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Haiti prime minister resigns amid violence, political strife

Apr. 14, 2021 07:55 AM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitian Prime Minister Joseph Jouthe announced early Wednesday that he has resigned as the country faces a spike in killings and kidnappings and prepares for an upcoming constitutional referendum and general election later this year. Jouthe...

CONCACAF Gold Cup preliminary rounds in Fort Lauderdale

Apr. 08, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The new preliminary rounds of the CONCACAF Gold Cup will be played at Fort Lauderdale, Florida, from July 2-6, leading to the final three nations qualifying for the 16-nation group stage. Matchups on July 2 and 3 have Haiti-St. Vincent and the Grenadines,...

A year after pandemic hit, Haiti awaits vaccines amid apathy

Apr. 08, 2021 10:58 AM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti does not have a single vaccine to offer its more than 11 million people over a year after the pandemic began, raising concerns among health experts that the well-being of Haitians is being pushed aside as violence and political instability across the...

Haiti court orders release of those accused in alleged coup

Mar. 24, 2021 14:40 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A Haitian appeals court on Wednesday ordered the release of more than a dozen people accused of plotting a coup against embattled President Jovenel Moïse, a decision that opposition leaders celebrated. Police in early February arrested...

Miami janitor quietly feeds thousands, and love's the reason

Mar. 09, 2021 10:36 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Doramise Moreau toils long past midnight in her tiny kitchen every Friday — boiling lemon peels, crushing fragrant garlic and onion into a spice blend she rubs onto chicken and turkey, cooking the dried beans that accompany the yellow rice she’ll deliver to a Miami church....

Former Marine gets prison time for smuggling guns to Haiti

Mar. 04, 2021 11:19 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A former U.S. Marine found guilty of conspiracy to illegally export and smuggle firearms and controlled equipment from the U.S. to Haiti has been sentenced to more than five years in prison, federal prosecutors announced Tuesday. A news release...

8 dead, including prison director, after Haiti jail break

Feb. 25, 2021 18:03 PM EST

CROIX-DES-BOUQUETS, Haiti (AP) — A prison director was among at least eight people killed on Thursday after several inmates tried to escape from a prison in Haiti’s capital, a police officer and witnesses said. The incident occurred in northeast Port-au-Prince at the...

Haiti's president: despite coup attempts he backs democracy

Feb. 22, 2021 19:57 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Haiti’s president blamed powerful oligarchs on Monday for seven attempts in his four-year term to overthrow Haiti’s democratic system, most recently an attempted coup on Feb. 7, but said he remains committed to democracy. Jovenel Moise defended...

Migration through Panama resumes after pandemic lockdown

Feb. 10, 2021 20:58 PM EST

BAJO CHIQUITO, Panama (AP) — After nearly a year stalled in migrant camps at the edge of the jungle, hundreds of migrants have begun to move across Panama and into neighboring Costa Rica in recent weeks. Panama closed its borders last March to try to slow the COVID-19...

Opposition calls on Haitians to 'rise up' as strife deepens

Feb. 10, 2021 18:39 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Hundreds of Haitians chanted “Down with kidnapping! Down with dictatorship!” as they marched through the streets of Port-au-Prince on Wednesday, bolstering opposition leaders who stepped up their demands that President Jovenel Moïse resign. ...