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Thousands at religious summit in Haiti

In this Feb. 8, 2014 photo, Christian pilgrims kneel in prayer on top of a mountain during a weekend gathering by Catholics in the village of Bois-Neuf, Haiti. AP

The Christian pilgrims crowded a barren mountainside in central Haiti by the thousands, seeking favors and spiritual renewal.

Posted: February 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Sean Penn: Madonna in Haiti to see his aid work

US pop star Madonna smiles during her visit at the "Hard Candy Fitness" center in Berlin in this October 17 file photo. AP

Madonna is in Haiti to visit humanitarian projects that ex-husband Sean Penn has been overseeing since the Caribbean nation’s devastating earthquake in 2010, the actor said Monday.

Posted: November 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

UN condemns hatred, violence against gays in Haiti

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The United Nations mission in Haiti is condemning acts of hatred and violence aimed at homosexuals in the Caribbean nation.

Posted: August 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Mob attacks gay couple’s engagement ceremony in Haiti

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A British man and his Haitian partner were attacked by dozens of locals who threw molotov cocktails and rocks at the couple’s private engagement ceremony, police said Sunday.

Posted: August 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Haiti musicians say they’re banned from Carnival

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At least three Haitian musical groups believe they have been banned from performing during Carnival because authorities consider their songs too critical of the government.

Posted: February 10th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

UN names new acting head for mission in Haiti

From left, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, President and CEO Care USA, Helene Gayle, Queen Rania of Jordan, Rwanda's President, Paul Kagame, Co-Chairman of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates, CEO, Unilever, UK, Paul Polman pose for photographers at the end of a session at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013. AP

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday appointed a seasoned humanitarian worker to serve as Acting Special Representative for Haiti to oversee the world body’s peacekeeping mission in the Caribbean nation.

Posted: February 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Haiti officials renew passport for Duvalier

In this Associated Press file photo taken early 2012, former dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier drives away from the courthouse with longtime companion Veronique Roy, after attending a closed hearing in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. AP/Ramon Espinosa, File

The lawyer for Haiti’s former dictator, Jean-Claude Duvalier, says immigration officials have renewed his client’s diplomatic passport.

Posted: January 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Former Haiti PM Smarck Michel dies at age 75

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In this Sept. 28, 1985 file photo, Haitian Prime Minister Smarck Michel gives a press conference at his office in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Michel's son Kenneth Michel says his father died the morning of Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012 at home from a brain tumor. He was 75. AP FILE PHOTO

Smarck Michel, a businessman who served for almost a year as Haiti’s prime minister after the United States restored President Jean-Bertrand Aristide to power in the mid-1990s, died Saturday, his son said. He was 75.

Posted: September 2nd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Prospectors ready to tap Haiti’s buried gold

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GENERATING JOBS. In this April 10, 2012 photo, Genove Valcimon, 70, poses for a picture as he works on a road being built through the mountains to lead to an exploratory drill site in the department of Trou Du Nord, Haiti. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

Its capital is blighted with earthquake rubble. Its countryside is shorn of trees, chopped down for fuel. And yet, Haiti’s land may hold the key to relieving centuries of poverty, disaster and disease: There is gold hidden in its hills — and silver and copper, too.

Posted: May 12th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

9 dead, 11,000 evacuated after rains in Hispaniola

Heavy rains drenching the Caribbean island of Hispaniola have caused mudslides and floods that killed up to nine people in Haiti and forced more than 11,000 people to flee their homes in the neighboring Dominican Republic, authorities said Wednesday.

Posted: April 26th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

At least 27 killed in Haiti road accident – hospital

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At least 27 people were killed in a major road accident in Haiti when a truck carrying people overturned on a highway south of Haiti’s capital, hospital officials said.

Posted: April 8th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Rights groups blast Haiti judge on Duvalier case

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Human rights groups harshly criticized a Haitian judge Monday after he recommended former dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier face trial only on corruption charges — and not for rights abuses during his brutal 15-year rule.

Posted: January 31st, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Why is Haiti taking so long to recover?

In this Jan. 4, 2012 photo, a girl walks past an abandoned helicopter at a camp set up for people displaced by the 2010 earthquake, in what used to be an airstrip in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  DIEU NALIO CHERY/AP PHOTO

A catastrophic 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti two years ago, killing between 200,000 and 300,000 people in one of the worst natural disasters of modern times.

Posted: January 11th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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