Stories tagged: Haiti
UPDATED: Sat., May 27, 2017, 9:27 p.m.
U.N. peacekeepers: How a Haiti child sex ring was whitewashed
The general sat on a plastic lawn chair in the garden of his mother’s home, the scent of tropical blooms filling the air as he talked about the alleged rape …
Tue., March 21, 2017, 8:05 a.m.
Haiti lawmakers approve new prime minister
Haiti’s lower house has ratified President Jovenel Moise’s candidate for prime minister, finally filling the country’s No. 2 post.
UPDATED: Sun., March 12, 2017, 3:47 p.m.
Bus runs into crowd in Haiti, killing at least 34 people
Haitian rescue officials say a bus has plowed into a crowd in the city of Gonaives, killing at least 34 people.
Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 9:14 a.m.
Jovenel Moise sworn in as Haiti’s new president
Jovenel Moise has been sworn in as Haiti’s president for the next five years after a bruising two-year election cycle.
Tue., Jan. 3, 2017, 9:35 a.m.
Haiti certifies presidential victory of first-time candidate
An electoral tribunal in Haiti has certified the presidential election victory of first-time candidate Jovenel Moise.
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016, 9:15 p.m.
In Haiti election, Jovenel Moise apparently wins presidential vote
Jovenel Moise, the hand-picked candidate of Haiti’s previous elected leader, apparently won the presidential election outright against 26 rivals, according to preliminary results announced late Monday that gave him 55.6 …
Sat., Oct. 22, 2016
Charles Krauthammer: WikiLeaks confirms Clinton’s cynicism
The soullessness of this campaign – all ambition and entitlement – emerges almost poignantly in the emails, especially when aides keep asking what the campaign is about.
Sun., Oct. 9, 2016, 8:39 p.m.
Aid arrives in Haiti, but desperation grows in cut-off towns
Helicopters are ferrying in food and medicine to devastated southwestern Haiti, but almost a week after Hurricane Matthew’s assault life here is still far from normal and desperation is growing …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 6, 2016, 11:23 a.m.
‘Not going to take any chances’: Hurricane menaces Florida
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Gaining fury as it closed in, Hurricane Matthew steamed toward Florida with winds of 140 mph Thursday as 2 million people across the Southeast were warned …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 5, 2016, 2:45 p.m.
Nearly 2M urged to evacuate as Matthew edges toward U.S.
Rescue workers in Haiti struggled to reach cutoff towns and learn the full extent of the death and destruction caused by Hurricane Matthew as the storm began battering the Bahamas …
Wed., Oct. 5, 2016, 7:31 a.m.
Florida closes schools, South Carolina orders evacuations as Hurricane Matthew nears
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Florida canceled classes along its Atlantic coastline and theme parks kept a watchful eye as Hurricane Matthew picked up speed heading to the East Coast. Further …
Mon., Oct. 3, 2016, 12:29 p.m.
Dangerous Hurricane Matthew nears Haiti, Jamaica and Cuba
Heavy rains from the outer bands of Hurricane Matthew drenched Jamaica and Haiti on Monday, flooding streets and sending many people to emergency shelters as the Category 4 storm approached …
Sun., Oct. 2, 2016, 2:03 p.m.
Dangerous Hurricane Matthew threatens Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba
A powerful Hurricane Matthew moved slowly Sunday across the Caribbean Sea on a track that authorities warned could trigger devastation in parts of Haiti.
Mon., May 23, 2016, 3:01 p.m.
Zika virus a concern in impoverished Haiti
Doctors and scientists are bracing for the possibility of a wave of rare disorders triggered by Zika in an impoverished country that has faced one public health crisis after another …
Wed., May 4, 2016, 4:29 p.m.
Pregnant woman dies at Haiti hospital amid strike by staff
A bleeding pregnant woman dropped dead at the gates of Haiti’s largest public hospital after failing to get help Wednesday amid a six-week-old strike by medical staff.
Sat., Feb. 6, 2016, 6:29 p.m.
Deal reached on provisional Haiti government
Top Haitian leaders negotiated an agreement to install a short-term provisional government less than 24 hours before President Michel Martelly was scheduled to step down, an official with the Organization …
Fri., Jan. 22, 2016, 12:56 p.m.
Haiti postpones presidential election again
Haiti’s Provisional Electoral Council decided to postpone Sunday’s election because there is “too much violence throughout the country.”
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 31, 2015, 4:54 p.m.
Haiti officials look into new allegations against US man
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Haitian investigators are looking into new allegations of child sex abuse against a U.S. man who founded an orphanage for boys in Haiti’s capital decades ago. Police …
Sat., July 11, 2015
U.S. beats Haiti 1-0 in Gold Cup, clinches group title
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Gyasi Zardes didn’t wait long to make an impact for the United States in its Gold Cup match against Haiti on Friday night. The 23-year-old forward entered …
Tue., Oct. 21, 2014
U.S. ousts Haiti 6-0 on way to semifinals
WASHINGTON – The U.S. women’s soccer team completed Part I of its trip to the 2015 World Cup, dominating play Monday night in a 6-0 win over Haiti to finish …
Sun., Aug. 11, 2013
Orphans leave Haiti and make new life with Colville family
It was Tuesday, and Kris Baker, of Colville, was at piano lessons with her daughter Kimberly. She took a call from the secretary of her family’s church. “Did you hear …
Fri., Nov. 26, 2010
Haitian musician a potential spoiler in presidential election
CARREFOUR, Haiti – Wrapped in the Haitian flag, the rude boy of konpa music sashays across the stage as thousands of fans wave posters. The self-appointed president of a konpa …
Wed., Aug. 4, 2010
Hip-hop artist may seek top job in Haiti
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Singer Wyclef Jean is about to announce his candidacy for president of earthquake-ravaged Haiti, the former head of the country’s Chamber of Deputies said Tuesday. Former Deputy …
Tue., June 1, 2010
As storm season begins, Haiti remains ‘fragile’
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – A hurricane season predicted to be one of the wettest on record opens today in the Caribbean, where hundreds of thousands of Haitian earthquake victims have only …
Tue., May 18, 2010
Haiti frees missionary from Boise
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – The last of 10 Americans detained while trying to take 33 children out of Haiti after the Jan. 12 earthquake was freed Monday when a judge convicted …
Mon., May 17, 2010, 12:54 p.m.
US missionary convicted in Haiti but free to go
A Haitian court has convicted Boise missionary Laura Silsby of arranging to transport 33 children out of the country following the Jan. 12 earthquake.
Mon., May 10, 2010
Earthquake chaos slows Haiti adoptions
When a deadly earthquake struck Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in January, toppling buildings, leveling shantytowns and leaving thousands without food, shelter or medical care, Chris and Necole Marlow of Austin, Texas, knew …
Sat., May 8, 2010, 8:17 p.m.
For one Spokane family, eight isn’t enough
In January, Angela Simpson was planning a Mother’s Day surrounded by eight children. Instead, the Spokane mom wakes up this morning to nine: Emarc, 18, Ezekial, 15, Mackenzie, 14, Elvanie, …
Mon., April 26, 2010, 2:27 p.m.
Haiti drops kidnapping charge for missionaries
A Haitian judge said Monday he has dismissed kidnapping and criminal association charges against 10 American missionaries detained for trying to take a busload of children out of the country …
Mon., April 19, 2010, 1:02 p.m.
Haiti judge: No decision yet on missionaries’ charges
The judge investigating 10 American missionaries accused of kidnapping for trying to take a busload of children out of Haiti says a decision has not yet been made on whether …