Jul 27

Congress passes legislation to force accountability in US aid to Haiti

MIAMI – Nearly five years after an earthquake nearly flattened Haiti’s capital, the U.S. Congress passed legislation aimed at shedding light on how U.S. funds are used in the country’s… Click to Continue »

Jul 22

Plans to rebuild Haiti capital displace families

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The broad avenues in the Haitian government’s promotional material are clean and unbroken, dotted with palm trees, parks and manicured expanses of grass. The new ministry buildings are sleek and modern but retain some of the neo-classical architecture of the former structures lost to natural disaster.

Jul 21

Haiti's leaders meet with expats in South Florida

The leaders of Haiti’s government have been meeting with South Florida’s large Haitian community, which contributes to about $2 billion in remittances that support vital services in the Caribbean country. Haitian expatriates contribute to the government’s free education program through taxes on phone calls and money transfers to Haiti, and the money they send individually to relatives and …

Jul 19

FEATURE: Haiti witnesses declining cholera rates, significant gains in development

Haiti, often cited as one of the least developed countries in the Western Hemisphere, has reached – or nearly reached – several of the Millennium Development Goals ahead of the 2015 deadline, according to a report launched by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) a month ago.

Jul 19

UN leader vows to help Haiti fight cholera epidemic

Port-au-Prince (AFP) – UN chief Ban Ki-moon visited Haiti on Monday, vowing to help the country end a cholera epidemic that has killed more than 8,500 people since 2010 and that some blame on UN peacekeepers. There had been no cholera in Haiti for at least 150 years until it was allegedly introduced by Nepalese UN peacekeepers sent there in the wake of the devastating January 2010 earthquake …

Jul 15

UN chief in Haiti to launch sanitation program

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived in rural Haiti on Monday to help launch a program to improve sanitation and fight the spread of cholera, a disease that many Haitians blame U.N. peacekeepers for introducing to the impoverished Caribbean country.

Jul 15

UN chief in Haiti launches sanitation program

LOS PALMAS, Haiti (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited rural Haiti on Monday to help launch a program to improve sanitation and fight the spread of cholera, a disease many Haitians blame U.N. peacekeepers for introducing to the impoverished Caribbean country.

Jul 14

UN has 'moral responsibility' to tackle Haiti cholera: Ban

The United Nations has a “moral responsibility” to help impoverished Haiti end a devastating cholera outbreak some blame on peacekeepers, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says. Ban spoke to The Miami Herald ahead of a visit to the Caribbean nation due to begin Monday during which he is set to visit families affected by cholera. The United Nations has so far denied any responsibility over the …

Jul 12

Opposition sides claim Haiti elections jeopardized

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Leading opposition factions are alleging that Haiti’s presidentially appointed electoral council is stacking the deck in favor of President Michel Martelly, who has scheduled long-delayed legislative and municipal elections for October.

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.

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