seven young men were shot and wounded early Monday as they set up a roadblock as part of protests in the southern city of Jacmel. Marc-André Cadostin, director of the southeast department of the National Police, said two of the men, ages 20 and 25, were...

Protesters bar Haiti's president from visiting historic site

Oct. 17, 2019 9:26 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti's embattled president was forced on Thursday to hold a private ceremony amid heavy security for what is usually a public celebration of one of the country's founding fathers. Jovenel Moïse and other officials appeared at the National Pantheon Museum in downtown...

Haitian funerals turn to protests as mourners, police clash

Oct. 16, 2019 2:17 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Police clashed with mourners Wednesday as thousands across Haiti attended funerals for protesters who have died in demonstrations aimed at ousting President Jovenel Moïse. Funerals for 11 of at least 20 people killed were held in six cities, including the capital of...

Haiti president breaks silence, says will not resign

Oct. 15, 2019 6:55 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — President Jovenel Moïse broke his silence Tuesday and said it would be irresponsible for him to resign amid Haiti's unrest, which has entered a fifth week of deadly protests that have paralyzed the economy and shuttered schools. Moïse said during a surprise news...

Haiti's embattled president faces 5th week of protests

Oct. 14, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti's embattled president faced a fifth week of protests on Monday as road blocks went up across the country after opposition leaders said they will not back down on their call for Jovenel Moïse to resign. While Port-au-Prince remained largely quiet, small demonstrations...

Thousands join protest called by Haiti's art community

Oct. 13, 2019 6:24 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Thousands of Haitians joined a protest in the capital Sunday called by the art community to demand President Jovenel Moïse resign, increasing pressure on the embattled leader after nearly a month of marches that have shuttered schools and businesses. Members of one art...