Category Archive: Haiti

Jul 09

Grace, danger blend in Haiti's machete fighting

JACMEL, Haiti (AP) — Two men pivot and slide in a forest clearing, their bodies weaving before a handful of spectators in what could be a graceful dance except that each waves a machete, blades glinting in tropical sunlight.

Jul 09

Grace blends with danger in obscure art in Haiti

JACMEL, Haiti (AP) — Two men pivot and slide in a forest clearing, their bodies weaving before a handful of spectators in what could be a graceful dance except that each waves a machete, blades glinting in tropical sunlight.

Jul 07

Village being built in Haiti to be named in memory of Burke priest Richard Martin

After Father Richard Martin’s death last month, parishioners raised enough to help hundreds in Haiti

Jul 03

Virus strikes hard in Haiti's crowded shantytowns

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Within a dense cluster of flimsy shacks made mostly of plastic tarp and wooden planks, a young mother cradles her sick, whimpering toddler while trying to guard against a fierce tropical sun.

Jun 30

Bill Clinton tours peanut depot in central Haiti

TIERRA MUSCADY, Haiti (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton on Sunday toured a peanut depot in central Haiti that’s part of a new enterprise aimed at helping roughly 12,000 small farmers.

Jun 27

Haiti ex-president Leslie Manigat has died

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Leslie Manigat, a prominent figure in the Haitian political establishment whose term as president was cut short by a military coup in 1988, has died. He was 83.

Jun 24

Experts to check possible Columbus ship off Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A team of experts from UNESCO will examine a site off northern Haiti that an explorer believes may be the wreckage of the Santa Maria, the U.N. cultural agency said Monday.

Jun 23

U.N. chief served with Haiti cholera complaint, lawyers say

Lawyers for victims of a cholera epidemic in Haiti said on Friday they have served United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with a complaint in New York as part of a federal lawsuit seeking compensation for the outbreak, which they blame on U.N. peacekeepers.     Ban was entering an event at The Asia Society in Manhattan …

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Jun 21

Lawyers say UN chief served with Haiti lawsuit in NY

Lawyers for more than 1,500 victims of Haiti’s deadly cholera epidemic said Friday they had served UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with a personal summons to appear in US court. Stanley Alpert, a lawyer for the plaintiffs, accused Ban and the United Nations of “ducking service in these lawsuits for months.” A lawsuit was filed against …

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Jun 16

Politician's car hits bus in Haiti; 11 dead

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A police official said Sunday that a Haitian legislator driving an SUV slammed into a small passenger bus killing 11 people, including an infant.

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