the republic logo
follow in feedlyrss feed
Stories with place: Haiti
  • A search for family in Haiti raises questions about adoption story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Nov-27-15 1:31 am

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - As Mariette Williams waited for her flight from South Florida to Haiti, she paced the departure lounge, folding and re-folding her ticket and clutching the handle of a bag sagging with gifts. She was excited but terrified: For the first time in nearly 30 years, she was about to see her mother.

  • Official: Moise, Celestin top 2 finalists in Haiti election story has photos
    Updated: Nov-24-15 7:40 pm

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - The top two finishers in Haiti's first-round presidential election are government-backed candidate Jovenel Moise and former state construction chief Jude Celestin, officials said Tuesday. They are scheduled to compete in a runoff vote on Dec. 27.

  • 3 Syrians detained in St. Maarten, 1 stopped in Honduras 
    Updated: Nov-21-15 5:40 pm

    PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Three Syrians traveling with fake Greek passports are being held in the Dutch Caribbean island of St. Maarten, authorities said, while officials in the Central American nation of Honduras reported detaining a Syrian and two Pakistanis traveling by bus Saturday.

  • Protest against Haiti election turns violent; 1 dead 
    Updated: Nov-20-15 7:35 pm

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Thousands of Haitians demanding that last month's presidential election be annulled clashed with supporters of the government, resulting in at least one death.

  • Many in Haiti suspect fraud in recent election, poll finds story has photos
    Updated: Nov-19-15 8:08 am

    MIAMI - A poll by an independent research group has found deep public suspicion of the first round of the presidential election in Haiti, a finding that is likely to fuel calls by opposition parties for a recount of the disputed results.

  • Skal Labissiere looks to take next step for No. 2 Kentucky 
    Updated: Nov-16-15 5:12 pm

    LEXINGTON, Kentucky - Skal Labissiere has heeded Kentucky coach John Calipari's advice to be an offensive presence.

  • US church says Haiti finds boy taken in missionary's killing 
    Updated: Nov-07-15 2:28 pm

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Haitian authorities found a 4-year-old boy who was kidnapped during the killing of a missionary last month and took at least two suspects into custody, a U.S.-based church group said.

  • Haiti council names 2 candidates for presidential runoff story has photos
    Updated: Nov-05-15 9:48 pm

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Government-backed candidate Jovenel Moise and former state construction chief Jude Celestin appear to be advancing to a runoff election for Haiti's presidency, according to preliminary results announced Thursday.

  • Haiti officials shut down orphanage founded by US man story has photos
    Updated: Nov-05-15 6:26 pm

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Haitian authorities on Thursday closed an orphanage for boys founded three decades ago by a U.S. citizen facing accusations he sexually abused children in his care.

  • Chef Jose Andres focuses on Haitian cuisine in PBS special 
    Updated: Nov-03-15 1:37 pm

    NEW YORK - Chef Jose Andres hopes that by boosting the profile of Haitian cuisine, he can inspire more travelers to visit.

  • Activist who accused orphanage founder loses new-trial bid story has photos
    Updated: Nov-02-15 7:06 pm

    PORTLAND, Maine - An activist who falsely accused a Haiti orphanage founder of molesting boys and was ordered to pay $14.5 million in damages has lost his bid for a new trial.

  • Haitians flow into cemeteries to mark Voodoo day of the dead story has photos
    Updated: Nov-01-15 3:46 pm

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Revelers streamed into cemeteries across Haiti on Sunday bearing beeswax candles, food offerings and bottles of rum infused with hot peppers to mark the country's annual Voodoo festival of the dead.

  • Haiti officials look into new allegations against US man story has photos
    Updated: Oct-31-15 6:43 pm

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Haitian investigators are looking into new allegations of child sex abuse against a U.S. man who founded an orphanage for boys in Haiti's capital decades ago.