No end in sight to election mess as interim leader settles in

PORT-AU-PRINCE— Senate leader Jocelerme Privert took office as Haiti's caretaker president with one real task: Quickly untangle a political stalemate blocking presidential and legislative runoff elections.

Three months on, yet another voting date has fallen by the wayside as political infighting continues to snarl election efforts. Privert, meanwhile, seems increasingly comfortable as Haiti's leader, traveling through the capital in horn-blaring motorcades and recently attending a U.N. climate change meeting in New York.

Police seek to ID man shown in footage before Jepthe Chery's murder

Authorities released video footage today that shows a man pacing around outside Who's on First bar before a deadly shooting that left a Haitian-American man dead last November. Boston Police need help identifying the man, who is shown wearing a camouflage-print jacket and lurking near the entrance to the Yawkey Way bar before the deadly gunfire began.

Jepthe Chery, 30, was shot to death in the gunfight that erupted just after 2 a.m. on Nov. 26, 2015. Police and prosecutors say Chery was an innocent bystander to the incident. Three other people were wounded, but survived. One of those injured, Dominique Carpenter-Grady, has been indicted on illegal gun charges.

Haitian-American teen Katelisa Etienne struck, killed by car in Milton

A young Haitian-American woman was struck and killed by a vehicle as she walked along Brush Hill Road in Milton on Tuesday. The victim, 18 year-old Katelisa Etienne, was a senior at Milton High School. The Patriot Ledger reports that the driver of the Jeep that struck Etienne is a Boston Police officer from Hyde Park. The newspaper reports that no charges have been filed at this point.

A memorial fund for the young woman has been set up online. The organizers of the memorial page say that Etienne was due to graduate from Milton Hill this year and planned to attend Curry College in the fall. The fund has already raised more than $5,000 in donations.

Haitian-American teen Katelisa Etienne struck, killed by car in Milton

A young Haitian-American woman was struck and killed by a vehicle as she walked along Brush Hill Road in Milton on Tuesday. The victim, 18 year-old Katelisa Etienne, was a senior at Milton High School. The Patriot Ledger reports that the driver of the Jeep that struck Etienne is a Boston Police officer from Hyde Park. The newspaper reports that no charges have been filed at this point.

A memorial fund for the young woman has been set up online. The organizers of the memorial page say that Etienne was due to graduate from Milton Hill this year and planned to attend Curry College in the fall. The fund has already raised more than $5,000 in donations.

Double-murder suspect Janvier added to Most Wanted List

A Boston man wanted for allegedly murdering two sisters in their Dorchester apartment in 2011 is now one of the most hunted men in America— and internationally.

The U.S. Marshals added fugitive Jean Weevens Janvier, 34, to their 15 Most Wanted list today. Janvier has been indicted for killing Stephanie and Judith Emile in an execution-style slaying in their apartment on Harvard Street on Nov. 14, 2011. The crime was made all the more heinous when police found a 2-year-old toddler, who was left alive but alone with their bodies.

Authorities believe Janvier — who was born in Haiti but is a U.S. citizen— fled the state soon after the murders. Police say that he should be considered armed and dangerous. His whereabouts remain unknown.

Cholera quietly still kills dozens a month in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE— More than a dozen people reclined on cots inside the clinic in the Haitian capital, a few so sick they were receiving intravenous infusions to rehydrate their bodies and spare them an agonizing death.

The worst off one recent morning was a thin and spectral man, weak from the vomiting and diarrhea caused by cholera. But all were expected to survive. The disease spread by contaminated water is easily treatable but can lead to death within hours if unattended.

Martelly departs to make way for interim government

President Michel Martelly made his farewell speech to Haiti as he departed office Feb. 7 with no successor yet chosen because a runoff election was delayed for a second time last month amid violent protests and deep suspicions about vote rigging.

In a nearly 20-minute speech before a joint session of Parliament, Martelly said his "biggest regret is that the presidential election was postponed." Addressing the Haitian people, he said he worked as hard as he could to improve the country and was "ready to answer before the court of history."

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