Haiti


Haiti announces dates for elections

2015-03-13 10:03

Haiti's electoral council has announced dates for the Caribbean nation's long overdue legislative and municipal elections, as well as a presidential vote later this year.

Haiti cancels last day of carnival after deaths

2015-02-17 22:01

Haiti's government cancelled the last day of carnival and announced three days of mourning after 16 people were killed and 78 injured when a carnival float hit a power line.

Haiti announces new govt amid political crisis

2015-01-19 16:30

Haitian President Michel Martelly has announced the formation of a new government via Facebook in a bid to rescue the impoverished Caribbean nation from political crisis.

Haiti pays tribute to quake victims

2015-01-12 12:48

Haiti marks the fifth anniversary of the massive and deadly earthquake that ravaged an already desperately poor nation, against the backdrop of ongoing epidemic and political crisis.

Protesters wounded by gunfire in Haiti

2014-11-28 07:24

Haitian authorities are investigating a street protest that turned violent in a northeastern town close to the country's border with the Dominican Republic.

Hundreds attend Duvalier's funeral

2014-10-11 22:45

Hundreds have people have attended the funeral for former dictator 'Baby Doc' Duvalier in Haiti, although protesters held a sit-in.

Ex-Haiti president Jean-Claude Duvalier dies

2014-10-04 20:02

Haiti's former dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier, who ruled the Caribbean nation from 1971 until his ouster in 1986, has died of a heart attack, officials say.

Ex-Haitian president to be questioned over graft

2014-08-13 10:15

Former Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide has been summoned to appear before an examining magistrate over alleged money laundering and drug trafficking, judicial documents show.

UN has 'moral responsibility' to tackle Haiti cholera

2014-07-14 11:37

The UN has a "moral responsibility" to help impoverished Haiti end a devastating cholera outbreak some blame on peacekeepers, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says.

Haitians left on barren islands off Puerto Rico

2014-06-03 15:18

US officials say three groups of migrants from Haiti and Cuba have been abandoned by smugglers on two barren islands off Puerto Rico.

 

Haiti mourning after carnival accident kills 16

2015-02-18 06:01

Haiti is observing a day of mourning after at least 16 people died when a high-voltage cable hit a parade float in the capital Port-au-Prince.

At least 15 electrocuted in Haiti Carnival accident

2015-02-17 15:49

At least 15 people died after being electrocuted by a high-voltage cable as they were riding a Carnival parade float in Haiti, emergency officials have said.

Beached whale dies in Haiti after fishermen wound it

2015-01-14 07:46

A Haitian conservation group says an adult humpback whale has died in shallow waters off the country's north coast after being wounded by fishermen.

Haiti leader names Evans Paul as new PM

2014-12-26 10:00

Haitian President Michel Martelly has named veteran politician Evans Paul prime minister to lead a new government, as he seeks to defuse a crisis over long-delayed elections.

Rains kill 8 in Haiti, cause flooding elsewhere

2014-11-05 10:18

Heavy rains caused by a cluster of storms in the northern Caribbean have killed at least eight people in Haiti and caused major flooding in the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, authorities say.

Jean-Claude 'Baby Doc' Duvalier has died

2014-10-05 09:13

Ousted Haitian dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier has died at the age of 63 near Port-au-Prince.

Columbus ship wreck off Haiti in doubt

2014-09-26 20:03

Haiti says evidence so far suggests the wreck off its north coast isn't a Columbus ship.

Dozens of inmates flee after Haiti jailbreak

2014-08-11 09:51

A jailbreak at a high-security prison near Haiti's capital has left dozens of inmates on the loose, police authorities say.

Virus strikes hard in Haiti's crowded shantytowns

2014-07-03 11:58

Tent camps and shanties of Haiti are proving fertile ground for a newly arrived mosquito-borne virus.

Hard-hit Haiti threatened by mosquito virus

2014-05-29 08:26

Hard-hit by a cholera epidemic that started in 2010, Haiti now faces a new threat in the expanding chikungunya virus, authorities say.

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