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Haiti: Country in the Caribbean
Haiti, officially the Republic of Haiti and formerly called Hayti, is a country located on the island of Hispaniola in the Greater Antilles archipelago of the Caribbean Sea, to the east of Cuba and Jamaica and south of The Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands. It occupies the western three-eighths of the island which it shares with the Dominican Republic. To its south-west lies the small island of Navassa Island, which is claimed by Haiti but is disputed as a United States territory under federal administration. Haiti is 27,750 square kilometers (10,714 sq mi) in size and has an estimated population of 11.1 million, making it the most populous country in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the second-most populous country in the Caribbean after Cuba.

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Haiti president declares state of emergency over coronavirus [Video]

Haiti president declares state of emergency over coronavirus

The poorest country in the Americas is under lockdown, with airports, seaports, schools and factories closed.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:38Published
Haiti gunfight: Protesting police exchange fire with army [Video]

Haiti gunfight: Protesting police exchange fire with army

Haitian police exchanged fire with soldiers during a protest in the capital.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:10Published
Haiti orphanage fire: 13 children killed in blaze near capital [Video]

Haiti orphanage fire: 13 children killed in blaze near capital

Government closed around 160 orphanages in the past five years and hundreds more operate without official authorisation.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:54Published

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Police protest in front of Haiti's presidential palace turns deadly

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Haiti political morass fuels growing crisis of hunger, malnutrition

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Haiti orphanage fire kills 15, renews debate over unlicensed orphanages

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Haiti: 15 children killed in fire at unlicensed orphanage

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