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  • Son of former Honduras president arrested in Haiti 
    Updated: May-21-15 7:44 pm

    TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras - The son of former President Porfirio Lobo was arrested in Haiti in an apparent anti-drug operation carried out by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and Haitian authorities, the ex-president and the Honduran government confirmed Thursday.

  • Ex-Haiti prime minister submits papers to run for president 
    Updated: May-21-15 2:58 pm

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Former Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe submitted papers to run for president shortly before the election office's deadline, after repeatedly saying he had no plans to seek Haiti's top political position.

  • Haiti grants appeal of abuse case against US man story has photos
    Updated: May-18-15 6:40 pm

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Haitian justice authorities are making plans for a new criminal trial against a U.S. citizen who has been accused of physically and sexually abusing boys in an orphanage that he has run for decades in the impoverished Caribbean country, a top government official and lawyers said Monday.

  • Beyonce visits Haiti to see progress made since 2010 quake 
    Updated: May-16-15 10:55 pm

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Pop queen Beyonce has paid a visit to Haiti to look at the progress made since an earthquake devastated the country five years ago.

  • Haiti officials reject Sophia Martelly's bid for Senate seat 
    Updated: May-13-15 5:32 pm

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - An elections committee in Haiti has rejected first lady Sophia Martelly's bid to run for Senate.

  • French president makes unprecedented state visit to Haiti story has photos
    Updated: May-12-15 5:22 pm

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Francois Hollande on Tuesday became the first president of France to make a formal state visit to Haiti, where bountiful resources and brutal plantation slavery made it the European nation's most profitable colony before an independence uprising more than two centuries ago.

  • Haiti fixes adoption system, but some fear too few adopted story has photos
    Updated: May-11-15 9:10 am

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Anne-Marie Saintou walks with a megaphone along the dusty lanes of a Haitian fishing village, imploring people not to make the same mistake she did.

  • For some in US, adopting from Haiti becomes a vital mission story has photos
    Updated: May-11-15 1:52 am

    Youth pastor Bruce Sperling and his wife hoped to adopt a child, but their plans were cut short when he drowned in 2006 while trying to save an imperiled kayaker.

  • Nepal quake could have been much worse: Here's why story has photos
    Updated: May-02-15 1:31 am

    KATHMANDU, Nepal - The structural engineer strides through Kathmandu's old city, past buildings reduced to rubble, buildings whose facades are cracked in dozens of places, like the fractured shell of a hardboiled egg. But it's the many buildings that made it unscathed through the earthquake that amaze Kit Miyamoto.

  • Alleged abuse victims in Haiti to get day in court in Maine 
    Updated: May-01-15 2:13 am

    PORTLAND, Maine - A federal defamation lawsuit may become the only venue for young men from Haiti to air abuse allegations in open court following the dismissal of a case against the orphanage founder accused of assaulting them when they were boys in Port-au-Prince, according to the target of the defamation lawsuit.

  • Haiti to appeal kidnapping verdict that drew wide criticism 
    Updated: Apr-22-15 12:05 pm

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - The Haitian government will appeal a widely criticized decision by a judge to dismiss charges against two men in a high-profile kidnapping case, the justice minister said Wednesday.