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Security Council delegation visits Haiti

Security Council delegation visits Haiti

United Nations Security Council members are in Haiti for a three-day visit to urge the government to hold long-delayed elections in order to stem a mounting political crisis. Envoys from the 15 member states of the international peace and security body met with President Michel Martelly and were due to see other government officials, as […]

Haiti: New Prime Minister installed

Haiti: New Prime Minister installed

Haiti’s President Michel Martelly yesterday swore in Evans Paul as the nation’s new prime minister, and pledged to form a consensus government within 48 hours to solve a worsening political crisis. Paul, a political opponent who was chosen after last month’s resignation of Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe, took office during a ceremony at government headquarters […]

Haitian protestors clash with police

Haitian protestors clash with police

  Protesters burned tires and threw rocks and glass bottles at riot police during another anti-government demonstration in Haiti’s capital yesterday amid a bitter political stalemate over long-delayed elections. The demonstration of mostly young men reached a peak of about 1,500 in downtown Port-au-Prince as protesters called for the departure of President Michel Martelly, who […]

Haiti: Prime Minister resigns

Haiti: Prime Minister resigns

    Haiti’s Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe today announced that he was resigning along with several ministers in the wake of violent anti-government protests and a commission’s call for him to step down. In a speech that was delayed past midnight, Lamothe said he was leaving “with a sense of accomplishment,” adding: “This country has […]

Haiti’s Duvalier dies

Haiti’s Duvalier dies

PORT-AU-PRINCE – Former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier died of a heart attack in Port-au-Prince at the age of 63, a family member told CNN today. Known by his nickname Baby Doc, the so-called “President for life” actually fled Haiti in 1985 and stunned Haiti when he returned 25 years later. He was charged with human […]

Haiti records nearly 40,000 chikungunya cases

PORT AU PRINCE –– Haiti has recorded nearly 40,000 cases of chikungunya, according to figures released here today by the Ministry of Public Health and Population. It said that as a result of the 39,343 cases of the mosquito-borne disease, ministry officials had met with the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO-WHO), UNICEF, the Embassy of Taiwan […]