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UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 14, 2020

Haiti officials say 15 children died in residence fire

Officials say a fire swept through a Haitian children’s home run by a Pennsylvania-based religious nonprofit group, killing 15 children

US Marine charged with illegally flying guns into Haiti

A U.S. Marine caught smuggling guns into Haiti told investigators he wanted to help the country’s military learn marksmanship and defeat “thugs” causing instability there, according to a criminal complaint.

Leader or killer? A day with ‘Barbecue’ in Haiti’s capital

He’s known as Barbecue, an ex-cop suspected in the massacre of dozens of men, women and children in the Haitian capital – and a hero in his neighborhood, followed by …

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Haitians seek water, food as businesses reopen after protest

Businesses and government offices slowly reopened across Haiti on Monday after more than a week of violent demonstrations over prices that have doubled for food, gas and other basic goods …

Haiti to unveil economic measures to quell violent protests

Haitians on Friday vowed to keep protesting until President Jovenel Moise resigns, despite his announcement of upcoming economic measures designed to quell more than a week of violent demonstrations across …

UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 6, 2018

Magnitude 5.9 quake shakes northern Haiti

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake shook northwestern Haiti late Saturday, damaging homes, a church and at least one hospital. Officials reported that people had been injured, but had not confirmed local …

Doctors Without Borders closes the first of two hospitals in Haiti

In a country where more women die before, during and after childbirth than anywhere else in the Western Hemisphere, poor women in Haiti with high-risk pregnancies now have one less …

UPDATED: Sat., July 14, 2018

Haiti’s prime minister resigns amid fuel price hike fallout

Haitian Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant resigned Saturday amid calls for him to step down over his handling of a failed plan to raise fuel prices that set off a …

UPDATED: Sun., July 8, 2018

Looting follows violent fuel protests in Haitian capital

Looters pillaged burned and vandalized shops in Haiti’s capital Sunday following two days of violent protests over the government’s attempt to raise fuel prices.

UPDATED: Sat., July 7, 2018

Haiti suspends fuel price hike after protesters riot

The Haitian government suspended a fuel price hike Saturday hours after demonstrators attacked a Best Western Premiere hotel in one of the wealthiest neighborhoods of the capital.

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

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 …

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 …

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.

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 …

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

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 …

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

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.

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.

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.

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 …

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.

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

‘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

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 …