• Haiti Feb 14

    With Government Paralyzed, Rising Crime Terrifies Haitians

    Thousands of young Haitians spent 2019 on the streets, demanding President Jovenel Moise resign over his government’s failure to prosecute years of unbridled corruption that siphoned billions in international aid into bank accounts overseas.

  • PRESIDENT Nov 20, 2019

    Haiti Mourns 5 Killed During Ongoing Protests

    Wails filled a church in Haiti’s capital on Tuesday during funeral services for five people killed in anti-government protests that began more than two months ago. Among those killed was 15-year-old Jasmine Pierre, whose father told The Associated Press that she was hit inside their home by a stray bullet when police began firing at protesters.

  • food Oct 6, 2019

    Protests Choke Communities in Haiti as Aid, Supplies Dwindle

    Gabriel Duvalesse squatted slightly as he prepared to push 50 gallons (190 liters) of cooking oil in an old wheelbarrow to an outdoors market an hour away so he could earn $1. It was his first job in seven days as deadly protests paralyze Haiti’s economy and shutter businesses and schools. Opposition leaders and thousands of supporters are demanding the...

  • ATTORNEY Oct 5, 2019

    Haiti Braces for More Upheaval After Big Protest

    Haitians braced for more upheaval on Saturday as opposition leaders, emboldened by a massive protest demanding the resignation of President Jovenel Moïse, pledged to remain on the streets. Friday marked one of the largest demonstrations since the protests began weeks ago as opposition supporters say they are tired of corruption, ballooning inflation and a shortage of basic goods. They also...

  • PRESIDENT Jun 14, 2019

    Thousands in Haiti Renew Protests, Clash With Police

    Thousands of protesters demanding the resignation of President Jovenel Moïse clashed with police Thursday as some tried to storm barriers outside the National Palace in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, while others sought shelter as heavy gunfire echoed in nearby streets. The demonstration came a day after Moïse broke his silence over the country’s recent unrest and rejected demands that he step down...

  • PRESIDENT Mar 19, 2019

    Haiti Parliament Ousts Prime Minister in No-Confidence Vote

    Prime Minister Jean-Henry Ceant was thrown out of office by a no-confidence vote Monday prompted by government dysfunction and inability to quash inflation, blackouts and frequent opposition protests that have paralyzed Haiti. The Chamber of Deputies voted 93-6, with three abstaining, to replace Ceant as soon as President Jovenel Moise and the heads of parliament’s two houses agree on a...

  • director Oct 9, 2018

    Death Toll in Haiti Earthquake Rises to 15; 333 Injured

    The death toll from a 5.9 earthquake that hit Haiti over the weekend rose to 15 people with 333 injured, authorities said Monday, as thousands of people slept outdoors fearing aftershocks would topple their cracked homes. Haiti’s civil protection agency said it will soon deploy 70 soldiers to the Nord-Ouest and Artibonite provinces that were hardest hit, noting it already...

  • PRESIDENT Jul 15, 2018

    Haiti's Prime Minister Resigns Amid Fuel Price Hike Fallout

    Haitian Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant has resigned amid widespread unrest following his failed attempt to increase fuel prices.

  • Donald Trump May 20, 2017

    Wyclef Jean Urges Fans to Support Haitian Immigrants

    Tying a bandanna printed with the red-and-blue Haitian flag around his head, Grammy-winning musician Wyclef Jean joked Friday that he hoped no Los Angeles police officers were watching and mistaking him again for a gang member.

  • The Associated Press Jan 20, 2016

    Several Election Offices Attacked in Haiti as Runoff Nears

    Stone-throwing demonstrators on Monday smashed car windows and set at least two vehicles ablaze in Haiti’s capital, hours after several electoral offices were attacked in northern towns as the country prepares for a Jan. 24 presidential and legislative runoff....
    Roughly 2,000 protesters took to the streets in downtown Port-au-Prince calling for new elections and the immediate removal of outgoing President Michel...

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