Haitian orphanage founder arrested in Dominican Republic
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Police in the Dominican Republic have arrested a Haiti orphanage founder who's accused of molesting boys in his care.
NEW YORK (AP) — A second federal judge has blocked the Department of Homeland Security from forcing tens of thousands of Haitians to return to their native country.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Friday to completely end its peacekeeping operations in Haiti on Oct. 15 and establish a political mission to support government...
Coast Guard returns 33 migrants to Haiti
MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has returned 33 migrants to Haiti who agents intercepted at sea earlier this week.
The agency said in a news release that the 27 men and six women who had...
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations supports the desire of Haiti's leaders to end the U.N. stabilization mission in the country in October and for Haitian authorities to fully assume...
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti's largest opposition groups have united in a campaign to push U.S.-backed President Jovenel Moise from office with nationwide protests aimed at paralyzing the...
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Gunmen attacked a motorcade carrying Chile's ambassador to Haiti on Wednesday, wounding his driver and another person and leaving three missing, officials said. The...
US military vet recounts arrests in Haiti to AP
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — An American security contractor at the center of a mysterious case roiling Haitian politics says that he and a group of fellow veterans were sent to Haiti on a mission...
Trump to meet with 5 Caribbean leaders at Mar-a-Lago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump will meet with leaders of five Caribbean nations on Friday in an effort to strengthen cooperation on security and trade...
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Prime Minister Henry Ceant was thrown out of office by a no-confidence vote Monday prompted by government dysfunction and inability to quash inflation, blackouts and...
IMF reaches tentative deal with Haiti for $229M loan
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The International Monetary Fund has reached a tentative deal to extend a $229 million loan to Haiti.
IMF officials said the loan would be used to help feed...
Couple recalls escape from Haiti during unrest
ADAMS, Mass. (AP) — An Adams couple that was stranded in Haiti last month amid political unrest in the country is back in the Berkshires after making a harrowing escape past armed gunmen and...
Homeland Security extends immigration protections
WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security officials have formally extended protections that allowed immigrants from four countries to live and work legally in the United States.
North Carolina coffee shop helps Haiti
STANLEY, N.C. (AP) — Walk inside 1Mission Coffee Co. in Stanley and you'll hear the hiss of espresso machines, you'll smell freshly ground java, and you just might be spellbound at the sight of...
Maine supreme court declines to dismiss defamation lawsuit
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Maine supreme court has declined to dismiss a defamation lawsuit against a Maine activist who accused an orphanage founder in Haiti of being a serial...
Armed group caught in Haiti returned to US
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The U.S. State Department said several men arrested in Haiti with a cache of weaponry at a time of violent demonstrations have been returned to the United States...
Official: 8 armed men detained in Haiti could be sent to US
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — An official with Haiti's communications ministry said Wednesday that eight men, including five U.S. citizens, who authorities say were detained over the weekend with...
Haiti probes US men detained with weapons, no license plates
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Authorities in Haiti said Tuesday that five U.S. citizens are among eight men who have been detained with automatic weapons and other arms, and they are investigating...
Haitians seek water, food as businesses reopen after protest
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Businesses and government offices slowly reopened across Haiti on Monday after more than a week of violent demonstrations by hundreds of thousands of protesters demanding the resignation of President Jovenel Moise over skyrocketing prices that have more than doubled for basic goods amid allegations of government corruption.
Pastor, church members escape Haiti rioting, return to US
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — The pastor and five members of a Virginia church are back in the U.S. after finding their way out of Haiti, where rioting had become widespread.
Haiti to unveil economic measures to quell violent protests
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — 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 the country.
Protesters stone home of Haiti president, clash with police
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Protesters have stoned the Haitian president's home and clashed with police, leaving at least one demonstrator dead in the third straight day of demonstrations against economic mismanagement and corruption.
Organizers pledged more protests for Sunday, increasing pressure on President Jovenel Moise, who is calling for negotiations with his opposition.
Thousands protest to demand Haitian president’s ouster
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Haiti's capital on Thursday to demand the ouster of President Jovenel Moise amid months of protests.
Demonstrators want Moise to resign for not investigating allegations of corruption in the previous government over Petrocaribe, a Venezuelan subsidized energy program.
They pledged to continue demonstrations through the weekend unless the president resigns.
Sequined flags depict Haitian Vodou spirits, in New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Fourteen beach-towel-sized flags covered in glittering sequins to evoke the Haitian Vodou spirits called "lwa" — each flag an explosion of color and light — hang in the Great Hall at the New Orleans Museum of Art.
The exhibit of flags designed and created by Louisiana artist Tina Girouard (zher-AHRD) and sequin artists in Haiti runs through June 16. It was timed to start during the season leading up to Mardi Gras to highlight New Orleans' ties to Haiti.
28 Haitians die when boat sinks off Bahamas
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Bahamian officials say a boat smuggling Haitian migrants has sunk, leaving 28 people dead and 17 others in police custody.
Chief Petty Officer Jonathan Rolle of the Royal Bahamas Defense Force says residents of the island of Abaco found four bodies and at least 15 people in coastal waters Saturday.
Jesuit school, others settle Haiti sex abuse case for $60M
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — More than 130 people who say they were sexually abused as children at a now-defunct charity school in Haiti would receive $60 million in a legal settlement with a Connecticut Jesuit school and other religious organizations, lawyers and school officials announced Friday.
Trip to Haiti makes Naomi Osaka appreciate her good life
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Naomi Osaka said she's just returned from Haiti where some people struggle to get clean drinking water. This makes her appreciate even more getting into the Australian Open quarterfinals — and her own good life.
Haiti is her father's birthplace — her mother Tamaki is Japanese. It's also the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere.
Teen dies after falling from cruise ship, landing on pier
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Officials say a teenager from the South Pacific died after falling from a cruise ship onto a pier in Haiti.
The Sun Sentinel reports the Broward Medical Examiner's Office on Monday announced 16-year-old Laurent Mercer's death. He'd been on a seven-day Caribbean trip with his family when he died Friday.
Witnesses: Men in police garb massacred civilians in Haiti
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — When a police truck carrying men in uniform pulled into an impoverished neighborhood in the Haitian capital, residents thought it was an official operation.
Maybe police were finally trying to head off a war between the gangs that run protection rackets in the market next to the sprawling collection of cinderblock shacks and low-rise public housing.
Trump’s move to send Haitians home goes on trial in New York
NEW YORK (AP) — A trial in New York over the Trump administration's move to cut off permission for thousands of Haitians to live in the U.S. is spotlighting emails between officials downplaying health and safety crises in the Caribbean nation as they tried to justify the change.
Anderson Cooper honored at Sean Penn’s star-studded benefit
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Anderson Cooper first met Sean Penn after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, the CNN anchor was initially skeptical of the actor's intentions to help the recovery efforts in the ravaged country.
Defamation lawsuit against activist continues in state court
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine activist who accused an orphanage founder in Haiti of being a serial pedophile asked the state supreme court on Tuesday to dismiss a defamation lawsuit that was moved from federal court.
An attorney for Paul Kendrick told justices that the assertions were protected by a Maine law that protects people from meritless suits aimed at chilling First Amendment rights.
Cubans fly around the world hunting shopping bargains
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Most people don't think of Haiti as a shopping destination. Unless they're Cuban.
Every afternoon, hundreds of Cubans swarm a rutted crossroads in the capital of the hemisphere's poorest nation, hunting clothes, light bulbs, perfume and other goods that are in short supply back home.
US agrees to release Haitian held for 2 years in asylum case
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. government has agreed to release a Haitian man who was granted asylum but has been in custody for two years because of appeals.
Judge Judith Levy disclosed the deal Thursday, a day after holding a hearing in federal court in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Ansly Damus is a teacher from Haiti who entered the U.S. in 2016 and sought asylum, saying his life was at risk because he criticized a political leader.
6 killed following argument at Haitian-Dominican border
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Six people were killed Saturday at the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic after an argument, authorities said.
Haitian police inspector Harry Deny told The Associated Press that the four custom officers and two civilians died in the town of Malpasse.
Protesters clash with police in Haiti as death toll rises
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators are clashing with police in Haiti's capital and demanding the ouster of President Jovenel Moise amid the sixth day of protests.
Police on Friday fired tear gas at the crowd as people threw rocks, tried to loot stores and broke car windows in Port-au-Prince. One group hurled Molotov cocktails at a gas station, but the flames were quickly extinguished.
6 killed in Haiti after police say govt car loses control
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A Haitian government car went out of control into a group of people on Wednesday, killing at least six and further inflaming unrest in a capital wracked by violent protests.
Police spokesman Michel-Ange Louis-Jeune told The Associated Press that one of the car's wheels had come off. Protesters later set fire to the car, which remained on the scene in the capital of Port-au-Prince.
LePage denies pardon for deported father
WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — Maine Republican Gov. Paul LePage has denied a father of three's request to pardon a drug trafficking conviction that led to his deportation to Haiti.
Haiti hit with more violence amid third day of protests
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti faced a third day of protests and violence on Tuesday as anger grew over allegations of government corruption.
An Associated Press journalist saw a man who had been fatally shot in the head near the National Palace. It wasn't clear who shot him.
Schools, businesses and government offices remained closed while scattered protests were reported across the country.
1 killed, 3 wounded in Haiti amid violent protests
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — One police officer was killed and three people were wounded in Haiti on Monday amid a second day of countrywide protests over allegations of government corruption.
Two of the wounded were foreigners who were hurt by gunfire.
One of those was a 29-year-old French woman who was riding with her boyfriend and a Haitian-American tourist from the Port-au-Prince airport to a popular beach club about two hours away.
6 killed, 5 wounded in corruption protests across Haiti
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Six people were killed and at least five others were wounded Sunday during demonstrations across Haiti protesting allegations of embezzlement from a Venezuelan program that provided the country with subsidized oil, police said.
President Jovenel Moise called for dialogue with opposition groups that are seeking his resignation for failing to investigate corruption.
86 Haitian migrants rescued from packed, dangerous freighter
MIAMI (AP) — Coast Guard officials have rescued nearly 100 Haitian migrants from a dangerously overloaded freighter.
Miami Coast Guard officials said their helicopter crew spotted the overcrowded, 40-foot sail freighter near Cuba on Saturday. Officials deployed a cutter from Key West to rescue the migrants, saying the vessel was not equipped to carry its passengers and was perilously overcrowded.
AP PHOTOS: Haitians celebrate Festival of the Dead
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Dressed in black, white and purple, revelers in Haiti visit cemeteries during the country's annual Fete Gede, or the Festival of the Dead.
The celebration of spirits, which is often held during the first two days of November, coincides with the Roman Catholic festivities of All Saints' Day.
New Orleans chef visits Haiti, celebrating cultural links
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New Orleans chef is traveling to Haiti for a festival celebrating the mutual histories and cultures of the two former French colonies.
Chef Donald Link leaves Monday for the (GEH'-deh) Fest, which began Thursday and continues until Nov. 3 in Port-au-Prince and Jacmel.
Ex-Haiti police chief arrested on gun trafficking charges
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A former director of Haiti's National Police has been arrested on charges of weapons trafficking.
Judge Dieunel Lumerant said Friday's arrest of Godson Orelus stems from the September 2016 discovery of a container filled with machine guns. He said it's the first arrest in Haiti related to that case.
Orelus was arrested in the eastern coastal town of Saint-Marc located northwest of Port-au-Prince. His attorney could not be immediately reached for comment.
Haiti police say officials suspected in killing of boy, 17
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Authorities in Haiti say a group of men have destroyed a city hall building on the country's southwest coast to protest the killing of a 17-year-old boy.
A crowd also attacked the police station in the Jeremie district of Anse-Deneau early Friday as anger grew.
Jeremie police chief Jean-Alex Pierre-Louis said four city hall employees are suspected of killing the boy while searching the home of fishermen who found a bale of drugs in nearby waters.
Police: 2 dead, dozens injured in protests across Haiti
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — At least two people were killed and dozens injured during large protests across Haiti over alleged misuse of government funds, authorities said Thursday.
Police spokesman Michel-Ange Louis-Jeune said 11 civilians were injured by bullets and 11 officers by flying rocks. However, municipal officials reported higher numbers.