US backs Haiti vote plan despite opposition boycott threat
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US backs Haiti vote plan despite opposition boycott threat

AFP - January 19, 2016

WASHINGTON -- The United States stood by its support for Haiti's troubled electoral process on Tuesday despite the opposition presidential candidate's threat to boycott next week's run-off poll.…

Haiti opposition presidential candidate won’t participate in election
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Latin America
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Haiti opposition presidential candidate won’t participate in election

Amelie Baron | AFP - January 19, 2016

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- Haiti's opposition presidential candidate Jude Célestin said Monday he will not participate in a planned run-off, calling it a farce with only one candidate. The January…

Haiti postpones presidential runoff vote
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Haiti postpones presidential runoff vote

AFP - December 22, 2015

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Haiti has pushed back next week's presidential runoff vote, election officials said Monday, without immediately announcing a new date. The runoff had been scheduled for…

Haiti on the outside looking in at ‘Star Wars’ delirium
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Arts and Culture
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Haiti on the outside looking in at ‘Star Wars’ delirium

AFP - December 22, 2015

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Without a single functioning movie theatre in their country, Haitians have been feeling left out in recent days, while much of the rest of the…

Honduras, Myanmar, Haiti top disaster risk list, says climate group
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Honduras, Myanmar, Haiti top disaster risk list, says climate group

David Williams | AFP - December 3, 2015

LE BOURGET, France – Honduras, Myanmar and Haiti top a new list of nations hardest hit by two decades of storms, floods and landslides that killed more…

Amid post-election chaos in Haiti, diplomat Kenneth Merten defends U.S. policies
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Haiti
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Amid post-election chaos in Haiti, diplomat Kenneth Merten defends U.S. policies

Larry Luxner - November 27, 2015

WASHINGTON — One month after Haitians went to the polls to choose a new president, Haiti’s electoral council has announced the official results — triggering violent protests by…

US arrests relatives of Venezuela first lady over drug-trafficking allegations
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Bolivarian Revolution
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US arrests relatives of Venezuela first lady over drug-trafficking allegations

AFP - November 11, 2015

NEW YORK – U.S. agents have arrested two relatives of Venezuela's first lady for allegedly conspiring to smuggle 800 kilos (1,800 pounds) of cocaine into the United States,…

Sad homecoming for Haitians deported from Dominican Republic
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Sad homecoming for Haitians deported from Dominican Republic

Amelie Baron | AFP - November 4, 2015

MALPASSE, Haiti -- Talk about a sad homecoming. Jules Mismac, a Haitian living in the neighboring Dominican Republic, was arrested under a tough new immigration policy, then left at the border…

Haiti elections: A vote without violence in a field of 54 presidential candidates
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Haiti elections: A vote without violence in a field of 54 presidential candidates

Amelie Baron | AFP - October 25, 2015

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Haitians voted for a new president Sunday as the poorest country in the Americas seeks to shed chronic political instability and get back on its…

Two dead in Haiti election violence
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Two dead in Haiti election violence

AFP - August 10, 2015

PORTU-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Two people were killed during Haiti's long-delayed legislative elections amid violence that forced some polling stations to close early, political parties said Monday. The elections,…