Mar 13

Duvalier attorney in Haiti files appeal

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The lead defense attorney for Haiti’s former dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier has said judges will be responsible for a “civil war” if an appeals court rules against his client.

Mar 10

Haiti's new cardinal celebrates first Mass

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti’s new Roman Catholic cardinal celebrated his first Mass on Sunday, telling an audience of several thousand people there is a need to show compassion for others.

Mar 08

UN has immunity from Haiti cholera lawsuit: US

A New York court should grant the United Nations immunity from legal action brought by victims of a cholera outbreak in post-earthquake Haiti that killed thousands, US officials said Friday. The petition demanding compensation was filed last year on behalf of a sample group of five Haitians and said at least 8,300 people had died from cholera and a further 679,000 others had fallen ill since the …

Mar 07

In Haiti Poverty and Darkness Create More Vulnerability to Powerful Storms

Rural electrification lags far behind moribund urban electricity supply in the struggling Caribbean nation — Read more on

Mar 05

2 die, 102 injured in Haiti's Carnival festivities

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A Haitian official says that two people have died and 102 others have been injured in Carnival festivities that began Sunday.

Mar 02

UN official urges Haiti compensation

A UN official breaks ranks with the world body, and calls for compensation for Haitian victims of a cholera outbreak many blame on peacekeepers.

Feb 28

Haiti protesters rally to mark ouster of ex-leader

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Supporters of former two-time President Jean-Bertrand Aristide rallied in the Haitian capital on Thursday to mark the 10th anniversary of his second ouster.

Feb 26

Haiti judge: US citizen faces trafficking charges

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A U.S. citizen and her Haitian mother face child-trafficking charges after they were caught carrying thousands of dollars in cash and running an adoption agency without a license, a Haitian official said Tuesday.

Feb 24

Democratic Party arm criticized in Haiti project for spending on big foreign salaries, DC office overhead

An arm of the Democratic Party chaired by former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, that aims to support democracy in foreign countries, has been sharply criticized by an important donor for spending nearly 40 percent of the budget of a project in disaster-battered Haiti on foreign salaries and Washington office overhead, rather than on the field staff and equipment the project required.

Feb 23

Haiti court postpones decision on Duvalier trial

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — An appellate court in Haiti on Thursday postponed a widely anticipated decision on whether the former dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier should face trial on human rights abuse and embezzlement charges.

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