Haiti in the News

In August 2015, President Michel Martelly inaugurated the Delmas viaduct, a four-lane overpass designed to ease the capital’s grid-locked streets. “This viaduct proves once again that together we can achieve great and beautiful things,” Martelly told the large crowd that had assembled. “More than a dream, more than a project, [...]
Thu, Jun 06, 2019 3:00:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
On February 17, Haitian police arrested seven Blackwater-like security contractors a few blocks from the country’s Central Bank. Driving in unmarked vehicles and transporting semi-automatic rifles, drones, and other tactical equipment, the contractors claimed to be on a government mission. Four days later the US “rescued” them. None are expected [...]
Tue, Mar 12, 2019 1:27:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
President Jovenal Moïse of Haiti has refused to bow to widespread demonstrations calling for his resignation. [...]
Fri, Feb 15, 2019 8:37:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
An official said the ship appeared to be an American vessel engaged in people-smuggling. [...]
Mon, Feb 04, 2019 4:01:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Years since a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti: 9 Estimated number of aftershocks that measured 4.5 or greater: 59 Number of people who died in the earthquake, according to Haitian government: 316,000 Number of people displaced: 1,300,000 Number of people who remained in internally displaced persons camps, as of September 2017: 37,867 Estimated population of [...]
Fri, Jan 11, 2019 3:27:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
For months, an anti-corruption movement has been growing, aided by social media and peaceful street protests. But tensions are rising as the government turns to repression. [...]
Wed, Dec 26, 2018 5:51:00 PM, Continue reading at the source