Category: Haiti

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 >

Haiti: Document Shows Martelly’s Plans For New Army

Today in Latin America Top Story — Haitian President ¬† plans to push ahead with a controversial plan to restore the country’s disbanded military, according to a document obtained by […] Read More >

Haiti: Protesters Want U.N. Troops Out After Alleged Sexual Abuse Scandal

Today in Latin America Top Story— Protesters in Haiti took to the streets to demand the withdrawal of United Nation’s peacekeepers following an alleged case of sexual abuse by Uruguayan […] Read More >