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.

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.

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