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  • US official visits Haiti to assess progress toward elections story has photos
    Updated: Apr-28-16 10:07 pm

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - The U.S. State Department's special coordinator for Haiti arrived in the troubled Caribbean nation Thursday seeking to help resolve a political standoff that has left elections in limbo.

  • Cuban players paid smugglers $15 million, prosecutors say 
    Updated: Apr-26-16 4:53 pm

    MIAMI - Cuban baseball players paid a South Florida-based smuggling ring more than $15 million to leave the communist island in secretive ventures that included phony documents, false identities and surreptitious boat voyages to Mexico, Haiti and the Dominican Republic, federal prosecutors say.

  • Slaying of 3 deaf women in Haiti highlights vulnerability story has photos
    Updated: Apr-25-16 12:06 am

    LEVEQUE, Haiti - The three friends had spent the day stocking up on food in the Haitian capital when they left for their village, setting off on the 20-mile trip home by foot because the minibuses known as tap-taps weren't running after a bridge collapse.

  • Donation of surplus peanuts from US dismays Haiti farmers story has photos
    Updated: Apr-15-16 9:26 am

    MIREBALAIS, Haiti - The barefoot farmer oversees three teenage workers as they attack weeds with spades in a sunbaked field of peanut plants, a vital cash crop often grown on Haiti's marginal farmland.

  • Haiti artists forge int'l reputation with art made of junk story has photos
    Updated: Apr-11-16 1:49 am

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Amid a maze of car repair shops in Haiti's gritty capital, Andre Eugene pitches a shredded tire he found atop a towering sculpture he built out of rusty engine parts, bed springs and other cast-off junk.

  • Official: Numerous hurdles to concluding Haiti elections story has photos
    Updated: Apr-05-16 6:28 pm

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - The head of Haiti's revamped electoral council said Tuesday that the nine-member body is facing numerous hurdles in concluding a troubled election cycle that began last year.

  • Haiti protest demands justice for 3 slain deaf women 
    Updated: Apr-01-16 9:03 pm

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Hundreds of protesters marched in Haiti's capital on Friday to demand justice following the brutal killings of three deaf women who were tortured, stoned and left in a gully by attackers.

  • $14.5 million verdict hinges on location of plaintiff's home story has photos
    Updated: Mar-30-16 5:29 pm

    PORTLAND, Maine - A $14.5 million defamation verdict against a Maine man who accused the founder of an orphanage in Haiti of being a serial pedophile hinges on where the plaintiff was living when the lawsuit was filed.

  • New council sworn in to organize Haiti runoff vote 
    Updated: Mar-30-16 5:11 pm

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - A new council has been sworn in to oversee Haiti's electoral process and organize a twice-postponed runoff vote while a short-term caretaker government is in power.

  • Haiti migrants no longer stranded on desolate border 
    Updated: Mar-30-16 2:47 pm

    ANSE-A-PITRES, Haiti - Forced out of the Dominican Republic, Anise Germain and her family pitched a flimsy tent of blankets and cardboard on a patch of rocky ground just across the border in Haiti. She feared they might never leave the camp.