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Dominican Republic starts work on border wall with Haiti

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The Dominican Republic has begun work on a border wall with Haiti, sparking controversy between the neighbouring Caribbean countries. Construction began this week on a concrete barrier that will span nearly half of th...

Haiti kidnappers abduct seven Catholic clergy and demand $1m ransom

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France has activated its foreign ministry crisis center after seven Catholic clergy – five of them Haitian and two French – were abducted in Haiti and the kidnappers demanded a million-dollar ransom. The statement cam...

Haiti president assassination: 26 Colombians, two US-Haitians took part in Jovenel Moïse killing, police say

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A heavily armed commando unit that assassinated Haiti’s president, Jovenel Moïse, was composed of 26 Colombians and two Haitian Americans, authorities have said, as the hunt goes on for the masterminds of the killing....

‘Local is better’: battered Haiti looks to empower peasants to fight climate crisis

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Haiti, the western hemisphere’s poorest country, has often been a byword for deforestation and environmental calamity. It is often said that its border with the Dominican Republic can be seen from space, so marked is ...

Haiti deportations soar as Biden administration deploys Trump-era health order

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There have been more ‘Title 42’ expulsions in the space of a few weeks than during an entire year of Trump’s administration, report saysThe Biden administration has so far deported more Haitians in a few weeks than th...

Haiti security forces arrest six alleged gunmen after president’s assassination

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Six people, including one US citizen, have been arrested and seven reportedly killed as Haitian security forces pursued the gunmen responsible for the assassination of the Caribbean country’s president, Jovenel Moïse....

Haiti president’s assassination: what we know so far

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There are few things that can be said with absolute certainty about the assassination save for the fact that at some point during the night of Wednesday 7 July, the Haitian president, Jovenel Moïse, was shot and kille...

At least 724 dead in Haiti earthquake as death toll climbs

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The death toll from a powerful magnitude 7.2 earthquake in Haiti has climbed sharply, with at least 724 dead and a minimum of 2,800 injured. The updated figures from Haiti’s office of civil protection follow a previou...

Haiti president’s widow suspects ‘oligarchs’ of organising his killing

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The widow of Haiti’s recently assassinated president has said she suspects his murder was engineered by wealthy Haitian “oligarchs” who have yet to be apprehended. Martine Moïse, who survived the 7 July assault in whi...

Haiti: police kill suspects in gun battle after assassination of president – video report

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An already struggling and chaotic Haiti is reeling from the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse, followed by a reported gun battle in which authorities said police killed four of the murder suspects. Officials ha...

‘It’s shocking’: Haiti struggles to piece together story of president’s murder

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Alix Pierre was watching television at his home in Port-au-Prince’s moneyed hillside suburbs when he heard strange voices in the night. It was about 1am (0600 BST) on Wednesday when the insomnia-stricken salesman noti...

Crisis threatens to engulf a leaderless Haiti mired in crime and corruption

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The assassination of Haiti’s president early on Wednesday marks the explosive climax of a spiralling political and security crisis – and threatens to open a violent new chapter in the Caribbean nation’s volatile histo...

Haiti has no Covid vaccine doses as violence looms larger than pandemic

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Haiti does not have a single vaccine to offer its more than 11 million people over a year after the pandemic began, raising concerns among health experts that the wellbeing of Haitians is being pushed aside as violenc...

Haiti braces for storm Grace as PM warns earthquake death toll could rise

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Medical teams and aid workers were racing to save lives and provide food and shelter on Monday as Haiti’s prime minister warned the official death toll from Saturday’s earthquake could rise further and a tropical depr...

‘We have no place to go’: Haiti earthquake shelters exposed to tropical storm – video report

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People already displaced by Saturday's earthquake in Haiti evacuated temporary shelters on Monday night due to a tropical storm. Tropical Storm Grace was projected to hit some of the areas worst affected by the earthq...

‘No one’s in charge’: Haiti faces violent new era after killing of president

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The assassination of Haiti’s president early on Wednesday marks the explosive climax of a spiralling political and security crisis – and threatens to open a violent new chapter in the Caribbean nation’s volatile histo...

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