Haiti president emerges, appeals for calm after deadly protests
After deadly weekend protests calling for his resignation, followed by a general strike, Haitian President Jovenel Moise emerged late Wednesday to reaffirm his legitimacy and appeal for calm in a televised address.
Preferring lightning to light: The case of Haiti
In 1790, the American diplomat and politician Gouverneur Morris compared the French and American Revolutions, saying that the French ‘have taken Genius...
After marathon session, Haiti lawmakers back new government
Lawmakers at Haiti's lower house voted in favor of the new government in the early hours of Sunday after a marathon session lasting more than 10 hours. New prime minister, Jean-Henry Ceant, had responded to questions through the night before majority lawmakers demanded an end to the debate over opposition objections. In a heated atmosphere,…
Remembering the Haitian revolution 200 years later
On August 21, 1791, on a night that threatened the mother of all tropical storms, a number of slaves broke the rules of their plantations and gathered at Caiiman Woods...
Haiti government asks for patience amid fuel price protests
Haiti's prime minister on Saturday called for patience from residents of the Caribbean nation amid deadly protests over an unpopular fuel price rise. At least one person has died there in the past day. The capital Port-au-Prince has stood paralyzed since Friday afternoon with major routes blocked, following the government announcement that gasoline prices would…
Oxfam aid worker 'paid for sex', others bullied witness
British aid charity Oxfam on Monday released its internal report into a scandal in Haiti that has shattered its reputation, revealing that a former top official admitted to paying for sex and three staff physically threatened a witness.
Haitian president denounces Oxfam handling of sex scandal
Haiti's president Jovenel Moise decried Oxfam's handling of a prostitution scandal in the Caribbean nation, calling the situation a "serious violation of human dignity."
Trump denies 'shithole countries' remark
US President Donald Trump tweeted a denial Friday after he was quoted as describing African and other states as "shithole countries," amid an international furor over the remarks.