Stories tagged: Haiti
Thu., Feb. 22, 2018, 11:45 a.m.
Lawsuit: Trump’s ending immigrant program racially motivated
Haitian and Salvadoran immigrants sued President Donald Trump on Thursday, arguing that the Republican administration’s decision to end special protections shielding them from deportation was racially motivated.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 22, 2018, 7:54 p.m.
Haiti suspends Oxfam pending investigation into sexual abuse
Aid group Oxfam Great Britain will be suspended from operating in Haiti for the next two months pending an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct by its employees, a government …
Mon., Jan. 22, 2018, 9:09 a.m.
Pence defends Trump on disparaging comments about Africa
Vice President Mike Pence is defending President Donald Trump on the president’s disparaging comments about immigrants from Africa and Haiti.
Mon., Jan. 15, 2018, 9:26 a.m.
Trump defends himself anew against charges that he is racist
President Donald Trump is defending himself anew against accusations that he is racist, this time after recent disparaging comments about Haiti and African nations.
Sat., Jan. 13, 2018, 10:18 a.m.
Trump defends vulgar remarks while partly denying them
President Donald Trump offered a partial denial in public but privately defended his extraordinary remarks disparaging Haitians and African countries.
Sun., Jan. 7, 2018, 8:37 a.m.
Sean Penn, Leonardo DiCaprio share love at Haiti fundraiser
Sean Penn and Leonardo DiCaprio used the eighth annual benefit for the J/P Haitian Relief Organization to publicly praise each other’s philanthropic work.
Mon., Nov. 20, 2017, 9:18 p.m.
U.S. ending temporary permits for almost 60,000 Haitians
The Trump administration said Monday it is ending a temporary residency permit program that has allowed almost 60,000 citizens from Haiti to live and work in the United States since …
Sun., Nov. 12, 2017, 8:32 a.m.
Steven Curtis Chapman and Mary Beth Chapman: End of adoption credit would be devastating
Losing the adoption tax credit, a vital and practical approach to overcoming the financial cost that prohibits many families from adopting, would be catastrophic for thousands of American parents.
Mon., Nov. 6, 2017, 10:28 a.m.
Immigrants from Central America, Haiti await DHS announcement on protected status
An announcement expected Monday from the Department of Homeland Security will determine the fate of some 57,000 Hondurans and 2,500 Nicaraguans who have been living in the United States under …
Tue., Sept. 5, 2017, 9:49 p.m.
Powerful Hurricane Irma bears down on Caribbean islands
The most powerful Atlantic Ocean hurricane in recorded history bore down on the islands of the northeast Caribbean late Tuesday, following a path predicted to then rake Puerto Rico, the …
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 …