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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 political morass fuels growing crisis of hunger, malnutrition

Farmhand Celavi Belor has lost so much weight over the past year his clothes hang limply off his angular frame.
Reuters - Published

Haiti orphanage fire kills 15, renews debate over unlicensed orphanages

Fifteen children died in a fire that swept overnight through an orphanage in Haiti run by a U.S. religious group, authorities said on Friday, triggering renewed controversy over the hundreds of..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Haiti


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

Haiti hunger: 1 in 3 people need urgent food aid [Video]Haiti hunger: 1 in 3 people need urgent food aid

Already lacking water and basic services, residents of Canaan, Haiti, are now finding that food is becoming a luxury.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:54Published

Political vacuum in Haiti could let president rule by decree [Video]Political vacuum in Haiti could let president rule by decree

Protesters have vowed to return to the streets to demand President Jovenel Moise step down.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:46Published

Haiti earthquake: Sadness and anger on 10th anniversary [Video]Haiti earthquake: Sadness and anger on 10th anniversary

Haitians pay tribute to nearly 300,000 people killed in the devastating earthquake 10 years ago.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:11Published

A Decade After Haiti's Devastating Earthquake, Haitians Are Still Among The Poorest On Earth [Video]A Decade After Haiti's Devastating Earthquake, Haitians Are Still Among The Poorest On Earth

Haiti is a country that was extremely poor even before the devastating earthquake of January 12th, 2010. Today, Reuters reports nearly 60% of the population survives on less than $2.40 a day. A..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

Headline: Haiti quake: 'We are paying for ten years later' [Video]Headline: Haiti quake: 'We are paying for ten years later'

Ten years after Haiti quake, President Jovenel Moise says aid system needs overhaul.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:24Published

Victims still struggle 10 years after Haiti earthquake [Video]Victims still struggle 10 years after Haiti earthquake

Many never saw benefits of humanitarian aid that flowed in and see little chance of that changing.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:29Published

 

Haiti: 15 children killed in fire at unlicensed orphanage

Officials say the orphanage, run by a US-based Christian group, had been operating without a licence.
BBC News - Published

Fire at unauthorized orphanage in Haiti kills 15 children

Fifteen children died in a fire that swept overnight through an orphanage in Haiti run by a U.S. Christian non-profit group, authorities said on Friday, triggering renewed controversy over the..
Reuters - Published

Orphanage fire in Haiti kills at least a dozen children: authorities

At least a dozen children died in a fire that swept overnight through an orphanage in Haiti run by a Pennsylvania-based Christian non-profit group, Haitian authorities said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

U.S. calls on Haiti to set a date for elections: Pompeo

Haiti should set a date for elections, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday, more than a week after Haiti's president began ruling by decree.
Reuters - Published

Exclusive: Haiti's Moise plans to use new powers to overhaul constitution

Haiti's President Jovenel Moise, who began ruling by decree this week, wants to use his new power to overhaul the constitution in an attempt to break a "decades-long cycle of political crises," a..
Reuters - Published

Haiti opposition condemns country's slide into rule by decree

Haitian opposition politicians on Tuesday condemned the country's slide into rule by decree under President Jovenel Moise after the failure to renew parliament, creating a political vacuum.
Reuters - Published

AP Top Stories January 14 P

Here's the latest for Tuesday January 14th: Pompeo fails to show for Congressional panel; Large blaze knocks out market in Haiti; St. Louis prosecutor files suit against city alleging racism; Harvey..
USATODAY.com - Published

Political crisis in Haiti could lead to president ruling single-handedly

Haitian President Jovenel Moise could be ruling by decree later this week, a scenario he said would help break the Caribbean nation's political deadlock but which critics fear will undermine its..
France 24 - Published Also reported by •Reuters

As Haitian immigrants in US face loss of protected status, community members push back

About 50,000 Haitian immigrants in the United States face deportation next January due to the loss of Temporary Protected Status (TPS), a government designation they received in the wake of the..
France 24 - Published

Haiti remembers victims of 2010 quake as economists lament rebuilding efforts 'at square one'

haiti remembers victims of 2010 quake as economists lament rebuilding efforts 'at square one'
Haiti on Sunday will remember the thousands who died in the devastating earthquake of January 12, 2010, as grief mixes with anger and bitterness over failed reconstruction efforts and continuing..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •France 24

Decade after Haiti's big quake, president says aid system needs overhaul

The international aid system is deeply flawed and needs an overhaul, Haitian President Jovenel Moise said on Saturday, almost 10 years since the impoverished Caribbean island nation was struck by one..
Reuters - Published

Ten years after Haiti quake, a man left disabled struggles to rebuild his life

Haiti's calamitous earthquake a decade ago leveled much of the capital, killed tens of thousands and left some 1.5 million people homeless.
Reuters - Published

Wider Image: Portraits from the frontlines of global protests

Protests swept the globe in 2019, with millions of people taking to the streets from Catalonia to Colombia, Haiti to Hong Kong.
Reuters - Published

Haitian slums descend into anarchy as crisis sparks worst violence in years

Venite Bernard's feet are bloodied and torn because, she said, she had no time to grab her sandals when she fled her shack with her youngest children as gangsters roamed the Haitian capital's most..
Reuters - Published

Ecuador denies Nithyananda's request for refuge; says he may be heading to Haiti

Nithyananda, who hails from Tamil Nadu, is accused of rape, kidnapping and had left the country in mysterious circumstances. He claims to have formed a Hindu nation on an island of Ecuador.
DNA - Published

Killers lurk in the shadows as Haiti chaos takes a sinister turn

killers lurk in the shadows as haiti chaos takes a sinister turn
At the barricaded junction next to the international airport in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince, protesters burn tyres and block the road with stones and a large truck. Cars and commercial vehicles..
WorldNews - Published

In Haiti, protests wane, some schools open but crisis far from over

Anti-government protests in Haiti are waning, with schools and businesses trying to re-open in the face of political gridlock and heightened violence in the Western Hemisphere's poorest country.
Reuters - Published

Reuters pictures of the decade

From Haiti's devastating earthquake to war in Syria, Reuters photographers have covered the biggest news stories of the decade, capturing images of armed conflict, natural disasters, the plight of..
Reuters - Published

U.S. Marine Charged With Smuggling Guns Into Haiti

Jacques Yves Sebastien Duroseau told investigators that he brought the firearms to Haiti because he wanted to help train the country’s army, according to court documents.
NYTimes.com - Published

India asks nationals to avoid all non-essential travel to Haiti


IndiaTimes - Published

Two French citizens killed in Haiti: Foreign Ministry

Two French citizens have been killed in an attack in Haiti, the French Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday, without giving further details.
Reuters - Published

French couple shot dead in Haiti while seeking to adopt a child

Two French citizens were shot dead in Port-au-Prince at the weekend shortly after flying into the Haitian capital to adopt a child, diplomatic and other sources told AFP Monday. 
France 24 - Published

Exclusive: Haiti's president warns of humanitarian crisis, calls for support

Haiti needs international support to tackle an unfolding humanitarian crisis, President Jovenel Moise said in an interview, two months into anti-government protests that have exacerbated food..
Reuters - Published

Haiti's cyclists brave protests and poor roads in race for gold

Ousline Georges, 22, only started to take cycling seriously a year ago, wary of the many hurdles she faced such as the prohibitive cost of a decent bicycle and the treacherous roads in her home country..
Reuters - Published

Crisis in Haiti nears boiling point

For nearly a year and a half, protesters in Haiti have been calling on President Jovenel Moïse to step down. What began with dissatisfaction at fuel shortages has evolved into widespread anger over..
France 24 - Published

When Mitch Albom found Chika

In 2010, when an earthquake devastated Haiti killing nearly a quarter-million and leaving millions more injured and homeless, author Mitch Albom ("Tuesdays With Morrie") traveled to Port-au-Prince to..
CBS News - Published

Mitch Albom's mission

The "Tuesdays With Morrie" author, after helping rebuild a Haiti orphanage wrecked by the 2010 earthquake, met a little girl, Chika, who changed everything
CBS News - Published

Web extra: Mitch Albom's Haitian orphanage

After the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti, author Mitch Albom helped build and expand the Have Faith Haiti Mission & Orphanage in Port-au-Prince. Here, Albom and correspondent Nancy Giles are..
CBS News - Published

Michele

Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier was a notorious dictator who ruled Haiti from 1971 until 1986. But as Ed Bradley reports, much of the rage that finally ousted him from power was directed at his wife,..
CBS News - Published

A Worldwide Revolution Is Underway

a worldwide revolution is underway
By Amy Goodman & Denis Moynihan Puerto Rico. Hong Kong. Ecuador. Haiti. Lebanon. Iraq. And now, Chile. People are rising up around the world against austerity and corruption, defying police forces..
WorldNews - Published

Is boom, then slump, behind fiery Latin American protests?

is boom, then slump, behind fiery latin american protests?
Chile is one of the richest countries in the region. Haiti is the poorest. Ecuador has a centrist government. Bolivia’s is socialist. Yet, from Port-au-Prince to Santiago, furious demonstrators were..
WorldNews - Published

Thousands of schools remain shut as unrest in Haiti takes its toll


France 24 - Published

Haitian Catholics march for political reform as protests spread

As Haiti entered a sixth week of violent anti-government protests over corruption and economic woes, Catholic leaders held a rare march on Tuesday calling for a resolution to the crisis that has..
Reuters - Published

Thousands protest against Haiti’s president

thousands protest against haiti’s president
Port-au-Prince: Thousands of people demonstrated on Sunday in Port-au-Prince, demanding that Haiti’s President Jovenel Moise step down. “Jovenel is incapable and incompetent, he must pack his bags..
WorldNews - Published

Protestors in Port-au-Prince call for Haiti's president to step down

Thousands of people demonstrated on Sunday in Port-au-Prince, demanding that Haiti's President Jovenel Moise step down.
France 24 - Published

Haiti opposition rejects president's assurances he will fight corruption

Haitian President Jovenel Moise said on Tuesday he was making moves to end the country's corrupt political and economic system, acknowledging one of the opposition's demands yet failing to convince..
Reuters - Published

U.N. peacekeeping mission to Haiti ends after 15 years with mixed legacy

The United Nations ended its 15-year-long peacekeeping and justice mission to stabilize Haiti on Tuesday with a mixed legacy highlighted by the fact the country is entering its fifth week of violent..
Reuters - Published

Haiti unrest: Protesters forced back from president's home

The death of a prominent journalist inflames violent protests calling on Jovenel Moïse to resign.
BBC News - Published

Journalist's killing fuels ire of Haiti protesters

The killing of a journalist who had closely covered Haiti's political and economic crisis fueled protesters' anger on Friday as they marched by the thousands on the home of President Jovenel Moise to..
Reuters - Published

Haiti protesters clash with police hours after journalist shot dead

haiti protesters clash with police hours after journalist shot dead
Killing of Néhémie Joseph throws fresh fuel on crisis as protesters demand Jovenel Moïse’s resignation Haitian protesters have clashed with police in the country’s capital, Port-au-Prince, hours..
WorldNews - Published

Explainer: What's behind Haiti's deadly protests, and possible outcomes

Haiti, the poorest country in the Americas, has been rocked by violent protests in the last month that have led schools, public offices and businesses to close and forced non-governmental organizations..
Reuters - Published

Haiti braces for more upheaval after big protest

haiti braces for more upheaval after big protest
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) - Haitians braced for more upheaval on Saturday as opposition leaders, emboldened by a massive protest demanding the resignation of President Jovenel Moïse, pledged to..
WorldNews - Published

“Impunity & Corruption”: Haiti Protesters Demand President Moïse’s Resignation Amid Failing Economy

“impunity & corruption”: haiti protesters demand president moïse’s resignation amid failing economy
In Haiti, massive anti-government protests calling for the resignation of U.S.-backed President Jovenel Moïse continue to escalate. The worsening economic crisis, a shortage of fuel and food, and..
WorldNews - Published

Haitian journalist shot in wrist in latest round of protests

A journalist was wounded by gunfire in Haiti on Monday as police fired live ammunition to disperse protesters, his employer, Haitian broadcaster Radio Sans Fin (RSF) said, amid mounting anger over an..
Reuters - Published

Haiti unrest: Shops and police station looted as thousands protest

A police station is stripped bare in demonstrations against rising prices and corruption.
BBC News - Published

Haitian police use tear gas, live ammunition to break protests

Haitian police used tear gas and live ammunition on Friday to disperse increasingly violent protesters in the capital, witnesses said, as anger over the economic and political problems in the country..
Reuters - Published

Haiti protests escalate as streets barricaded, police cars set on fire

Haitians erected street barricades and set police cars ablaze on Friday as protests intensified in the impoverished Caribbean nation, after four people were killed in clashes in recent days.
Reuters - Published

Haiti's president calls for unity government, protesters demand resignation

Haiti's President Jovenel Moise called for a unity government in a rare address to the nation on Wednesday as he faced a brewing political crisis and intensifying protests after a ruling-party senator..
Reuters - Published

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