Mar 19

Official: Haiti drought causes 'extreme emergency'

A drought is causing an extreme emergency in northeast Haiti, wiping out sorely needed crops and livestock. Pierre Gary Mathieu of the government’s National Coordination of Food Security told The Associated …

Mar 19

Official: Haiti drought causes 'extreme emergency'

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A drought is causing an extreme emergency in northeast Haiti, wiping out sorely needed crops and livestock, an official said Tuesday.

Mar 16

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Better known for producing third-world poverty and political mayhem – as well as a world-class rum – the western hemisphere’s least developed country has made a surprising entry into the high-tech world with its own Android tablet. Sandwiched between textile factories in a Port-au-Prince industrial park next to a slum, a Haitian-founded…

Mar 15

Audit says US project in Haiti missed carbon goals

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A U.S. program that seeks to save Haiti’s forests by shifting people away from charcoal stoves has largely failed to reach its goals, according to an audit by the U.S. Agency for International Department.

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 ScientificAmerican.com

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.

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