Haiti

A gang that kidnapped 17 members of a U,S.-based missionary group has demanded a $17 million ransom for them, according to Haiti’s justice minister, as quoted by the Wall Street Journal.

Naomi Osaka has announced that she will donate the prize money from an upcoming tournament to help relief efforts in Haiti following Saturday’s 7.2-magnitude earthquake. 

The U.S. government had a stern warning in no uncertain terms for any Haitians considering trying to flee and seek asylum in the U.S. following the assassination of the island nation's president: Don't do it.

The Drug Enforcement Agency issued a statement to the press confirming that their investigations thus far found participants in the assassination of President Jovenel Moise were formerly informants for the agency, but denied that they were working for the group.

Haiti’s police chief said late Wednesday night that four people suspected of being involved in the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse were killed by police in a gun battle. Two others were arrested, he said.

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Over the weekend , three Miami teens were killed waiting for a bus to head to a soccer tournament. Their families are still seeking answers about the driver responsible for their deaths, reports CBS. A car struck Gedeon Desir, 13, Lens Desir 15, and Richecarde Dumay, 17, all members of the Little Haiti Football Club, […]

Ebenezer Don Carlos Bassett was appointed as the U.S. Minister Resident to Haiti in April 1869 by President Ulysses S. Grant, making him the first African-American diplomat ever, and the fourth U.S. ambassador to Haiti. Bassett was born October 16, 1833 in Derby, Conn. To a middle-class and free Black family, despite slavery still being […]

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Businesses and government offices slowly reopened across Haiti on Monday after more than a week of violent demonstrations over prices that have doubled for food, gas and other basic goods in recent weeks and allegations of government corruption. Public transportation resumed in the capital, Port-au-Prince, where people began lining up to […]

Volunteer groups from several U.S. states were stranded in Haiti Sunday after violent protests over fuel prices canceled flights and made roads unsafe. Church groups in South Carolina, Florida, Georgia and Alabama are among those that haven’t been able to leave, according to newspaper and television reports. Some flights were resuming Sunday afternoon, according to […]

An apology for sexual exploitation doesn’t go far enough.

For nearly three decades, the Duvalier family reigned over the nation of Haiti, which came at the expense of several thousand lives and others being forced into exile. On this day in 1986, Haiti’s president Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier fled to France with his wife to avoid a military coup. From 1957 to 1971, Francois […]

Once again, Donald Trump is causing so much uproar, even the dictionary seems to be tired. According to The Washington Post, 45 was in an Oval Office meeting on Thursday discussing an immigration deal when he asked lawmakers, “Why are we having all these people from sh*thole countries come here?” Trump was referring to people […]