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Why were Colombian guns for hire allegedly key to Haiti assassination plot?

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When Manuel Antonio Grosso Guarín jetted into Punta Cana’s tourist-clogged airport early last month on Avianca Flight 252, immigration officials are unlikely to have given the 41-year-old Colombian a second glance. Vi...

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 minister says ‘big fish’ behind president’s killing still at large

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The “big fishes” who masterminded the assassination of Haiti’s president, Jovenel Moïse, remain at large, a senior government minister has admitted, as the Caribbean country unveiled a new prime minister in a bid to d...

Citizen Penn review – Hollywood star’s vanity project lifts Haiti

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Actor, director, screenwriter and now novelist Sean Penn has had some mixed notices for his non-showbiz activities and his dramatic interventions in various international situations – including his defiant declaration...

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...

Hurricane Elsa races toward Haiti, threatening floods and landslides

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Hurricane Elsa raced towards Haiti and the Dominican Republic on Saturday, threatening to unleash flooding and landslides before heading for Cuba and Florida. The category 1 storm was about 110 miles east-south-east ...

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 requests US troops to protect infrastructure after assassination

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Haiti’s government has requested that the United States send troops to protect key infrastructure following the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse this week, the elections minister, Mathias Pierre, said on Frida...

Haiti needs help, but ‘not from aid workers who never leave their SUVs’

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The death toll is still rising 10 days after a catastrophic earthquake struck southern Haiti on the morning of 14 August, levelling much of Les Cayes and the surrounding region. More than 2,200 deaths have been record...

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....

Haiti: crowds protest after arrest of Jovenel Moïse assassination suspects – video

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Hundreds gathered to protest outside police headquarters after the arrest of 17 men believed to be involved in the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse on Wednesday. Protesters demanded information about the suspe...

Haiti: drone footage shows devastation after deadly earthquake

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Aerial footage shows the extent of destruction in Haiti following a 7.2-magnitude earthquake. The quake struck the south-western part of the country on Saturday, almost razing some towns and triggering landslides that...

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...

Haiti prosecutor calls for prime minister to be charged over president’s killing

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The investigation into the assassination of the Haitian president Jovenel Moïse has taken a sensational turn after the country’s chief prosecutor asked a judge to charge Haiti’s prime minister in connection with the c...

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...

Haiti authorities seek three more people after killing of president

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Authorities in Haiti say they are seeking a former senator, a fired government official and a convicted cocaine smuggler as suspects in the investigation into the killing of President Jovenel Moïse. A sprawling invest...

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