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He impregnated a mentally disabled woman, cops say. He had a one-way ticket to Haiti

Feb. 19, 2019 - 10:46 pm
A man about to face prosecution on charges of raping a mentally disabled person got handcuffed by U.S. Marshals at Orlando International Airport Monday. Orlando resident Pascal Estime had a … Click to Continue »
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Why were former members of the U.S. military driving around Haiti heavily armed?

Feb. 19, 2019 - 7:49 pm
Three are former U.S. military and a fourth once worked as a federal contractor for the U.S. government. But what may have brought them to Haiti and put them together … Click to Continue »
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Hotel owner in Haiti claims the travel warning is unfair

Feb. 19, 2019 - 6:22 pm
Richard Buteau, owner of the Karibe Hotel in Petionville, Haiti, said the travel warning is affecting the country's tourism industry and is unfair to the Haitian people. … Click to Continue »
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Haiti’s economic lifeline has taken a hit. Expedia just made it worse.

Feb. 19, 2019 - 6:04 pm
Haiti’s tourism sector is up in arms over recent travel warnings from the U.S., Canada and France that have led to at least one booking company — Expedia — blacklisting … Click to Continue »
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Haitian police arrest five Americans who claimed they were on a ‘government mission’

Feb. 18, 2019 - 6:37 pm
Five Americans who claimed to be on “a government mission” are facing charges of possession of illegal arms and other crimes in Haiti after being arrested by Haitian police with … Click to Continue »
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Haiti PM promises to tackle corruption but offers no economic plan to end crisis

Feb. 17, 2019 - 12:07 am
Haiti’s prime minister reiterated an appeal for dialogue with the country’s opposition Saturday and promised that an investigation into the allege misspending of nearly $2 billion from the Venezuela PetroCaribe … Click to Continue »
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Trump to send humanitarian aid to Haiti as violence brews humanitarian crisis

Feb. 15, 2019 - 6:27 pm
The Trump administration is working on a plan to provide a humanitarian aid package to Haiti, where water, medicine and food are becoming increasingly scarce after nine days of consecutive … Click to Continue »
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Haiti is once again on edge, and humanitarian aid groups debate whether to go or cancel

Feb. 14, 2019 - 7:24 pm
Some aid groups aren’t sure whether it’s safe enough to fly in to Haiti. Others have already canceled trips. And Haiti’s main public hospital is running low on water. Even … Click to Continue »
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Haitian ex-cop accused of transporting cocaine into Miami is in DEA custody

Feb. 14, 2019 - 5:13 pm
Jean Ednor Innocent, a former Haiti National Police officer who tried to pass himself off as a member of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse’s presidential security detail, is in U.S. custody after spending 13 years as a fugitive from the law. … Click to Continue »
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A new ‘freedom caravan’ of primarily Cuban migrants is trying to reach U.S.

Feb. 14, 2019 - 4:04 pm
Four years after the first Cuban migration crisis in Central America, about 600 Cubans and another 120 migrants from Haiti and Africa are again in Panama as part of a … Click to Continue »
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This ex-cop pretended he was part of Haiti president’s security. He’s in DEA custody

Feb. 13, 2019 - 1:21 pm
He is one of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s most wanted fugitives, accused of being a part of a four-man drug ring transporting cocaine into Miami from Port-au-Prince. Now Jean … Click to Continue »
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Haiti president recalls top envoy amid ongoing violent protests, calls for resignation

Feb. 13, 2019 - 8:45 am
Haiti’s man in Washington, an ambassador with seven years under his belt defending his country’s image, has been recalled. At a time when Haiti is facing critical issues that need … Click to Continue »
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Anti-government protest in Haiti, shops looted

Feb. 12, 2019 - 12:00 am
Hundreds gathered in downtown Port-au-Prince on February 12 to demonstrate against economic mismanagement and corruption and to ask for President Jovenel Moise to step down. … Click to Continue »
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Haiti business leaders ask president to break gridlock after another day of violence

Feb. 11, 2019 - 7:48 pm
As “Operation lock down Haiti” marked its fifth day Monday, the country’s leading business chambers called on Haitian President Jovenel Moïse to come to the negotiating table in order to … Click to Continue »
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As protests and deaths escalate in Haiti, mayors cancel pre-Carnival parties

Feb. 8, 2019 - 7:46 pm
There were more deaths and injuries in Haiti on Friday as Haitians took to the streets in a second day of protests, and the mayors of two major cities announced … Click to Continue »
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Thousands in Haiti demand resignation of Moise

Feb. 7, 2019 - 7:15 pm
Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of the Haitian capital on Feb. 7, 2019, demanding the ouster of President Jovenel Moise amid months of protests. … Click to Continue »
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It’s been 33 years since Haiti welcomed democracy. How did it mark the day? Protests.

Feb. 7, 2019 - 6:56 pm
Thirty-three years after Haitian President-for-Life Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier fled into exile, ending his family’s 28-year dictatorship and ushering in Haiti’s democratic transition, Haitians marked the day Thursday with widespread … Click to Continue »
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Search for bodies continue in the Bahamas as more Haitians land in nearby Turks and Caicos

Feb. 4, 2019 - 6:46 pm
The search for Haitian migrants who were aboard a capsized vessel off the northern Bahamas remains ongoing, the Royal Bahamas Defense Force said Monday as Bahamian police and immigration continued … Click to Continue »
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At least 28 Haitians are dead in the Bahamas

Feb. 3, 2019 - 2:16 pm
At least 28 Haitians are dead in waters near the island of Abaco in the Bahamas after the vessel carrying them apparently sunk. … Click to Continue »
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In a tragedy at sea, at least 16 Haitians are dead in the Bahamas

Feb. 3, 2019 - 12:31 pm
At least 16 Haitians are dead in waters near the island of Abaco in the Bahamas after the vessel carrying them apparently sunk. The death toll is expected to grow … Click to Continue »
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