Tag: Haiti

Can This Doctor Tapped to Run Haiti Save the Country?

As the new prime minister of Haiti, a country with no president or Parliament, where gangs have destroyed dozens of police stations and killed thousands of people, Garry Conille has arguably one of the toughest jobs of any leader in the Western Hemisphere. He has attended funerals for slain police officers and met with their […]

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Why Kenyan Police Officers Are Deployed in Haiti

Foreign law enforcement officers started arriving in Haiti late last month, more than a year and a half after the prime minister there issued a plea to other countries for help to stop the rampant gang violence that has upended the Caribbean nation. The 400 officers from Kenya are the first contingent of a deployment […]

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Biden to Protect Hundreds of Thousands of Haitians From Deportation

The Biden administration plans to protect from deportation around 300,000 Haitians and allow them to work in the country, according to three people with knowledge of the matter, the latest move to shield immigrants from returning to countries in dire conditions. The administration’s plan would make Haitians who arrived after November 2022 and before early […]

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Kenyan-Led Forces Arrive in Haiti After Months of Gang Violence

Foreign law enforcement officers began arriving in Haiti on Tuesday, more than year and a half after the prime minister there issued a plea to other countries for help to stop the rampant gang violence that has upended the Caribbean nation. Since that appeal went out in October 2022, more than 7,500 people have been […]

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Haiti Names New Prime Minister to Try to Lead Country Out of Crisis

An experienced international aid official, Garry Conille, was unanimously appointed prime minister of Haiti by a Presidential Transition Council on Tuesday, which tasked him with leading the country out of its current crisis until elections for a new president can be held. Mr. Conille will take on his new role just as a U.N.-backed security […]

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Why Do Aid Groups Stay in Lawless Haiti?

Haiti’s bleak humanitarian situation is once again in the spotlight after gangs on Thursday attacked an Oklahoma-based missionary group working in the capital, Port-au-Prince, killing two Americans and the Haitian director of the organization, Missions in Haiti. The attack left many asking why American missionaries are still working in Haiti considering the immense violence that […]

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Three Missionaries in Haiti Killed in Gang Attack

An Oklahoma-based missionary group working in Haiti’s capital was attacked by gangs on Thursday, leaving two Americans and the group’s director dead, the organization, Missions in Haiti, announced on Facebook. Missions in Haiti runs a school for 450 children as well as two churches and a children’s home in the Bon Repos neighborhood in the […]

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A Week of Diplomatic Blows to Israel, and Congress Criticizes Alito

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Foreign Interventions in Haiti: A Brief History

Kenyan police officers are soon heading to Haiti with a daunting mission: help restore order to a country where killings and kidnappings are so rampant that hundreds of thousands of people have fled their homes and where, for years, it has been too dangerous to hold elections. It is hardly the first time that an […]

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Haiti’s Gangs Grow Stronger as Kenyan-Led Force Prepares to Deploy

They have a stranglehold on the country’s infrastructure, from police stations to seaports. They have chased hundreds of thousands of people from the capital. And they are suspected of having ties to the 2021 assassination of Haiti’s president. Western diplomats and officials say the influence and capability of many Haitian gangs are evolving, making them […]

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Dominican Republic Election: How Crackdown on Haitians Lifted Abinader

The Dominican Republic is deporting tens of thousands of Haitians this year, despite pleas from the United Nations to stop as they flee gang-fueled lawlessness. The Dominican president, Luis Abinader, is going even further, building a border wall between the two countries that share the Caribbean island of Hispaniola. As Dominican voters head to the […]

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Kenya Rallies Police Officers Ahead of Haiti Deployment

Hundreds of Kenyan police officers have been training since late last year to embark on the deployment of a lifetime: helping lead a multinational force tasked with quelling gang-fueled lawlessness in Haiti. The deployment has divided the East African nation from the onset. It touched off fierce debate in parliament and among officials in at […]

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How 360,000 Haitians Wound Up Living in Empty Lots and Crowded Schools

Hundreds of thousands of people in Haiti are on the run from rampant gang violence and have abandoned their homes, a worsening humanitarian crisis that the United Nations describes as “cataclysmic.” Masses of homeless families dodging gang members who burned down their houses and killed their neighbors have taken over dozens of schools, churches and […]

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The Future Of Haiti: House Democrats Call For Urgent Action On Island Nation’s Crises

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Anna Moneymaker / Getty On Wednesday, House Haiti Caucus Co-Chairs Congresswomen Ayanna Pressley, Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick, and Yvette Clarke will host a press conference on Capitol Hill addressing the growing crises in Haiti. MORE: Explaining The Unrest In Haiti: Gangs Raid Prisons And Try To Seize Control Of Major Airport In March, […]

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Preparations Ramp Up for Global Security Force to Quell Haitian Violence

U.S. military planes filled with civilian contractors and supplies have begun landing in Haiti, paving the way for a seven-nation security mission, led by Kenya, to deploy to the troubled Caribbean nation in the coming weeks, American officials say. But even as the security situation worsens and millions of Haitians go hungry, a military-style deployment […]

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Haiti’s Police Force Is ‘Begging for Help’ Against Ruthless Gangs

Gangs stormed the neighborhood of Haiti’s police chief, Frantz Elbé, in March, broke into his house, set it afire and killed his dog. Mr. Elbé and his family were not home at the time, and he did not want to discuss what happened in any detail. But the attack, which was captured on video, sent […]

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What Students Read Before They Protest

When I was a college undergraduate 25 years ago, the fancy school that I attended offered what it styled as a “core curriculum” that was really nothing of the sort. Instead of giving students a set of foundational courses and assignments, a shared base of important ideas and arguments, our core assembled a grab bag […]

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Blinken meets Xi, and Supreme Court Considers Presidential Immunity

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To the Sound of Gunshots, Haiti Installs a New Ruling Council

The prime minister of Haiti, Ariel Henry, formally signed his resignation letter on Wednesday, paving the way for a new government and bringing a measure of political stability to a nation mired in gang violence and an unfolding humanitarian crisis. With the sound of gunshots as a backdrop, the nine members of a transitional council […]

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New Migrants Get Work Permits. Other Undocumented Immigrants Want Them, Too.

Sam Sanchez, a Chicago restaurateur, was incensed when President Biden announced last September that his administration would extend work eligibility to nearly half a million Venezuelans, many of them migrants who had recently crossed the border illegally. What about his undocumented employees like Ruben, a Mexican father of two U.S.-born children who has been in […]

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Haiti Sets Up Transitional Council, Clearing Way for an Acting Leader

A new transitional ruling council was finalized in Haiti on Friday to try to bring political stability to a country wracked by escalating gang violence and a worsening humanitarian crisis. The council’s formation, announced in an official state-run bulletin, comes after gangs who have a brutal grip on much of the capital prevented the prime […]

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