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Boat with reported 842 Haitian migrants winds up in Cuba

May. 25, 2022 20:00 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — A vessel carrying more than 800 Haitians trying to reach the United States wound up instead on the coast of central Cuba, government news media said Wednesday. It appeared to be the largest group yet in a swelling exodus of people from crisis-stricken Haiti. The U.S....

Gangs strangle Haiti's capital as deaths, kidnappings soar

May. 22, 2022 12:14 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — It was about 6 a.m. when Venique Moïse flung open the door of her house and saw dozens of people running — their children in one hand and scant belongings in the other — as gunfire intensified. Minutes later, she joined the crowd with her own three...

Fatal boat trip highlights Haitians fleeing violence

May. 13, 2022 17:13 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Haitians are fleeing in greater numbers to the neighboring Dominican Republic, where they board rickety wooden boats painted sky blue to blend with the ocean to try to reach Puerto Rico — a trip in which 11 Haitian women drowned this week, with dozens of other...

11 dead, 31 rescued after boat capsizes near Puerto Rico

May. 12, 2022 20:23 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A boat loaded with suspected migrants capsized north of an uninhabited island near Puerto Rico and 11 people had been confirmed dead while 31 others were rescued Thursday, authorities said. It wasn't immediately clear how many people were aboard the...

Official: Suspects break into Haiti court, ransack offices

May. 12, 2022 13:49 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Unidentified suspects broke into one of Haiti’s main courthouses, ransacked judges’ offices and stole items including cell phones, Government Commissioner Jacques Lafontant told The Associated Press on Thursday. Lafontant said evidence and documents...

Official: 8 Turkish citizens kidnapped from bus in Haiti

May. 09, 2022 19:29 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Eight Turkish citizens have been kidnapped in Haiti’s capital, an official told The Associated Press on Monday, apparently the latest in a string of high-profile kidnappings by powerful gangs. Hugues Josue, Turkey’s honorary consul in Haiti, said...

US charges political rival in Haitian president's killing

May. 09, 2022 19:13 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A former Haitian senator is facing charges in the United States related to last year's assassination of former Haiti President Jovenel Moïse, authorities said. John Joel Joseph made his initial appearance Monday in Miami federal court, according to court records. The...

For marine biologist, Haitian gangs make work dangerous

May. 04, 2022 20:36 PM EDT

PEPILLO SALCEDO, Dominican Republic (AP) — In a blue bay that spans the border of Haiti and the Dominican Republic, fishermen from both countries recently aired grievances in a rare face-to-face meeting thanks to the efforts of marine biologist Jean Wiener. The meeting, overseen by...

For marine biologist, Haitian gangs make work dangerous

May. 04, 2022 20:31 PM EDT

PEPILLO SALCEDO, Dominican Republic (AP) — In a blue bay that spans the border of Haiti and the Dominican Republic, fishermen from both countries recently aired grievances in a rare face-to-face meeting thanks to the efforts of marine biologist Jean Wiener. The meeting, overseen by...

Kidnapped Dominican diplomat freed in Haiti

May. 04, 2022 09:34 AM EDT

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — A diplomat from the Dominican Republic had been freed four days after being kidnapped in neighboring Haiti, the Dominican foreign minister said Wednesday. The minister, Roberto Alvarez, said in a tweet that Carlitin Guillen Tatis had been...