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Counselor finds Haitians resilient in face of disaster

The devastating 7.0 earthquake that shook Haiti on Jan. 12 took the lives of thousands and left millions homeless. What most saw through the eyes of the media, North Side …


U.S. missionary convicted in Haiti returns to Idaho

The leader of an American group detained while trying to take 33 children out of Haiti after the January earthquake returned today to Idaho, sidestepping questions about her conviction for …


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 …


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.


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 …


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 …


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 …


Lawyer: Charges dropped against 9 missionaries

An attorney says Haiti has dropped kidnapping charges against nine of 10 U.S. missionaries arrested taking a busload of children out of the quake-ravaged country.


Haiti parents reunite with baby

MIAMI – Junior Alexis and Nadine Devilme listened stoically Tuesday as a University of Miami doctor described in clinical terms why their infant daughter had not been expected to survive …


Jailed U.S. missionary faces business, personal woes

As an Idaho woman sits in a jail in Haiti, her Internet business is closing and her ex-husband is seeking sole custody of their 5-year-old daughter and 15-year-old son.


Obama seeks aid for Haiti

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is asking Congress for $2.8 billion in aid for earthquake-wracked Haiti, jump-starting a global push to raise billions of dollars for the country’s reconstruction. The …


Haiti’s balky electric grid impediment to recovery

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Six weeks after a catastrophic earthquake flattened downtown Port-au-Prince, power has returned to nearly half the city’s neighborhoods. Most, however, are in the hilly southern suburbs, which …


Flight logs detail early Haiti chaos

Washcloths arrived before water, and senators before surgeons. In the first chaotic days after Haiti’s earthquake, some vital aid was forced to wait because the U.S. military took relief flights …


8 church workers headed for home

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Eight of the 10 American church workers jailed for trying to take 33 children out of Haiti without permission after the Jan. 12 earthquake were freed from …


Haiti judge frees 8 of 10 American missionaries

Eight American missionaries were freed from a Haitian jail Wednesday, nearly three weeks after being charged with kidnapping for trying to take a group of children out of the quake-stricken …


U.S. withdrawing troops from Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – The biggest U.S. military surge since Iraq and Afghanistan is scaling back a month after the troops arrived in haste to aid victims of Haiti’s catastrophic quake. …


Haitians start helping selves

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – In the month since the worst disaster in Haitian history, an enormous international aid effort has not provided the people of the Marassa 14 neighborhood with the …


Debt relief a start for Haiti

The tragedy of the Haitian earthquake continues to unfold, with slow delivery of aid, the horrific number of amputations performed out of desperate medical necessity, more than a million homeless, …


Bleak news from Haiti moves kids to action

The earthquake that rocked Haiti on Jan. 12 sent emotional shockwaves around the world and into a living room on Spokane’s South Hill. When 7-year-old Ella Magnuson watched the news …


Mission group testifies in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – The 10 missionaries facing kidnapping charges in Haiti testified as a group in a closed-door hearing Wednesday before an examining judge but their anticipated release did not …


Parents say they released kids

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Parents of some of the children who 10 U.S. missionaries tried to take out of Haiti after its catastrophic earthquake told a judge Tuesday that they freely …


Judge denies early release for US missionaries in Haiti

Ten U.S. Baptist missionaries charged with child kidnapping returned to jail Friday after failing to persuade a judge to grant them provisional release pending the outcome of their case, their …


Missionary has history of troubles

BOISE – The Idaho woman who led a group of 10 Baptists on a mission to help children in Haiti admits to failing to obtain paperwork needed to move 33 …


10 Americans charged with child kidnapping

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Ten U.S. Baptist missionaries were charged with kidnapping Thursday for trying to take 33 children out of Haiti to a hastily arranged refuge just as officials were …


Attorney says US Baptists charged in child case

A Haitian attorney says 10 Americans detained in Haiti for trying to take 33 children out of the country after the Jan. 12 earthquake have been charged with child kidnapping.


Parents freely gave children to church group

CALLEBAS, Haiti – Desperate parents in this struggling village perched above Haiti’s earthquake-flattened capital said they gave their children away willingly, trusting the American missionaries who promised to take them …


Parents willingly gave children to US Baptists

CALLEBAS, Haiti — Parents in this struggling village above Haiti’s capital said Wednesday they willingly handed their children to American missionaries who showed up in a bus promising to give …


Haitian judge questions five Idaho missionaries

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – A Haitian judge on Tuesday questioned a group of U.S. Baptist missionaries arrested trying to leave Haiti with a busload of children they gathered from the disaster …


Americans face prosecution in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Haiti’s prime minister said Monday that 10 Americans who tried to take a busload of undocumented Haitian children out of the country knew that “what they were …


Amy Goodman: It shouldn’t take a disaster

Jean Montrevil was shackled, imprisoned, about to be sent to Haiti. It was Jan. 6, days before the earthquake that would devastate Haiti, the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere. …