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US urges Haiti leaders to hold elections soon
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US urges Haiti leaders to hold elections soon

AFP - December 16, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday urged Haiti to hold parliamentary elections as soon as possible to end a political crisis that…

Haiti opposition cautiously welcomes PM’s resignation
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Haiti opposition cautiously welcomes PM’s resignation

Clarens Renois | AFP - December 14, 2014

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Haiti's emboldened opposition welcomed the resignation Sunday of Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe, who faced repeated calls to go over the failure to hold legislative…

Anti-government protest turns violent in Haiti
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Global
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Anti-government protest turns violent in Haiti

AFP - December 12, 2014

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Haitian police and U.N. peacekeepers fired tear gas and clashed with several thousand opposition supporters who tried to march on the presidential palace Friday.…

Haiti’s Jean-Claude ‘Baby Doc’ Duvalier: An overweight, overwhelmed dauphin
Haiti
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Haiti
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Haiti’s Jean-Claude ‘Baby Doc’ Duvalier: An overweight, overwhelmed dauphin

Stephanie Hanes | Special to The Washington Post - October 4, 2014

Jean-Claude Duvalier, the second-generation "president for life" who plunged one of the world's poorest countries into further despair by presiding over widespread killing, torture and plunder, died…

Former Haiti dictator Jean-Claude ‘Baby Doc’ Duvalier dies of heart attack
Haiti
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Haiti
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Former Haiti dictator Jean-Claude ‘Baby Doc’ Duvalier dies of heart attack

Clarens Renois | AFP - October 4, 2014

PORT-AU-PRINCE -- Haiti's former dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier, who ruled the impoverished Caribbean nation from 1971 until his ouster in 1986, died Saturday of a heart attack,…

US Secretary of State Kerry presses Haitian president on long-delayed elections
Global
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Global
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US Secretary of State Kerry presses Haitian president on long-delayed elections

AFP - October 3, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urged Haitian President Michel Martelly to hold parliamentary and local elections scheduled for the end of this month…

An electrifying storm over Haiti’s capital
Haiti
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Haiti
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An electrifying storm over Haiti’s capital

AFP - September 26, 2014

Lightning strikes over the sea along the coast of the Haitian capital, Port au Prince, during an evening thunderstorm on September 24, 2014.

Haiti’s former President Aristide faces corruption probe
Crime
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Crime
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Haiti’s former President Aristide faces corruption probe

AFP - August 7, 2014

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide is facing a money laundering, corruption and drug trafficking probe, officials said Thursday. Port-au-Prince civil court judge Raymond Jean Michel…

Clashes as Haiti’s pop star-turned-president marks three years in power
Haiti
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Haiti
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Clashes as Haiti’s pop star-turned-president marks three years in power

AFP - May 14, 2014

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Clashes between protesters and police marked Haitian President Michel Martelly's three years in power Wednesday, with at least one person shot in the confrontations.…

Haiti cholera victims file new lawsuit against UN
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Crime
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Haiti cholera victims file new lawsuit against UN

AFP - March 11, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Victims of Haiti's deadly post-earthquake cholera epidemic filed a new lawsuit Tuesday against the United Nations in U.S. federal court, demanding compensation over the…

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