Category: Haiti

Michel Martelly Wins Haitian Presidential Elections, According To Preliminary Results

Today in Latin America Top Story — Musician and Carnival entertainer Michel Martelly won Haiti’s presidential elections Monday, according to official preliminary results. “Martelly won,” an official at the Provisional […] Read More >

Haiti To Announce Preliminary Runoff Election Results Today

Today in Latin America Top Story — Today Haiti’s electoral council plans to announce the preliminary results from the country’s runoff election held last month. The United Nations peacekeeping forces […] Read More >

Fraud Delays Haitian Election Results; Final Results Due In April

Today in Latin America Top Story — Haiti’s election agency said Wednesday it will not release preliminary results of the recent runoff until Monday, citing higher than expected turnout and […] Read More >

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in Latin America Top Story — Haiti’s ruling party said that its disputed presidential candidate Jude Célestin is being withdrawn from the second-round election, even though he is resisting […] Read More 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