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Hundreds greet former president Aristide on return to troubled Haiti

Haiti's former president, who was receiving an unspecified medical treatment in Cuba, arrived back in a country simmering with tension over the July 7 assassination of President Jovenel Moïse as new details about the investigation emerged. Former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide returned to Haiti on Friday after a nearly a month in Cuba, thrilling hundreds of […]

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Murder of a President: On assassination of Jovenel Moise

Haiti needs to hold both legislative and presidential elections soon for a legitimate government Now, Haiti stares into an uncertain future. According to the Constitution, the President of the Supreme Court should take charge. But the Supreme Court chief died of COVID-19 last month. There is no legislature as the 2019 elections have been postponed. […]

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Haiti's interim PM confirms request for US troops to country

Following Haiti’s request for U.S. troops, the US administration is sending officials to assess how it can be most helpful, but added there are no plans to provide military assistance at this time Haiti’s interim government said Friday that it asked the U.S. to deploy troops to protect key infrastructure as it tries to stabilize […]

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2 Haitian Americans detained in slaying of Haiti President

Seven other suspected assailants were killed in a gunfight with police, according to Haiti’s director of National Police Léon Charles Two men believed to be Haitian Americans — one of them purportedly a former bodyguard at the Canadian Embassy in Port au Prince — have been arrested in connection with the assassination of Haiti’s president, […]

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25 dead in Haiti prison breakout

About 400 inmates fled. More than 200 prisoners were on the run in Haiti on Friday, a day after they escaped from jail in a violent breakout that left 25 people dead including the prison director, officials said. About 400 inmates fled on Thursday. “Twenty-five people died, including six prisoners and Divisional Inspector Paul Hector […]

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Thousands rally against Haitian president, clash with police

Several protesters held up signs asking the U.S. for help. “Trump give Haiti one chance” read one Thousands of protesters marched through the Haitian capital to the U.N. headquarters on October 4 in one of the largest demonstrations in a weekslong push to oust embattled President Jovenel Mowfracse. At least two people were shot as […]

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Haiti’s President defies violent protests, will not step down

Haiti has a long tradition of corruption, and international partners and anti-graft watchdogs have often blamed Haitian politicians for failing to crack down on the scourge. Haiti’s President Jovenel Moise struck a combative note on Thursday in his first address since violent protests flared in the capital, defying calls for his ouster but urging dialogue […]

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Taiwan elections, violent protests in Haiti, and other news in pictures

Taiwan votes in local elections Taiwanese began voting in midterm local elections Saturday seen as a referendum on the independence-leaning administration of President Tsai Ing-wen, amid growing pressure from the island’s powerful rival China. Read more   Protesters clash with police in Haiti Demonstrators set barricade on fire during a violent protest in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, […]

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The diaspora and disasters

As the Kerala floods have shown, the diaspora can shape political and economic responses  Between August 8 and 20, the devastating floods in Kerala claimed nearly 500 lives, displaced over a million people, and directly affected over a sixth of the State’s total population. The State government’s latest report estimates the losses to be more than the […]