Category: Haiti

Jean-Bertrand Aristide To Return To Haiti Ahead Of Runoff Election

Today in Latin America Top Story — Former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide left South Africa on Thursday and is headed toward Haiti, The New York Times reports. He is expected […] Read More >

Haiti Issues Ousted President Aristide A New Passport

Today in Latin America Top Story — Haiti issued a diplomatic passport to ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, which his American lawyer picked up Tuesday from government authorities. Aristide’s Miami attorney, […] Read More >

Haiti Announces Run-Off Candidates; Martelly In, Célestin Out

Today in Latin America Top Story — Election officials in Haiti announced that the two candidates in upcoming run-off elections will be popular singer Michel Sweet “Micky” Martelly and former […] Read More >

Haiti Grants Former President Aristide a Diplomatic Passport

Today in Latin America Top Story — Haitian officials said Monday that former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide is eligible for a diplomatic passport. Aristide’s lawyer, Ira Kurzban, said he was notified […] Read More >

Hillary Clinton In Haiti To Discuss Elections And Cholera Outbreak

Today in Latin America Top Story — United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that the U.S. will not suspend aid to Haiti after meetings in the capital of […] Read More >

Haitian Presidential Candidate Célestin Removed From Second Round Of Voting

Today in Latin America Top Story — Haiti’s ruling party said that its disputed presidential candidate Jude Célestin is being withdrawn from the second-round election, even though he is resisting […] Read More >

Préval Says Baby Doc Must Face Investigation In Haiti; No Comment On Elections

Today in Latin America Top Story — Haitian President René Préval said Saturday that ex-dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier had every right to return home from exile, but must now […] Read More >

Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier Arrested In Haiti On Corruption Charges

Today in Latin America Top Story — Former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier was charged with corruption and the theft of his country’s funds yesterday during a hearing before […] Read More >

Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier Returns To Haiti Amid Uncertain Political Climate

Today in Latin America Top Story — With Haiti’s political situation already chaotic, former dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier unexpectedly returned to the country on Sunday. Duvalier ruled Haiti from […] Read More >

Haitian Earthquake;The Country Struggles To Rebuild One Year After

Today in Latin America Top Story — One year ago today a magnitude 7.0 earthquake rocked Haiti, with its epicenter about 16 miles form the capital of Port-au-Prince. The earthquake […] Read More >