Florida woman becomes US citizen at age 103
MIAMI (AP) — A Florida woman has become a U.S. citizen at the age of 103.
Miami-Dade Commissioner Jean Monestime says Andrea Joseph took the oath of citizenship on Friday, just a few months...
Thousands in Haiti renew protests, clash with police
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Thousands of protesters demanding the resignation of President Jovenel Moïse clashed with police Thursday as some tried to storm barriers outside the National Palace...
IMF puts on hold $229 million loan to Haiti
WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund will reassess the measures needed to stabilize Haiti's economy before proposing to its executive board a three-year loan of $229...
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Attacks on journalists in Haiti are escalating, and the slaying of a radio reporter prompted media organizations on Tuesday to renew demands that police protect them...
Charity watchdog condemns Oxfam for Haiti behavior
LONDON (AP) — England's charity watchdog condemned Oxfam GB on Tuesday for having a "culture of poor behavior," in connection with the sexual misconduct scandal involving its workers in Haiti...
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Opposition leaders in Haiti launched a two-day strike Monday that paralyzed the country's capital amid another day of protests demanding that President Jovenel Moise...
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Protesters denouncing corruption blocked roads and paralyzed much of Haiti's capital Sunday as they demanded the removal of President Jovenel Moise, while police...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A federal judge in Connecticut has approved a $60 million legal settlement involving as many as 170 people who say they were sexually abused as children at a now-defunct...
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — 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...
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A group of opposition senators ransacked their meeting room in Parliament on Thursday, dragging out broken furniture and computers to block the ratification of interim...
Haitian heritage, history fill Norwich’s streets
NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — Revelers outfitted in red and blue packed several downtown sidewalks and streets Saturday as the city's first official Haitian Flag Day event roared to life.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — When her daughter was 4 years old, Jennifer Jean started a small catering business in Bourdon, a lower middle-class district of the Haitian capital.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Authorities in Haiti say they have killed the leader of a gang suspected of fatally shooting five people and injuring seven others last week.
Global migrants’ journey stalls in southern Mexico
TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — Thousands fleeing conflict or poverty in Nigeria, Cameroon, Bangladesh, Haiti and Cuba have traveled across oceans, through the jungles and mountains of South America, up...
Police: 5 killed, 7 injured in gang shooting in Haiti
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Gang members fatally shot five people and injured seven others in Haiti's capital in a surprise attack, authorities said Thursday.
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.