Category: Haiti

Protests Over Fuel Prices Erupt in Haiti

Top Story — A two-day strike in protest of high fuel prices in Haiti left the streets of Port-au-Prince abnormally deserted on Monday, after organizers told citizens they would be […] Read More >

In the Dominican Republic, Many of Haitian Descent Left Effectively Stateless

Top Story — Thousands in the Dominican Republic could be made effectively stateless by the expiration at midnight on Monday of a deadline for those born to undocumented foreigners to […] Read More >

After Government Collapse, New Haitian Prime Minister Takes Office

Top Story — The new prime minister of Haiti took office on Wednesday by default after parliament dissolved the day before. The breakdown of parliament followed government and opposition leaders […] Read More >

Haitian Parliament to Dissolve Today if Political Impasse Unresolved

Top Story — Haitian President Michel Martelly met with opposition leaders on Sunday for last-minute negotiations to settle a dispute over elections that were meant to take place in 2011. […] Read More >

Haitian Prime Minister Defends Record After Resignation

Top Story — Haiti’s Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe spoke out on Monday, defending his legacy after an independent commission set up by President Michel Martelly pressured him to resign over […] Read More >

U.S., U.N. Call for Resolution of Deadlock in Haiti Amid Unrest

Top Story — The U.S. government and the United Nations have urged Haitian authorities to settle a political dispute that has been years in the making, amid protests calling for […] Read More >

U.N. Extends Controversial Peacekeeping Mission in Haiti

Top Story — The United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) will be renewed for another year, the U.N. Security Council announced on Tuesday. The council, composed of 15 nations, […] Read More >

Brazil And Ecuador To Help Rebuild Haitian Army

Top Story — The governments of Brazil and Ecuador have agreed to help Haiti set up a new army to replace the U.N. peacekeepers who have patrolled the island since […] Read More >

Haiti: Vaccination Project Launched To Fight Cholera Outbreak

Today in Latin America Top Story —¬†Health workers in Haiti are beginning a pilot project to vaccinate rural Haitians against cholera, though the epidemic has already killed more than 7,000 […] Read More >

Haiti Still Recovering Two Years After Earthquake

Today in Latin America Top Story — Tuesday marked the second anniversary of the Magnitude 7 earthquake that destroyed much of the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince and left around¬†316,000 people […] Read More >