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Dire conditions for migrants camped out in Peñas Blancas
Brazil
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Brazil
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Dire conditions for migrants camped out in Peñas Blancas

Álvaro Sánchez - July 1, 2016

PEÑAS BLANCAS, Guanacaste -- Almost 200 migrants from Africa, Asia and Haiti have set up camp in a small field here, not far from Costa Rica's border…

1 dead, 4 missing as flooding hits Haiti
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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1 dead, 4 missing as flooding hits Haiti

AFP - February 29, 2016

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – One person died and four others were missing in flooding that hit Haiti, leaving at least 9,600 houses in the deeply impoverished Caribbean country underwater, officials…

Haiti election postponed amid street violence
Haiti
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Haiti
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Haiti election postponed amid street violence

Amelie Baron | AFP - January 22, 2016

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- Haiti abandoned plans on Friday to hold a presidential run-off election this weekend after fierce street battles, leaving the country once more in political limbo.…

US backs Haiti vote plan despite opposition boycott threat
Haiti
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Haiti
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US backs Haiti vote plan despite opposition boycott threat

AFP - January 19, 2016

WASHINGTON -- The United States stood by its support for Haiti's troubled electoral process on Tuesday despite the opposition presidential candidate's threat to boycott next week's run-off poll.…

Haiti postpones presidential runoff vote
Global
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Global
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Haiti postpones presidential runoff vote

AFP - December 22, 2015

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Haiti has pushed back next week's presidential runoff vote, election officials said Monday, without immediately announcing a new date. The runoff had been scheduled for…

Haiti on the outside looking in at ‘Star Wars’ delirium
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Haiti on the outside looking in at ‘Star Wars’ delirium

AFP - December 22, 2015

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Without a single functioning movie theatre in their country, Haitians have been feeling left out in recent days, while much of the rest of the…

Amid post-election chaos in Haiti, diplomat Kenneth Merten defends U.S. policies
Haiti
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Haiti
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Amid post-election chaos in Haiti, diplomat Kenneth Merten defends U.S. policies

Larry Luxner - November 27, 2015

WASHINGTON — One month after Haitians went to the polls to choose a new president, Haiti’s electoral council has announced the official results — triggering violent protests by…

Sad homecoming for Haitians deported from Dominican Republic
Crime
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Crime
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Sad homecoming for Haitians deported from Dominican Republic

Amelie Baron | AFP - November 4, 2015

MALPASSE, Haiti -- Talk about a sad homecoming. Jules Mismac, a Haitian living in the neighboring Dominican Republic, was arrested under a tough new immigration policy, then left at the border…

Haiti elections: A vote without violence in a field of 54 presidential candidates
Haiti
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Haiti
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Haiti elections: A vote without violence in a field of 54 presidential candidates

Amelie Baron | AFP - October 25, 2015

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Haitians voted for a new president Sunday as the poorest country in the Americas seeks to shed chronic political instability and get back on its…

Two dead in Haiti election violence
Crime
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Crime
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Two dead in Haiti election violence

AFP - August 10, 2015

PORTU-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Two people were killed during Haiti's long-delayed legislative elections amid violence that forced some polling stations to close early, political parties said Monday. The elections,…

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